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Diversity in Tech (Pt 2)

In part two of our look at Diversity in Tech we explore what people and companies are doing to make positive changes internally. We have stories from, and Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital. Sponsors: Vervoe Vervoe seamlessly automates the interviewing process, and allows all candidates to show their skills and style through online simulations. With Vervoe, hire the right candidates in 4 days, not 40. Go to and get 50% off your first...

Duration: 00:32:32

Diversity in Tech (pt 1) - This New Economy

Diversity can be a difficult issue to discuss, but the truth is the tech industry has a problem. Even a brief look at the data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reveals huge racial disparities in the tech workforce compared to the private sector overall. Tech companies and investors should be concerned: Evidence strongly suggests that a racially diverse tech sector could translate into stronger financial performance. A McKinsey report on diversity showed a...

Duration: 00:21:57

Did we kill the music industry? - This New Economy

We look at the changing music industry and how it's effecting the most important people involved, artists. We bring you three stories today, from Denver Colorado's the Simulators, Soundcloud darling Oliver Tank and Jazz & Funk legend Galt MacDermot about their experiences with music and the music industry, it's decline, and how it's evolved with the internet. Sponsors: Vervoe Vervoe seamlessly automates the interviewing process, and allows all candidates to show their skills and style...

Duration: 00:44:12

The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Part 2) - This New Economy

In the second part of our look at the weird world of fantasy sports, we dive deep into the journey's of Draft Kings and FanDuel, two of the biggest DFP apps on the market today. If you thought Fantasy Sports was high stakes, wait till you throw venture capital behind it. And find out what happens when two behemoths join forces to lobby for their right to exist, together. Sponsors: Jumpchart. Jumpcart Jumpchart takes the pain out of website planning. Get on the same page with the whole...

Duration: 00:24:15

The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Part 1) - This New Economy

It’s draft day. The day when even the most miserable sports teams have a glimmer of hope. Make the right pick for your team — and you can turn around the entire franchise. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone winless the entire year and can never seem to right the ship. Today, things can change. Anything can happen. We're talking about fantasy sports. Fantasy football, to be more precise. And as far as fantasy football drafts go, Mike Belsito is a wily veteran. Trading up. Trading down. Making...

Duration: 00:23:16

Achieving Greatness (w/ Laird Hamilton) [Part 2] - This New Economy

Laird Hamilton is known as one of the greatest big wave surfers in the world. He's the co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. In this episode we dive into the circumstances in his life that allowed him to achieve greatness. It's a fascinating look at the early days of the surfing industry as we know it today and the sacrifices and dedication it took Laird to accomplish what he has so far in life. Sponsors: CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest...

Duration: 00:31:08

Achieving Greatness [Part 1] - This New Economy

We would all love to achieve greatness, if only in one skill in our entire life. Most of us will fall into the realm of expert in something in our lifetime – but what differentiates the good from the great? The experts for the masters? In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell examines the work of K. Anders Ericsson, a Swedish psychologist who wrote the paper The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance which inspired the book. In the paper K. Anders Ericsson states...

Duration: 00:32:36

The Untold Story of [Part 1] - This New Economy

The year was 1992. The location… Cleveland, Ohio. The birthplace of online commerce. That’s right. Cleveland Ohio. Not Silicon Valley, Not San Francisco. Not even Seattle Washington. This is the story of, the internet’s very first e-commerce store, its founder, Charlie Stack, a lawyer-turned-self taught software developer — and what happened when they created internet history… and later… faced a new entrant in Jeff Bezos and Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new...

Duration: 00:31:26

This New Economy - Can Basic Income Save Us? [Part 2]

Basic Income is the idea that we should provide a base level of support for our nations poorest and most exposed. This the second episode we take a look at the benefits of lifting up the poor and what it would take to fund such a program. We talk with Dylan Matthews of, Basic Income Advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join...

Duration: 00:28:39

Can Basic Income Save Us? [Part 1]

What is one thing that the left and right can agree upon? Not much these days, but Basic Income is one of the few ideas with the ability to reach across the aisle. We have some big dilemmas facing us as a society, with the rise of AI and automation jobs may become scarcer and the divide between the rich and the poor larger and larger. From YCombinator to non-profits in Kenya, people are trying to figure out how we take care of the most vulnerable in our society and fend off the impending...

Duration: 00:23:38