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Capitalism is the hidden economic wiring which puts money and markets at the centre of our lives. This collection of programmes includes David Grossman’s story of the explosive growth of modern capitalist power told in 10 parts - The New Age of Capitalism - plus many others.
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Welcome to This Is Capitalism: Inspired, Explained, In Focus the podcast that brings capitalism to life through stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and academics. Here we explore the power of capitalism in driving economic growth and creating opportunities. This podcast is a part of “This is Capitalism”, a branded content series sponsored by Stephens Inc., aims to educate and inform the public about the free market. Stephens Inc. is a full service investment banking firm h ...
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Roger Steele, a golf enthusiast turned entrepreneur, shares his journey from reluctant golfer to passionate advocate. He discusses golf's positive impact during the pandemic, the challenges of inclusivity, and his transition from engineering to storytelling. His story emphasizes community, resilience, and the importance of collaborative partnership…
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Dr. Victoria Ramirez discusses the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts' history, community engagement, and future initiatives. We touch on the role of women in shaping the museum, its outreach efforts, successful fundraising, and programs tailored for younger generations. Ramirez emphasizes honoring the museum's legacy while adapting to modern needs and p…
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Lily Cochrane is the former executive director for the Wake Forest Center for Private Business. The Center assists privately owned businesses in North Carolina, providing resources for various industries and ownership structures. Cochrane discusses the Center's evolution, business challenges, especially family-owned businesses, and the importance o…
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I’m Patricia O’Connell for This is Capitalism. Today I’m talking with Brian Lipton, who is the Chief Theater Critic for Cititour.com and the former editor-in-chief and currently a contributing editor to TheaterMania.com. He is going to take us behind the scenes at Broadway and give us a little bit of a look at what’s going on with Broadway, the ret…
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The art market is big, unpredictable, and endlessly fascinating, not just to potential buyers and sellers but to art lovers the world over. The art market is also big business. One estimate put the sales number for 2021, the third-best year for sales on record, at $65.1 billion. Here to paint us a picture of the intersection between art and commerc…
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Like a lot of aspiring actors, Gabrielle Kurlander came to New York City at 18 with stars in her eyes and a dream of making it big. It turns out, there were stars in her future and she did make it big, though her dream got a rewrite along the way. She’s still active in theater but the best part she’s ever played is as President and CEO of The All S…
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Kait Hill faced a tough decision in 2021 — finish college or start her own business after two years of doing corporate sales. She chose to start her own business, and thus was born Rock City Digital. The digital marketing agency leverages its young staff’s familiarity with new ways of creating and consuming content to help companies and individuals…
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A couple walks into a real estate office in Napa Valley, looking to buy a second home. If you guessed the next sentence would be, “And instead, they bought a winery!” you’d have the story of Laura Swanton, owner of Laura Michael Wines. Laura, a former high-tech exec, knew nothing about producing wines back in 1999 but she did know what it took to m…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Mac Gardner, CFP®, Founder and Chief Education Officer at FinLit Tech about teaching children financial literacy to help eliminate the wealth gap. Mac shares his vision of financial literacy for elementary school students, and how parents can teach it in the home. He describes new technology parents can use with their …
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Tom Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at AchieveNEXT® about the 2022 CFO-CHRO Sentiment Study. They discuss the top concerns of middle-market companies. Listen in to learn more about middle-market company plans for 2022. Key Takeaways: [:36] AchieveNEXT® specializes in helping businesses grow by sharpening their focus o…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Drew Russell, EVP of Sports Properties & Media Assets at Intersport about how the recent rulings that permitted Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals directly between collegiate athletes and sponsoring brands have affected college sports and individual branding for collegiate athletes. They discuss the legal background…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Ron Jaworski, the CEO and Co-Founder of Trinity Audio about how a website can be “audified,” how audio increases the stickiness of a website, and some of the other use cases of audio powered by AI. Listen in to learn more about engaging your audience with a new channel for consuming your content. Key Takeaways: [:26] P…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Beverly Behan about boards. They discuss Beverly’s books, her work with boards and directors, and her advice for newly recruited directors who want to become stars in the boardroom. Beverly’s experience with boards and directors has given her the knowledge of what makes a board run and what makes a star director, and s…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Ramy Gafni about Ramy Cosmetics, LLC. They discuss how he began in law school but realized his heart was in beauty school, how he started his career in photoshoots and retail and moved to an upscale salon until cancer and chemotherapy changed his appearance and cost him his job. Ramy discusses the steps he followed to …
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Mac Gardner about FinLit Tech. They discuss Mac’s two books, and how his career in financial planning led him to write these educational books and start FinLit Tech to promote financial literacy for children. Mac discusses the lack of financial education in the American education system, the tremendous cost to society …
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Nick Childs about DIRT. They discuss what the company does, why it was started, how it relates to Nick’s earlier careers, and how biometric neuroscientific testing can help you connect deeply with your audience through content that reaches them emotionally. Listen in to learn more about DIRT and content improved by bio…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Nick Araco, CEO of AchieveNEXT, and Tom Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer, about AchieveNEXT and recent data they have collected from middle-market CHROs and CFOs regarding where they see business heading for the rest of the year. Listen in to learn more about AchieveNEXT and projected upcoming mid-market growth. Key Ta…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Dee Brown, President and CEO of The P3 Group about what a Public-Private Partnership (P3) is, and what impact P3 development projects have on under-served communities. Dee talks about his career in real estate, infrastructure development, and P3 real estate development. He shares his early history and the duty he feels…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Kevin Dawidodicz, serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of CoachMePlus. They discuss the CoachMePlus product in its market, the limitations of fitness apps used alone, and how CoachMePlus developed from a high schooler’s workout notebook. Listen in to learn more about fitness training accountability for athletes and clien…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Cher Grant, CEO and Founder of software development company Wazzio. They discuss how Wazzio was launched, how it serves schools and parents teaching at home, and how Cher became a technology provider after being a sales rep. Cher stresses the importance of financial literacy for children growing up in a world where spe…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Christina Elson, Executive Director for the Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University, and Patrick Reasonover, the lead producer of the movie, They Say It Can’t Be Done. They discuss the movie, innovation, and the proper role of regulation in a free market capitalist system. Listen in to learn more a…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Tiki Barber, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Thuzio, on how his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut evolved into playing for 10 years with the NY Giants, entering broadcasting, and co-founding Thuzio, a sports events and media company. Tiki discusses his varied careers, his family, and what motivates him to succeed.…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Alaina Love, CEO of Purpose Linked Consulting, about passion and purpose. They discuss how passions express purpose, the ten archetypes of passion, and about learning your top three passion archetypes. They explore how to link an organization to a meaningful purpose. Listen in to learn more about your passions and purp…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Howard Breindel, Co-CEO at DeSantis Breindel. Patricia and Howard discuss the meaning of brand, how companies may need help clarifying their brand story, and why brand matters. They also touch on some of the changes the COVID-19 epidemic has forced onto B2B businesses. Listen in to learn how you can strengthen your com…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Cortney Stapleton, Partner at Bliss Integrated Communications and one of the Founders of Exponent Women. Patricia and Cortney discuss why women in the dealmaking community benefit from networking and having a place where their voices are heard and their power is raised exponentially. Listen in to learn how this network…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Patricia and Jill discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the variety of Disability:IN programs promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Listen in to learn what your comp…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Joe Strechay, an entertainment media consultant for blindness and disability employment initiatives. They discuss Joe’s childhood, his interest in representation and inclusivity for persons with blindness, low vision, and disabilities, his career, and the opportunities in entertainment today for persons with low vision…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews returning guest, John Byrne, CEO and Founder of Poets & Quants and CEO of C-Change Media, Inc. They discuss what is happening in business schools and what applicants, students, and graduates can expect in the near future and beyond. Listen in to learn about the prospects for business school graduates in the pandemic an…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Sara Hurst, CEO of Bella’s Kitchen, on the origin of Bella’s Kitchen, how Sara runs it, and Sara's plans for it. Sara shares more about her family background of successful entrepreneurs in El Salvador. Sara is grateful for her family, friends, and professional resources that help her to succeed in this new venture. Lis…
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Patricia O’Connell interviews Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market on their latest survey of middle-market businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom describes the work of the National Center for the Middle Market and then explains how the middle market has changed between the March survey and the June surv…
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As this is being recorded, on the 11th of April, 2020, what good news we see and hear is almost entirely in the context of people making extraordinarily good things happen in the face of what, for most Americans living today, is the worst crisis we’ve ever faced. So, especially now, it’s good to be reminded of how, at its core, the U.S. economy, in…
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Rachel Klausner would agree the first thing you need to know about her is that she’s a millennial — a 30-year-old product software designer from Boston, who has found her calling with an app called Millie, as in millennials. In the world of 2020, it’s a vehicle for her fellow millennials to make contributions to charities and other nonprofits. But …
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It would be hard to get an accurate count of the number of lives that Dr. Geoff Tabin has either saved or improved, often by his own hands. The figure is in the thousands because he and Dr. Sanduk Ruit are co-founders of the Himalayan Cataract Project. As its website name, cureblindness.org suggests, the project provides high-quality eye care in so…
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Karla Mora fully expects to have a major impact on the apparel industry, the clothes we wear, and where we dispose of those clothes after we wear them. She is a self-described impact investor, and her venture capital fund, Alante Capital, co-led by former JP Morgan executive, Leslie Harwell, and backed enthusiastically by women’s fashion legend Eil…
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To equate the world of entrepreneurism with football, most of the cheering comes when a quarterback throws a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. In business, those are the billion-dollar IPOs that gain most of the media attention. But entrepreneurism — capitalism – is mostly a ground game. Put your head down, start a business, commit yourself, and p…
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How might a young couple, unable to buy their first home today, have fared in past decades? Tacita and Charlie are in their mid twenties. They live near Brighton on the south coast and are desperate to move in together. But buying somewhere in this part of the country is out of their reach. They believe earlier generations had it easier than they d…
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How might a young couple, unable to buy their first home today, have fared in previous decades? Tacita and Charlie are in their mid twenties. They live near Brighton on the south coast and are desperate to move in together. But buying somewhere in that part of the country is out of their reach. They believe earlier generations had it easier than th…
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How might a young couple, unable to buy their first home today, have fared in past decades? Tacita and Charlie are in their mid twenties. They live near Brighton on the south coast and are desperate to move in together. But buying somewhere in that part of the country is out of their reach. They believe earlier generations had it easier than they d…
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How might a young couple, unable to buy their first home today, have fared in previous decades? Tacita and Charlie are in their mid twenties. They live near Brighton on the south coast and are desperate to move in together. But buying somewhere in that part of the country is out of their reach. They believe that earlier generations had it easier th…
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How might a young couple, unable to buy their first home today, have fared in past decades? Tacita and Charlie are in their mid twenties. They live near Brighton on the south coast and are desperate to move in together. But buying somewhere in that part of the country is out of their reach. They believe earlier generations had it easier than they d…
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