Catch up on all the latest business news, tips and advice – no matter where you find yourself working (or playing) from with these top podcasts for entrepreneurs.
Whether on the beach, in the car or during a short lunch break, summer can be a great time for entrepreneurs to catch up on the latest trends, contemplate fresh ideas or learn new concepts that might prompt your next business move.
If you’re looking for a new source of information or inspiration — either via bite-sized tidbits or longer form food for thought — here are a few business-focused podcasts worth checking out this season:
Wisdom from the Top with Guy Raz
For business owners interested in the inspiring stories of how leaders of some of the world’s biggest brands have dealt with challenges head-on, Wisdom from the Top, hosted by NPR journalist Guy Raz should leave companies of all sizes with some valuable insights.
The weekly hour-long podcast features interviews with guests sharing accounts of crisis, failure, triumph and turnaround, such as IBM’s Lou Gerstner, discussing the issues he faced head-on when he took over as the company’s CEO in 1993, and how Carnival Corporation’s Arnold Donald turned the cruise company into a valuable industry brand following public relations challenges.
The 10-Minute Entrepreneur
If you’re looking for business ideas and tips in more of a snack-sized format, The 10-Minute Entrepreneur, with several short episodes posted each week, features interviews with investors, CEOs and founders, as well as tips from host, ‘seasoned serial entrepreneur’ Sean Castrina, on everything from the roadblocks to scaling your business, to how to make inflation work for you.
Perfect for when you find yourself with a short break to fill between meetings, dips in the pool or as you’re out and about.
Showcasing leaders in business and management, this half-hour weekly Harvard Business Review podcast is hosted by two senior editors and features guest speakers such as professors, business leaders and authors, weighing in on topics ranging from ‘the case for embracing uncertainty’ to going inside companies that get the ‘purpose-profit’ balance right.
On her weekly podcast – one of the top 20 business podcasts in Canada on the Apple podcast charts – CEO School host Suneera Madhani aims to mentor and inspire female entrepreneurs by showcasing the 2% of women business founders who have reached $1 milllion in revenue – and those well on their way. Through her ‘Wine Down Wednesdays’ episodes where she discusses topics like ‘establishing a culture that drives business success’ to interviews with successful CEOs about building million-dollar brands and raising capital, Madhani’s show is sure to provide important lessons for women business owners.
Posting episodes each Monday and Thursday ranging from 30 minutes to an hour in length, Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast dives into financial, economic and market issues, analyzing complex issues and market crazes. Hosts Joe Wiesenthal and Tracy Alloway interview investment professionals, analysts and industry experts to give you the big-picture perspective on issues like why the bond market has been so volatile and what’s next for the future of air travel.
The Knowledge Project
Aimed at helping listeners seize opportunities and master decision making, The Knowledge Project, hosted by Shane Parrish, takes a deep dive (some episodes are two hours long!) into topics like the essentials of leadership and making better decisions, as guests including top business leaders, sports icons, entrepreneurs, educators and authors give you insights you can use in business and in life.
Access these podcasts and get growing
All of these podcasts are available for download on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify, so choose your favourite platform and consider fitting some on-the-go learning and inspiration into your day during the summer season.