Top podcasts, books and YouTube channels to ignite business inspiration for 2024

Top podcasts, books and YouTube channels to ignite business inspiration for 2024

Ready to ignite some business inspiration for 2024? Look no further than these top podcasts, books and YouTube channels.

Top podcasts, books and YouTube channels to ignite business inspiration for 2024

A new year is a great time to discover fresh sources of support and encouragement on your (or your client’s) business journey. Whether you’re looking for help setting new growth goals or staying motivated on your current path, inspirational stories and tips from other successful business professionals can give you a much-needed boost.

If you’re hoping to start 2024 on the right note, here are a few business podcasts, YouTube channels and books that might just give you some innovative ideas and on-demand inspiration.


Masters of Scale

Looking to grow your business, or help your clients grow theirs? The Masters of Scale podcast, hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, focuses on how businesses scale. Hoffman’s guests share the strategies that helped them grow, the setbacks they encountered and the learnings they took from the journey. Episodes also explore topical issues for growing businesses, such as strategies for tackling challenges, ways to build your tolerance for risk, and rapid-response episodes hosted by former editor-in-chief of Fast Company, Bob Safian.

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Mistakes That Made Me

Hearing tips and advice from other successful entrepreneurs can be useful on the road to achieving your business goals — but it can also be important to know about some of the missteps they’ve made along the way! Eman Ismail, an experienced copywriter, hosts Mistakes That Made Me, where successful business owners share their biggest mistakes on the road to success. Listeners will learn very relatable lessons on pushing through and accepting failure as part of the business journey.

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The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business and Life, by Steven Bartlett

For business owners looking for more of a ‘playbook for success,’ this new book by entrepreneur, UK Dragon’s Den investor and top-rated podcast host Steven Bartlett may be a source of inspiration this year.


Based on Bartlett’s journey and those of the entrepreneurs, entertainers, athletes and other professionals he’s interviewed over the years on his podcast, The Diary of a CEO takes readers through several principles based on experience, psychology and behavioral science, designed to foster excellence and help individuals in “search of building something great.”

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, by Adam Grant

While talents and genetic gifts can take people a long way in sports, education and innovation, author, professor and organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, argues that most people underestimate their ability to improve, learn a range of skills and see exactly how good they can become.


In his new book Hidden Potential, Grant offers a framework that allows anyone to exceed expectations through strategies like embracing discomfort, resisting perfectionism, and effective networking. Through his method, which focuses on character development, anyone can build the skills and design the systems to realize their potential and create opportunities.

YouTube channels

Marie Forleo (MarieTV)

Entrepreneur and author Marie Forleo’s channel boasts nearly 1,000 videos aimed at helping individuals and business owners “create a business and life” they love. Through interviews with experts, authors and her own tips and advice for achieving success, MarieTV explores topics such as how to handle tough business conversations, how to silence your inner critic, steps to overcome procrastination and more.

Tim Ferriss

Covering subjects like ‘how to master the difficult art of receiving —and giving — feedback’ and ‘overcoming self-sabotage,’ author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss’ YouTube channel features videos from his popular podcast (with more than 900 million downloads so far!), where he has interviewed hundreds of top performers in the arts, business and sports on the tactics, tools, and routines they’ve used to achieve success. His channel also includes shorter clips on life lessons, like how to create a better morning routine, and bite-sized YouTube shorts videos, featuring actionable tips.

Whether you prefer to curl up with a good book, listen to a podcast on the go or watch videos at your desk, consider checking out one or two of the names above — it might just give you the momentum you’re looking for this year!

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