While business owners, managers and entrepreneurs want to stay informed in order to stay at the top of their game, finding the time to commit to reading the latest business news and developments can be hard while juggling the challenges of managing a business while living life!
Fortunately, there are some great business podcasts out there that we can all tune into while on the run, whether that be commuting to the office or literally on the run training for our next marathon.
Here at the 15 business podcasts that we think should be at the top of your list to explore in 2019.
If you are short on time and just want practical tips to help you move forward, then this is the podcast for you. Like many of the shows on this list, it features host Omar Zenhom interviewing business leaders for their advice and experience. However, unlike other shows, Zenhom skips the back stories and self-promotion, and cuts straight to the practical advice.
In this podcast from iHeartRadio and WeWork, co-founder of Summit, Jess Rosenthal, interviews business leaders who share their stories of success and failure, and the pivotal events that got them where they are today. Each episode is always full of specific and actionable advice on how to grow the skills, mindset and knowledge needed to be successful in the world of business.
This podcast is dedicated to failures and what we can all learn from what hasn’t worked. One of those famous questions we are told to ask ourselves when stress testing ideas is ‘what are the things I could do to destroy my business?’ Well, host Erik Fisher talks to his guests about those things and the resulting failures, and how they managed to recover from seeming disaster.
A departure from mostly interview based podcasts on this list, this podcast mixes history and business by dissecting the success of the brands that we all know. They take companies in the same field, such as Netflix and HBO or Nike and Adidas, and compare their histories and why each has been successful. It gets to the real story behind the brands, their leaders, and the importance of other influencers, such as stakeholders.
Don’t let the name fool you, this is not a podcast simply for ambitious college students. In this podcast William Channer, the co-founder of Panda and editor of Interface Lovers, interviews designers, developers and founders to get their advice for building successful startups. Channer started the podcast when he was at university, hence the name, but it has since taken on a life of its own.
Ever thought how useful it would be to get the likes of Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss or Tony Robbins in a room and pick their brain? Well this podcast is the next best thing. Host John Lee Dumas has already interviewed more than 2,000 successful entrepreneurs, and has asked them every question that has ever popped into your head, as well as other thought provoking questions you didn’t realise you wanted to ask, until now.
If you are serious about upping your business credentials, you should be reading the Harvard Business Review. If you struggle to find the time, then listening to the IdeaCast is a great alternative. The show sees Harvard Business Review editor Sarah Green interview industry magnates, asking both tough business questions and gaining interesting life insights.
This podcast is dedicated to the women that are leading the way. It features down-to-earth conversations with female creative leaders and risk takers about innovation and business. While the show is dedicated to women, it is an inspiring listen for anyone looking to push boundaries and make it in a seemingly closed industry.
This podcast hosted by Guy Raz interviews exceptional people from a variety of walks of life, asking them to share their stories of how they built their business. In its own words the show is about ‘innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists and the stories behind the movements that they built. This podcast is both practical and inspirational with its mix of top tips and compelling true stories.
This quickfire podcast aims to explain the importance of a current trend to the world of business as quickly as possible. The hosts pick a recent indicator, something from a recent jobs report or a statistic from a recent study, and explain why it matters and what it means for the global economic story. They speak to experts and every day people to get to the bottom of the topic, fast.
Podcast host James Wedmore takes to the air in order to help people realise that they are capable of achieving what they have set out to do. He teaches strategies to help people stop telling themselves ‘false stories’ and help them genuinely believe in their ability to succeed. He suggests motivational exercises to get people in the right mindset to take their business in the right direction.
A star of ABC’s Shark Tank and a serial entrepreneur since childhood, host Daymond John takes to the air and talk about the serious hard work that it takes to succeed in business. He shares the secrets of wildly successful people that have put their money where their mouth is to find success. He gets some of the best guests as he is super connected and interviews the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk and Barbara Corcoran.
This podcast is 100% dedicated to the startup. It’s short and easily digestible 30 minute episodes seek to explore every aspect of the startup including growth, culture, management, funding and SaaS.
Refreshingly, this podcast is dedicated to exploring startups outside of Silicon Valley. The show has a formula. It learns about a business by extending it a hypothetical deal that allows them to explore the company’s origins, the founder’s approach, and their thoughts on the hypothetical deal. It shares thoughts on how location matters and finding the right city is important for small businesses, as well as general practical tips.
In this show hosts Preston Pysh ad Stig Broderson look at the lives of the world’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. They have delved into the lives of the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet. As well as telling compelling stories, they pull together great tips and ideas for building a successful life in business.