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SourceCast: Episode 78: The Hard Line on SoftBank

Softbank has recently secured funding for their fabled vision fund. This week my guest John Silverwood joins me in discussing what a company with a 300-year-plan and billions to invest will do next.

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SourceCast: Episode 34: The M&A Menace Continues

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Mergers and acquisitions seems to be the primary topic of SourceCast over the last month. This week we discuss Oracle’s purchase of NetSuite and rumors about other potentially huge deals.

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SourceCast: Episode 27: The Friendship Garden

 

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I am pleased to announce that episode 27 of SourceCast is a panel discussion. This week, my guests and I discuss finding and keeping friends in the workplace.

The discussion stems from a Fast Company article discussing men’s changing friendships at the workplace.

We discuss how men make friends, the efforts (or lack there of) to keep friends, and how friends are lost over a lifetime.

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SourceCast: Episode 10: Social Media Menace

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The technology that enables and gives us the term “social media” has changed the world.  People can connect almost instantaneously to news, finances, contacts, and multimedia.

The professional world seems to have a love/hate relationship with this technology as it allows companies to broadcast information about their products to the masses easier than ever before, but also gives their customers immediate access to them if they are displeased.

When almost everyone who works for a company can be classified as a brand ambassador (willingly or not), what happens when we say the wrong things?

Notes:

The episode was inspired by Jon Ronson – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The intro music is by Andrew Combs Foolin’

The closing music is by my personal favorite, Ryan AdamsEasy Plateau

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SourceCast: Episode 02: Millennial Meltdown

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Corporations are trying to improve methods of attracting and retaining young workers.  They have been tagged with the generational name “Millennials” due to their entrepreneurial spirit and some say for their sense of entitlement and high expectations.

I invited a few millennial co-workers to the podcast to discuss their actual goals instead of reading about it in a magazine.

PS: Here is a link to the YouTube video that we mentioned a few times during the podcast.

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