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'SOD talks - Graphic Design' is a podcast co-hosted by Emma Keat and Asna Khan, a couple of friends and 3rd year Graphic Design students at the School of Design - George Brown College, in Toronto ON. It is a light hearted and fun way for us to discuss things about the design industry and what it means to be a student studying in this field. We will go through our experiences in college, in hopes to help as many new and current students as we can. As well as interview teachers and graduates w ...
 
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What Could Go Right?

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What Could Go Right?

The Progress Network with Zachary Karabell and Emma Varvaloucas

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What if instead of being on the brink of disaster, we’re on the cusp of a better world? No one can deny the challenges the world faces, from pandemics to climate change to authoritarianism. But pessimism and despair are too easy a response. Each week, Progress Network Founder Zachary Karabell and Executive Director Emma Varvaloucas convene a diverse panel of experts to discuss the central issues of our era, including sustainability, polarization, work, and the economy, and make the case for ...
 
Welcome to Key Conversations, where we talk about all the things to unlock the secrets to exploding your music career. Presented by In The Key Of Success, resources for musicians created by composer, songwriter and music biz mentor Cheryl B. Engelhardt. The conversations in Season 1 & 2 are between a special guest and participants of her MX4 Course - the Marketing and branding, Money-Making Motivation Masterclass for musicians. They are singers, songwriters, composers, producers and artists ...
 
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Is your organisation using its marketing department as well as it could, or should? Are you unsure how marketing can improve sales in an industry so reliant on face-to-face contact? In this episode, we’re thrilled to be speaking with Michelle Leach and Verity Blair, co-founders of the Insurance Marketers Group (IMG). The organisation was created in…
 
Are you concerned about the hardening of capacity? Would you like to develop current or new relationships with MGAs or insurers? In this episode, we’re thrilled to be speaking with Michael Keating, CEO of the Managing General Agents’ Association, about the upcoming MGAA Capacity Exchange. The event is being held at the Hilton DoubleTree in London, …
 
Will space travel and exploration be left to the 'billionaire boys club'? Executive Director of the Inter Astra group and 26-year Marine Corps veteran Ché Bolden shares with us his views on the future of space. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.By The Progress Network with Zachary Karabell and Emma Varvaloucas
 
After a string of heartbreaking news in the United States, are we doomed to fear, anger, and a descent into gridlocked politics? Today, Judge Victoria Pratt, an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system, and Lauren Leader, the cofounder and CEO of All In Together, discuss America's biggest challenges and how each have enacted change in lar…
 
How can we live with people who are different from us? Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith America and former faith adviser to President Barack Obama, believes that interfaith living is essential to our collective well-being in an ethnically, racially, and ideologically diverse democracy. And in the United States, we actually do it quit…
 
Web3 is seen by many as the future of the internet. Others understand the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as the first step to a robot takeover. Where's the balance between these two reactions? This week, AI expert, CEO of ADDO AI, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Media, Entertainment, and Culture Ayesha Khan…
 
How do we grapple with the most challenging issues surrounding race, political division, equality, and more? Theodore R. Johnson, author, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and retired commander in the US Navy, joins us to make a compelling case for a national solidarity necessary to mitigate racism and fulfill th…
 
Is philanthropy helpful? Looking at the giving data during the pandemic as well as the billionaire class philanthropy trends and small-dollar individual political donations, what are the pros and cons of philanthropy? Joining us in this conversation are Rachel Pritzker, founder and president of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, and David Callahan, foun…
 
Are we in an unprecedented era of military peace on the seas? Gregg Easterbrook, a prolific author and a writer and editor at The Atlantic for over 40 years, shares how the Navy, innovation, space travel, and prosperity go hand in hand. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.…
 
Are we moving "out of the pandemic phase" of COVID-19? Today we talk with the Director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, Nicholas Christakis, and Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Ezekiel Emanuel, about what we've learned over the past two years and where we can go from here. What Could Go Right? is…
 
What's coming next? We sit down with a modern renaissance man, economist, and podcaster Tyler Cowen to participate in what he calls his greatest pleasure: information extraction. We pick his brain on everything from mRNA to housing bubbles to literature. "The world," he tells us, "has never been more optimistic than it is now." What Could Go Right?…
 
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been framed as a global inflection point. It may or may not be in actuality, but it is certainly a moment that challenges our assumptions of how we view the current world order and opens questions about what the next one would best look like. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and a Professor Emerita of Pol…
 
What is happiness, and why does it feel so difficult to find? The path to purpose, meaning, love, and contentment is actually no mystery, says Harvard University social scientist Arthur C. Brooks. He shares the research for how to invest in a thriving “happiness 401k.” What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.…
 
Work ain’t what it used to be—just ask the millions of Americans who are part of the “Great Resignation.” Venture capitalist and head of Bloomberg Beta, Roy Bahat, is looking to shape work for the better, from new forms of labor organizing to remote-friendly tech. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.…
 
Have you missed the interpersonal connections which are so integral to the insurance industry over the past two years? Are you keen to get more involved in the industry community, or to reaffirm the connections you once had prior to the pandemic? In this episode of the Insurance Brokers’ Podcast, we are thrilled to be speaking with Emma Chapman, He…
 
Is progress still possible? We believe so, and we're not alone. Jason Crawford, founder of The Roots of Progress, sits down with us to talk about the possibilities of the future and makes a case for optimism in the face of pessimistic predictions about tomorrow. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.…
 
Season 2 of "What Could Go Right?" returns on March 30, 2022, continuing to examine the world and ask about the role of optimism vs. pessimism, hope vs. fear, and progress vs. regress. Each week we're joined by contributors from diverse fields of business, tech, journalism, politics, and more—all united in their conviction that humanity's ingenuity…
 
It might seem counterintuitive to ask in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, but is humanity winning the fight against infectious disease? Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, says we are. But we must continue availing ourselves of the solutions that have led to this progress if that answer is to stay. In this intervi…
 
The United States is a country divided, characterized by collapsing levels of trust in our institutions, in our politics, and in each other. How did we get into this mess, and how do we get out? Join The Progress Network for a conversation with TPN Members David Brooks and Theodore R. Johnson, hosted by our founder, Zachary Karabell, centered aroun…
 
Are we on the brink of a population explosion with untold global consequences? On the contrary, a growing number of experts argue that we are headed for a worldwide decline. Hear from Empty Planet authors John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker on how this could bring with it many benefits as well as surprising disruptions. This recording was first relea…
 
What do university students in Britain and Trump voters in the United States have in common? They're lonely. In fact, Noreena Hertz says, loneliness is the defining feature of this century, thanks to a host of drivers ranging from the technological to the economic. The Progress Network founder Zachary Karabell joins Noreena, an economist and author…
 
It's no secret that social media is politically divisive. What we may not be as aware of is how our own behavior feeds into a positive feedback loop that leaves both sides progressively more outraged and more extreme in their beliefs. What should we be aware of before we like, share, and react to politically inflammatory content online? What techni…
 
What are we to make of the social and financial phenomenon of cryptocurrency? Will it spell the democratization of money free from government control, or is it simply a bubble that is going to pop? The Progress Network founder Zachary Karabell sits down with Wences Casares, a technology entrepreneur and one of the early advocates of Bitcoin, who be…
 
Ideas start wars and movements, undergird societies and governments, and shape the daily experiences of our personal lives. We ignore or underestimate the power of ideas to our detriment. And yet they can feel slippery to reckon with; difficult to see, tougher still to understand their complex movement through the world. Join The Progress Network f…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the immense level of practical knowledge your clients now require of you? Or do you feel confident both in your understanding of the risks facing your clients and their businesses, and in the products you have provided them with? Either way, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that clients are looking for bespoke prod…
 
Are you concerned about the speed of market evolution, and trying to keep up the pace? How can you boost efficiency in your acquisition of solutions for your clients? Is there any way to remain confident in your business ventures as the world remains profoundly uncertain? In this episode of the Insurance Brokers’ Podcast, we’re very pleased to be s…
 
Do you ever feel unconfident in your ability to present risks to insurers? Have you made several risk presentations, but not heard back from the insurer? Are you keen to learn how to boost your presentation skills? In this episode, we’re very excited to have three guests: the Regional Directors of Ecclesiastical Insurance, Francis Carroll, Adrian T…
 
At its worst, today’s capitalism is risky, reckless, and rapacious, unmindful of its impact on society and addicted to the motto that more is always more. Surrounded by these conditions, we might forget that it doesn’t have to be this way—today’s capitalism is just one of many capitalisms, and we can choose to swim in new waters instead. Editor-at-…
 
Is higher education due for a makeover? The pandemic has only accelerated the trends disrupting the traditional model of higher ed. So it’s an opportune time to look ahead and discuss what's coming next, from closing the gap that has opened between elite schools and the rest to the waning of standardized admissions tests to the rise of online and h…
 
Are you concerned about staying ahead of the curve as many industries become increasingly oriented towards online products and productivity? Do you feel unsure about how to keep yourselves and your clients informed as new cyber-risks perpetually emerge? In this week’s episode, we’re thrilled to be speaking with Patrick Brice, the Distribution Direc…
 
When we think about our environmental future, it's no wonder that many of us feel an overwhelm bordering on defeat. We've been hearing for years about the damage humanity has done to our world and the coming climate apocalypse, which if you listen to some is now impossible to avert. There's no denying that climate change is a real and significant i…
 
Are you unsure as to what kind of broker you are, or wish to be? Do you have a vague understanding of where your interests lie, and wish to reorient yourself and/or your business towards them? Are you interested to learn the various benefits and potential pitfalls of being a generalist or a specialist broker? In this episode, we’re thrilled to be s…
 
We're back with part 2 of our Web Summit episode, bringing you conversations with people who are trying to make the world a better place. Today we talk with Sonia Jorge, Executive Director for Alliance for Affordable Internet and Head of Digital Inclusion Program at Web Foundation, to hear how they are creating the conditions for affordable Interne…
 
We recently attended Web Summit, a conference that brought together more than 30,000 people and over a thousand startups of all sizes. While we were there, we sat down to talk with a few people whose companies aim to make the future brighter. Our first conversation is with Donnel Baird, the founder of BlocPower, an NYC-based company that "turns bui…
 
Good mental health is essential to our general wellbeing. Depending on how we manage it, it can be highly conducive, or deeply destructive to our productive output. As we gradually approach the aftermath of a world-changing pandemic, incorporating such awareness into the workplace, and indeed, all areas of our lives, has never been more urgent. In …
 
We all want a more generous world, but how do we design the future we want? In our Season 1 finale, Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter and founder of The Bento Society, talks with us about rethinking our self-interests and imagining and creating a better tomorrow. What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerat…
 
Things are changing in the world of insurance. What can you do to stay ahead of the curve? How can you adapt your business in order to acclimatise to this new landscape, which has been changed forever by big tech companies such as Amazon and Google? In this episode, we’re thrilled to be speaking with Henry Newby, the Partnerships Director of Supers…
 
Does it feel impossible trying to maneuver through the minefield of free speech, inclusivity, and "wokeness"? Or are we experiencing a much-needed disruption to the status quo? Today we're joined by Suzanne Nossel, Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression organization, to talk about navigating and defendi…
 
How do global changes affect us on the local level, and vice versa? Today, writer and journalist James Fallows, and the founder of FutureMap, Parag Khanna, join us to discuss the interplay between the tectonic forces of geopolitics and the specific currents of the everyday. They contrast the narratives that are animating different regions of the wo…
 
Over the last ten years, the insurance industry has been utterly transformed by an array of technological advancements, but perhaps most profoundly by the amassing of publicly available digital data. It has quickly become apparent that such information can drive business intelligence, which can subsequently drive customer engagement, which in turn …
 
The list of urgent things to fix — climate change, inequality, poverty — is long. In a world where every problem seems top-priority, what does it actually look like when we get together to solve complex, thorny issues? Today, we're talking with John McArthur, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution, about how…
 
Are you seeking to streamline the claim-making process, but unsure where to start? Are you struggling to keep up with your competitors, and looking to boost efficiency? Are you concerned by the emergence of instant gratification in business interactions, and determined not to be left in the dust? In this episode, we’re very pleased to be speaking w…
 
Life has gotten a lot better for a lot of people. But the story of upward movement, while true overall, is not felt equally across society. We see the consequences of that playing out in the United States, where tension over our immediate failures, not celebration over our big-picture successes, carries the day. In this episode, we speak with publi…
 
Whether you work in a large corporate broker, or a small provincial, David Perry has that T-shirt and has some wise words to say about how the SME market is faring. Quote of the Episode: “I think that one of the things that we all have to remember about smaller firms is that quite often, the proprietor is the finance director, HR director, health a…
 
When you hear the word "economics," do you hit the snooze button? Yet, how we structure our economies, whom they serve, and even what we decide to measure has an enormous impact. A few changes could mean the difference between a world we've sucked dry and one where we all flourish. We talk through the unknown outcomes of a post-COVID economy and wh…
 
Are you looking to expand your client base? Are you struggling to retain a balance between offering niche, specialist policies for specific problems, and more generalized insurance solutions? Would you like to venture into educative marketing for your brokering firm? In this episode, we’re excited to once again be speaking with Richard Miller and M…
 
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