Best decisionmaking podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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The Knowledge Project takes you inside the heads of remarkable people to explore the frameworks and mental models you can use to make life more meaningful and productive. Learn more at https://fs.blog
 
The Knowledge Project takes you inside the heads of remarkable people to explore the frameworks and mental models you can use to make life more meaningful and productive. Learn more at https://fs.blog
 
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CuriousFM
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A podcast about decisions, ideas, and curiosity.
 
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Call with the Experts is an audio series that connects journalists and RAND donors with RAND experts working on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.
 
Marcel van de Hoef interviews professionals and thinkers from the worlds of investment, business and arts about their approach to business meetings. Reflecting on their own unique experience, they share inspiring stories as well as the strategies, tactics and mindsets they rely on to make meetings more productive and meaningful. Marcel is an Amsterdam-based communication trainer and the curator of the Meeting Strategist blog. His mission is to help professionals think more strategically abou ...
 
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Events @ RAND
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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND events offer new insights and evidence-based perspectives on top policy concerns. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.
 
Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. Our podcasts have been downloaded over 2 million times worldwide and we rank in the Top 10 career podcasts in most countries. Opt-in to our newsletter at www.firmsconsulting.com to receiv ...
 
The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. Our podcasts have been downloaded over 2 million times worldwide and we rank in the Top 10 career podcasts in most countries. Opt-in to our newsletter at www.firmsconsulting.com to receive free sample Insider content that we share nowhere else. Each year we ...
 
The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. Our podcasts have been downloaded over 2 million times worldwide and we rank in the Top 10 career podcasts in most countries. Opt-in to our newsletter at www.firmsconsulting.com to receive free sample Insider content that we share nowhere else. Each year we ...
 
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My guest on this episode is criminal defense attorney David Rudolf. I’ve been wanting to interview David ever since I watched ‘The Staircase’ on Netflix. In this documentary series, David represents Michael Peterson, an American novelist whose wife was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their North Carolina mansion. When watching the do ...…
 
Author, educator, and hedge fund advisor, Adam Robinson shares powerful lessons on winning the game of life. He teaches us how to learn, how to fail, and his three secrets of happiness and success. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ Is your brain hungry for more? ...…
 
Author, educator, and hedge fund advisor, Adam Robinson shares powerful lessons on winning the game of life. He teaches us how to learn, how to fail, and his three secrets of happiness and success. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ Is your brain hungry for more? ...…
 
In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior international/defense researcher Bruce Bennett recommends actions that South Korea and the United States could take to set the conditions for a stable reunification of the Korean Peninsula, should the opportunity arise, and examines challenges that could dramatically affect how the reunification proces ...…
 
Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of ...…
 
Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of ...…
 
Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of ...…
 
Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of ...…
 
Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of ...…
 
Television personality, activist, mother, and wife to Canada’s Prime Minister, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau discusses her battle with eating disorders, why nature and art play such a huge role in her life and what unites us as people. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ ...…
 
Television personality, activist, mother, and wife to Canada’s Prime Minister, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau discusses her battle with eating disorders, why nature and art play such a huge role in her life and what unites us as people. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ ...…
 
Most people don't like to talk about power, because they consider it evil and associate it with abuse and the use of force. But power is a fact of life, especially in sales meetings. If you don’t understand it, you can lose a sale without ever knowing why. Will Marshall is a self-employed management consultant and an executive and sales trainer ...…
 
In this 74th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, video version, we answer: - What happens when a strategy firm overbills a client? A case study, and - In general, how to handle a difficult client situation? We hope this podcast will make at least a small difference in your career. Kris support @ firmsconsulting.com SIG ...…
 
In this 74th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, video version, we answer: - What happens when a strategy firm overbills a client? A case study, and - In general, how to handle a difficult client situation? We hope this podcast will make at least a small difference in your career. Kris support @ firmsconsulting.com SIG ...…
 
Annie Duke is somewhat of a polymath. She has an academic background in psychology, and has been an incredibly successful poker player. She holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, and is one of the leading money winners among women in World Series of Poker history. In addition to that, she's written a number of books most recently Thinking ...…
 
Dan Kluger, award winning chef and owner of NYC’s Loring Place joins me on the podcast to reveal what really happens behind the scenes of a bustling restaurant, why every detail of your craft matters, and how to create the perfect experience for every guest. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, g ...…
 
Dan Kluger, award winning chef and owner of NYC’s Loring Place joins me on the podcast to reveal what really happens behind the scenes of a bustling restaurant, why every detail of your craft matters, and how to create the perfect experience for every guest. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, g ...…
 
Parenting expert and best selling author Barbara Coloroso shares her three foundational principles of child-rearing, how to get kids to be accountable for their actions, and what we can do as parents to raise confident, happy children. --- This interview is unlike any we’ve done so far on The Knowledge Project. We’re talking parenting with one ...…
 
Parenting expert and best selling author Barbara Coloroso shares her three foundational principles of child-rearing, how to get kids to be accountable for their actions, and what we can do as parents to raise confident, happy children. --- This interview is unlike any we’ve done so far on The Knowledge Project. We’re talking parenting with one ...…
 
In this detailed episode we discuss the steps we took to achieve our unprecedented 80% McKinsey & BCG placement rate. This means of all the clients we have admitted, 80% have joined McKinsey or BCG. The remaining 20% have joined other consulting firms, banks, PE, VC, technology firms etc. Firmsconsulting mainly admits candidates with very chall ...…
 
Maureen Metcalf, Founder, CEO, and Board Chair of Metcalf & Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to a ...…
 
In this Events @ RAND podcast, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers the 2018 Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy. A former special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Emanuel explains why drug ...…
 
In a world that changes at a dizzying rate, effective leaders need to develop the skills to keep up. Developmental coach and author Jennifer Garvey Berger shares 3 habits to ensure continual growth, accelerated learning and deepened relationships of trust. *** In this fast-paced digital economy, it’s impossible to see the changes that are on th ...…
 
In a world that changes at a dizzying rate, effective leaders need to develop the skills to keep up. Developmental coach and author Jennifer Garvey Berger shares 3 habits to ensure continual growth, accelerated learning and deepened relationships of trust. *** In this fast-paced digital economy, it’s impossible to see the changes that are on th ...…
 
Since this is the time of year when FC members are going to be negotiating salaries, attending case interviews and anxiously making decisions, we thought it is a good idea to once again reflect on ethics and values. At times like these many sometimes feel that if they could just cut this corner now, everything will be OK... We want to provide s ...…
 
Oscar Trimboli still finds it uncomfortable to speak about listening, but I’m glad he has found a way to combine these two competing activities. Oscar is an executive coach and a listening expert based in Sydney, Australia. In this episode, he talks about the cost of poor listening for individuals and organizations and the importance for leader ...…
 
Listen to how this bright and talented lady joined MBB Europe, while based in Africa, despite significant odds. She had no business background whatsoever, graduated from a non target school in a developing country, had never even heard of a consulting club and was previously rejected in the 1st round with MBB (MBB = McKinsey, BCG and Bain). She ...…
 
Sille Krukow is a behavioral designer working on nudging consumers towards better, greener and safer decision-making. We discuss choice architecture, how we make decisions and how decisions are made for us.
 
In this Events @ RAND podcast, RAND political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh and William “Pat” Getty, president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, discuss Truth Decay’s consequences on community engagement and resilience.
 
The world-renowned surgeon, writer, and researcher Atul Gawande shares powerful lessons about creating a culture of safe learning, the critical difference between a coach and a mentor, and how to ensure constant improvement in key areas of your personal and professional life. *** Atul Gawande is one of the most impressive individuals I’ve had t ...…
 
The world-renowned surgeon, writer, and researcher Atul Gawande shares powerful lessons about creating a culture of safe learning, the critical difference between a coach and a mentor, and how to ensure constant improvement in key areas of your personal and professional life. *** Atul Gawande is one of the most impressive individuals I’ve had t ...…
 
Here we share the very detailed approach we used to place a client, into McKinsey USA, with a 2.1/4.0 GPA. This is the lowest GPA we have ever placed into McKinsey since Firmsconsulting was founded. If you genuinely find our podcasts useful, we would sincerely appreciate you leaving a genuine review on iTunes. The mission of Firmsconsulting is ...…
 
In this Events @ RAND podcast, some of the nation's leading integrative health experts discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking.
 
John Michael Godier is an author, a youtuber and a science popularizer. We discuss creativity, decisions and routine.
 
Today, I interview fellow Ottawan and the founder and CEO of Shopify, Tobi Lütke. In case you’re still new to the internet, Shopify is the largest ecommerce platform that allows people to easily set up online storefronts to sell everything from jewelry to surfing lessons. Shopify began as a simple two man operation selling snowboards online, bu ...…
 
Today, I interview fellow Ottawan and the founder and CEO of Shopify, Tobi Lütke. In case you’re still new to the internet, Shopify is the largest ecommerce platform that allows people to easily set up online storefronts to sell everything from jewelry to surfing lessons. Shopify began as a simple two man operation selling snowboards online, bu ...…
 
In which we discuss mindfulness and how thinking about being, and thinking about thinking can influence our decisions.
 
My guest for this episode is Maarten Oldenhof. Maarten is the former CEO of Ajax, the iconic Amsterdam-based football club that dominated the game in the early 70s and mid 90s. In '95 they won the Champions League, the biggest prize in European club football. And in the years after, Ajax moved to a new stadium nearly triple the size of the orig ...…
 
Today’s guest is Stratechery author and founder Ben Thompson. If you’re an investor in Silicon Valley, work at a tech start-up, or just love to geek out on technology and business analysis, odds are good that Stratechery is on your short list of must-read blogs. What started as a side project, quickly ballooned into one of the most influential ...…
 
Today’s guest is Stratechery author and founder Ben Thompson. If you’re an investor in Silicon Valley, work at a tech start-up, or just love to geek out on technology and business analysis, odds are good that Stratechery is on your short list of must-read blogs. What started as a side project, quickly ballooned into one of the most influential ...…
 
In which we lay some groundwork to understand how decisions help us solve problems. And a clever little story about a banana company in 1915.
 
In this episode, I interview my good friend, Jacob Graf. It's a candid, friendly conversation, but we discuss Jacobs unique worldview on tech, motivations and how he solves problems in his every day life.
 
There are only a handful of websites that I read religiously. One of those is MarginalRevolution.com, started by my next guest, Tyler Cowen. Other than hosting one of the most popular economic blogs in the world, Tyler is also an economics professor at George Mason University, a regular New York Times columnist, and the author of over a dozen b ...…
 
There are only a handful of websites that I read religiously. One of those is MarginalRevolution.com, started by my next guest, Tyler Cowen. Other than hosting one of the most popular economic blogs in the world, Tyler is also an economics professor at George Mason University, a regular New York Times columnist, and the author of over a dozen b ...…
 
In which we introduce what this thing is, does, and aims to do.
 
In this #335th and new episode of the Consulting & Case Interviews complimentary podcast, audio version, we continue the conversation started in the previous episode. We discuss a practical example of doing something other people may disagree with. We also touch on idealizing goals (especially during the case interview process) and how to set b ...…
 
My guest for this short episode of The Knowledge Project is a man who wears many hats. Ali Almossawi is a San Francisco-based author of books on critical thinking and computer science education, and the creator of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. He is also a principal engineer at Apple and was formerly employed as a data visualization eng ...…
 
My guest for this short episode of The Knowledge Project is a man who wears many hats. Ali Almossawi is a San Francisco-based author of books on critical thinking and computer science education, and the creator of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. He is also a principal engineer at Apple and was formerly employed as a data visualization eng ...…
 
My guest for this episode is Spencer Waldron. Spencer is the Regional Director Europe of Prezi, the cloud-based presentation platform. A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, he’s also a frequent speaker at business conferences across Europe on topics like storytelling and leadership communication. This episode is packed with ...…
 
The death of a celebrity by suicide can have rippling consequences through society. Because it often has a contagious effect, there are guidelines for how the media should report on and cover these deaths, which include suggestions that persons in crisis reach out for support. In this Call with the Experts podcast, Raveej Ramchand, Sarah MacCar ...…
 
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