Episodes
Art, innovation, and the world of product management through the lens of high-end motorcars. In this episode we sit down with Daniel Canbanllias a Product Manager at Rolls Royce Motorcars. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Published 05/12/20
Published 05/12/20
We sit down with Timothy Galpin, Academic director of the MBA program at Said Business School, consultant to numerous boards and senior management, and an author to discuss what drives M&A, the hiccups and the waves of M&A over the years.
Published 05/12/20
As restrictions on medical cannabis use loosen around the world, companies and entrepreneurs are entering the marijuana market in a big way. We learn more from leading players in this space and the first publicly-listed cannabis company. As restrictions on medical cannabis use loosen around the world, companies and entrepreneurs are entering the marijuana market in a big way. To learn more, we spoke with Tejinder Verk and Paul Steckler of Canopy Growth, one of the leading players in this...
Published 12/12/19
Venture with us to the ‘final frontier’ for a very special episode on the future of space. Once the stuff of science fiction, more and more companies are launching into the space business, led by big players like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. To help us better understand how this industry is evolving, we spoke with Chad Anderson, CEO of the investment firm Space Angels.
Published 06/28/19
This talk was recorded as part of the Future of Business Series. We interviewed Tarun Varma (Initiatives Manager at Lego Foundation) who works at the intersection of business, research, and investment in early education. Laura White and Puja Balachander (MBA students at Saïd Business School) who are exploring this space. Listen to their journey to the next billion dollar opportunity.
Published 06/11/19
What is behind the rise of impact investing and is the hype warranted? Aunnie Patton Power, founder of Intelligent Impact and a lecturer at Saïd Business School discusses the history of impact investing, how impact investments are structured and the future of the sector.
Published 05/29/19
Simon Coley and Albert Tucker of Karma Cola tell the Future of Business podcast how they built a company, a foundation, and a "virtuous circle," bringing organic sodas to consumers and vital investment to communities in Sierra Leone.
Published 05/08/19
We interviewed Vanessa Lee Butz, CEO and Founder of District Technologies to understand what smart cities are and what the connected future would look like? She talks about her journey to launch District Technologies, vision for improving individual experience to ease the administrative tasks in our day-to-day life and what lies ahead. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Published 04/29/19
In the second of our special two-part episode, we learn about Africa’s competitive advantages, shifting demographics, and the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by young people and women.
Published 04/16/19
As countries across Africa vote on ratification of the landmark Continental Free Trade Agreement, we learn more about what's at stake for the continent in the first of a special two-part episode.
Published 04/05/19
What is the right level of profit for a company? Bruno Roche, Chief Economist at Mars Catalyst, challenges conventional business thinking on this question and shares his insights on how the private sector can make 'responsibility' an integrated part of a corporation. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Published 03/26/19
There are currently over one billion people without access to electricity. A significant number of these people live in Africa where inadequate infrastructure restricts access. Greta-Talbot Jones and Laurence Copson from BBOXX are tackling this challenge by selling commercial solar home systems using an innovative pay as you go model.
Published 03/12/19
This year's World Economic Forum was punctuated by an overall sense of pessimism and concern for the future. One attendee, Oxford Saïd Business School Dean Peter Tufano, gives his take on the state of business. Tufano also discusses how business schools like his can better prepare students for leadership positions in a changing world.
Published 02/19/19
Can banks survive without caring about customers? Monzo Co-Founder and CEO Tom Blomfield, who challenged the current system with his digital-only bank, tells us what he thinks will give customer better choice, better service and better price. But do people feel secure keeping their money in these so-called “neo banks”? We ask Alice Truswell, an Oxford MBA student with experience in digital banking strategy.
Published 02/06/19
Can banks survive without caring about customers? Monzo Co-Founder and CEO Tom Blomfield, who challenged the current system with his digital-only bank, tells us what he thinks will give customer better choice, better service and better price. But do people feel secure keeping their money in these so-called “neo banks”? We ask Alice Truswell, an Oxford MBA student with experience in digital banking strategy.
Published 02/06/19
In this live panel, we sit down with Resident Advisor founder Nick Sabine and fellow MBA slash film producer Yetunde Dada to discuss community engagement through digital media.
Published 11/16/18
Can businesses lead the charge for social good? That is the idea behind B Corps, a movement of 2,500 businesses in 50 countries committed to having a positive impact in the world. We talk to Charmain Love, former COO and co-founder of B Labs UK and Michaelanne Butler, MBA student, who run us through the potential opportunity.
Published 11/16/18
Can cryptocurrencies make the first trillionaire? Between September 2017 and January 2018 the price of bitcoin rocketed to around $13,000. One MBA student, Mike Wigrizer, was not only betting on bitcoin but also created his own cryptocurrency. In conversation, Mike talks us through the highs and lows.
Published 08/21/18
How would you like to have your own personal banker? The traditional model of banks as a store of value and source of liquidity, and of bankers as trusted personal financial advisors, is under threat like never before. We discuss the range of these threats with Alec McLaurin, MBA student and then look at how one bank in America is find opportunities amongst the threats with Steve Gotz, former COO and co-founder of Pivotus - the innovation arm of Umpqua Bank.
Published 08/21/18