If you are an entrepreneur you know that innovation and imagination are the visionary skills that make you stand apart from others. That said, you probably also know that all the forward vision in the world is not enough to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world around you, right now.
You’re busy; reading takes time. That’s why podcasts should be an essential part of your smartphone’s catalogue. You can listen as you drive, walk, exercise, grocery shop, and do all the things that you need to do while simultaneously allowing your hears to be filled with the voices of great leaders and up-to-date news.
5 podcasts for entrepreneurs
1. The Tim Ferriss Show
Egregiously, The Tim Ferris Show is presented by … Tim Ferris. Ferris is a bestselling author who is best known for The 4-Hour Workweek. He likes experiments, and often uses himself as a guinea pig. In this podcast, Ferris interviews (grills?) world-renowned authors, celebrities, billionaires about life hacks, mental frameworks and their experiences.
2. Entrepreneur on Fire
Because that’s what you are. Hosted by John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur on Fire gives practical tips about how to improve just about any part of your life from business to social. Pat Flynn, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk are just 5 of the over 1300 daily interviews to date. Worth a listen if you are feeling that your focus on business is causing you to fail in other areas. It’s all about the balance in the end.
3. The Broad Experience
Want a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the business environment in regards to how men and women work? You should. Hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte, The Broad Experience tackles some of the bigger issues that face women in the workplace today. Everything from race to communication to sexual harassment. This podcast is especially relevant to you if you are a man, as these are all things that will affect the women in your company—ignorance here leads to a business nobody wants to work for or with.
4. Startup Podcast
Most entrepreneurs have either founded a startup, or want to. The Startup Podcast discusses how to take that idea that you have bouncing around in your head and maybe on your desktop and turn it into something a little more tangible. It’s all about the rollout process, and in following a different startup every season, this podcast illustrates the highs and lows.
5. Built to Sell
Specifically, Built to Sell asks and answers the question of when is the right time to sell your business. It’s hosted by many-time entrepreneur John Warrillow who has also written a book all about when to sell your startup—or maybe the bigger question is how to get your startup to a point where someone wants to buy it. Each week Warrillow interviews a founder who recently cashed out, and asks them all the questions relevant to them getting there.
Because we can’t just put in the serious stuff, can we?
The Random Show
The Random Show is funny, which is the primary reason that we have added it as a bonus podcast. However, there is some really entrepreneurial realness in here too. It’s a mix of Tim Ferris and Kevin Rose, and the show allows these two creative minds to unleash a little. You’ll like it.