In a recent LinkedIn post, the great motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Tony Robbins said, “You have the ability to architect your life’s experience by setting goals for yourself and taking massive action to achieve them. Commit just 30 minutes a day to your growth by learning something new.” If you don’t have time to read 30 minutes a day, Robbins suggests listening to a podcast that inspires you on your drive to or from work.

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing digital media formats, and the business genre is one of the top five most popular in the industry. Podcasts make learning simple and convenient, which is especially appealing to the busy entrepreneur.

With that in mind, the Investors Community Bank business banking team has compiled a list of their favorite business related podcasts. Whether you’re looking to be educated or inspired, you’ll come away motivated, energized and ready to take steps toward achieving your personal and business goals. 

Click any of the title names below to be taken to the podcast home page. 

Business Wars (Wondery)

This podcast recounts different business battles between companies/industries over time and gives you the real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights – or to ruin. Recent examples of shows include Boeing vs. Airbus, Ford vs. Chevy, Macy’s vs. Gimbels and Facebook vs. Snapchat.

How I Built This (NPR)

This podcast dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies, weaving a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built. You’ll hear straight from the founders how they built their empires. Recent episodes highlight Dell Computers, Edible Arrangements, Spanx and Steve Madden.

Everybody Matters (Barry Wehmiller)

Like its sister blog, the Everybody Matters podcast provides thoughts, insights and stories from throughout Barry Wehmiller’s leadership journey. The podcast focuses on the mantra preached by Bob Chapman and highlights the culture of his companies. The show features other like-minded leaders who are trying to change the world, such as Simon Sinek, Amy Cuddy, Lynne Twist and many more.

Masters of Scale (Reid Hoffman)

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a “gazillion,” testing his theories with legendary leaders. Recent guests include Arianna Huffington, Tristan Walker, Bill Gates and Tory Burch. This podcast may be of special interest to female business leaders, as it is the first American media program to commit to gender balances for guests.

Stop the Vanilla (Steve Van Remortel)

This podcast has a local touch! Steve Van Remortel is Chief Strategist and Talent Advisor at Stop the Vanilla, which is based out of Green Bay. Steve’s bi-weekly podcast will inspire, empower and educate you on the proven processes and methodologies to achieve what you want in your business, career and life. He’ll offer tips to help you achieve the most out of your talent along with finding the right type of talent to add to your company.

Tech News Briefing (Wall Street Journal)

Listen to the latest in technology news during your weekday commute! In this daily podcast, Wall Street Journal reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. The Wall Street Journal offers a variety of other podcasts on a wide range of subjects, which are also linked on the Tech News Briefing podcast page.

IdeaCast (Harvard Business Review)

The HBR IdeaCast is a weekly podcast featuring leading thinkers in business and management. Recent topics include Setting a High Bar for Customer Service, The Right Way to Form New Habits, the Art of Asking for (and Getting) Help, and the Tipping Point Between Failure and Success.  

TED Talks Technology

In this podcast, some of the world’s leading inventors and researchers share demos, breakthroughs and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. Topics include smartphone technology, artificial intelligence, DNA technology, solar power and more.

Happy listening!

Written by ICB Business Banking Team

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