As a business owner, your business can not grow beyond your personal development level. So, as you work on your business, it is important that you work on yourself. There are several ways through which you can develop yourself. And these include attending seminars / webinars, reading books and listening to podcasts. One of my favorites ways to develop yourself is listening to podcasts. Listening to podcasts is a great way to learn something while you are doing something else. You can listen to podcast while driving or even when in the gym. I will use this article to highlight some of the top podcasts for any business owner that I have found useful.
Whether you are trying to pick up some new skills or you just need a healthy dose of inspiration, podcast is a good resource. It doesn’t matter whether you are an aspiring business owner or you are a veteran, you will find something for you on the list. As you will find out, listening to podcast makes learning simple and convenient. This makes it particularly appealing to the on-the-go entrepreneur. These podcasts will help you to gain insight into how you can establish, grow and successfully run your business.
1. Entrepreneurs on Fire
John Lee Dumas created the wildly successful high-energy podcast. “Entrepreneurs on Fire” focuses on inspiring and educating young entrepreneurs. Aside from the credibility of featured talent, new episodes are rolled out every single day of the week. It features the success stories of entrepreneurs, including Seth Godin, Barbara Corcoran and Tim Ferriss, in an entertaining format. If you need something to keep you motivated as an entrepreneur, this is one of the best podcasts for any business owner.
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2. How I Built This
You will find this on the list of top podcasts for any business owner. This is NPR’s business podcast hosted by Guy Raz. On “How I Built This,” Guy Raz explores the incredible stories of entrepreneurs who have accomplished the seemingly impossible. Raz’s weekly podcast has featured people like Jet Blue Airways founder David Neeleman, as well as the minds behind Kickstarter. Whether you are interested in expanding your business or scaling a new tech startup, you will benefit from this impressive library of interviews.
Andrew Warner created Mixergy to provide listeners with advice, tips and strategies on how to overcome the various challenges associated with being an entrepreneur. As a listener, you will learn from a mix of interviews and courses that have been created with the help of over 1,5000 successful entrepreneurs. The podcasts cover a wide variety of topics. For instance, you can learn about business owners who sold their companies or people’s personal experiences.
4. Masters of Scale
Masters of Scale is a business and finance podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. The show is created and owned by WaitWhat. In each episode, Hoffman introduces a theory on how successful businesses scale, and tests its validity by interviewing founders about their path to scale. The podcast offers its listeners in-depth insight, analysis, and advice. Also, it offers tested theories on how to operate, scale and grow your businesses.
5. HBR Ideacast
HBR Ideacast is for those of you who cannot get enough of Harvard Business Review. The podcast features interviews and discussions from “leading world thinkers” in both business and management. The show is hosted by senior editors Alison Beard and Curt Nickish. It airs weekly episodes on pertinent issues and affairs affecting both entrepreneurs and the business world at large.
6. The Strategy Hour Podcast
If you are a woman in business, this “the Strategy Hour Podcast”is for you. The hosts, Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams, started the successful Think Creative Collective. This is a company that helps creative entrepreneurs get their business going strong. The podcast helps overwhelmed and creative entrepreneurs break down their Oprah-sized dreams. In addition, it helps business owner to create a functioning command center to tame the chaos of their business.
7. The GaryVee Audio Experience
This is one of my top podcasts for any business owner. The GaryVee Audio Experience offers insightful information in the world of marketing and business. On the GaryVee Audio Experience, you wll hear episodes of series called the #AskGaryVee Show. This is a mix of Gary’s best highlights from his DAILYVEE documentary video series, keynote speeches on marketing and business. You will also listen to interviews, fireside chats, and any of his new and current thoughts.
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8. The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show interviews “world-class” individuals and gives listeners insight into tactics, strategies, tools and routines they can emulate in order to grow their businesses. On each episode, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.). He uses the show to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. You can start with his top 10 podcasts of the Tim Ferriss Show.
Youpreneur focuses on helping you to build, market and monetize your personal brand. The show is hosted by Christ Ducker who experienced an epiphany when he burned out on his business in 2009. Each show helps entrepreneurs understand what it means to develop their personal brand. Through the podcast, you will learn how to become the go-to leader in your industry and build a future-proof business.
10. School of Greatness
School of Greatness is the brainchild of New York Times Best Selling author, entrepreneur and former pro athlete Lewis Howes. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet. Its focus is to inspire you to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life. Howes created the podcast to share inspiring stories and ideas from some of the most brilliant business minds in the industry. On the podcast, you will get pointed life advice to help you maintain the balance and proper mindset necessary to be your best selves.
11. Product Hunt Radio
Product Hunt Radio is a weekly podcast with the people creating and exploring the future. The podcast has a new episode every week. If you are looking to stay up-to-date with all things tech, “Product Hunt Radio,” hosted by Ryan Hoover, is your answer. Whether you want to learn about tech that could affect your business, keep up with trends, or apply lessons to your enterprise, this small business podcast is for you.
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“How I built this” is one of my favorites. I will definitely check out the others on the list.
Thanks for sharing.
I am a follower of “How I Built This” but I also listen to “Masters of Scale” and “Entrepreneur On Fire”.
I will check out the others on the list also.
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