We live in the magical age when we can carry some of the top leaders of the world with us wherever we go, thanks to podcasts. While working out, driving or cleaning, we can have the greats of our age sharing their secrets with us. It's magic.
If you're in tech, you know how fast the world pivots. Constant learning has become the norm, not just to get ahead, but merely to keep up. Luckily for us, these podcasts make the lessons so fun and interesting, we barely notice how long our commute is anymore.
Here are some of our favorite podcasts we think all tech pros should listen to:
This relatively new podcast is hosted by Fast Company editors Kate Davis and Anisa Purbasari Horton. They share info from people getting way more done than the average person. How? Is it sleep, a latest email hack, inbox zero??? Find out with this biweekly show.
- The Morning Routines of the Most Successful People: Benjamin Spall, coauthor of My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, talks about how the first hours of the day make all the difference.
- How to Train Your Brain to be More Resilient to Failure: Intern Queen CEO and founder Lauren Berger helps you see failure as just part of the larger picture of your success.
- How do you make a to-do list that works?: The creator of the creator of the popular bullet journal teaches how to write down all the things we need to do and actually get them done.
This weekly show casts the minds of business leaders right into your ear. It's Harvard Business Review, so you know the quality is going to be on point.
- Understanding the Space Economy: Ok hear us out. You don't have to be planning a flight to the stars to be affected by the need for satellites. According to Sinéad O’Sullivan, entrepreneurship fellow at Harvard Business School, we're actually running out of... space ... in ... space.
- How Having a Rival Improves Performance: Suffering from some envy from your friendly competition? It might be good for you. Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, says that rivalry might be better for everyone involved.
- A Theoretical Physicist (and Entrepreneur) on Why Companies Stop Innovating: Safi Bahcall, a former biotech CEO, started his professional life as a theoretical physicist before hopping over to business. (What a pivot!) In this fascinating episode, he explains how innovative companies becoming complacent mimics the science of water freezing to ice.
Two journalists who have turned to entrepreneurship (while trying to avoid returning to the dark side), attempt to "chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life." Manoush Zomorodi (Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business) and Jen Poyant (Exec. Producer of Note to Self, 2 Dope Queens) say, "ZigZag takes an honest look at the culture of business—and what needs to change."
- The Lifecycle of an Idea: Tech analyst Jackie Fenn explains her Hype Cycle, a system she's been using for 25 years to track innovations.
- An App for Information Overload?: Can you fix information overload with an app? Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs Mark Little and Áine Kerr are trying with Kinzen.
- Trusting Yourself in Startup-Entrepreneurland: Three entrepreneurs talk about getting knocked around in the ring of startups, and how to get back up.
Not one for modesty, Tim will be the first to tell you his podcast has been ranked #1 of business podcast in the entire world of Apple Podcasts, as well as the #1 general podcast, and it was the first to reach 100,000,000 downloads. It's now more than 300M. On most episodes, Tim tracks down someone who we'd all imagine as unreachable -- Seth Godin, Paulo Coelho, Katie Couric - and gets them to share a little of their greatness with us, the listeners.
- The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice: What the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList knows about “unicorn” mega-successes.
- Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach: Wisdom from working as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, and Executive Chairman 2011-2018
- Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble: What she learned launching an app and growing it to 28 million users in 144 countries.