The Bottom Line
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Hosted by the Drucker Institute’s Rick Wartzman, author of four books and a Fortune contributor, The Bottom Line puts a spotlight on companies that are advancing social progress—and those that aren’t.
||CleanEpisode 24: Upending the Nation's Financial Giants With Beneficial State Bank's Kat Taylor||Featured interview with Kat Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank. Megan Kamerick reports on why front-line bank jobs are generally so miserable. Karan Chopra explores the need for employers and educators to build new...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Examining the Rise of the Social Enterprise With Deloitte's Erica Volini||Featured interview with Erica Volini, U.S. Human Capital leader for Deloitte Consulting. Marty Goldensohn reports on BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s call for companies to show how they’re making a “positive contribution to society.”...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Battling Income Inequality With Second Avenue Partners' Nick Hanauer||Featured interview with Nick Hanauer, co-founder of Second Avenue Partners. Larry Buhl reports on the steady erosion of overtime pay in America. Karan Chopra explains how great social benefits can result when “agents of...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Becoming a High-Road Employment Model With Managed by Q's Dan Teran||Featured interview with Dan Teran, co-founder and CEO of Managed by Q. Molly Nugent reports on MIT professor Zeynep Ton's Good Jobs Strategy. Natalie Foster explores why the basic income experiment underway in Stockton, Calif., is so...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Eating Right With Naturade's Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook||Featured interview with Naturade CEO Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, the company's chief marketing officer. Bridget Huber reports on Impact America Fund’s efforts to help improve low- to moderate-income areas. Karan Chopra lays out...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Finding the Perfect Career With Sokanu's Spencer Thompson||Featured interview with Spencer Thompson, founder and president of Sokanu. Bridget Huber reports on the skills that today’s teens will need to succeed in the workplace of tomorrow. Natalie Foster explores how and why the...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Making the Planet Cleaner and Greener With Angeleno Group's Daniel Weiss||Featured interview with Daniel Weiss, managing partner at Angeleno Group. Marty Goldensohn reports on Coca-Cola’s “World Without Waste” sustainable packaging campaign. Rachel Schneider ponders whether the United States can ever...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Transforming the Healthcare Marketplace With Pager's Walter Jin||Featured interview with Pager CEO Walter Jin. Megan Kamerick reports on the mental-health app Woebot. Kanyi Maqubela explores the fine line "between exploitative and empowering” in consumer finance.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Taming the Ups and Downs of Workers' Incomes With Even's Quinten Farmer||Featured interview with Quinten Farmer, co-founder and chief operating officer at Even. Molly Nugent reports on one woman’s struggles to cope with her own financial instability. Rachel Schneider examines how our assumptions about...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Exploring the Perils and Promise of High Tech With O'Reilly Media's Tim O'Reilly||Featured interview with O'Reilly Media CEO Tim O'Reilly. Bridget Huber reports on how we seem to be facing less the rise of robot overlords and more the rise of robot coworkers. Kanyi Maqubela considers whether censorship in China...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Meeting the Needs of Today's—and Tomorrow's—Small Business Owners With Thumbtack's Marco Zappacosta||Featured interview with Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta. Larry Buhl reports on why entrepreneurship in America has been on the decline for decades. Rachel Schneider comments on the terrible toll exacted by the financial volatility that...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Restoring Worker Power at a Time of Union Decline With the SEIU's David Rolf||Featured interview with David Rolf, president of Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union. Marty Goldensohn reports on the state of employee stock ownership plans. Kanyi Maqubela reflects on why the toughest obstacle facing...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Holiday Edition: TV Legend Norman Lear Thinks "Maximizing Shareholder Value" Is the "Central Disease of Our Time"||Featured interview with Norman Lear, chairman of Act III Communications.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Understanding How Private Equity Has Lost Its Way With Leo Hindery of InterMedia Partners||Featured interview with Leo Hindery, managing partner of InterMedia Partners. Larry Buhl reports on efforts by a group of wealthy individuals called the Patriotic Millionaires to battle income inequality. Rachel Schneider explores why we...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Getting a Second Chance With Gretchen Peterson of Dave's Killer Bread and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition's Scott Budnick||Featured interviews with Gretchen Peterson, the director of human resources at Dave’s Killer Bread, and Hollywood producer turned prison-reform advocate Scott Budnick. Lily Bowles, sustainability officer at Aspiration, examines which...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Building the Mother of All Job-Matching Platforms With LinkedIn's Allen Blue||Featured interview with Linked-In co-founder Allen Blue. Megan Kamerick reports on a national network called TechHire, which is forging pathways for overlooked Americans to gain skills and access to technical jobs. Dorian Warren shares...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Enjoying Plant-Based Burgers (That Don't Taste Like Hockey Pucks) With Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown and Ray Lane||Featured interview with Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown and board member Ray Lane. Ernest Savage reports on how a startup called Milk and Eggs is trying to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts. Natalie Foster explores why the...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Turning Service Jobs Into Good Jobs With Hello Alfred's Marcela Sapone||Featured interview with Hello Alfred CEO Marcela Sapone. Ernest Savage reports on efforts by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to create good jobs in sectors that haven’t traditionally had them. Dorian Warren casts a skeptical eye on the mad...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Creating the Office of Tomorrow With Herman Miller's Brian Walker||Featured interview with Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker. Marty Goldensohn reports on how employers are trying to tackle the “privacy crisis” in open offices. Natalie Foster explains why now is the time for a big, bold expansion of the...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Peeking Behind the Corporate Curtain With CSRHub's Cynthia Figge||Featured interview with CSRHub CEO Cynthia Figge. Megan Kamerick reports on the growth of social impact investing, including among major charitable foundations. Dorian Warren explores Silicon Valley's "invisible workforce."||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Entering the Knowledge Age With Union Square Ventures' Albert Wenger||Featured interview with Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures. Robin Urevich reports on what many see as a model for a universal basic income—Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend. Natalie Foster examines how the Affordable...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition: The Business Response to Trump's Both-Sidesism on Charlottesville With Mike Jackson of 2050 Marketing||Featured interview with Mike Jackson, founder of 2050 Marketing and a former top General Motors executive.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Reimagining the Workplace With Business Talent Group's Jody Miller||Featured interview with Business Talent Group CEO Jody Miller. Marty Goldensohn reports on a policy aimed at helping the growing ranks of gig workers: portable benefits. Sandra Smith explores why many of those seeking work in poor...||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: You Are What You Eat With Shake Shack's Randy Garutti and Screenwriter Rob Siegel||Featured interviews with Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti and Rob Siegel, who wrote the biopic "The Founder" about McDonald's mogul Ray Kroc. Lily Bowles, sustainability officer at Aspiration, takes a look at which fast-food companies are leaders, and...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Restoring Trust in Business With Time Inc.'s Alan Murray||Featured interview with Alan Murray, chief content officer at Time Inc. Marty Goldensohn reports on "Shared Value"—an orientation in which companies look to solve social problems as part of their core business strategy. Natalie Foster...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Bringing Diversity to the Boardroom and C-Suite With Berkhemer Clayton's Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire||Episode 3 Featured interview with Berkhemer Clayton CEO Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire Robin Urevich reports on how a common employer practice—asking job candidates for their salary history—may be holding back women's pay. Dorian Warren...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: The New Blue-Collar Blues With Robert Reich and Paul O'Neill||Bonus Episode: “The New Blue-Collar Blues” Featured Interviews with former Treasury Secretary and Alcoa CEO Paul O’Neill and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Lily Bowles, sustainability officer at Aspiration, takes a look at which companies...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Design Thinking for Social Good With IDEO's Tim Brown||Episode 2 Featured interview with IDEO CEO Tim Brown Robin Urevich reports on one design-driven project for social change. Natalie Foster explains how, in an age when union membership is very low, workers are using digital technology to find their...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Keeping Focused on the Long Term With Unilever's Paul Polman||The Bottom Line Podcast Launch!||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSample Reel||Hosted by the Drucker Institute’s Rick Wartzman, author of four books and a Fortune contributor, The Bottom Line puts a spotlight on companies that are advancing social progress—and those that aren’t. By engaging in lively conversation...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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This is a great show! Keep it up!
I really enjoyed the conversation, more please!
Amazing guests! Smart conversation.
This POD gets better with each episode. Rick Wartzman has a great, casual style that makes it feel like a conversation over a beer. He asks exactly the kind of questions you would if you were there AND if you KNEW A TON about business and management and history and...
Keep this up -- I'm hooked!