September 15, 2013 by
There are tons of Blogs and Books on the topics of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Design – but that’s a ton of reading for a busy entrepreneur or designer. Another decent source, YouTube videos, aren’t t exactly practical to be watching on the go (unless you’re ok bumping into people and tripping on things).
So to fill this in-between period where most people probably listen to music, I started listening to useful podcasts.
It seems that not everyone is familiar with podcasts, though they’ve been around since about 2004. (A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio radio or video files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device, according to Wikipedia).
Here are the ones I recommend so far (some are professional, and some are more personal conversations).
Entrepreneur on Fire
EntrepreneurOnFire is a daily podcast, hosted by John Lee Dumas, interviewing today’s most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. Since launching in September 2012, they have featured entrepreneurs like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss and over 300 more. During the 30ish-minute interviews, the spotlighted entrepreneur tells us about their journey, sharing early failures, AHA moments, and providing insights about the techniques that are working for them right now. Each show wraps with a five-question “Lightning Round” that pulls priceless nuggets of information from these successful Entrepreneurs, encouraging listeners and fans to take action.
EntrepreneurOnFire on iTunes
The Deeply Graphic DesignCast
For designers of every kind, each episode of The Deeply Graphic DesignCast tackles a different graphic design related topic, from finding better clients to online portfolios to making sure you get paid. They offer tips in a “Do Yourself a Favor” segment and advice when by answering a listener question.
Hosted by three working designers with a wealth of real world experience to draw upon, there is something new in every episode.
The Deeply Graphic Design Cast on iTunes
The Human Business Way
The Human Business Way podcast is a mix of interviews and informative advice dedicated to entertaining you while also teaching you a thing or two about doing business in a much more relationship-minded way. Produced by Chris Brogan, founder of Human Business Works, this show is intended to be fun and educational. Topics and formats vary from week to week.
The Human Business Way on iTunes
The HBR IdeaCast features breakthrough ideas and commentary from the leading thinkers in business and management. Content is from the publishers of Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Press, and hbr.org, (They also offer it in video as the Video IdeaCast, and through their iPhone App).
HBR IdeaCast on iTunes
The Entrepreneurs puts the spotlight on those driving innovation in their industries, plus where to invest, business news and tips from those who have succeeded.
This is Monacle 24‘s business show aimed at people who run their own company – or want to.
Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs on iTunes
And of course a week after writing this, the awesome Scott Stratten launched his first podcast (after 9 years of blogging and tweeting). I wrote about The UnPodcast here .