Recent Guests

Jodi R.R. Smith
Jodi R.R. Smith

Founder and President
Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting
http://mannersmith.com

Jodi R. R. Smith began promoting better behaviors in 1986 and founded Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting in January 1996. She continues to serve as president. Her extensive background in motivational psychology and human resources has reaffirmed her belief that proper manners and etiquette are an essential part of functioning successfully in today's world. Jodi is a nationally known etiquette expert, specializing in personal and professional conduct, and is sought out by the media for her no-nonsense approach. Jodi has been seen on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and on the CBS Early Show. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She has been a featured guest on radio shows from coast to coast and into Canada. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in motivational psychology from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from Cornell University. She is also the author of three etiquette books. Jodi is well known among her clients for her ed(Show Full Bio)ucational and entertaining style.

Episodes: 7/20/2017 @5:30 PM, 12/8/2016 @6:30 PM, 11/10/2016 @6:00 PM, 9/8/2016 @5:30 PM, 12/3/2015 @6:00 PM, 7/23/2015 @5:30 PM


Chris Rowley
Chris Rowley

Professor
Cass Business School, City, University of London
https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/faculty-and-research/experts/chris-rowley

Professor Chris Rowley, GradCIPD, BA, MA (Warwick), DPhil (Nuffield College, Oxford). He was the founding Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management, Subject Leader and won several international grants for Asian research, including from the British Academy, ESRC/AIM Overseas International Fellowship, RCUK Academic Fellowship (2006-11) and Korea Foundation Fellowship (2016). He was twice awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Reputation and Impact Through Research’ with prizes for research and publications (FT list) at Cass and also in Asia.

He has experience of many different universities and systems. He acted as an advisor and also Director of Research and Publications for an education charity in Singapore (2008-14). He has taught in Korea and Switzerland. He has examined over 30 PhDs in the UK and internationally and has had a range of external and visiting appointments at universities internationally. He has acted as an external and moderator on a range of prog(Show Full Bio)rammes at universities in the UK and globally.

He is Editor of the SCI (and ABS) rated leading academic cross-disciplinary journal on Asia, Asia Pacific Business Review (Routledge) and also the Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management (Emerald) and serves on many journal Editorial Boards. He is Book Series Editor of Working in Asia (Routledge), Asian Studies (Elsevier) and Asian Business and Management Studies (World Scientific Press). He collaborates with a network of international colleagues and thought leaders, such as Dave Ulrich from the US and has published widely, with over 600 journal articles, books and chapters and other contributions in practitioner journals, magazines and newsletters.

He has given briefings, talks and lectures at universities and companies in Asia and has consultancy experience with unions, businesses and governments on a range of topics, including cultural awareness, diversity, leadership, knowledge management and employment and human resource management policy and practice issues generally and Asian business. He also writes regularly for and gives interviews and comments to:
• International practitioner outlets: CIPD People Management/People Management Asia/Middle East, HR Magazine, HR Legal Service, HR Matters, HR Bullets, Workplace Savings & Benefits, Employee Benefits, Changeboard, Recruitment Times, Raconteur, BPS World Resourcing, CMI Professional Manager, CFO Magazine, World Financial Review.
• News services: Financial Times, FT Adviser, CBNC, Bloomberg, Financial News, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Japan Times, Shanghai Daily, China Daily, China Business News, Al Bayan Newspaper (Dubai/UAE).
• TV and radio: BBC, Channel 4/ITV, Arirang TV, China Radio International, American Public Media Radio and BBC Radio Live.

Episode: 7/20/2017 @5:00 PM


Natasha Bowman
Natasha Bowman

Founder and Chief Consultant;Associate Professor
Performance ReNEW; Jack Welch Management Institute, Manhattan College
http://performance-renew.com

Natasha Bowman JD, SPHR has been leading organizations through the complex, fast-changing human resources landscape for over 15 years. She has developed a reputation as an expert consultant and thought leader for organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Knowledge International, and Wiley Publishing and many others. Her expertise spans human resources management, talent management, employment law, organizational development, sourcing and recruiting, collective bargaining, and ethics and compliance. Because of her ability to diagnose workplace issues and provide proven solutions to organizations, she is often referred to as The Workplace Doctor.

Apart from rich expertise and cross-sector experience, she brings an ardent intellectual commitment to the field. Her law degree has equipped her to guide million-person companies through HR crises by designing policies, training company leaders, directing investigations and keeping the pulse of emerging trends in employment and labor l(Show Full Bio)aw.

She is the best selling author of You Can't Do That at Work! 100 legal mistakes that managers make in the workplace and an international professional speaker. She has spoken and taught at some of the prestigious corporate classroom and graduate business schools across the country such as: SHRM, ATD, Fordham University, Walmart Stores Inc., Manhattan College, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ Health System) Georgetown University, and the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Twitter - @mylifeiswork

Episode: 7/20/2017 @6:30 PM


Louis Uchitelle
Louis Uchitelle

Contract Writer
The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/

Louis Uchitelle covered economics and labor issues for The New York Times for twenty-five years. Before that, as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, he covered the American occupation of the Dominican Republic in the 1960's, and the rise of a guerrilla movement in Argentina. He is the author of the "Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences."

Episode: 7/13/2017 @6:30 PM


Finn Murphy
Finn Murphy

Trucker; Author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road"
http:// FinnMurphy.net

Finn Murphy grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado. He started working as a long-haul trucker in 1980. The Long Haul is his first book.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Long-Haul-Truckers-Tales-Life-ebook/dp/B01M2XRQ50

Episode: 7/13/2017 @5:00 PM


Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham

Founder; Creator of StrengthsFinder
The Marcus Buckingham Company
http://marcusbuckingham.com

In a world where efficiency and competency rule the workplace, where do personal strengths fit in?

It's a complex question, one that intrigued Cambridge-educated Marcus Buckingham so greatly, he set out to answer it by challenging years of social theory and utilizing his nearly two decades of research experience as a Sr. Researcher at The Gallup Organization to break through the preconceptions about achievement and get to the core of what drives success.

The result of his persistence, and arguably the definitive answer to the strengths question, can be found in Buckingham's trio of best-selling books, First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman, Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton, The Free Press, 2001); and The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005), in which the author gives important insights to maximizing strengths, understanding the crucial differences between leadership and management, an(Show Full Bio)d fulfilling the quest for long-lasting personal success.

What would happen if men and women spent more than 75% of each day on the job using their strongest skills and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they wanted to do?

According to Marcus Buckingham (who spent years interviewing thousands of employees at every career stage and who is widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing), companies that focus on cultivating employees' strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth and success.

If such a theory sounds revolutionary, that's because it is. Marcus Buckingham calls it the "strengths revolution."

As he addresses more than 250,000 audiences around the globe each year, Buckingham touts this strengths revolution as the key to finding the most effective route to personal success -- and the missing link to the efficiency, competency, and success for which many companies constantly strive.

To kick-start the strengths revolution, Buckingham and Gallup developed the StrengthsFinder exam, which identifies signature themes that help employees quantify their personal strengths in the workplace and at home. Since the StrengthsFinder debuted in 2001, more than 1 million people have discovered their strengths with this useful and important tool.

In his role as author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and obtain and sustain long-lasting personal success.

Marcus Buckingham holds a master's degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, CA.

Episode: 7/13/2017 @5:30 PM


Andrew Won
Andrew Won

CEO
Radd3, Inc
http://www.radd3.com/

Andrew Won is the Chief Executive Officer of Radd3, Inc., a SF Bay Area-based venture capital-backed developer of virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

Prior to taking the helm at Radd3, Andy practiced law in Silicon Valley for almost 25 years representing venture capital-funded high tech start up companies and venture capital funds.

Andy received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, he also studied finance at the Wharton School.

Episode: 7/13/2017 @6:00 PM


Ilana Gershon
Ilana Gershon

Associate Professor, Anthropology; Author of "Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today"
Indiana University
http://www.indiana.edu/~anthro/people/faculty/igershon.shtml

Ilana Gershon is interested in how new media affects highly charged social tasks, such as breaking up or hiring in the United States. She has written about how people use new media to end romantic relationships in her book The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media. Her current research addresses how new media affects hiring in the contemporary US workplace.

She has a new edited volume, A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs, a collection of imagined job manuals for real jobs around the world, written for people who want to know how to be a professional wrestler in Mexico or a professional magician in Paris. She has also published No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora, and edited special issues on topics ranging from ignorance, reflexivity, media ideologies, to the “newness” of new media. Her intellectual interests range from linguistic anthropology, science studies, media studies, legal anthropology, anthropology of democracy, and anth(Show Full Bio)ropology of work.

Check out her group's blog: https://campanthropology.wordpress.com/

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWL237W/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/1/2017 @5:00 PM


Chris Stanton
Chris Stanton

Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Harvard Business School
http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=602452

Christopher Stanton is an assistant professor of business administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit. He is also affiliated with The Center for Economic Policy Research and The National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining HBS, Professor Stanton was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Utah and an assistant professor of managerial economics and strategy at the London School of Economics.

An applied economist, Professor Stanton directs his research at how information differences across individuals, particularly in regard to new products or markets, shape market outcomes and the provision of incentives within markets and firms. He also studies worker productivity. His work has been published in The Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, and the Journal of Labor Economics, and it has been cited by media outlets including The Economist, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Fortune/CNN.

Professor Stanton earned a PhD in business a(Show Full Bio)dministration at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from Emory University.

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @5:30 PM, 6/1/2017 @5:30 PM


Scott Freedman
Scott Freedman

Director of Baseball Operations
Philadelphia Phillies
http://mlb.com/phillies

Scott Freedman joined the Phillies in October of 2013 as manager, baseball analytics. He was promoted to his current position in January of 2016. In his role, Scott is involved with major league operations, contract negotiations, salary arbitration preparation, and analysis to support decision-making and strategy. He is also instrumental in the Phillies' baseball operations data and IT initiatives and he led the design, development, and implementation of PHIL, the Phillies Holistic Information Location.

Previously, Scott was a member of the labor relations department (LRD) of the Office of the Commissioner where he served in a variety of roles, including as a liaison to all 30 clubs with respect to the interpretation and application of the basic agreement, major league rules, and major and minor league drug programs. He was a key administrator in MLB's salary arbitration support program, in which he provided salary recommendations to clubs and helped to manage the salary arbitra(Show Full Bio)tion signing process throughout the industry. Scott also oversaw the approval of Uniform Player's Contracts and functioned as a primary contact for club personnel for the reporting of major league contract terms and contract structuring analysis. Before joining the LRD, Scott worked in the baseball operations departments of the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Arizona Fall League.

Scott graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 2006 with a BS in business, receiving an honors notation. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/1/2017 @6:00 PM


Mark Lipton
Mark Lipton

Graduate Professor of Management
The New School, NYC
http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/faculty-list/?id=4e6a-5177-4d51-3d3d

Mark is Professor of Management at the Milano School International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, a division of The New School in New York City. He served as Milano's Chair of graduate management programs for over twenty-two years, and launched The Tenenbaum Leadership Initiative (TLI) in 2007. TLI is a highly-focused research and executive development program targeted specifically to founders of non-profit organizations and the CEOs who directly succeed them.

Mark teaches primarily in the Organization Change Management graduate program. His recent course offerings include Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship, The Laboratory in Group Process, Facilitation and Intervention, Advanced Seminar in Organization Change Management, and The Science and Art of Leadership Development.

For over forty years, he has been a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 corporations, think tanks, philanthropies, not-for-profits, and start-ups.

His diverse entrepreneurial clien(Show Full Bio)t base includes founders of transformative start-ups in technology, manufacturing, media, education, health care, finance, and marketing. His coaching skills and leadership development programs are engaged by C-level executives across all sectors of the economy. He develops corporate and non-profit boards to govern more effectively. In the nonprofit realm, he has consulted to and led leadership development initiatives for organizations ranging from multibillion-dollar philanthropic game-changers to local community-based social service providers to the world’s largest international NGOs.

Much of his New School-related work to infuse progressive leadership practices into the NGO and not-for-profit world has been made possible by significant grants from the Ford, Rockefeller, Mott, and Charles H. Revson Foundations, among others.

His work as a consultant and professor has inspired his writing for such publications as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Deloitte University Press and Journal of Management Consulting, as well as his previous book, Guiding Growth: How Vision Keeps Companies on Course (Harvard Business School Press, 2003).

His new book, Mean Men: The perversion of America's Self Made Man, will be released on Labor Day, 2017.

Mark holds a PhD from the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and was an Erik Erikson Visiting Scholar-in-Residence in 2009 at the Austen Riggs Center. He lives in New York City and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

He served for a decade, until 2014, as Chairman of the Board of Isabella Geriatric Center, one of New York State’s largest not-for-profit continuum-of-care institutions serving the elderly and disabled in New York City. Mark is also a board member of SPRAT Theatre Ensemble and serves on the Advisory Board of AchieveMission, an outgrowth of the Taproot Foundation in San Francisco. He is also an Advisory Board member of The Austin Riggs Center, in Stockbridge, MA

Twitter - @MarkFLipton
Personal Site - MarkLipton.com

Episode: 6/29/2017 @5:00 PM


Elizabeth Washko
Elizabeth Washko

Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair, Pay Equity Practice
Olgetree Deakins
http://Ogletree.com

Liz Washko is the Managing Shareholder of the Nashville office and the co-chair of the firm’s Pay Equity practice group. Ms. Washko represents management in a wide variety of employment matters both at the agency level and in litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA and FLSA cases. Ms. Washko has particular experience defending employers in FLSA collective actions and conducting pay audits and pay equity analyses. Ms. Washko has served as lead counsel in jury trials in both state and federal courts. In addition to her administrative agency and litigation practices, Ms. Washko conducts training on employment issues, drafts and reviews employment policies and agreements, and conducts harassment and other types of investigations for employers. Ms. Washko is a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to all types of employment issues and works with clients on preventive strategies to avoid discrimination, retaliation and other employment claims. Ms. Washko (Show Full Bio)has been practicing law since graduating from Rutgers School of Law in 1993. She joined Ogletree Deakins in 2000 and was elected to shareholder status in 2003.

While Ms. Washko represents employers of all sizes and in all industries, she has particular expertise representing clients in the restaurant, retail, healthcare and manufacturing industries.

Ms. Washko is a member of the American Health Lawyers' Association and is the Social Media Coordinator for the Labor and Employment practice group of the AHLA. Ms. Washko also is a member of the Labor Standards Legislation Subcommittee of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Section. She is a regular contributing editor to the ABA’s FLSA Treatise and annual supplements and the FMLA annual supplements.

Episode: 6/29/2017 @5:30 PM


Mark Long
Mark Long

Professor of Public Policy and Governance, Adjunct Professor of Economics
University of Washington
https://evans.uw.edu/profile/long

Mark C. Long is a professor of public policy and governance and adjunct professor of economics. He has previously served as Vice President and Executive Council Member and Policy Council Member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Co-Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Interim Director of the West Coast Poverty Center, and Executive Committee Member of the University of Washington's Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. He is also an affiliate scholar with Scholars Strategy Network and the Center for Education Data & Research.

Long holds a Ph.D. and MA in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MPP from the University of Michigan, a secondary teaching credential via UCLA, and a BA from DePauw University.

Long’s research examines the effects of public policies (particularly education policy) on economic opportunity and efficient social mobility, with emphasis on estimating the benefits and costs of those policies(Show Full Bio). His education-related research focuses on: (1) the effects of high school course-taking and school and college quality on test scores, educational attainment, labor market outcomes, and family formation and other behaviors; (2) the effects of college financial aid on college entry and household savings; (3) gender disparities in educational attainment; and (4) the effects of affirmative action and alternative college admissions policies on college entry.

His other research focuses on: (1) the impact of Seattle's minimum wage law; (2) the savings and labor supply responses to complex policy incentives; (3) the effects of altruism on the value of life for use in benefit-cost analysis; and (4) heterogeneity in citizen's preferred social discount rates for use in benefit-cost analysis. He has previously worked on the economics of nursing labor markets and manufacturing firms’ wage and productivity dynamics. Long previously served on the faculty of George Washington University as an assistant professor of economics and public policy and administration from 2002-04. He has publications in numerous journals including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Long was the winner of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's 2002 Ph.D. Dissertation Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Public Policy and Management, the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Palmer O. Johnson award for “the highest quality of academic scholarship published in one of the [four] AERA journals during the 2008 volume year,” and co-recipient of the 2014 Wilder School Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis (co-sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs) “for exemplary published scholarly articles that advances the public’s understanding of social equity.”

Long's research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, fivethirtyeight.com, Politico, Forbes, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, and numerous other outlets.

Episode: 6/29/2017 @6:00 PM


Paul Harrington
Paul Harrington

Director
Center for Labor Markets and Policy, Drexel University

Paul Harrington is the Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy. The Center for Labor Markets and Policy (CLMP) is an applied research, teaching and technical consulting unit within Drexel University that is focused on a variety of human resource development issues and their connections to the labor market.

Episodes: 6/22/2017 @5:30 PM, 3/23/2017 @6:00 PM, 1/5/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/9/2016 @5:30 PM, 12/3/2015 @6:30 PM, 5/14/2015 @6:30 PM


Gordon Lafer
Gordon Lafer

Professor
University of Oregon, Labor Education & Research Center
http://www.gordonlafer.com/

Gordon Lafer is a political economist and Professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center. Lafer has served as Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor, and has been called to testify as an expert witness before the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and multiple state legislatures. He is also a Research Associate with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), where he has written widely on issues of labor, employment and education policy.

Episode: 6/22/2017 @6:00 PM


Josh Rivens
Josh Rivens

Director of Research
Economic Policy Institute
http://epi.org

Josh Bivens is the Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). His areas of research include macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment. He frequently appears as an economics expert on news shows, including the Public Broadcasting Service’s “NewsHour,” the “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on MSNBC, WAMU’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” and programs of the BBC.

As a leading policy analyst, Bivens regularly testifies before the U.S. Congress on fiscal and monetary policy, the economic impact of regulations, and other issues. He has also provided analyses for the annual meeting of Project LINK of the United Nations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Bivens is the author of Failure by Design: The Story behind America’s Broken Economy (EPI and Cornell University Press) and Everybody W(Show Full Bio)ins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Really Teaches About Globalization (EPI). He is the co-author of The State of Working America, 12th Edition (EPI and Cornell University Press) and a co-editor of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: Labor Markets and Informal Work in Egypt, El Salvador, India, Russia and South Africa (EPI).

His academic articles have appeared in the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Economic Issues and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Bivens has also provided peer-reviewed articles to several edited collections, including The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises (Oxford University Press), Public Economics in the United States: How the Federal Government Analyzes and Influences the Economy (ABC-CLIO), and Restoring Shared Prosperity: A Policy Agenda from Leading Keynesian Economists (AFL-CIO and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute).

Prior to becoming Director of Research, Bivens was a research economist at EPI. Before coming to EPI, he was an assistant professor of economics at Roosevelt University and provided consulting services to Oxfam America. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Twitter - @joshbivens_DC

Episode: 6/15/2017 @5:30 PM


Noam Scheiber
Noam Scheiber

Reporter
New York Times
http://nytimes.com

Noam Scheiber is a Chicago-based reporter who covers workers and the workplace. Before coming to the New York Times, he spent nearly 15 years at The New Republic magazine, where he covered economic policy and three presidential campaigns.

His book, “The Escape Artists,” is a narrative of the Obama administration’s efforts to save the economy from the Great Recession. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and undergraduate degrees in math and economics from Tulane University.

Twitter - @noamscheiber

Episode: 6/15/2017 @6:00 PM


William Evans
William Evans

Keogh-Hesburgh Professor of Economics and Department Chair
University of Notre Dame
http://economics.nd.edu

Professor Evans is an applied microeconomist and has worked on topics in labor economics, the economics of education, public finance and health economics. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a faculty affiliate for two on-campus research groups: the Kellogg Institute and Institute for Education Initiatives. He and his colleague Jim Sullivan are the co-founders of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, a unique research center that partners with local service providers such as Catholic Charities to provide evidenced-based poverty solutions.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @6:30 PM


Clair Brown
Clair Brown

Professor of Economics; Director of Center for Work, Technology, and Society; Author of "Buddhist Economics"
University of California Berkeley
http://econ.berkeley.edu

Clair Brown was educated and Wellesley College and the University of Maryland, where she completed her PhD in economics in 1973. She arrived at Berkeley that same year as an assistant professor.Brown's early research focused on employment disparities by gender and race, role of unemployment insurance, and women in the workplace. Her current research focues on the global labor market for high-tech workers, the global competitive advantage of China, India and the US in the semiconductor industry, and the impact of education and immigration policies on engineers' employment and earnings.Professor Brown is the Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Society, and past Director of the Institute of Industrial Relations. She is an Omron Fellow at the Doshisha Institute of Technology in Japan.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Buddhist-Economics-Enlightened-Approach-Science/dp/1632863669

Book Website - http://buddhisteconomics.net/

Episode: 6/8/2017 @5:00 PM


Nigel Paine
Nigel Paine

Coach; Author of "Building Leadership Development Programmes"
http://nigelpaine.com

Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty years. In the past,he has produced learning software, CD Roms and multimedia materials, and more recently, offered development and support to companies large and small in over 30 countries around the world.

He was appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation.Under his leadership, the team developed a brand-new on-boarding experience, a comprehensive leadership development programme for over 6,000 staff, an award-winning intranet, and state of the art informal learning and knowledge sharing networks.

He left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company that is focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values based-leadership and learning and the link between them.
He speaks regularly at conferences around the world, and teaches on a doctoral programme at the University of Pennsylvania and for Chicago Booth Business School. His f(Show Full Bio)irst book for Kogan Pageis called, The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development. It was published in September 2014. His new book, for the same publisher, on Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work was published in November 2016. He is currently working on a new book re-examining learning organisations and learning culture. He recently co-authored an eBook introduction to Neuroscience for Learning.

He has a Professorship from Napier University in Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the CIPD, LPI, the RSA and a Masie Learning Fellow in the USA.He presents a monthly TV programme (Learning Now TV), shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch,and regularly writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology and leadership.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Building-Leadership-Development-Programmes-High-Investment/dp/0749476931

Episode: 6/8/2017 @5:30 PM


Mel Jones
Mel Jones

Research Associate
American Press Institute
http://AmericanPressInstitute.org

Mel is the Research Associate at API and focuses mainly on API’s Metrics for News program to help publishers create data-driven content strategies.Mel holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University. Prior to API, she worked in the social sector as a development officer and communications specialist and was the Senior Editor at the Golden Baobab Prize. Mel’s work has been published on Philadelphia-based news and tech sites as well as the Washington Monthly. She has also contributed to investigations for both the Investigative Reporting Workshop and the Washington Post.

Twitter - @meldonj

Episode: 6/8/2017 @6:00 PM


Ilana Gershon
Ilana Gershon

Associate Professor, Anthropology; Author of "Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today"
Indiana University
http://www.indiana.edu/~anthro/people/faculty/igershon.shtml

Ilana Gershon is interested in how new media affects highly charged social tasks, such as breaking up or hiring in the United States. She has written about how people use new media to end romantic relationships in her book The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media. Her current research addresses how new media affects hiring in the contemporary US workplace.

She has a new edited volume, A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs, a collection of imagined job manuals for real jobs around the world, written for people who want to know how to be a professional wrestler in Mexico or a professional magician in Paris. She has also published No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora, and edited special issues on topics ranging from ignorance, reflexivity, media ideologies, to the “newness” of new media. Her intellectual interests range from linguistic anthropology, science studies, media studies, legal anthropology, anthropology of democracy, and anth(Show Full Bio)ropology of work.

Check out her group's blog: https://campanthropology.wordpress.com/

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWL237W/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/1/2017 @5:00 PM


Chris Stanton
Chris Stanton

Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Harvard Business School
http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=602452

Christopher Stanton is an assistant professor of business administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit. He is also affiliated with The Center for Economic Policy Research and The National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining HBS, Professor Stanton was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Utah and an assistant professor of managerial economics and strategy at the London School of Economics.

An applied economist, Professor Stanton directs his research at how information differences across individuals, particularly in regard to new products or markets, shape market outcomes and the provision of incentives within markets and firms. He also studies worker productivity. His work has been published in The Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, and the Journal of Labor Economics, and it has been cited by media outlets including The Economist, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Fortune/CNN.

Professor Stanton earned a PhD in business a(Show Full Bio)dministration at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from Emory University.

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @5:30 PM, 6/1/2017 @5:30 PM


Scott Freedman
Scott Freedman

Director of Baseball Operations
Philadelphia Phillies
http://mlb.com/phillies

Scott Freedman joined the Phillies in October of 2013 as manager, baseball analytics. He was promoted to his current position in January of 2016. In his role, Scott is involved with major league operations, contract negotiations, salary arbitration preparation, and analysis to support decision-making and strategy. He is also instrumental in the Phillies' baseball operations data and IT initiatives and he led the design, development, and implementation of PHIL, the Phillies Holistic Information Location.

Previously, Scott was a member of the labor relations department (LRD) of the Office of the Commissioner where he served in a variety of roles, including as a liaison to all 30 clubs with respect to the interpretation and application of the basic agreement, major league rules, and major and minor league drug programs. He was a key administrator in MLB's salary arbitration support program, in which he provided salary recommendations to clubs and helped to manage the salary arbitra(Show Full Bio)tion signing process throughout the industry. Scott also oversaw the approval of Uniform Player's Contracts and functioned as a primary contact for club personnel for the reporting of major league contract terms and contract structuring analysis. Before joining the LRD, Scott worked in the baseball operations departments of the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Arizona Fall League.

Scott graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 2006 with a BS in business, receiving an honors notation. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/1/2017 @6:00 PM


Fatih Guvenen
Fatih Guvenen

Professor of Economics
University of Minnesota
https://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/guvenen

Fatih Guvenen is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a research associate in the NBER’s Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program. He also serves as an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has held visiting or full-time academic positions at various institutions, including the University of Rochester, New York University’s Stern School of Business, Yale University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Guvenen’s research focuses on macroeconomic issues in the presence of vast inequality and heterogeneity, which are central features of modern economies. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Journal of Monetary Economics, am(Show Full Bio)ong others, and have been covered in the media (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Yorker, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, among others). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Retirement Research Consortium, the Russell Sage Foundation, and other organizations.

Twitter - @fatihguvenen
Personal Site - fatihguvenen.com

Episode: 5/25/2017 @6:30 PM