Here are some of my favorite podcasts from this week.
1. Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John and Daymond John have a nice conversation about Bozoma’s origin story, her approach to work, diversity in the corporate world, among other topics.
Takeaway: Believe that you are attracting good outcomes, and act accordingly.
2. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has a great conversation with Spanx founder Sara Blakely about how she got her big idea for Spanx.
Takeaway: Keep going.
3. My quest to scour the earth for every bit of information I can get my hands on about Axios’ business continues. Axios CEO Jim VandeHei (pictured above) provides a lot of helpful information in this conversation with Digiday
Takeaway: “Don’t ever tether your business to the benevolence of another company.”
What were some of your favorite podcasts from the past week?
This tweet exposed the work Axios has to do to improve the diversity of its news room. It was jarring to see how few people of color the startup had working there at the time. Alexi McCammond, one of their top reporters, wasn’t in the shot, but that’s not much help.
If you click into the tweet, you’ll see folks going in on the lack of diversity at the startup. So, I was glad to see Axios partner with Howard to host one of their excellent Axios360 events. They recently hired a black journalist and I look forward to them making a concerted effort to adding more underrepresented journalists – of which I imagine this event is part of the strategy.
Building a newsroom is one of the things I’m most excited about in building CultureBanx. It’s been fantastic having Kori on board and I’ve got my eye on some other really talented business journalists. If we can execute on the vision for this thing, I’ll be able to recruit one of the most special news rooms out there.
Who are your favorite black business journalists?