Top Podcasts of the Week – March 18-24

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.

https://art19.com/shows/rise-and-grind/episodes/d5869632-3f66-4a49-8cc2-afde39cf37da/embed

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.

https://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/137051/53785255

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.”

https://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/88893/53785801

What were some of your favorite podcasts from the past week?

No. 30: Three AM Reads – Africa’s Women Innovators | 2U Acquires GetSmarter for $103M | China Beating the West in Africa

Short and sweet this morning!

Africa’s Women Innovators Honored at World Economic Forum

These 6 are just a sample of the millions out there. Also, shout out to Cherae Robinson for winning 20,000 CHF at the World Tourism Forum for what she’s building at Tastemakers Africa.

2U Acquires South Africa’s GetSmarter for $103M

Maryland-based 2U makes a nice-sized investment in education technology with this deal.

A Case for China Beating the West Across Africa

Best quote from the piece: “You don’t put capacity building on the meal table”