Keeping up with tech and market trends is crucial to scaling and improving your business, but you don't always have time to sit down and read a book or attend a workshop.
Podcasts, on the other hand, can offer an easy way to learn more about how to successfully lead and grow your startup. Whether you're on the road or at home, podcasts allow you to learn on the go.
Here’s our list of the best 10 podcasts about business, growth, and self-improvement every techie and startup Founder should regularly tune into:
Masters of Scale hosted by Reid Hoffman
This podcast by LinkedIn Co-Founder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor Reid Hoffman is perfect for those in the process of building a high-growth business. In his interviews, he speaks with iconic CEOs about their strategies for growing startups into global brands and how they overcame adversities along the way.
She Did It Her Way hosted by Amanda Boleyn
She Did It Her Way is a female-focused podcast that talks about the startup experience from the perspective of female entrepreneurs and covers topics ranging from funding and innovation to work/life balance. This podcast contains advice, tools, examples and valuable insights into startup ownership gleaned from successful women Founders.
The Tim Ferris Show hosted by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferris, author of the popular book “The 4-Hour Work Week”, created a podcast that has become insanely popular. By interviewing experts in a variety of fields and industries, he explores a wide range of topics, from entrepreneurship, investing, sports, healthcare, etc., to find the tools, tactics, and tricks listeners can use. There is no better resource for new Founders who wish to learn from top business leaders about how to run a successful business and develop their leadership skills.
Acquired hosted by Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Acquired examines how great acquisitions were made and what made them successful. Listen and learn how the world's greatest companies built their unicorns.
A16z hosted by Andreessen Horowitz
A16z features industry experts, business leaders and other interesting minds from around the world that discuss industry trends, emerging tech, new brands and evolving culture. It's a podcast you must check out if you want to learn how to scale startups and lead them through successful exits.
How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz
Guy Raz explores the stories behind some of the world's best-known companies and interviews Founders and innovators about how they built their successful startups. If you’re interested in how some of the world's most iconic and fascinating organizations got their start and made it to where they are today, this podcast will certainly give you some valuable insights.
Rocketship.fm hosted by Michael Sacca
This podcast is a must-listen for Product Managers. Michael Sacca, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Dribbble, discusses the concepts of product management, growth, sales and funding with successful startup Founders. Listen to stories that will inspire you and insights that will change your perspective on product management.
This Week in Startups hosted by Jason Calacanis
Is your startup rapidly scaling? This podcast is perfect for you. Jason Calacanis, tech entrepreneur and angel investor, covers startups, technology, crypto and all the hottest topics in business and tech. His interviews with world-class Founders, investors, innovators and dozens of other experts will provide listeners with practical growth strategies, leadership tips and the latest Silicon Valley news.
Mixergy hosted by Andrew Warner
A great source of content for new Founders. Andrew Warner asks uncomfortable questions to dig deeper into the successes and failures of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. This podcast focuses on the “street smarts” side of being a Founder.
Decoder hosted by Nilay Patel
The Verge’s editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel dives into conversations with tech leaders and innovators of cutting-edge companies for insight into how they're tackling challenges in an ever-changing landscape. This podcast is filled with incredible discussions about leadership, power, change and big ideas from influential business leaders.
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