S4 EP02: An Alternative To Silicon Valley's "Unicorn" Bullsh*t
Founded by network is a backlash against Silicon Valley's so-called "unicorn" companies.
Many of these entrepreneurs are saying and attempting to build sustainable companies that fit their lives and values. But Jenn and Mara's inspiring real talk about making money AND doing good isn't just for "founders." It's about rethinking the role that all companies--and YOU--have in society. Zebras epitomize what we're doing this season: examining the current culture of business, figuring out what needs to change, and experimenting with new ways to do it.
* Who You’ll Hear: *
Matt Boynton, Audio Engineer
David Herman, Composer
Maria Wurttele, Production Coordinator
S4 EP01: Manoush and Jen Became Entrepreneurs One Year Ago
On the launch episode of Season Four, Jen and Manoush celebrate the first anniversary of their company, , and share the most important and difficult entrepreneurial lessons they've learned over the past year.
They also explain how, after a year of experimentation with format and blockchain technology, ZigZag is evolving into a podcast that takes an honest look at the culture of business--and what needs to change.
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WHO YOU’LL HEAR:
@manoushz (Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), @jpoyant (Jen Poyant, cohost of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions)
S3 EP06: The Plateau of Productivity
What IS that anti-climactic feeling we get after completing a big project? Shouldn’t we be patting ourselves on the back and mixing celebratory martinis? Perhaps you’ve simply entered the final phase of the .
All season long we’ve been tracking how ideas spark, evolve, and grow. Our final episode includes some harsh listener feedback, a conversation between women new to their local legislature, and late-breaking news from the Rust Belt town of Massena, NY.
* Season 4 debuts April 11 with a special series on redefining goals, ambition, and success in turbulent times. *
WHO YOU’LL HEAR:
@manoushz (Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), @tkbeaty (Thalia Beaty, producer of ZigZag), @JackieFenn (Jackie Fenn, Gartner Analyst), @NArquiettd11 (Nance Arquiett St. Lawrence County legislator for District 11), **Rita Curran St. Lawrence County legislator for District 15)
S3 EP5: The Slope of Enlightenment
We're almost at the end of our deep-dive into the lifecycle of innovation, or the so-called , an environmental economist, on the truth behind blockchain's energy-guzzling reputation. Plus, the mayor who made history by banning Bitcoin operations in his city. And then decided to allow them back in. Get ready to be enlightened.
*Also, our email newsletter is a must read. ** about a programmer whose algorithm goes rogue!)
Who You’ll Hear : Katrina Kelly-Pitou Professor Resilient Energy and Power Systems, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (@manoushz) Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag (@tkbeaty) Thalia Beaty, producer of ZigZag
S3 EP4: The Trough of Disillusionment
Our journey through the takes a dark turn this week. Because every innovative idea, sadly, must pass through the third (and most miserable) phase of the cycle: the Trough of Disillusionment. This is when you start questioning why you ever decided to INSERT GOAL HERE in the first place.
Hear explain the difference between full-on failure and simply measuring success on a longer timeline, as related to tech and blockchain. (Because this podcast loves using blockchain as a metaphor for life.)
Plus, a local union rep, Dave LaClair, gives producer Thalia Beaty a personal tour of Massena, NY, a town definitely in the “trough.” Their afternoon together ends with an insightful conversation about the people left behind in the U.S economy and how society has gotten to a place where real talk is rare.
**Also, our email newsletter is a must read. ** about a programmer whose algorithm goes rogue!)
Who You’ll Hear : ( ) Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business, Dave La Clair of Massena, NY, (@manoushz) Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag (@tkbeaty) Thalia Beaty, producer of ZigZag