Watts up with EV charging: An entrepreneur’s view from ground zero
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by Folasade Ayoola, Leye Makanjuola
6M ago
Leye (Cornelius) Makanjuola, Oxford Saïd MBA and host discusses the EV charging market with Folasade Ayoola, a fellow student and entrepreneur. In this episode, Fola Ayoola delves into her experience co-building ElectricFish, a climate tech company building distributed energy storage in the US. She discusses the technological challenges associated with the EV charging landscape in the US and how ElectricFish put energy equity front and centre in their plans. Featuring: Folasade Ayoola - https://www.linkedin.com/in/folasadeayoola/ Leye Makanjuola - https://www.linkedin.com/in/leyemakanjuola/ Li ..read more
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Not Getting Tangled
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by Nattawan Kularbkeo, Jordan Zele
1y ago
The importance of red tape in growing economies. In this episode, Jordan Zele, Oxford Saïd MBA and host discusses regulation with Nattawan Kularbkeo, a fellow student and Senior Investigation officer at SEC Thailand. Nattawan challenges the idea that markets must choose between growth and regulation, suggesting that for sustainable growth, regulation is necessary. The episode explores emerging challenges across all markets, highlighting the fundamental role regulators must play in the future of business. Of note, this episode was recorded before the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Featuring ..read more
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Founding a Fintech: The story of a financial inclusion startup in Latin America
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by Katherine Dellar, Diego Rojas
1y ago
Katherine Dellar and Oxford MBA classmate Diego Rojas discuss Diego's experience starting a Fintech business. Host Katherine Dellar is joined by Fintech entrepreneur and Oxford MBA classmate Diego Rojas. Diego is the CEO and co-founder of PasanaQ, a startup seeking to democratize access to financial services in Latin America by digitising informal savings practices. They discuss Diego's experience starting a Fintech business without a financial background, how the Oxford community helped him launch the business, and Diego's present experience working on PasanaQ with classmates as part of the E ..read more
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Pursuit of Purpose: Stories in impact through an African lens
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by Grace Njunge
1y ago
In this episode, Angus Macdonald sits down with Grace Njunge to delve a bit deeper into what a career in impact consulting may look like on the African continent. Having worked in client services as well as Chief of Staff for Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Grace leverages on her extensive experience to provide those aspiring for a career what it is like to work in this ever-growing industry. They discuss the relationship between impact consulting and investing, the importance of finance and flow of capital in the impact space, and how important purpose is to a meaningful career. LinkedIn ..read more
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Frida's Fight: Examining the Gender Gap in the Art Industry
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by Brooke Reese, Susheel Siram
1y ago
In this episode of season 5, Susheel Siram, an Oxford Saïd MBA and host, discusses gender inequity in the art market with fellow student Brooke Reese. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Brooke spent over five years in the contemporary and modern art market. She begins by sharing her experience working in the art world and then delves deep into the role that gender plays in the valuation of art. Drawing on her experience and research, Brooke analyses the reasons behind the undervaluing of artwork created by women and makes predictions about how this theme will develop in the age of digital art. Featuri ..read more
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It runs in the family: How to navigate various crises in the world of family business
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by Sandhya Sridhar, Shwe Yee Win
1y ago
In this episode of season 5, Sandhya Sridhar, Oxford Saïd MBA and host, discusses the world of family business with fellow student Shwe Yee Win. Shwe Yee runs her family garment manufacturing business - SPZ Garment and Embroidery - in Yangon, Myanmar. She dives into her experience of working for her family business and elaborates on the times the business faced crises such as COVID-19 and the military coup in her country, and how these required constant strategic restructuring and revamping of the business model and functioning. She also shares her experience promoting women to the forefront o ..read more
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Paying to Play: How to fund the Arts from a pianist's perspective
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by Helen Kashap, Jordan Zele
1y ago
Happy New Year from the Future of Business Podcast! In this season's second episode, Jordan Zele, Oxford Saïd MBA and host, discusses funding of the arts with pianist, actor, and fellow student Helen Kashap. Helen draws upon her experiences across North America and Europe to explore market failings in the art world, and why alternate means of funding such as patronage, philanthropy and government funding are necessary to ensure a thriving art community. The episode highlights the challenges inherent in these funding types and suggests alternative strategies for the future. Featuring: Helen Kas ..read more
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On Purpose: How businesses and individuals can create impact
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by Susheel Siram, Christen Brandt
1y ago
This episode explores how business and impact have become interwoven over time and how that shapes companies' strategic objectives. Series 5 Episode 1: Welcome back to the Future of Business. In the first episode of the new season Susheel Siram, Oxford Saïd MBA and host, dives into impact with fellow student Christen Brandt. Christen is the co-founder of She’s the First, an international NGO dedicated to ensuring girls everywhere are educated, respected, and heard. She is also the co-author of Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan To Create the World You Want to Live In. Susheel explores with Christen h ..read more
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Lights, camera, action - The commercial side of show biz
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by Grace Chou, Andreas Finzel
1y ago
On the final episode of Season 4, Grace Chou turns the recording table on Andreas Finzel to discuss why there’s no biz like showbiz. From TV streaming to podcasts, Andreas sheds light on the various media business models and shares his perspectives on recent industry developments at the likes of Netflix and Spotify. If you’ve ever wondered how the commercial side of media & entertainment works and which media giant will come out on top then press play now. Please fill out this survey to share your feedback about the podcast: https://bit.ly/3bQFvEv ..read more
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Public health through a small Island’s lense
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by Kaitlyn Neises-Macano, Andreas Finzel
1y ago
This week Kaitlyn Neises-Macano talks with Andreas Finzel about her work in public health on Saipan, a tiny island in the Pacific. Kaitlyn and Andreas discuss the unequal impact communicable and noncommunicable diseases have on communities in developed and developing countries. They also explore the growing awareness of mental health as a public health priority. And listen now to find out why Kaitlyn thinks public health is a bit like a DJ at a party! Please fill out this survey to share your feedback about the podcast: https://bit.ly/3bQFvEv ..read more
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