221. What’s A Corporation?

The word “corporation” gets thrown around a lot, usually with bad associations. A lot of people like to blame big businesses for all of our problems, but it’s not always that straightforward.

212. Who Was Dale Carnegie?

Like many of the entrepreneurs and heroes we discuss, Dale Carnegie lifted himself out of extreme poverty and taught himself how to be a great speaker, not only to help himself, but to teach others to overcome their obstacles and make something of themselves. Links: Dale Carnegie Wikipedia

136. How Did McDonald’s Change The World?

When you think of McDonald’s you might think of the Big Mac or maybe a McFlurry, but there is more to this global fast food chain than meets the eye. Behind this businesses is a story of innovation and entrepreneurship that can be inspirational to each of us. Links: Training scene from “The Founder.”

131. What Can Legos Teach Us about Entrepreneurship and Innovation?

Legos are one of the world’s most cherished toys. But the untold story of the inventor of Legos is one of entrepreneurship and innovation. Links: Netflix documentary: Toys That Made Us LEGO website Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So fun fact about me. I am a huge collector of toys, […]

125. Are Some Jobs Better than Others?

We are often made to think that some jobs hold more dignity than others. While it is true that some careers are more profitable than others, there is dignity to be found in hard work, no matter what your line of work might be. Links: Geoffrey Owens thought Trader Joe’s job-shaming moment was ‘going to […]

117. Why Are Capitalists Always the Villains?

Have you ever noticed how in many movies, the capitalists are always the bad guys? Why is the market always demonized while “socialism” and other “isms” are seen as virtuous? Definitions:  Sins of omission: A “sin” or bad action that occurs because you fail to do something or perform an action.  Example: Not forgiving a […]

63. How Do You Talk to People When You Disagree?

Nobody seems to be able to agree on much these days. And while it’s good to stay true to your principles and beliefs, it doesn’t mean you can’t still talk to people with whom you disagree. Quotes: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”― Frederick Douglass Terms: Decorum: […]

28. Who Illustrates the Tuttle Twins Books?

On today’s episode, Brittany and Connor talk to Elijah Stanfield, the illustrator of the Tuttle Twins.   Here is the transcription of our conversation:  Connor: Hey, Brittany. So I wanted to bring on a special guest onto this podcast, a guest without whom there would be no tunnel twins, And we’re not talking about my […]