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As an entrepreneur, you’re always looking to learn—both from the experiences of others and from what’s happening around you—to stay ahead of the curve. The trouble is, entrepreneurs of scaling companies are constantly on the move. There’s hardly a moment to breathe, let alone sit down to read a book or watch the news to learn new insights and be inspired. The solution? Podcasts. They cover almost any topic you could imagine, they’re portable, and they can fit into your hustle.
The expert hosts behind business podcasts cover a wide range of topics, so you are bound to discover one you enjoy. Check out these five podcasts for entrepreneurs of scaling companies that we suggest you subscribe to before your next commute or work trip.
Masters of Scale
Endeavor mentor, board member, and Linkedin co-founder, Reid Hoffman, hosts Masters of Scale, a riveting podcast that was recently nominated for a Webby for Best Business Podcast. On each episode, Reid takes on a detective role as he interviews an impressive array of entrepreneurial guests. One episode even includes Endeavor’s own Co-Founder and CEO, Linda Rottenberg. In that episode (that you can find here), the two discuss Endeavor’s beginnings: how a vision turned into the building blocks that created entrepreneur ecosystems across the globe.
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How I Built This
Guy Raz is the host of one of NPR’s most listened to podcasts, How I Built This. The show brings on successful business founders, including everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to Five Guys, and uses Raz’s journalistic interview style to hone in on the roots that gave way to found some of the world’s most successful companies. The podcast focuses on tearing down the corporate veil some entrepreneurs may hide behind to uncover the spark that led to it all. These reflections on their beginnings—often humble beginnings—are relatable for many entrepreneurs of growing companies.
Tribe of Mentors
Tribe of Mentors came to life based on the idea that we should have access to our mentors wherever we go. Listeners can expect short life advice from some of the most admired entrepreneurs in the world. Host Tim Ferris wears many hats: from author, to tech investor, to advisor and beyond. Expect to be captivated from start to finish.
This venture capital firm from Silicon Valley uses their platform to discuss a range of topics related to the current state of the business world. You’ll hear about everything from tech and culture to today’s news and tomorrow’s ideas. The show often features industry experts, progressive thinkers, and voices of this generation of entrepreneurs. Listen to this if you are looking to gain insight into the thoughts and motivations of a venture capital firm. For high-impact entrepreneurs, this podcast digs deep into the minds of VC’s from a new perspective.
Eventual Millionaire host, Jaime Masters, discusses business success stories featuring entrepreneurs who became a net worth millionaire through their business and ideas. The podcast gives you the inside scoop to get you to your million faster and easier. Expect powerful insights on what it takes to turn your idea into a success.
We’ve touched on a few of Endeavor’s favorite podcasts in this post, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. No matter what aspect of business you are looking to get a deeper understanding of, there is sure to be a podcast that covers it. If you’ve already found one you enjoy, comment the title below! For even more advice, tips and updates for high-impact entrepreneurs, subscribe to Endeavor Detroit’s newsletter.
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