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Feb 23, 2021

"What COVID did last year was reset expectations on everything. It reset the X and the Y-axis."

The Globe and Mail's Sean Silcoff and BetaKit Associate Editor Meagan Simpson join to discuss recent leadership turnover at Shopify, Top Hat, Real Ventures, FreshBooks, and more.

Produced with support from TWG.

Feb 16, 2021

"There's this risk of being consumed by the journey of entrepreneurship to exclusion of everything else."

Entrepreneur mental wellness expert, Michael A. Freeman, M.D., joins to discuss how entrepreneurship amplifies certain mental traits (for good and bad), and steps founders can take to promote positive mental health during trying times.

Produced with support from TWG.

Feb 9, 2021

“If there’s ever been a 12-month period where the connection between online behaviour, online disinformation, and real-world harm, this is it.”

BuzzFeed Media Editor Craig Silverman joins to discuss the losing battle against social media misinformation (and disinformation), and how that's impacting the global fight against COVID-19.

Produced with support from TWG.

Feb 1, 2021

"Is class warfare good for startups?"

Following a... busy week in the markets, Black Swan producer Kattie Laur joins to ensure listener questions about stonks, Robinhood, FinTech, the future of Twitch, and Canada's shameful internet accessibility issues get answered.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jan 25, 2021
"Macro risks are hot right now."
 
Graeme Millen, Director, Technology Banking at Silicon Valley Bank, joins to explain why all the complicated conditions for true cleantech growth are currently aligned.
 
Produced with support from TWG.
Jan 20, 2021

"We've come to expect from company policies the norm established by public policies."

As the United States undergoes a contested transition of power, public policy expert Vass Bednar joins to discuss the decision Canada's most valuable company made to (finally) deplatform an outgoing foreign leader.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jan 11, 2021

"I don't need you to have optimism, I just need you to have urgency."

Business management consultancy Raw Signal Group returns to share advice on how tech employees can approach the new year with their best foot forward (and how to spot companies pretending that nothing has changed).

Produced with support from TWG.

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