Nora and Scott get the story behind the e-cigarette maker Juul, exploring the company’s rise as a Silicon valley startup and the decisions that led to its current relationship with Altria, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes. New York Times reporter Sheila Kaplan discusses her reporting on Juul and the documentary Move Fast & Vape Things, along with her investigation "How Juul Hooked a Generation on Nicotine."
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Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on Navigating the Plant-Based Meat Biz
43:30Nora and Scott chat with Ethan Brown, the founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, one of the leading companies in the plant-based meat industry, about the cultural shift around eating meat, and how to navigate the growing plant-based meat industry. Source note: Scott references this Business Insider article about “the world’s first modern vegetarians” in the quiz.
The Whistleblower Movement Shaking Up the Tech Industry
41:10Nora and Scott are talking about whistleblowing in the tech biz with Shirin Ghaffary, a tech reporter for Recode/Vox, who published an investigation titled, Big Tech’s employees are one of the biggest checks on its power. She covers the growing internal whistleblower movement against big tech companies, reveals how it's shaping the tech business and what it means for industry regulation.
Bringing the Human Back to Leadership
39:30What it means to be a manager at work has fundamentally changed. Nora and Scott chat with Morning Brew’s own GM of Education Karen Hebert-Maccaro about how leadership is changing post-pandemic, in the midst of The Great Resignation.
Investing in Diverse Founders with Genius Guild’s Kathryn Finney
38:47In 2020, just 3% of the $147.6 billion invested in venture capital went to Black-founded companies, according to the U.S. Census [from Forbes]. Kathryn Finney, entrepreneur, investor and author chats with Nora and Scott about her latest project called Genius Guild, which combines an incubator, venture studio and fund that supports Black entrepreneurs. Check out Kathryn Finney’s podcast Build the Damn Thing.
The Truth About the Wellness Industry
38:22Pour yourself a tall glass of celery juice and join Scott and Nora as they break down the wellness industry with Amanda Mull, a staff writer for The Atlantic. She details its history, meteoric rise, clever marketing strategies, and lack of regulation. Check out some of Amanda’s reporting on Goop and Instagram wellness fads.
Becoming a Creative Entrepreneur with Pia Thompson of Sweet Digs
34:37Pia Thompson, founder and CEO of Sweet Digs, tells Scott and Nora about her path to becoming a creative entrepreneur (including the pivot from her career as an attorney), and how she runs her home/life organizing business, Sweet Digs. Plus: Tips on starting fresh, organizing and decluttering to kick off the new year.
Ending Burnout Means Changing the Way We Work
35:37Nora and Scott are talking about burnout and how to end it in the new year. Writer Jonathan Malesic explains why the forces driving burnout are all part of our cultural obsession with work, and why self-help books and articles aren't much help. His new book is called The End Of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives.
How AI is Changing Shopping with Wizard CEO Melissa Bridgeford
35:08Melissa Bridgeford, co-founder & CEO of Wizard Commerce, talks with Scott and Nora about her AI-driven conversational commerce startup and the future of retail. Plus: A look at the emergence of text-based and voice-based shopping, and the AI technology behind it.
2021: Inflation, Vaccinations & the Great Resignation
35:39Morning Brew managing editor Neal Freyman stops by to chat with Nora and Scott about the stories that dominated the newsletter in 2021. Check them out here: NFTs: Frequently Asked Questions, Inside Growing Calls to Boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Traditional IPO vs SPAC: Everything You Need to Know About Taking Your Company Public, Hot Rod Charlie and His Five Best Human Friends Have Big Kentucky Derby Dreams, How to Write a Cover Letter and Not Hate the Process, Morning Brew's Work Horror Stories,
Bonus: "How To Get Your Shit Together" from Founder's Journal
11:51In this bonus show, Morning Brew Co-Founder Alex Lieberman talks about the framework he uses to get his shit together and stay organized. Find more episodes of Founder's Journal on your favorite podcast platform here: https://link.chtbl.com/founders-journal