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Economics

This New Economy

Rocketship LLC

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Exploring humanity through economics. A trip through the stories of today economy. Exploring humanity through the universal language of economics. This New Economy dives deep into topics like Basic Income, Diversity in Tech and even the very fist eCo...Show More
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The Exit

26:26 | Aug 30th, 2017

The Exit. Liquidity. Acquihire. Merger. No matter the name, it’s a milestone in any entrepreneurs life. Today we take a look at the real stories behind acquisitions, when people aren’t always “killing it” and when the outcome isn’t quite what you ...Show More
Diversity in Tech (Pt 2)

32:32 | Aug 23rd, 2017

In Part Two of our look at Diversity in Tech we hear from how Stripe increased their percentage of underrepresented candidates in their internship program from 10% to 40% in one year. How Crowdfunder fixed their gender pay gap problem and how VC Arla...Show More
Diversity in Tech (pt 1)

21:58 | Aug 16th, 2017

Diversity can be a difficult issue to discuss, but the truth is the tech industry has a problem. Even a brief look at the data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reveals huge racial disparities in the tech workforce compared ...Show More
The Napster Effect

43:57 | Aug 9th, 2017

We look at the changing music industry and how it's effecting the most important people involved, artists. We bring you three stories today, from Denver Colorado's the Simulators, Soundcloud darling Oliver Tank and Jazz & Funk legend Galt MacDermot...Show More
The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Pt 2)

24:16 | Aug 2nd, 2017

In the second part of our look at the weird world of fantasy sports, we dive deep into the journey's of Draft Kings and FanDuel, two of the biggest DFP apps on the market today. If you thought Fantasy Sports was high stakes, wait till you throw ventu...Show More
The Weird World of Fantasy Sports (Pt 1)

23:17 | Jul 25th, 2017

It’s draft day.  The day when even the most miserable sports teams have a glimmer of hope.  Make the right pick for your team — and you can turn around the entire franchise.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone winless the entire year and can never seem...Show More
Achieving Greatness w. Laird Hamilton (Pt 2)

31:08 | Jul 19th, 2017

Laird Hamilton is known as one of the greatest big wave surfers in the world. He's the co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. In this episode we dive into the circumstances in his life that allowed him to ac...Show More
Achieving Greatness w. Seth Godin & Dennis Crowley (Pt 1)

32:37 | Jul 12th, 2017

We would all love to achieve greatness, if only in one skill in our entire life. Most of us will fall into the realm of expert in something in our lifetime – but what differentiates the good from the great? The experts for the masters? In his book...Show More
The Untold Story of Books.com (Pt 2)

21:22 | Jul 5th, 2017

In the second and final episode of our look at Books.com, we discover what happens when Charlie Stack is faced with competition from Amazon.com and a multi-million dollar buy out offer on the table. We also learn more about what Charlie is up to cur...Show More
The Untold Story of Books.com (Pt 1)

30:28 | Jun 28th, 2017

The year was 1992. The location… Cleveland, Ohio. The birthplace of online commerce. That’s right. Cleveland Ohio. Not Silicon Valley, Not San Francisco. Not even Seattle Washington. This is the story of Books.com, the internet’s very first e-commerc...Show More
Can Basic Income Save Us? (Pt 2)

28:39 | Jun 21st, 2017

Basic Income is the idea that we should provide a base level of support for our nations poorest and most exposed. This the second episode we take a look at the benefits of lifting up the poor and what it would take to fund such a program. We talk...Show More
Can Basic Income Save Us? (Pt 1)

23:40 | Jun 14th, 2017

What is one thing that the left and right can agree upon? Not much these days, but Basic Income is one of the few ideas with the ability to reach across the aisle. We have some big dilemmas facing us as a society, with the rise of AI and automatio...Show More
Welcome to This New Economy

02:44 | Jun 10th, 2017

Exploring Humanity through economics. Season one brings us stories on Basic Income, Achieving Greatness, The Untold Story of Books.com and even a look at the weird world of Fantasy Sports. With interviews from amazing individuals like Seth Godin, Den...Show More