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This New Economy by Rocketship.fm

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 Can Basic Income Save Us? [Part 1] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:38

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 automation jobs may become scarcer and the divide between the rich and the poor larger and larger. From YCombinator to non-profits in Kenya, people are trying to figure out how we take care of the most vulnerable in our society and fend off the impending doom many of our jobs face with the rise of AI and automation. Basic Income is one solution that has been growing in popularity amongst the tech savvy and social conscious alike. We talked with Dylan Matthews of Vox.com, Basic Income Advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. Slidebean. Pitch deck templates for startups. Create a deck in minutes. Track investor activity on your slides. Professionally curated templates are the fastest and most stunning way to present your ideas: deliver powerful messages that stand out. Go to http://www.slidebean.com/rocketship to get started for free.

 Productivity Ep 5: Meetings Suck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:02

In our final episode of this productivity series we take a deep dive into how to prepare for and run better meetings, and some tricks to make sure that what was discussed at the meeting, actually gets done. We'll hear from Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Cameron Herold the author of Meetings Suck and Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Tuesday Interview: Mamie Kanfer Stewart of Meeteor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:26

Mamie Kanfer Stewart, founder of Meeteor, talks with us about how to do meetings better. It's not just about being productive, but about getting higher quality work done as a result of that meeting. We all spend hours a week in meetings, and there are some great takeaways in this episode to help us all be a little more productive. SPONSORS: Todoist helps you organize and prioritize your tasks and projects so you can stress less and achieve more. This is the productivity app you've been waiting for. With a beautiful web app, native iOS and Android apps and even an email plugin to help you get to Inbox Zero. Go to Todoist.com/redeem and use the code "Rocketship" to get 5 premium accounts for 1 year. Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Productivity Ep 4: Achieving Deep Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:24

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill, because of our modern times, that is becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve. Today we outline some helpful practices that you can do to integrate deep work time into your everyday work life. SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Tuesday Interview: Ron Wiener on the science of working while walking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:10

Ron Wiener, the CEO of the Thermogenesis Group who runs the site Workingwhilewalking.com talks with us about the benefits of standing desks and walking desks and the science behind what happens when you get on the move during your work day. SPONSORS: Todoist helps you organize and prioritize your tasks and projects so you can stress less and achieve more. This is the productivity app you've been waiting for. With a beautiful web app, native iOS and Android apps and even an email plugin to help you get to Inbox Zero. Go to Todoist.com/redeem and use the code "Rocketship" to get 5 premium accounts for 1 year. Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Tuesday Interview: Matt Hunckler of Verge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:40

Matt Hunckler is the founder and CEO of Verge, an event company that helps startup communities produce pitch events in their local towns. Matt spent the better part of 2016 on the road building his company and these communities and shares with us some of the techniques and tools he used to keep himself and his team productive while traveling. SPONSORS: Todoist helps you organize and prioritize your tasks and projects so you can stress less and achieve more. This is the productivity app you've been waiting for. With a beautiful web app, native iOS and Android apps and even an email plugin to help you get to Inbox Zero. Go to Todoist.com/redeem and use the code "Rocketship" to get 5 premium accounts for 1 year. Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Productivity Ep 3: Email is dead! Long live email (kind of)! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:05

Slack, Hipchat, Campfire - Chat applications have taken over our modern work communication. While they have certainly reduced our need for internal email they have caused their own set of productivity distractions. How do we deal with this distractions before they completely kill our productivity. Oh, and email isn't really going anywhere so let's learn some triage techniques that some of our favorite CEO's use everyday. SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Tuesday Interview: Natalie Nagele of Wildbit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:14

Today we talk with Natalie Nagel Co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. Wildbit is known for it's popular products Beanstalk, Postmark and Deploybot. We talk about productivity and how they've built it into the culture at Wildbit. SPONSORS: Todoist helps you organize and prioritize your tasks and projects so you can stress less and achieve more. This is the productivity app you've been waiting for. With a beautiful web app, native iOS and Android apps and even an email plugin to help you get to Inbox Zero. Go to Todoist.com/redeem and use the code "Rocketship" to get 5 premium accounts for 1 year. Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Productivity Ep 2: The Future of Workspace Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:38

In the second episode of our productivity series we dive into what makes a productive workspace. Spoiler alert - there’s no single answer. We get different perspectives on open vs. closed offices, clean vs. messy desks, and sitting vs. standing (and even walking) while you work. While we can’t tell you what’s best for you, you’ll definitely walk away from this episode with some food for thought on your current setup. SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Tuesday Interview: Amir Salihefendic of Todoist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:22

Amir Salihefendic talks with us about his inspiration for creating Todoist, a productivity apps for individuals and teams. he walks us through some of his personal habits that help him stay sharp, focused and productive as well as how he's empowered his team to be more productive day after day. SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Productivity Ep 1: Why are we obsessed with productivity? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:11

“How will we all keep busy when we only have to work 15 hours a week?” That was the question that actually worried the economist John Maynard Keynes when he wrote his short essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” in 1930. Over the next century, he predicted, the economy would become so productive that people would barely need to work at all. So what happened? Why are we so obsessed with productivity today? SPONSOR: Bench. With Bench, you get a professional bookkeeping team to do your books for you and our simple, elegant software to review your finances. It's everything you need to forget about your bookkeeping, without actually forgetting about your bookkeeping. Go to Bench.co/rocketship and get 20% off your first 6 months.

 Growth Ep 5: Powering your growth engine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:59

In this episode we break down our talks with Casey Winters, Andrew Chen, Dmitry Dragilev and Ryan O'Donnell about what it was like to be a one person growth team and how they grew the teams at Grubhub, Pinterest, Zurb & SellHack. We talk about some of their early failures and how they eventually found the right growth channel. Whether your the CEO or running a large growth team, they share essential information about growth, failure and eventual success. SPONSOR: Prezi Business. If you're tired of selling to your customers using the same old deck slides, try Prezi Business -- the engaging, interactive presentation platform that features built-in analytics, cloud-based collaboration tools, and the unique ability to adapt with the flow of conversation. Perhaps it's time to update your marketing-and your professional reputation-with presentations customers will actually enjoy and remember. Get your slides prezi-fied on http://www.prezi.com/rocketship

 Sunday Interview: Ryan O'Donnell of Sellhack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:33

Mike Belsito (@belsito) talks with Ryan O'Donnell about being a CEO focused on growth and how he prioritizes growth and growth experiments at his company. Ryan also has a special announcement for Rocketship.fm listeners so stay tuned! SPONSOR: Prezi Business. If you're tired of selling to your customers using the same old deck slides, try Prezi Business -- the engaging, interactive presentation platform that features built-in analytics, cloud-based collaboration tools, and the unique ability to adapt with the flow of conversation. Perhaps it's time to update your marketing-and your professional reputation-with presentations customers will actually enjoy and remember. Get your slides prezi-fied on http://www.prezi.com/rocketship

 Growth Ep 4: Finding Traction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:18

Today we break down how to find traction with none other than Duck Duck Go's Gabriel Weinberg. Gabriel wrote the book on Traction (literally) and today we're going to explore how you can use his method to find Traction for your business. With 19 channels to explore, there's something for everyone in this episode no matter how large or small your company may be. SPONSOR: Prezi Business. If you're tired of selling to your customers using the same old deck slides, try Prezi Business -- the engaging, interactive presentation platform that features built-in analytics, cloud-based collaboration tools, and the unique ability to adapt with the flow of conversation. Perhaps it's time to update your marketing-and your professional reputation-with presentations customers will actually enjoy and remember. Get your slides prezi-fied on http://www.prezi.com/rocketship

 Sunday Interview: Ash Maurya creator of the Lean Canvas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:27

Today we talk with Ash Maurya, the creator of the Lean Canvas and most recently the author of Scaling Lean. His posts and advice have been featured in Inc., Forbes, and Fortune and we're incredibly excited to share his insights with you on scaling through the lean methodology. SPONSOR: Prezi Business. If you're tired of selling to your customers using the same old deck slides, try Prezi Business -- the engaging, interactive presentation platform that features built-in analytics, cloud-based collaboration tools, and the unique ability to adapt with the flow of conversation. Perhaps it's time to update your marketing-and your professional reputation-with presentations customers will actually enjoy and remember. Get your slides prezi-fied on http://www.prezi.com/rocketship

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