Archives from May 2009

Aaron Sandoski on How the Wise Decide

Learning lessons of wisdom from 21 extraordinary leaders.

May 29, 2009 / Podcast # 09-22

Aaron Sandoski

How do the wise decide and lead businesses and organizations to great success is the question Bryn Zeckhauser and Aaron Sandoski posed to themselves after landing their first jobs as managers. Despite the best training the world could offer—Harvard MBAs and stints at McKinsey & Company, the elite powerhouse consulting firm—they felt unprepared when faced with the pressure to make critical decisions. So they set out on a three-year quest to discover how people with remarkable success and experience in both corporate and public life—“the wise”—went about making crucial, often make-or-break decisions. They share their discoveries in their book How the Wise Decide: The Lessons of 21 Extraordinary Leaders.
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Paul Krugman on Staring Down Depression Economics

A Nobel-Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist gives his insights on the current economic crisis.

May 26, 2009 / Podcast # 09-21

Paul Krugman

Edgewise is pleased to bring an extended conversation with Dr. Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, a regular columnist for the New York Times, and the 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. In this interview Dr. Krugman provides a concise account of the events that led to the current economic crisis, and offers a prognosis for recovery. Dr. Krugman shares insights from his book The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Economy. In this book, Dr. Krugman chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, how fiscal responsibility collapsed; and offers a road map for recovery. Read more…


Paul Teutul, Sr. on Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way

Lessons from Running a Family-Run Business

May 15, 2009 / Podcast # 09-20

Paul Teutul, Sr.

If you think cruising down the highway on a custom chopper is the ultimate thrill ride, try running your own business. The same outlaw spirit that drives some people to strap on a helmet and hit the road drives other people to risk it all and build a business from the ground up. Bikers and entrepreneurs share at least one trait. They do it their way without compromise. That’s the opening liner note of a book entitled The Ride Of A Lifetime, written by Paul Teutul Sr. Read more…


Blythe McGarvie on Making Courageous Decisions in a Changing World

It’s a different world, but it’s a world full of new business opportunities open to anyone with the courage to seize them.

May 8, 2009 / Podcast # 09-19

Blythe McGarvie

If the 20th century was the American century, the 21st century may well be the global century. Globalization spreads wealth across the world, opens new consumer markets, and reorients the dynamics of the American market. In a new book, Shaking The Globe: Courageous Decision Making In A Changing World, Blythe McGarvie guides readers on how to absorb the world’s diversity Read more…


Marshall Goldsmith on Influence in All Directions

How to exert your influence in all directions during tough times.

May 1, 2009 / Podcast # 09-18

Marshall Goldsmith

One of our most popular podcast and webcast guests is executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times Bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There as well as the new book Succession. In this podcast, Goldsmith coaches on how to exert your influence in today’s tough times. The topic is related to an upcoming AMA program, The Secrets of Managing Up. It will broadcast live on May 19 at 1PM, and it’s part of AMA’s new line of premium webinars. To find out more about this special 90 minute webinar, please visit Read more…