Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz

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From the creator of How I Built This, host Guy Raz invites you to listen in as he talks to leadership experts and the visionary leaders of some of the world's biggest brands. Along the way, you'll hear accounts of crisis, failure, turnaround, and triumph, as the leaders reveal their secrets on their way to the top. These are stories that didn't make it into their company bios, and valuable lessons for anyone trying to make it in business. read less

Our Editor's Take

Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz is a podcast for the curious about how brand leaders lead. Raz talks with founders and C-Suiters about how they got to where they are. Their stories are surprising-and inspiring.

Each episode starts with a characterizing sound bite from the featured guest. In one, Richard Graeter talks about his wife's pride and dedication to quality. Ambient background music complements Raz's enthusiastic cadence to create an enjoyable listening ambiance. Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz is an NPR production and features the public radio network's high quality.

Raz has experience and success in podcasting and beyond. Raz hosts a podcast called How I Built This, another entrepreneur-focused show. He also wrote a bestselling book of the same title, based on the podcast. Another show Raz hosts is The Great Creators with Guy Raz, about artistic inspiration. In addition, Raz hosts a music podcast called The Rewind. He is also the cofounder of a children's media company called Tinkercast. They produce educational podcasts.

Many of the stories on Wisdom From the Top begin with a question. What happens when everyone in a company is working past their capacity? How can someone help a company that is failing? How can one build an empathetic culture? Raz asks the questions that listeners want to know. He finds out how Dan Hesse helped Sprint by focusing on caring for customers.

There is an episode about how Beth Comstock went from wanting to be a doctor to becoming the first female vice chair of business innovations at GE. In another episode, Keith Krach shares why he kept working when he didn't need the money. H&R Block's Jeff Jones talks about what leadership in a crisis looks like. The podcast features many notable brands, like Perdue, Etsy, and Honeywell. Other guests have included CEOs Dan Schulman and David Novak. These leaders' insights are here to inspire listeners to work toward their entrepreneurial goals. Fans who like business podcasts may appreciate Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz.

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