Podcast: Syracuse University Talks Business


A collaborative podcast about the innovations, challenges and opportunities in the modern business world and their impact on other industries. Syracuse University Talks Business is produced by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Episode 11: Business and Beyond, Talking Creativity and Loneliness

What do creativity, loneliness and leadership have in common? These three areas can have very negative and positive effects on your personal and professional life. Whitman professors Joel Carnevale and Lynne Vincent explain how it affects the workplace, how to bounce back after a major upheaval (such as COVID-19) and how to address these topics.

Episode 10: Exploring the World of Cryptocurrency

Do you know the ins and outs of cryptocurrency? Professors Cristiano Bellavitis and Lee McKnight (iSchool) share their expertise and insight into the ever-growing innovation. Learn more about the business and technology sides of cryptocurrency, as well as the future of crypto.

Episode 9: Business in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

What are the challenges and opportunities in Asia post-COVID? Our business experts Ravi Dharwadkar, Bart Edes and Kristen Patel discuss the implications of the recalibration of U.S. foreign policy and American firms doing business in Asia. Learn more about Asian perspectives on the current global supply chain problems as well as national securities policies on compliance in the region.

Episode 8: ADHD and Entrepreneurship

Syracuse University Talks Business podcast image, with headshots of John Torrens and Johan Wiklund

Why do highly successful entrepreneurs identify as having traits consistent with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Whitman Professors John Torrens and Johan Wiklund share how it is far from being a disadvantage in business, having ADHD may be an asset to entrepreneurial ventures. Learn what traits/behaviors need to be augmented, by hiring business partners who excel at those specific traits.

Episode 7: Brexit: Its Impacts and Implications


What impacts and implications has Brexit had post pandemic? European economy experts Mike Harris, Glyn Morgan and Fatma Sonmez-Leopold share background on Brexit, and what it has meant inside of the U.K. Learn more about the breakdown of the impact in Europe and the U.S. and what the end of the deal might look like.

Episode 6: Vaccine Supply Chains


In the past few months, more and more people are getting vaccinated. The Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and other vaccines are making their way throughout the world in the hopes of returning to a pre COVID-19 normality. Professor Burak Kazaz, Dr. Syra Madad and Prashant Yadav talk about the state of the vaccine distribution.

Episode 5: Loneliness and the COVID-19 Pandemic


What is the psychological impact of remote working and learning?  COVID-19 has forced people to face new normalcies and loneliness has become one of those normal feelings. Whitman professors Lynne Vincent and Joel Carnevale as well as Newhouse professor Charisse L'Pree explain what loneliness is and how it is expressed among different demographics.

Episode 4: Success and Barriers for Veteran Entrepreneurs


The 2020 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs monitors trends in the activity and needs, as well as economic, social and political barriers of veteran entrepreneurs in the United States. Professor Alex McKelvie and post-doctoral researcher Mirza Tihic explain their research and findings of the recent study. Also, learn more about the unique characteristics that drive success in entrepreneurial ventures.

Episode 3: What it Means to be a Minority Entrepreneur in the U.S.


Minority entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of the United States business landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professors Todd Moss, El-Java Abdul-Qadir and Ph.D. student Fabian Diaz explain how minority entrepreneurs navigate U.S. regulations and financial hurdles. Also, learn how the South Side Innovation Center is making an impact in Central New York.

Episode 2: The Future of Retail


Are malls a thing of the past? Listen to industry experts including Lizanne Kindler and professors Julie Niederhoff, Ray Wimer and Guiyang Xiong about how retailers have responded to the pandemic. These changes also bring virtual reality technology into the retail industry. Learn more about the future of retail in the wake of COVID-19.

Episode 1: The Supply Chain, Then and Now


Take a trip in the time machine to see what the supply chain looked like when the pandemic began and how it has responded. Also, Professor Patrick Penfield has a suggestion for how to solve the PPE supply problem. Learn more about the supply chain and how COVID-19 impacts the items you buy.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit Whitman.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an independent research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our 13 schools and colleges and over 200 majors close the gap between education and action, so graduates are equipped to be resourceful, responsive and real-world ready. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected issues with innovative approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community of game changers that moves ideas, individuals and impact forward.

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