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Podcasts from The Conference Board
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2019

  • Nick Morgan on How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

    Join communication expert Nick Morgan as he discusses his new book, Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, which outlines five big problems with virtual communication and offers entrepreneurs, business professionals, and managers a clear path forward for helping us connect better with others in a more virtual world.

  • Consumer Confidence Goes Up in Europe in Quarter 2

    In this podcast, Ilaria Maselli (Senior Economist) and Derek Servais (senior digital media and IT specialist) deep dive into the quarter 2 results for Europe of The Global Consumer Confidence Index by The Conference Board and Nielsen. They also discuss specific countries of interest, such as: Germany, France, Italy, Turkey and the UK.

  • Educating the Whole Child

    This new series features the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Business Champions for the Advancement of Early Childhood Education, where we speak with business leaders about the importance of early education and how they can play an essential role in boosting access to and quality of education programs. This episode presents Bernard Bailey, President of CED, talking with Kai-leé Berke, CEO of Teaching Strategies, about the approach of educating the whole child.

  • Consumer Confidence and Spending Behavior Across the World: Q2 2019 findings

    The Conference Board’s Chief Economist Bart van Ark and Senior Researcher Denise Dahlhoff discuss results from the Q2 2019 run of The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, a collaboration with Nielsen. Findings include developments regarding consumer confidence, consumers’ spending on certain categories, and their top concerns.

  • Ron Williams, "Learning to Lead"

    Join Ron Williams, former chairman, president and CEO of Aetna Inc., as he sits down with Dr. Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at The Conference Board, to discuss his recent book, Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization, which helps future business leaders develop the professional management qualities needed to deliver personal, interpersonal, and organizational success.

  • Bluford Putnum on his book, Economics Gone Astray

    Join host and Senior Economist at The Conference Board, Ilaria Maselli, for an interview with Bluford Putnam, author and Chief Economist of the CME Group, as he discusses his latest book, Economics Gone Astray, which explores critical topics in macroeconomics that help readers to better analyze market behavior and the economic consequences of policy decisions.

  • Annie McKee on her latest book, How to Be Happy at Work

    Should we expect to be happy and fulfilled at work? In her latest book, Annie McKee makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace. Join host, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., Executive VP of Human Capital at The Conference Board, as she sits down with Annie to discuss her new book and shed light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.

  • How Should Policymakers Think About Technological Change?

    With technology rapidly changing the landscape for modern economic competition, policymakers will need to continually assess how government will shape and be shaped by these changes. Matthew Shapiro, founder of MacroTessera and a Senior Advisor at Oxford Analytica, joins Devin O’Connor to share insights on this critical issue.

  • Indications 2.10: Latin America: Opportunity in Uncertainty

    Latin America is a vast, diverse region in flux, with economic prospects varying immensely from country to country—and month to month. In this episode, Chief Economist Bart van Ark and an expert panel tour the latest developments from Cape Horn to the US border. Learn how political pressures, natural resource dependence, exports and trade policy, and security and safety concerns are playing out in individual markets—and why there’s reason for optimism across the region as a whole.

  • How does an Active Wear Brand Become an Activist Icon?

    How does an active wear brand become an activist icon? Deliberately or despite itself? Can product, purpose, profit, and politics mesh—or do they risk unraveling? And what’s the story behind the unconventional Patagonia beer? These questions and more will be answered in The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center's April Monthly Chat.