Everyone is busy these days, multitasking and trying to accomplish more in less time. Yet, there are pockets of time throughout our days – whether we’re commuting, working out or cooking dinner – where it’s possibly to quickly squeeze in a bit of knowledge. The best way we’ve found to do that is through listening to podcasts.
Podcasts are an effective, simple way to learn from experts about almost any topic. If you have an iPhone or iPad, it’s as easy as going to the pre-installed Podcasts app to download and listen right away. There are several apps available for Android users, too, and there is always the option of streaming on your computer from a podcast’s website.
Here are some podcasts the Hartman team finds enlightening and useful for learning about business, technology and human behavior.
I like This American Life because it lets you peer into the lives of a wide variety of American people. Each themed podcast includes stories that help the audience the challenges and unique situations faced by Americans who represent different regions, cultures, classes and nationalities.
Kevin Sandbek, Executive IT Advisor
My favorite is a single podcast episode of The Joe Rogan Experience where he speaks to neuroscientist and author Sam Harris. It’s a freewheeling, stream of consciousness discussion about topics including religion, philosophy, technology and the mind. It’s 4.5 hours long and great for a long car ride.
Tom Hallisey, Executive IT Advisor
I highly recommend A Minute with Maxwell. When you’re short on time, these quick, powerful messages from revered business leader John Maxwell are perfect for those looking to improve their leadership and communication skills with real, actionable advice.
Stephanie Sharpe, Senior IT Advisor
I listen to the TWiT (This Week in Tech) network, particularly the Security Now podcast, which gives real-time and tactical views of the state of technology security. I also enjoy RadioLab, which is both a podcast and an NPR program. They always provide an interesting, engaging perspective on science, philosophy and the
Rob Kerr, Executive IT Advisor
At Hartman, our advisors use the pockets of time in their days to gain new knowledge they can use to help organizations expand their thinking or reframe challenges and obstacles.
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