Business Rhythm

A regular podcast featuring fun and easy-to-understand business insights.

Podcast # 10: Invest in Companies with Business Edge

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From BusinessMango with Frank and Jamie – “If you are investing in stocks for the long run, you are betting into the future of the company for the next 5, 10, 20 or 50 years. You are essentially picking winners among a group of companies. The return of your investment over the long period of time will largely be determined by the size of revenues and profits of the company in the future. Over a period of 10 years, one can typically distinguish between the winners and the losers. But what is business edge and how does it affect the business outcomes of companies?”

 

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Podcast # 9: Market Changes Shaping the Future of Businesses

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“In today’s episode, we will talk about the demographic and consumer behavior changes that are happening in the global market. These changes will continue over the next 10 to 15 years and will have profound implications on business and finance. Businesses that pay attention to these changes can prepare themselves to adapt to the new situation and keep their products and services relevant. The changes can present new opportunities for businesses through innovations in products and services.”

 

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Podcast #8: Negotiation Tactics for everyday business dealings

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – In a distributive negotiation, one person’s gain is another person’s loss. Examples are negotiations between buyer and seller over price of a product or service and employer and employee over salary pay. Each party is attempting to maximize his/her share of the pie. In most cases, however, parties generally do not know exactly how large the “pie” actually is.

 

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Podcast #7: Six Things Leaders Owe their People

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – “One book entitled Leadership is an Art, by Max DePree, stands out with its unconventional view on leadership. Max’s view of leadership is rooted in humanity and developed through his experience as Chairman and CEO of Herman Miller, a well-known furniture maker. Max defines the role of leadership as a steward of an institution. In his view, a leader owes certain things to the institution including the people that work for it. After all, an institution consists of people. In this book, Max cites 6 things that leaders owe to their people..”

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Podcast #6: How to Invest in Stocks

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Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – “The secret to stock investments is selecting the right companies. To do this, you must first look for trends in the market. Trends refer to changes that are happening in industries or economy, which present opportunities for some businesses… Not all companies are equal. Only choose the best companies with excellent management. The third step is to determine the price you should buy the stock. The general rule is buy only when the current price represents a fair value of the company.”

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Podcast #5: Why Leadership Matters

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – January 5, 2014 “Leadership is important because it allows a team to achieve extraordinary results. In business or in other settings, you need the people with different talents to make things happen. This is where leadership is crucial – it brings people to work together for a common cause.”

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Podcast # 4: How to measure effectiveness of marketing efforts

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – An increasing number of companies have actually started using marketing metrics as a result of pressure from top management to justify spending on marketing. These firms may either have their own team dedicated to marketing metrics or they may engage consulting firms to build their marketing measurement capabilities.

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Podcast # 3: Why Consumers Love KFC, McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme (Part 3)

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In today’s consumer market, food retail chains need to manage the feelings, activities, and sensations that a customer experiences in all possible touch points—from the instance customers see the store from afar, walk in, place their orders, and sit down to eat, to the moment they exit the store.

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