In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, Steve Forbes sits down with today’s leading business and economic minds to give listeners a better grasp of what’s ahead, and shares his own perspectives on the day’s most pressing issues.
Welcome to "Steve Forbes: What's Ahead"
Teaser: Here's a quick peek at what the first episode of our two-part discussion with Howard Schultz, former CEO and chair of Starbucks and possible presidential candidate, holds in store for you. The full episode will post on Sunday, March 31st.
Teaser: Here's a quick preview of the second part of Steve's conversation with Howard Schultz. The full episode will post on Sunday, April 7th.
On this episode, hear how the former Starbucks CEO rose from the projects of New York City to build his business empire and create one of the world’s iconic brands. He’ll reveal stories of a troubled childhood, the familial debt that haunted him into young adulthood and the role Bill Gates’ father played in saving Starbucks. This is part one of a two-part conversation with Schultz. Part two will post on Sunday, April 7th.
In this second and final part of Steve’s conversation with Howard Schultz, learn more about Schultz’s trailblazing work at Starbucks and how it has shaped his perspectives on the most critical issues facing Americans today, including healthcare, higher education and taxes. Schultz shares the policies he would pursue as a “centrist Independent” candidate as he explores a potential presidential run.
Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, former Governor of Indiana and author and businessman speaks with Steve about the radical and comprehensive changes he’s made to streamline the university’s budget, the innovative ways he’s tackling student fees and his take on the extraordinary student debt loan that exists in America today.
Joanna and Chip Gaines are building a business empire based on their personal priorities of family, marriage and home. Their reality show, “Fixer Upper,” put them on the celebrity map with fans devouring their chemistry, talents and work ethic. Hear them walk down memory lane with Steve, sharing their journey from young, broke parents with disorganized entrepreneurial dreams to who they are today: matured, thoughtful with hard-earned business savvy.
And, Steve's Read Of The Week is: https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/is-the-pope-catholic/
In his best-selling book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Burton Malkiel made a shocking claim: that monkeys are just as good as expensive money managers when it comes to picking stocks. His rock-solid conclusion: anyone can beat the investing pros. How: using index funds. In fact, his thesis helped usher in the concept of index funds which have generated enormous wealth for Americans in the intervening decades. Today, nearly half of all investment funds are now indexed. In this episode of Steve Forbes’ What's Ahead podcast hear Malkiel share why indexing beats stock picking, his enthusiasm for growth companies in emerging markets and his impressions of “smart beta” stocks, the new investing rage. You won’t want to miss this episode filled with riches.
Bowing to rejection is a behavior foreign to Jamie Kern Lima, IT Cosmetics cofounder and CEO. A former news anchor, her rosacea threatened her blossoming career because she couldn't find a foundation to conceal the redness. So, she teamed up with her husband and toiled out of their living room for years before they eventually found a formula that worked. Then, when the two went to market, came all the noes. They relentlessly persevered. In 2016, their company, IT Cosmetics, was bought by L’Oreal for $1.2 billion in 2016. The purchase was L’Oreal’s largest acquisition to date and made Kern Lima the first female CEO of a L’Oréal brand in their 100-plus-year history. Her story inspires: from her climb out of humble beginnings, the catapult effect of her trailblazing QVC appearances and the countless rejections along the way, Kern Lima shares the story of how she revolutionized the conversation around beauty by meeting the needs of real women with real skin problems. Plus, hear her thoughtful take on the state of women in the workforce. Hear Steve's take on this Thursday's trade numbers. He's not worried about the so-called deficit because arguably, there isn't one. Hear why!
George Gilder, technologist and economist, discusses his recently published book Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy. With his eyes constantly on the future, to Gilder it’s clear: the internet as we know it will soon be upended with the coming cryptocosm.
Gilder also speaks to why Google's business plan is causing it to have a nervous breakdown, the fear of computers taking over the world and the obsolescence of centralized data privacy because it’s simply not safe. Plus, hear about the inventive ways in which Chinese companies have figured out how to collect revenue from customers without an over-reliance on advertising.