Business Video Roundup: Strong Foundations, Second-Chance Employment & Succession

Posted on 26.May.2023 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

Job Interviewee Just Asking for a Second Chance

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In this week’s business video roundup, two Wharton professors highlight business lessons from HBO’s hit show Succession (whose series finale airs this Sunday!), the CEOs of Lafayette Square and Verizon make the case for second-chance employment (and how your business can get involved), and Gary Vaynerchuk talks about how to build a strong business foundation (hint: don’t chase trends in areas you’re not passionate about). Plus, Acumen’s Jacqueline Novogratz tells her story in the latest View from the Top chat at Stanford GSB, while Restaurant Influencers welcomes Souvla CEO Charles Bililies to share his recipe for success.

Succession Analysis: Wharton Professors Share Business Lessons from HBO’s Hit Show

Can business owners learn a thing or two from HBO’s Succession? Wharton professors Raffi Amit and Michael Roberts think so, revealing what entrepreneurs can learn from the show’s family dynamics, succession strategies, and corporate dealings.

Columbia Business School: The Business Case for Second-Chance Employment

Columbia Business School presents an enlightening series focusing on the business case for second-chance employment, highlighting both the societal and business benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated. The CEOs of Lafayette Square (Damien Dwin) and Verizon (Hans Vestberg) make the case, while Stephanie Ruhle (host of MSNBC’s The 11th Hour) moderates. Later videos in the series include Developing & Implementing Second-Chance Employment Programs and Developing Business Practices to Support Second-Chance Employment.

GaryVee: The Blueprint for Growth – How to Build a Strong Business Foundation

In this 4Ds session, Gary Vaynerchuk zeroes in on how to build a strong business foundation. “What do I think you should be expanding in? Things you like the most,” he says. “Second can be things that make the most business sense.” He argues that by tying to chase trends, you’re likely going to end up losing money if you aren’t genuinely into the things you are pursuing.

Stanford GSB View from the Top: Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder & CEO of Acumen

Stanford’s latest View from the Top conversation is with Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty, using the “power of entrepreneurship to build a world where everyone [has] the opportunity to live with dignity.”

Restaurant Influencers: Charles Bililies of Souvla on Creating a Fast-Fine Greek Restaurant

Shawn Walchef interviews Charles Bililies, founder and CEO of Souvla, a fast-fine Greek restaurant with several locations in San Francisco, CA. Over the course of an hour, Bililies shares his journey, including why he believed in his business concept even when the cards were stacked against him. Like most business success stories, it’s a tale of perseverance.

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