MBA ASAP Podcast

MBA ASAP Podcast

By John Cousins
Just like the title says: this podcast is dedicated to imparting business knowledge and skillsets, the stuff you would learn in an MBA program, clearly and quickly; ASAP. Its about teaching tools for wealth creation. Learn skillsets that will make you more valuable at your job, ...or let you quit and start your own business.

Also check out my books on these subjects. They are complimentary material to the podcast. They are available as eBooks, paperbacks and audiobooks. Check out the website www.mba-asap.com for more details and lots more content.
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Episode 13 The Pitch Deck
This episode goes over the top dozen things you should include when somebody asks you: "what does your company do?"
30:36
September 21, 2018
Episode 12 Marketing Lecture 1
This lecture is driven by an initial question: what does it mean that Amazon is now a trillion dollar company? I discuss: Balance Sheets, Present Value, Wisdom of Crowds, Statistics, Amazon, Nike, Supply and Demand, micro economics, Discounting Cash Flows, AI, autonomous vehicles, and lots more.
1:36:37
September 9, 2018
Episode 11 Cornelia Gamlem on Management
In this episode I discuss management issues with Cornelia Gamlem. She covers tools to build trust and teams, maximize your impact and influence, and how to best respond to challenges that face managers at all levels.  Cornelia is an incredible resource and this episode is jam packed with great advice and ideas.
1:12:24
August 26, 2018
Episode 10 Brenner Adams
Brenner is a cofounder and CEO of The LINK Group, a FinTech startup in Utah’s “Silicon Slopes. Brenner is an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurism in the Strategy Department of the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah where he has mentored nearly 200 student based startups. He also serves as Strategic Liaison for the Foreign Direct Investment office of Southern France known as Team Cote d’Azur. Brenner has was a CoDesigner and Director of Business Development at Microsft Xbox’s Indie Built Studios, Global Brand Director for Burton Snowboards and advised Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose on their Strategic Marketing Plans. Brenner’s excellent adventure. Listen to his remarkable journey. His enthusiasm and engagement are contagious. He talks about product development, marketing, social impact, economic development and so much more.  
49:06
March 17, 2018
Episode 9 Donatas Jonikas
In this episode Dr. Jonikas talks about his pathbreaking work on what makes startups successful and how to avoid common, but not obvious, pitfalls.
51:00
December 15, 2017
Episode 008 Engel Jones
This episode is a twelve minute conversation with Engel Jones.  It is from his podcast where he interviewed 1001 people in 3 months.  Now that takes efficient coordination and organization!  I was one of his interviews and this is that conversation.   Check out his website with all his podcast interviews at twelveminuteconvos.com
19:35
November 30, 2017
Episode 006 - Croft Edwards and the principles of Leadership Flow
Croft Edwards is a very interesting, thoughtful and engaging leadership thinker and practitioner. In this episode he provides lots of actionable ideas and advice. In positive psychology, flow, also known as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Croft discusses how a leader can create and maintain flow states across an organization.
55:14
November 13, 2017
Episode 005 MBA Jam
In this episode I am interviewed by Avinash Bajaj of The MBA Jam podcast from London.  You can find his podcast at thembajam.com We talk about all things related to my MBA experience at Wharton, my career, and how MBA ASAP came about.   I hope you find it valuable relative to your own experience with an MBA program, or with your thinking in considering it as a path.
1:14:19
November 2, 2017
Episode 004 - Computer Programming: Navigating The Learning Curve
Understanding computers, coding, and the infrastructure are critical skills for business. In this episode I talk with my guest Spencer Cousins about the concepts of the computer web ecosystem.
35:45
October 28, 2017
Episode 3 - Corporate Finance: NPV
This episode is the third in a series on Corporate Finance. This episode focuses on Net Present Value NPV. Net Present Value is the gold standard of corporate finance analytic tools. NPV is the main tool used to value assets and make decisions about projects, purchases, mergers, or acquisitions. Its how savvy financial professionals make decisions about how, when, and where to invest money.
18:50
August 14, 2017
Episode 002 - Corporate Finance: The Time Value of Money
This episode is the second in a series on Corporate Finance. This episode deals with the concepts of The Time Value of Money and Discounting Cash Flows. Enjoy!
17:30
August 11, 2017
Episode 001 - Corporate Finance
This episode focuses on Corporate Finance: how companies make decisions about what projects to pursue, and how to value those projects. I present a framework for how financial professionals make decisions about how, when, and where to invest money. Corporate Finance comprises a set of skills that interact with all the aspects of running a business. It is also extremely helpful in our personal lives when making decisions about buying or leasing, borrowing money, and making big purchases. It provides analytic tools to think about getting, spending, and saving. This episode starts our look at Corporate Finance by going over Financial Ratio Analysis.  The techniques of Ratio Analysis are particularly useful in comparing companies and invest intelligently in the stock market.  This is a set of tools for wealth creation!
15:57
July 22, 2017
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