Jacob Baranski — In my opinion, there’s a lot of monotonous thinking in the world of business. Some of this monotony shows up in popular entrepreneurship podcasts.
Many people in positions of business leadership went to the same business schools. They learned the same things about how business works. They bring these same ideas to their positions as founders, leaders, executives, and decision-makers. Nothing that needs to change actually changes.
On an industry-wide level, many companies are well aware of this issue. They are pushing for the diversification of ideas and backgrounds in order to pursue the new, innovative thinking needed for the 21st century. But what about at other levels? What about the lone entrepreneur, looking to get an idea off the ground?
The same lesson applies. However, it’s much easier to combat monotonous thinking at the individual level.
For me, it’s important to break out of my preconceived notions. I always try to think about things in a new way. That’s often where the best ideas come from. One of the ways I do this is by listening to podcasts. I try to learn from thoughtful podcasts that focus on entrepreneurship. I enjoy hearing experts take unusual or interesting angles or tackle unfamiliar subjects in depth. Luckily, there are plenty of them to go around. Listed below are four you might like to check out.