The world of broadcasting has changed enormously in a relatively short period. Less than a generation ago, broadcast professionals were confined to terrestrial radio, and their only choices were AM or FM. These days, many of those same broadcasting professionals have moved far beyond traditional radio, broadcasting to a wider world via the Internet.
Modern broadcasts are more likely to emerge in podcast form than on the traditional radio, and if you are not taking advantage of financial industry podcasts, you are doing yourself, and your firm, a great disservice. There are many great financial podcasts out there, and they all have something to offer industry professionals. Here are the top 10 podcasts you should be listening to. These ten podcasts can help you advance your financial advisory business and improve the service you give your clients.
As chief investment officer at Cambria Investment Management, Meb Faber has established a significant presence in the financial industry, and a loyal following among investment advisors and the owners of wealth management firms. He has written extensively and spoken authoritatively on alternative investments, quantitative analysis, risk management and many other subjects of interest to financial industry professionals. If you are looking to expand your horizons, the Meb Faber podcast is a good place to start.
The Investors Podcast is one of the most popular outlets in the world of investing, with more than nine million downloads to date. The hosts are Preston Pysh and Stig Prodersen, a pair of investment experts who bring their diverse backgrounds to the podcast and their unique outlook on investing to the airwaves. If you want to get a handle on what your clients are thinking, and listening to, The Investors Podcast is a must.
Hosted by Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg's Masters in Business is a must listen to podcast for any financial industry professional. Bloomberg is a household name in the world of investing, and the wisdom dispensed on every episode of this podcast can help you better run your firm and improve service to your clients.
If your clients are into real estate investing, the Bigger Pockets podcast is a must listen. While it is one of the more specialized financial industry podcasts, the Bigger Pockets broadcast is also one of the most comprehensive and most useful. Hosted by the duo of Brandon Turner and Josh Dorkin, the Bigger Pockets podcast features interviews with real estate industry professionals and tips for new investors.
While not technical in nature, and definitely not wonky, the Clark Howard Show podcast provides a valuable window into what ordinary clients are thinking about. From advice on debt management and repayment to practical career advice, Clark Howard is known for his down-home approach to saving and investing. If you want to know what your clients are focusing on, the Clark Howard Show podcast is a valuable tool in your financial planning arsenal.
Hosted by industrial professional Andrew Horowitz, The Disciplined Investor podcast is a real favorite with financial advisors and wealth managers. Andrew Horowitz is a certified financial planner, a popular author and the host of one of the most successful podcasts in the industry.
Hosted by John Lee Dumas, the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast is a must for any business owner. The combination of high-level inspiration and practical advice is hard to beat, and it is that combination that makes the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast such a standout. Whether you are a new business owner or an experienced financial industry professional, you will find new nuggets of knowledge every time you tune in.
If you are part of the financial sector, you have probably read the groundbreaking book Freakonomics. Chances are this game-changing tome has earned its spot on the bookshelf at your office, but now you can learn about the concept behind the book every week. You can think of Freakonomics Radio as an audio extension of the original Freakonomics book, and you will find the same mix of entertainment, down-home wisdom and out-of-the-box thinking that made the book such a hit with financial professionals and the general public.
If you are a budding entrepreneur, the Mixergy podcast is a must. With more than 1,100 separate interviews and more than 160-course offerings, the Mixergy podcast is like a classroom for budding entrepreneurs. The Mixergy podcast is also a great choice for experienced business owners, and you are sure to find something useful with every new broadcast. While not explicitly aimed at the financial industry, the Mixergy podcast is must listening for any business owner.
In the world of podcasts, TWIST is an acronym for This Week in Startups, and the name says it all. This popular podcast, hosted by Jason Calacanis, features an ever-evolving group of guests, each with their areas of expertise. While the podcast focuses on the world of tech startups, there are lessons here for every entrepreneur and business owners, including those in the financial industry. Whether you are just getting started with your new firm or trying to fine tune your business practices and increase efficiencies, the TWIST podcast will become a valuable tool in your arsenal.
Listening to podcasts is a great way to pass the time, but it is also a wonderful way to learn. If you want to know what your clients are thinking, you need to know what they are listening to. If you want to grow your business, you need to learn about the latest innovations in the industry and avoid mistakes other would-be entrepreneurs have made along the way. By listening to the podcasts on our list, you can gain a new level of wisdom and learn from professionals inside and outside the financial industry.
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