NewCo Shift Dialogs: Considered Conversations with Business Leaders, Policy Experts, and Big Thinkers

We’re pleased to bring you the NewCo Shift Dialogs, where we talk to the people on the front lines of the biggest shift in business since the industrial revolution. We’ve just released twelve in-depth interviews that comprise Season 1, with Season 2 well underway. Join us weekly for discussions with guests like Lori Goler, VP of People at Facebook, Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor and Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland. (And, be the first to get the interviews to your in-box with the NewCo Weekly newsletter.)


NewCo Shift Dialogs, Season 2

Episode 2 (21 mon): After leading the team that saved healthcare.gov, Andy Slavitt took the reins of Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. He’s leaving soon, but his legacy is just getting started. Read the interview.

Episode 1 (18 Min): With Honor, CEO Seth Sternberg and team hope to redefine how we care for our elders. Read the interview.


NewCo Shift Dialogs, Season 1

Pilot Episode: Jordan Shlain MD, Founder, HealthLoop. The FDA’s new food labels catch up to reality — and will drive the biggest shift the industry has seen in recent history. More …

Episode 1 (13 mins): New Microsoft President Brad Smith on a renewed mission, a major culture shift, and the role of a corporation in society. More …

Max Ventilla of AltSchool: The Full Shift Dialogs Transcript

Episode 2 (17 mins): Max Ventilla discusses how education is broken. Can Silicon Valley fix it? More …

Tim O’Reilly: The Full Shift Dialogs Transcript

Episode 3 (18 mins): A Deficit of Idealism: Tim O’Reilly on the Next Economy. More …

Episode 4 (19 mins): Rana Foroohar on Apple, Brexit, Uber, Basic Income, Trump, and Our Future Economy. More …

Episode 5 (16 mins): Jeff Clarke became CEO of Kodak in 2014, and is charged with one of the most complex turnarounds in corporate history. His first move was to save Kodak’s movie film business, which had been slated for the chopping block. More …

Episode 6 (25 mins): Evan William’s unique skill is in removing the friction that hinders an idea in its jump from one person’s head to another’s. More …

Episode 7 (26 mins): Aaron Levie is convinced that big companies will require independence and inter-connectivity from their IT partners — a position he staked out for Box nearly a decade ago. More …

Episode 8 (17 min): If Nathan Blecharczyk hadn’t moved out of the apartment he shared with co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, Airbnb might have never existed. More …

Episode 9 (13 min): A conversation with the peripatetic Dr. Jordan Shlain on the “hairball” of healthcare, insurance companies, sugar in our food, and why you have to keep filling out the same form over and over. More …

Episode 10 (19 min): Deborah Hopkins has operated at the highest levels of corporate America for decades, holding senior roles at GM, Lucent, and Boeing, where she served as CFO. She is now Chief Innovation Officer of Citi and founder and CEO of Citi Ventures, a five-year old firm that has a unique approach to investing and an equally unique role in helping its 200-year-old parent company learn how to innovate in today’s startup-drenched landscape. More …

Episode 11 (16 min): Bruce Aust is Vice Chair of Nasdaq, one of the largest financial services firms in the world, best known for its tech-laden, US-based marketplace. More …

Episode 12 (18 min): How Marc Pritchard works with Google, Facebook, and Snapchat to help P&G transition to a new world order. More …

Season Finale (4 Min): About halfway through the first season of Shift Dialogs, we started asking our guests the same question: “What advice would you give your 20-year old self?”

Above are answers from a diverse group of folks: Nathan Blecharczyk of Airbnb, Debby Hopkins of Citi, Evan Williams of Medium, Marc Pritchard of P&G, and Bruce Aust of Nasdaq. More …


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Thanks to our production and studio partner Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. You rock!

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