What's Working in Washington

A weekly podcast examining the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and policy in the Washington D.C. region. They are stories explaining why local innovation often influences the federal government and are told by a wide variety of voices across demographics and industries.

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What's Working in Washington

What's Working in Washington - Ep 356 - Recognizing and avoiding unconscious bias - Howard Ross

Howard Ross, founder of Cook Ross and partner at Udarta consulting, discusses why unconscious and conscious biases aren't just wrong, but also major disadvantages when it comes to hiring and working with talent and other businesses.
00:09:08 7/16/2019

Past Episodes

Two things in life are inevitable: death and taxes. To learn more about how to make at least the latter a little easier, we spoke with Ebong Eka, entrepreneur and tax expert as well as president of Ericorp Consulting.
00:11:00 7/14/2019
Mary Robinson, entrepreneur and founder of Capacity Partners; and Shannon White, partner at Guidehouse, discuss the various ways that companies and corporations can be a net positive for the communities, and have a purpose and aim beyond just making a profit.
00:28:04 7/7/2019
Benjamin Colbert, founder of City Renewables, discusses how his business helps homeowners and companies convert their buildings to solar power, and how they can even make money by doing it. For more information, visit: https://mailchi.mp/073705f4cfb1/free-solar-design
00:08:50 7/4/2019
Bradley Freedman, management services director for the Salvation Army, discusses the skills that carry over from working in a business to working in a nonprofit, and the striking differences between the two.
00:08:58 7/2/2019
Nick Weir, challenge manager for SpaceNet at In-Q-Tel's CosmiQ Works lab, discusses how his project crowdsources AI solutions for government applications.
00:12:16 6/30/2019
Michael Shinn, CEO of Atomicorp, discusses how open-source software can provide important and useful solutions for cybersecurity problems in the cloud and on a wide range of other cyber applications.
00:09:37 6/27/2019
Zvi Band, author of the new book Success is in Your Sphere, discusses how maintaining healthy relationships that go beyond just transaction can help propel your life and business to new heights, especially in the D.C. region.
00:09:42 6/25/2019
David DeWolf, CEO of 3Pillar Global, discusses his new book, The Product Mindset, and how best to tackle being a product-based company, even in the government sector.
00:09:01 6/23/2019
On this EXTRA episode, Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Michael Farren, fellow at the Mercatus Center; and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK discuss the ways that politics and lobbying have soured peoples' expectations, experiences, and opinion of capitalism.
00:28:04 6/16/2019
Tony Surak, chief marketing officer and partner at DataTribe, discusses the swings and pitfalls of successfully growing a small business, and why revenue isn't the most important thing to shoot for early on.
00:07:35 6/13/2019
Shawn Springs, former NFL pro and CEO of Windpact, discusses his company's efforts to make safer and more effective protective equipment for professional sports.
00:09:37 6/11/2019
Erin McGeoy, co-founder and CEO of Last Call, discusses how her social venture's app helps notify local students of cheap meals that would otherwise be thrown away, helping to lower America's 40% food waste rate.
00:12:25 6/9/2019
Shawn Wright, partner at Blank Rome; Ayman Rizkalla, partner at Akerman; and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of Levick, discuss the things that a C suit executive or a member of a board at a company needs to do to stay proactive and prevent liability for wrongdoing in case of a company's misconduct.
00:28:04 6/2/2019
Stephen Buko, founder and CEO at Kerb, discusses his company's AI-based solution to find out if passerby are actually looking at the outdoor ads that companies spend billions on every year.
00:08:47 5/23/2019

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