Episode 6: Building A Better Business with Dissent, Mistakes and Unpleasant Speech

Episode 6 August 14, 2023 00:22:27
Episode 6: Building A Better Business with Dissent, Mistakes and Unpleasant Speech
Stand Up to Stand Out
Episode 6: Building A Better Business with Dissent, Mistakes and Unpleasant Speech

Aug 14 2023 | 00:22:27

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Hosted By

Stuart Paap

Show Notes

Discover the power of dissent and challenging assumptions with Jonathan Berk, the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Learn why mistakes and daring ideas fuel better organizations, from growth to innovation. Embrace a team culture that dares to speak up, speak out, and innovate against the grain. 

Hosted by Stuart Paap

Does challenging the norm, making mistakes, and embracing uncomfortable conversations truly ignite business growth? Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we delve deep into the insights of Jonathan Berk, the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at Stanford GSB. Discover the transformative potential of dissent and challenging assumptions as the driving force behind thriving organizations.

Uncover why the most groundbreaking ideas often emerge from those who go against the grain. Learn the critical importance of safeguarding and valuing unpleasant speech at every level, recognizing its unique potential to unlock growth and progress. It’s time to shift away from ostracizing those who speak out and instead move towards embracing their valuable contributions.

Jonathan B. Berk is the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

His research covers a broad range of topics in finance, including delegated money management, the pricing of financial assets, valuing a firm’s growth potential, the capital structure. 

Jonathan is the author of the books Fundamentals in Corporate Finance and Corporate Finance. Jonathan has received numerous awards and was recently awarded the fifth Stephen A. Ross Prize for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics. In his personal life, he enjoys skiing with his family. You can connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn or Facebook

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Stuart Paap is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He works with pioneering biotechs, technology companies, and healthcare companies and regularly presents at universities and tech incubators like the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s also a former stand-up comedian and is a yellow belt in Judo, which strikes fear into no one.

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