May 5, 2022
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
Entering with a bang, Alan Murray comes on the show this week to talk about the transformation of the corporate world in this modern era. Alan is CEO of Fortune Media. He oversees the business and editorial operations of the independent media company and is known for expanding its digital and conference franchises. Murray also writes a closely-read daily newsletter for Fortune, CEO Daily.
Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Murray led the rapid expansion of the Pew Research Center’s digital footprint as president of that organization. Before that, Murray was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as deputy managing editor, executive editor online, Washington bureau chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns.
He served for several years as Washington bureau chief for CNBC, and cohost of the nightly show Capital Report. He is the author of multiple books, including Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform.
THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… consumers, employees, or business leaders that seeks the understand the ways in which profit-driven models for businesses have transformed and shifted towards value-driven motives.
TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Our guest says that Capitalism has been a dynamic driving force in the development of the economy, guiding the startup of largest companies that are now known as the Fortune 500. But the Capitalism doesn’t play by the same set of rules as it did before – now more than ever, companies are shifting towards a model of business that Alan Murray refers to as “shareholder capitalism.” In this modern era of Capitalism, company values must reflect consumer values, placing an emphasis towards Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to meet the demands of socially conscious investors, shareholders and consumers.
WHAT I LOVE MOST… Company culture, diversity and public values now take the front seat when considering business success models. Alan says this mode of thinking is here to stay and that we, as consumers, as employees, as the general populace can continue to influence businesses just by changing the public sentiment.
Running time: 32:37
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