State of U.S. Economy, Feat: Duncan Niederauer

April 9, 2018

tndc welcomed former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, Duncan Niederauer, for an analysis of the current state of the US economy and the so-called "Trade Wars" we are currently experiencing. Much of the volatility experienced in the last 18 months we find attributable to the communication methods used by our nation's leadership, but we argue there is some merit to the "America First" policy being implemented. We also briefly touch on CEO Activism in today's polarized political climate, as well as anti-trust issues as large acquisitions are proposed in several industries.

0:00 - 2:51 -- Intro to S2Ep5 (Episode 13 for you Colgate listeners)

2:52 - 3:57 -- Lead-in to Discussion

3:58 - 29:01 -- Financial Crisis Management in '07-'08; Today's Economy and "Trade War"

29:02 - 34:40 -- CEO Activism

34:41 - 45:40 -- Brief remarks on Anti-Trust and Cryptocurrency/Blockchain

45:41 - 49:20 -- Leadership; Closing Remarks

Colgate University 2013 Commencement Speech

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Gun Control Revisited, Feat. Mike Coombs

March 24, 2018

Mike Coombs, co-owner of Outdoor Emporium and Sportco stores located in Seattle, WA, joined tndc to discuss the very sensitive and controversial issue of gun control. Since the school shooting in Parkland, FL, millennials have taken the helm of this conversation leading to walk-outs and marches across the United States. We do a quick history review of the context of the Second Amendment to frame the debate, talk through the importance of gun safety and responsible ownership, and implications on industry and business owners. As always, we attempt to propose solutions rather than talk in circles around the issue.

0:00 - 2:37 -- Intro to S2Ep4

2:38 - 5:19 -- Lead-in to Discussion

5:20 - 20:05 -- History of 2nd Amendment; Framing the Debate

20:06 - 50:02 -- Today's Gun Polarization; Business Implications

50:03 - 58:05 -- Proposed Solutions; Closing Remarks

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Perpetuating Family-Owned Businesses, Feat: Dave Specht

February 21, 2018

Dave Specht, author of "The Family Business Whisperer," joined tndc to discuss family business succession planning and the perception of millennial entitlement. These topics are rarely talked about, but are crucial elements of perpetuating family wealth through generations. Specht says that the perception of millennial entitlement is not to be blamed on us, rather, our parents! Listen to learn more...

0:00 - 2:01 -- Intro to S2Ep3

2:02 - 5:10 -- Lead-in to Discussion

5:11 - 26:50 -- Family Business Planning

26:51 - 44:04 -- Perception of Millennial Entitlement

44:05 - 45:17 -- Closing Remarks

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Global National Security Review, Feat: General Martin Dempsey

February 8, 2018

tndc was honored to sit with General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to continue the "Trump: 1 Year In" discussion from a National Security/Foreign Policy perspective. Our global tour includes stops in North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan in order to answer the difficult questions of potentially "rattled" diplomacy, nuclear proliferation, and future strategies. We also discuss General Dempsey's upcoming book and leadership principles we millennials should consider as we venture into any industry.

0:00 - 2:11 -- Intro to S2Ep2

2:12 - 3:00 -- Lead-in to Discussion

3:01 - 39:09 -- Global Tour: North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan

39:10 - 46:22 -- State of the US Military: Readiness and Funding

46:23 - 53:11 -- "Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership" 

53:12 - 54:09 -- Closing Remarks


Trump: 1 Year In, Feat: Bill Kristol, Henry Olsen

February 5, 2018

Season 2, Episode 1: In partnership with Adam Smith Society - a project of the Manhattan Institute - Kov, Mumma, and Schneids sit with Bill Kristol (Founder, Editor-at-Large of the Weekly Standard) and Henry Olsen (Sr. Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center) in front of a live audience to discuss "Trump: 1 Year In". We discuss the successes and failures of Trump's first year in office, as well as the immense polarization in today's political climate. Is the US ripe for centrist candidates in future elections as the gap between the left and right ideologies widens? Take a listen...

0:00 - 1:55 -- Intro to S2Ep1

1:56 - 3:35 -- Lead-in to Discussion

3:36 - 29:56 -- Today's Political Climate; Polarization of the Two-Party System

29:57 - 54:52 -- Audience Questions

54:53 - 55:50 -- Closing Remarks


Following the Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue, Feat: Mike Schoenfeld

December 22, 2017

There have been sensitivities around the removal of statues and monuments from meaningful destinations, and the removal of Robert E. Lee from the portico of the Duke University Chapel following the events in Charlottesville, VA was no exception. Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University, Mike Schoenfeld, joined tndc in studio to discuss the high-intensity environment in which the decision to remove the statue was made. Mr. Schoenfeld is also the spokesperson for the Commission on Memory and History at Duke University, a team formed after the statue was removed, and charged with proposing procedures for the future handling of such situations.

0:00 - 2:28 -- Intro to Episode 8

2:29 - 2:56 -- Lead-in to Interview

2:57 - 20:17 -- Selection of the Statues; Events Leading Up to Decision

20:18 - 34:46 -- Charge of the Commission; Make-up of the Team

34:47 - 46:07 -- Outcomes and Future Implications; Closing Remarks

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Tax Reform, Feat: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Professor Scott Dyreng

December 15, 2017

What are the implications of the new tax overhaul on the millennial generation? TNDC was honored to have Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) phone in to discuss her views on the need for tax reform and reduction in government spending. Ms. Cheney analyzes the economic growth that will result from this reform and further calls for the repeal of the Budget Control Act. Post-interview, Professor of Accounting at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Scott Dyreng, joins us to debrief and discuss the nuances of the "undisclosed" bill coming out of conference. Huge line-up, and a show every millennial should hear.

0:00 - 2:20 -- Intro to Episode 7

2:21 - 4:15 -- Lead-in to Interview

4:16 - 16:28 -- Segment 1: Congresswoman Liz Cheney discusses the need for Tax Reform

16:29 - 52:53 -- Segment 2: Tax debrief with Scott Dyreng

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Future of Work, Feat: Jared Lindzon

December 9, 2017

TNDC welcomed Jared Lindzon, Toronto-based freelance journalist, to the studio for a compelling discussion involving emerging technologies and the future of work. We covered many topics such as: 1) the transformation of company organizational structures from those of distinct hierarchies to now flatter, interdisciplinary team-based institutions; 2) implications of artificial intelligence; 3) companies of 8 employees disrupting those of 80,000; 4) lab-grown meats (!?). A lot for millennials to think about in this episode...

0:00 - 1:20 -- Intro to Episode 6

1:21 - 4:02 -- Guest Bio and Background

4:03 - 23:15 -- Organizational Structures and Employee Displacement

23:16 - 28:46 -- Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles

28:47 - 35:05 -- Industry Disruption

35:06 - 40:28 -- Population Growth and Food Scarcity

40:29 - 41:40 -- Closing

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Navigating the 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial Race, Feat: Doug Robinson

November 22, 2017

TNDC hosted Doug Robinson, GOP Candidate for Governor in the 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial race, to discuss pertinent state and federal issues. We analyzed a number of topics such as learnings from the VA off-cycle election; aligning a campaign with the Trump agenda (or not...); local political landscape for a Republican in a blue state; top agenda items for Colorado (positions on immigration, marijuana, etc.); and how to appeal to the split millennial electorate during his campaign. We also welcomed guest Robby Keefe, third-year law student at the Levin School of Law (University of Florida), to help conduct and debrief the interview. This episode is the first of many strong guest appearances slated for the season.

0:00 - 1:45 -- Intro to Episode 5

1:46 - 5:42 -- Guest Bios

5:43 - 39:35 -- Segment 1: "Navigating the 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial Race, Feat: Doug Robinson"

39:36 - 58:41 -- Segment 2: "Analyzing the Interview"


Trump’s Asia Tour and the “Clinton Trifecta”

November 11, 2017

In honor of Veteran's Day November 11, we welcomed guest, Marine Corps Veteran Sebastian Magraner, to the studio to help analyze Trump's historic 13-day trip to Asia. First, we discuss Trump's speech in South Korea as a new tone set in the region strengthening the relationships with our allies and warning against North Korea's nuclear proliferation. As Trump travels to China, we move on to discuss the United States' reaction to their 2025 plan and effects on international business. In the second segment, our guest, Chris D'Angelo, gives insight into the inner workings of Congress and why we on the outside seem to witness constant stalemate and in-fighting within each political party. Finally, Schneids can't help but to bring up the Clinton scandals and poses the question, "What will it take for the Democrats to finally turn against the Clinton machine?"

0:00 - 1:24 -- Intro to Episode 4

1:25 - 4:38 -- Guest Bios

4:39 - 16:58 -- Segment 1: "Trump's Asia Tour; South Korea"

16:59 - 24:42 -- Segment 1, cont: "Trump's Asia Tour; China"

24:43 - 51:33 -- Segment 2: "The 'Clinton Trifecta'"