Building Bridges Podcast

Building Bridges is a podcast that asks important questions about the future of business. Using a lively, group discussion format,  guests go beyond the “what” of an issue to also explore why, so what, and what if.

The podcast is hosted by SkyBridge founder and president James Millar.

Ep 23 – What is the future of money? Part 1
Ep 23 – What is the future of money? Part 1

As one of our guests observed, we’re soon “going to have lots of different kinds of money. And the technological limitation of the past— which is, I only had five slots in my wallet, and I couldn’t carry around 30 million different currencies— is about to vanish. My mobile phone is perfectly capable of managing 30 million different currencies.” This…

Ep 22 – How well does our current system of corporate governance address the big challenges of the future? Pt 2
Ep 22 – How well does our current system of corporate governance address the big challenges of the future? Pt 2

According to one corporate director, “there are two places [in the United States]—the boardroom and the Supreme Court— where a lot of people go on them and think it’s for a lifetime.” But this mindset is starting to change. This is the second part of our two-episode conversation about the evolution of corporate governance as climate change and other societal…

Ep 21 – How well does our current system of corporate governance address the big challenges of the future? Pt 1
Ep 21 – How well does our current system of corporate governance address the big challenges of the future? Pt 1

As one of our guests observed, corporate governance “used to be a sleepy backwater. Now, it’s on the front pages of the papers all the time.” This is the first part of our two-episode conversation in which we explore how corporate boards are evolving to address new challenges. In this episode, George Anderson, Amy Borrus, and Megan Shattuck join us…

Ep 20 – Why do some new ideas gain traction—while others fail to catch on? Pt 2
Ep 20 – Why do some new ideas gain traction—while others fail to catch on? Pt 2

As comedian Robin Williams once observed, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” This is the second part of our two-episode conversation in which we explore why some ideas gain traction, while others fail to catch on. In this episode, Ethan Beute, Mark Bonchek, Dara Treseder, and Sangram Vajre join us to discuss: Ideas…

Ep 19 – Why do some new ideas gain traction—while others fail to catch on? Pt 1
Ep 19 – Why do some new ideas gain traction—while others fail to catch on? Pt 1

Victor Hugo once wrote that “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” This is the first part of our two-episode conversation in which we explore why some ideas gain traction, while others fail to catch on. In this episode, Ethan Beute, Mark Bonchek, Dara Treseder, and…

Ep 18 – The Collective Wisdom of High‑Performing Women : Pt 2
Ep 18 – The Collective Wisdom of High‑Performing Women : Pt 2

This is the second part of our two-episode conversation with three leaders whose stories were featured in The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from the Judy Project.  Last time, we discussed the origin and objectives of the Judy Project and Collective Wisdom. We also explored how others perceive success and ambition in both men and women, the…

Ep 17 – The Collective Wisdom of High‑Performing Women : Pt 1
Ep 17 – The Collective Wisdom of High‑Performing Women : Pt 1

Women make up nearly half the workforce but still represent only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs. However, the number of women in senior leadership roles is increasing each year. What lessons can we learn from those who reach the executive ranks? In this episode of the Building Bridges Podcast, we are joined by three accomplished guests to discuss a terrific…

Ep 16 —How Will Advanced Technologies Impact Law Firms—and Their Clients? Pt 2
Ep 16 —How Will Advanced Technologies Impact Law Firms—and Their Clients? Pt 2

Technology is transforming virtually every professional function—including the practice of law. Instead of simply automating traditional tasks, advanced technologies will soon allow law firms and in-house counsel to approach legal work in completely new ways. On the second of our two-part series about technology in the legal space, our guests — Bobbi Basile, Shawnna Hoffman, and Jeff Marple — explore…

Ep 15 —How Will Advanced Technologies Impact Law Firms—and Their Clients? Pt 1
Ep 15 —How Will Advanced Technologies Impact Law Firms—and Their Clients? Pt 1

Technology is transforming virtually every professional function—including the practice of law. Instead of simply automating traditional tasks, advanced technologies will soon allow law firms and in-house counsel to approach legal work in completely new ways. On the first of our two-part series about technology in the legal space, our guests — Bobbi Basile, Shawnna Hoffman, and Jeff Marple — explore…

Ep 14 – What if Every Executive Had a Coach? Pt 2
Ep 14 – What if Every Executive Had a Coach? Pt 2

All top athletes have specialized coaches. Even amateur athletes have coaches supporting them through every practice and game. Why doesn’t every executive have that kind of support? We ask that question in the second half of our two-part conversation with experienced executive coaches Katharine Halpin, Dr. George Watts, and Brian Underhill, Ph.D. In this episode, we explore: What a typical…

Ep 12 – What Have We Learned So Far?
Ep 12 – What Have We Learned So Far?

Confucius said that learning without reflection is a waste; reflection without learning is dangerous. We agree. In this special episode of the Building Bridges Podcast we take a step back to reflect on what we have learned so far. The episode weaves together excerpts from previous discussions around eight key points: The nature of work is changing. Risk is unavoidable; organizations need…

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