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Take 15 Podcast

The Take 15 Podcast Presented By CFA Institute is a popular audio interview series defined by illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

May 27, 2020

In episode #413, Joachim Klement, CFA discusses how investors can assess which geopolitical risks are important for their portfolios, shares advice on forecasting, and explains why investors must pay attention to climate change.


Mar 25, 2020

Episode #405. Yanis Varoufakis discusses the lessons he learned during his tenure as Minister of Finance of Greece and how they led to his co-founding DiEM 25, the pan-European movement for the democratization of Europe. In this short interview, he shares his views on the relationship between politics and the...


Dec 11, 2019

In episode #390, Julie Castro Abrams, chair and CEO of How Women Lead, discusses the sought-after skills and experience for corporate boards, considerations for taking a corporate board role, and progress made and opportunities to move the needle on corporate board diversity.


Dec 4, 2019

Episode #389. Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman completed three trips to space: She flew on two space shuttle missions and spent six months aboard the International Space Station. In this episode, Dr. Coleman discusses critical skills for building and leading teams, including resilience and trust.


Nov 6, 2019

Episode #385. Platform businesses are all around us, but not every technology platform is a platform business. What makes a company a platform business, and how is this business model changing the landscape for trust and governance? What does sound platform governance look like? Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New...