Build For Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be better than you think! In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and how to be more optimistic about tomorrow. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

http://jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 50 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 11 hours 30 minutes

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