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Join world-renowned economist and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs for lively conversations with the authors of scintillating, inspiring and remarkably important books about history, social justice, and the challenges of building a decent world. Learn more and get involved at bookclubwithjeffreysachs.org. The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is brought to you by the SDG Academy, an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Produced by Karena Joslin. Audio editing ...
 
Hear from leaders across all aspects of Fintech about what is fintech, how to get into it and how to make a mark in the fastest growing sector of finance. Work in Fintech Founder Matt Cheung teams up with Founder Members to interview Fintech Founders, CEOs and CTOs about what you can do to gain an edge in Fintech. Essential listening for any student or young professional looking to secure a role in Fintech, Banking or Finance. #fintech
 
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In this last episode of Season 4, it all comes down to making decisions with eternity in mind. The 11 Steps of the Ignatian Method of Discernment helps to guide us closer to the heart of God... especially when the decision at hand is a difficult one! This week, Michelle and Lindsay dig deep into these 11 steps, speak about where this process has ta…
 
Over the course of our lives, we will have to make a MULTITUDE of decisions ranging from the small and inconsequential, to the big and life-altering. And when it comes to those major life decisions, the process seems that much more daunting. But, good news! There’s a virtue for that! This week, Michelle and Lindsay start the discussion on the proce…
 
Doug Thompson has been working in and around the metaverse for the last 15 years. Doug is a serial entrepreneur running a metaverse strategy agency, co-founder of a NFT project called Echocore and is involved in DAOs such as the Open Meta DAO. He is a digital nomad and a true expert in all things related to the metaverse. His newsletter Out of Scop…
 
After the isolation of the last two years, it seems like a good time to brush up on the subject of "hospitality"! But welcoming people in goes beyond the fun of planning and an eye for detail. This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the virtue of true hospitality through the lense of "philoxenia", a Greek concept that encourages care of and service…
 
It’s a big world out there. But it’s also a big world in here… in our phones, in our computers and laptops, and we access and connect to so much through social media and the internet! Online presence and usage is a hot topic today for many reasons, not all of them positive or pleasant. This week, Michelle and Lindsay wax poetic about a corner of th…
 
Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and neuroscientist Anil Seth, author of Being You: A New Science of Consciousness to explore the hard problem of consciousness. Because the deep puzzles of consciousness can’t be solved head-on with existing scientific methods, Seth aims to gradually “dissolve” the problem by looking at levels of consciousness, the cont…
 
We wear many hats these days and juggling our lives can sometimes seem like an impossible task. The illusion of a person who can "do it all" appears to be just that - an illusion. No man is an island, after all, and this week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the history, psychology and challenges behind what many experience when they reach out for hel…
 
Last week's episode explored the theologican impacts and benefits of developing the gift of the imagination. This week, Michelle and Lindsay dig into how our imaginations have hugely impacted our everyday lives, from science and philosophy to homemaking... and how we can continue to develop it as a way to elevate our day-to-day!…
 
What an imagination! Such a phrase is often attributed to a fanciful child, lost in the fantasy of deep play. But what if our imaginations are meant to continue on with us beyond childhood? This week, Michelle and Lindsay start part one of two in their discussion around our imaginations and the role it can play in our everyday lives. Part One focus…
 
It is a piece of music that has captured the faith and wonder of all who hear it for centuries - the Miserere Mei, composed by Gregorio Allegri. Originally played exclusively in the Sistine Chapel, the history of this song is, in itself, legendary: as the setting for Psalm 51, it tells the story of King David and his heart-wrenching plea to God for…
 
Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Peter H. Lindert, economic historian and author of Making Social Spending Work in which Lindert examines how social spending relates to economic growth in various countries and the emphasis we must place on investing in the young. Together, they examine the history of public social spending and address the key chall…
 
It's happening, ladies and gentlemen! The fourth annual Spring Trends episode has arrived! Every year, despite their decidedly "not-an-influencer" statuses, Michelle and Lindsay take a peek into the latest fashion, food and travel fads. From ghost kitchens to Y2K to G.O.A.T vacations, spring and summer 2022 are on trend to be perhaps the biggest an…
 
Modern technology has certainly made many things in our lives easier, but it can come with a unexpected price tag: our constant availability and the pressure to respond in rapid time! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the phenomenon of urgency culture, what it is, and how we can curb it in our own lives through discerning silence and embra…
 
Elena Armijo joins Work in Fintech to discuss her career, DEI initiatives and sense of belonging within organisations. Elena has been in coaching for 8 years now. Previously, she was a professional opera singer and she has recently launched a new platform called C-Suite Collective which encourages DEI initiatives and helps companies create culture …
 
We are one week into Lent 2022 and as we embark on this year's liturgical season, one reminder stands out in particular: we journey together. This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the virtue of perseverance while they explore the three pillars of Lent - prayer, fasting and almsgiving - and how all three unite us to one another and help us matu…
 
Joy Macknight is first woman to lead The Banker, a Financial Times publication, in its 95-year history. She is uniquely positioned with a front-row seat of banking, technology and fintech by interviewing CEOs, CFOs and founders about the transformative change and disruption brought on by innovations in fintech and a fundamental generational shift i…
 
In everyday life at home, there can be highs and lows. We know this to be true, but we often forget that *how* we look at things can sometimes make a world of difference in how we experience them. This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about learning the art of reframing: what it is, how it can be an essential tool in our day to day lives, and why it…
 
Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Casey Michel, journalist and author of “American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History.” In his debut book, Michel offers a deep investigation into how the US built the largest illicit offshore finance system the world has ever known. Together, they examine just ho…
 
When in a state of disarray, it can be easy to lose focus and lose heart. And so when times such as ours become confused and chaotic, it serves us well to be reminded of what exactly we are supposed to be doing... and why. This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about "the mission" - it's unchanging nature, it's simple (albeit difficult) charge and wh…
 
Simon Vans-Colina has been at the forefront of fintech for over 20 years. He started coding at 11, he found working at a bank boring , he was on the founding team of Monzo (the UK neobank unicorn), he is CTO and co-founder of Fronted, Founder of TreeDAO and is now moving to Singapore to join BigPay. He loves defi and web3. Hear Simons thoughts on: …
 
After an extended holiday break, The Modern Lady is back! And we find ourselves now in the thick of mid-winter. This season can be bleak and a challenge to endure, let alone thrive in, but what if there were little things we could do to shift our perspective? This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about what to do when winter seems to outpace your hy…
 
Sebastian Widmann, Head of Strategy at Komainu, joins Work in Fintech to discuss how finding a good mentor and manager will help careers, how passion for a subject (blockchain ) gave him an edge and offers graduates some great advice from moving from intern to head of strategy in the space of a few years. With a multi-disciplinary background spanni…
 
Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Heather Cox Richardson, renowned historian and author of How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America in which Richardson argues that while the North prevailed in the American Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a “new birth of freedom,” democra…
 
A new initiative between Goldman Sachs and Warwick University promotes equal access to opportunity and social mobility through a new Masters Degree Apprenticeship. Ayaz Haji, Global Head of Data Products for Core Engineering at Goldman Sachs, is active in championing D&I programmes for GS. In his role, he noticed a skills gap in under-represented s…
 
John Professor Jeffrey Sachs and award-winning historian, Dr. Keisha Blain, as they discuss her latest book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America. Together, they will situate Fannie Lou Hamer as a key political thinker alongside leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks while illustrating how her i…
 
Surprise! And Merry Christmas! We are still on a short break here at The Modern Lady, but we thought we'd drop our latest Friday Finishing School episode as a special treat into your "digital stocking" and podcast feed! Renown throughout the world, what is Christmas without Handel's stunning and iconic masterpiece, "Messiah"? As one of the most pla…
 
If you thought that after last week's festivities that Christmas was starting to wind down, think again! Continuing their deep dive into the 12 Days of Christmas, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the history, traditions and symbolism associated with the final days of Christmas to the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. From wealthy dairy farmers t…
 
In this episode of our interview series, Ying Cao is joined by Basil Moftah, general partner of Global Ventures and founder member of Reuters Venture Capital group. At Reuters Venture Capital group, he invested in leading global companies such as Yahoo!, Verisign, and Webex. His strategic acquisitions and management of emerging markets for Reuters …
 
Merrymaking and Feast Days and... BIRDS! Oh my. The 12 Days of Christmas are truly the epitome of celebration! Beginning on December 25th and lasting until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th, each of these twelve days is jam packed with traditions and customs to mark the festive season. In this first part of two episodes dedicated to the 12 D…
 
The season of Advent, while certainly a time of much tangible, material and culinary preparation, also requires thoughtful intention in preparing our hearts. This week, we are sharing a short Advent reflection that Lindsay had written five years ago in 2016 entitled, "As Darkness Falls". We hope this short production inspires and encourages you, as…
 
John Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Corey Robin, political theorist and author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump in which Robin argues that conservatism is a reaction against movements of the left—from the French Revolution to feminism. Together, they discuss aspects of such arguments, including the roots of conse…
 
Michelle Tran, cofounder of NYC Fintech Women, joins Ying Cao to discuss how she pivoted from her traditional finance background to establishing her brand in the fintech space. Michelle started her career at Blackrock in the ETF businesses before recognizing the bigger opportunity of fintech and joining startups. In the podcast, she talks about wha…
 
With the holiday season approaching, socials and get togethers are par for the course. Being able to engage well in conversation is truly an art - and it's one that behooves us to brush up on, no matter the time of year! This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the history and technique of great conversation, from those deep tête-à-têtes to light-he…
 
Anusha Dandapani, Chief Data & Analytics Officer of UNICC joins Ying Cao to discuss her exciting career journey and how she has navigated herself toward her passions. Anusha Dandapani has had a long career in data science inspired by her passion to use it to solve real-world problems. She was the Data Science lead at Barclays where she led several …
 
Two years ago, The Modern Lady deep dived many beloved traditions of the Advent season, both familiar and perhaps, a little bit unfamiliar. This week, Michelle and Lindsay bring back the Advent Spectacular with a sequel all about "Preparing to Prepare"! What exactly goes into preparing your home, your hostessing and your pursuit of holiness in thes…
 
Our culture has many ways of describing detachment: "breaking the chains", "setting yourself free", being a "free spirit". But this intrinsic desire to be free from attachments is anything but new! This week, Michelle and Lindsay take a look at how detachment has been sought after throughout the centuries and across disciplines, how to identify the…
 
Global Head of Institutional Account Management at Coinbase, Sashi Dias Valtz, joins Ying Cao to discuss her career journey from working at an investment bank to her current position at Coinbase and give advice on how others can pursue their passion in this field or any field in general. Sashi Dias Valtz has always had many passions starting from a…
 
Anand Sambasivan, founder and CEO of PrimaryBid, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss his experiences in the world of Fintech and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. PrimaryBid is a technology platform that allows everyday investors fair & equal access to investing in public companies raising capital. They have worked with the likes…
 
As we begin to think about the approaching holiday season, the theme of "peace" is often prevalent. And peace, like so many other things, really does begin it's cultivation at home and at heart! This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss the difference between a peaceful home and a peace-filled one, share tips from their own practices and those of the…
 
Brad Levy, Symphony CEO, former CEO of IHSMarkit and ex-MD at Goldman, shares his thoughts on everything from the future of artificial intelligence to finding purpose and much, much more! Brad began his career working at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs before venturing into Fintech through a Partner role at IHS Markit, multiple Chairman roles at …
 
It's our first ever "Modern Lady Throwback" episode! "Memento Mori" is a Latin saying which translates to, "Remember Your Death". To our secular and modern minds, this is a jarring and uncomfortable clarion call to be sure, but it is one that we neglect at our own peril. This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss how people have historically practiced…
 
Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Eric Foner, as they discuss Foner's latest novel, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. Together, they discuss this transformative era in American history, and how the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments remain strong tools for achieving the A…
 
... That IS the question, isn't it? When it comes to venting, it can be difficult to determine whether we are simply "getting something off our chest" or if it's subtly devolving into something a little less savoury. This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the boundaries of venting, how it can be done with intention and share some great tips from o…
 
Technology Futurist, Theo Priestley joins Matthew Cheung and Benjamin Ahmed to discuss the future of the world! Theo Priestley has worked within the technology industry for up to 20 years in both the client facing side and the vendor side. During his time in the industry, Theo study various trends that occurred, leading him to write "The Future Sta…
 
Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss her experiences breaking glass ceilings in the business world. Sharon is the first-ever female to hold the role as Deloitte's Global Chair and was also the first-ever female partner in the Manchester office, the first of two women on the UK board in 2004, the…
 
That moment when you walk back into your home after a day of errands, work or school - is there anything else like it? We all have the opportunity to craft an experience of home that provides comfort, peace and security all at once to those coming back to it! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about one of their favourite aspects of homemaking: t…
 
Kene Ejikeme, ex-Professional Rugby Player and Goldman Sachs Managing Director, Head of Multi Asset Platform Sales EMEA, shares his thoughts on everything from finding your career, why athletes are a good fit in finance, the importance of diversity and much more! Kene's story is a fantastic insight into pursuing your passions and taking risks. Kene…
 
The virtue and practice of Hope can sometimes be watered down in our culture to an ambiguous platitude - but in truth, being people of true hope has never been more important! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about what it means to center our lives around hope, why we need to rediscover it's philosophical and theological significance and what k…
 
Hossein Azari, CEO and Founder of Cmorq, is a former Chief Data Scientist at Goldman Sachs and Senior Data Scientist at Google. He successfully co-founded his own company called Clarity Money, a personal finance app for consumers, which was eventually bought out by Goldman Sachs for $100m. Hossein's impressive CV also includes being a Teaching Fell…
 
This week, Michelle and Lindsay return to the Sphere of Influence 360's diagram of leadership and communication styles, to wrap up their deep dive into what goes into being a good leader! After relationship is established, clear direction is needed in order to finish out a goal or project well. In this second half of the circle, the ladies focus no…
 
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