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53 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
ERIC ADAMSON: THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Farms. They may seem old-fashioned. But the technological marvel known as the farm remains the centerpiece of human food consumption, and the $1 trillion category that is agriculture. How is agri-business adapting to the massive changes coming down the pike, from automation to global warming? How is artificial intelligence changing the way you and your family eat, shop, and think about food? Eric Adamson, Founder of Tortuga AgTech, sits down with Gregg Fisher to talk about the remarkable ways the farming & food service sector is evolving to fit the future.
51 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
DOMINIQUE HANSSENS: THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING
The most brilliant business in the world will fail...if nobody hears about it. As we search for the best investments, we must search not only for great products, services, and leaders, but also for superb marketing as well. In this episode, Gregg's guest is one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of marketing. Prof. Dominique Hanssens of UCLA shares his thoughts, expertise, and insights - including shining a light on a few aspects of modern business you may not even THINK of as marketing...but are, in fact, fundamental pieces of the marketing puzzle.
38 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
BARUCH LEV: THE END OF ACCOUNTING
How accurate is a company's balance sheet in assessing its value? Not accurate at all, says Prof. Baruch Lev, who joins host Gregg Fisher for an eye-opening conversation about the critical value of intangibles. The importance of modern accounting pales in comparison to the importance of understanding a company's intangibles. Prof. Lev is perhaps the leading voice on the subject, having authored two seminal works on the subject, INTANGIBLES and THE END OF ACCOUNTING.
38 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
ANDREW CORBETT: IDENTIFYING GREAT ENTREPRENEURS
If entrepreneurship had a central office, it may very well be Babson College in Wellesley, MA, ranked the #1 school for entrepreneurship for over a quarter century. From Babson's hallowed halls have sprung the visionaries behind companies as varied as Ring, Home Depot, and Gerber Baby Food, among hundreds of others. What qualities make a great entrepreneur? Babson Professor Andrew Corbett joins host Gregg Fisher for an illuminating deep dive.
35 minutes | May 13, 2021
NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS: HOW COVID-19 CHANGED CULTURE
At long last, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be in its final stages. And yet the permanent impact this pathogen has had on human culture cannot possibly be overestimated. We will surely never go back to the "way things were before." In today's episode, Gregg Fisher talks to one of the foremost experts on the subject, Yale University's Dr. Nicholas Christakis, author of the gripping book, Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.
31 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
DYLAN TAYLOR: INVESTING IN OUTER SPACE
Dylan Taylor is the single most active investor in an amazing new investment space: space itself. Space exploration, development, and travel, once unimaginable as an investment category, is now opening up as an opportunity for everyday investors. Join us for host Gregg Fisher's fascinating conversation with an amazing thought leader, Dylan Taylor, the Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings.
33 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
ADAM SEGAL: CHINA, TIKTOK, AND PRIVACY UNDER SIEGE
Is your teenage daughter's TikTok usage tipping the balance of power to China? How much of our personal information is being funneled to the Chinese government? In this episode, Gregg Fisher of Quent Capital speaks with Dr. Adam Segal, Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and one of the world's foremost authorities on China and cybersecurity. The war on privacy may be a cold war - but it's being fought every day, and the consequences are massive.
42 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
RAWI ABDELAL: THE ROOTS OF ANTI-GLOBALISM
Surely at the heart of the nationalist, anti-globalist fervor that has gripped the US in recent years is income inequality: the widening gulf between the wealthy, and those the 21st century has "left behind." Not so fast, says Dr. Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School professor and noted economics scholar. Perhaps there is a deeper issue animating the anti-globalist movement. Host Gregg Fisher dives deep into the the subject with Dr. Abdelal in this episode of THE Q FACTOR.
48 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
FRANCES FREI: LEADERSHIP IN A WORLD TRANSFORMED
Leadership and culture can make or break a business. But how can we lead and foster a positive culture in a world of distributed work? Host Gregg Fisher (Founder of Quent Capital) speaks with renowned scholar and author Dr. Frances Frei of the Harvard Business School, who serves as a consultant to some of the most respected companies and leaders in the world today. Dr. Frei's new book, co-authored with Anne Morriss, is called UNLEASHED: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.
3 minutes | May 30, 2020
THE Q FACTOR: SEASON TWO TRAILER
A look at what lies ahead in Season Two of the Award-winning podcast, THE Q FACTOR, hosted by Gregg Fisher of Quent Capital.
41 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Data and the Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco
It's among the biggest questions our species faces: is there intelligent life in the universe, away from our planet? Data has been powering mankind's search for intelligent life in the universe ever since we first gazed up at the heavens, and began to ponder our place in the cosmos. In this episode, Gregg Fisher speaks with Dr. Carolyn Porco, who for decades has been one of the most accomplished and distinguished members of the US space program. Dr. Porco is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and the former leader of the Cassini Imaging team. In this episode, Dr. Porco takes Gregg from her humble beginnings in the Bronx, through her remarkable experience looking for signs of life on Saturn's rings, all the way up to the questions she continues to wrestle with, including the meaning of life, which - believe it or not - Dr. Porco claims to have an answer for.
36 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
I'll Be Watching You: 1010Data's Afshin Goodarzi
As Chief Analyst of 1010Data, Afshin Goodarzi's job is to keep track of every move you make. Does that make him a bad person? On the contrary, Afshin is a deeply moral, thoughtful human being. It just so happens that he works for a company, 1010Data, that serves as the big data "eyes and ears" for enormous multinationals like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and JP Morgan.In his conversation with host Gregg Fisher, Afshin talks about how your smartphone is actually a homing device, allowing companies like 1010Data to track your whereabouts. He and Gregg talk about how China uses data to give every citizen a "social credit score." And they weigh in on how data is being used to track how decently and courteously companies are treating their employees.
25 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
PayPal's Matan Parnes: How Data Is Transforming Money
Gregg speaks with Matan Parnes, PayPal's Head of Global Risk and Data Sciences, about the ways that money is being revolutionized - and put at risk - in the digital age. Topics include: how PayPal is developing "story based" technology to detect good people from bad; China's headstart in adopting a zero-cash economy; and a new generation of digital criminals, tasked with reaching same kind of quarterly revenue targets as the law-abiding people and companies they're trying to defraud.
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Jesse Redniss: Warner Media's Data Innovator
Gregg speaks with Jesse Redniss, EVP of data strategy at Turner and head of WarnerMedia's Innovation Lab, about the myriad ways that data is upending, disrupting, and optimizing entertainment.
5 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Welcome To The Q Factor
Hosted by Gregg Fisher, The Q Factor is a series of conversations with thought leaders from all walks of life, exploring the ways that data is transforming, disrupting, and revolutionizing our world. Awarded BEST PODCAST at the 2019 Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards.
31 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
The Great Factor Summit: Gregg Fisher & Andrew Ang
Two titans of finance, host Gregg Fisher and BlackRock's Andrew Ang go head to head on the white-hot subject of factor investing. Gregg and Andrew discuss how factors first captured their imaginations; trade perspectives on growth, value and momentum; and compare factor investing to music and cooking.
24 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Satish Tripathi: Optimizing Higher Education
Many of America's struggling rust belt cities are being transformed by data from the inside out. Gregg's guest today is Dr. Satish Tripathi, renowned data scientist and President of the University at Buffalo. Tripathi talks about how quantititative thinking is bringing higher education into the 21st century, and powering a growing tech sector in Western New York.
51 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Robert Merton: A Data Visionary Senses A Coming Crisis
A bona fide living legend, Dr. Robert C. Merton was one of the first true scientists to enter - and revolutionize - the world of finance. A distinguished professor at both MIT and Harvard, Merton was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics. Merton breaks down what he sees as a looming potential financial crisis, just over the horizon: the underfunding of the baby boom generation's retirement savings.
39 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Anne Milgram: Finding Justice Through Data
Gregg speaks with Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, about her pioneering work bringing data science into the world of criminal justice. Topics include: the US's incarceration dilemma, the development of a pretrial "risk assessment tool," and how even smart data can be contaminated by racial bias.
50 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Ethan Roeder: Data meets the Midterms
As the 2018 midterm elections approach, Gregg engages Ethan Roeder, political veteran and National Director of Data for both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. Ethan offers his unique perspective on the intersection of data and politics, and how information is being leveraged for political gain.
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