Business Casual

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I’m Kinsey Grant, and you probably read my last email. I'm one of the writers at Morning Brew—the same Morning Brew that’s delivering millions of you all the business news worth knowing every single morning. 

But what comes after the headline? Each week, I'm sitting down with your favorite thought leaders, CEOs, and high-profile experts to find out.

Because after all, we know you’re talking about business news over beers with your friends and dinner with your family. And so are we. That’s why now...we’re bringing you those conversations up close and personal.

This is Business Casual.


Episode Date
Knotel: The Amazon of office space
00:33:14

While MySpace was busy ruining friendships in the early aughts, Facebook was readying to upend life as we know it. Knotel CEO Amol Sarva thinks his flexible workspace platform is the Facebook to WeWork’s MySpace.


This week on Business Casual, we’re getting into the nitty gritty of flexible space and the future of work. Sarva isn’t afraid to name names...and cast doubt on WeWork’s financials.


More high points from the conversation:

  • Sarva explains the difficulties of cauterizing “ethical rot” vs. “financial rot.”.
  • He makes a case for celebrating the coming recession. Sarva argues that despite how capital intensive real estate is, flexible office space will thrive when things go south.
  • For anyone looking to optimize your life—Sarva’s point about why we don’t build our own iPhones is for you.


In addition to out-Zuckerberging WeWork, Sarva 1) got his Ph.D. in cognitive science at Stanford 2) co-founded Virgin Mobile USA and 3) uses both “Faustian” and “schadenfreude” in the interview...so you know you’re going to learn something.

Oct 15, 2019
Who's hungry? ByCHLOE co-founder Sam Wasser on the power of branding
00:37:07

Trends come and go, but lunch is forever. Unless you’re Samantha Wasser, founder of the plant-based and vegan restaurant chain by CHLOE. In that case, trends are forever, too.

This week on Business Casual, Wasser explains exactly how making the most of food trends and taking the “polar opposite” approach of most vegan restaurants helped her fledgling salad shop grow to an international chain with an enviable Instagram following. And really good tempeh patties.

But this is Business Casual, and Business Casual is about more than tempeh patties. Wasser explains why a boom in business for plant-based meats like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is good for all restaurateurs hoping to get more sustainable.

What else is on tap in this episode? Tips and tricks to optimize your phone eats first attitude. An argument in favor of sweating the small stuff. How to pitch venture capital on the long-shunned restaurant space, massive capital investments and all. And three letters: CBD.

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Oct 08, 2019
You're the product: Betterment CEO Jon Stein on smart money managers
00:36:51

Newsflash: By 2022, about $4.6 trillion will be managed by roboadvisors—super smart algorithms telling you when and what to invest. But can we trust the robots? Betterment CEO Jon Stein thinks yes—but there are limitations.


This week on Business Casual, Stein explains 1) why computers make better money managers than Uncle Rob’s neighbor’s sister 2) where the big banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are failing everyday people and 3) why good advice typically has a price tag. He also masterfully tackles the democratization of financial tools in under five minutes (could be a world record).


And because he was feeling generous, Stein clues you in on the single worst thing you can do with your money.


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Oct 01, 2019
The breakup: Scott Galloway on Big Tech
00:40:29

Breaking up Big Tech: everyone’s talking about it, but is anyone actually doing anything about it? Scott Galloway—NYU professor, NYT bestselling author, owner of the world’s most colorful vocabulary—has some ideas.

Galloway argues on Business Casual that Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple are “invasive species”—species robbing the everyday consumer of everything from a functioning democracy to their mental health. And forget about seed funding or innovation if you’re an entrepreneur. As Galloway sees it, the DOJ and FTC need to step in. Because after all, if Tom Brady (or Mark Zuckerberg) is allowed to cheat...he will.

Plus, Scott makes a bold prediction about Morning Brew’s future and offers “the only investment advice you ever need.”

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Sep 24, 2019
You asked for it...
00:01:30

And now here it is. Every Tuesday this fall, the team behind your favorite newsletter will explore the season’s most important headlines to get to the root of near-constant change in business—what’s evolving, what’s at stake, and who makes the rules? This is Business Casual.

Morning Brew Business Editor Kinsey Grant will interview thought leaders, CEOs, and high-profile experts to break down the causes and effects of the biggest themes in business, from trade wars to streaming wars. But most importantly, Business Casual explains why those themes matter to you.

Tuesdays starting September 24.

Subscribe to Business Casual so you never miss a Tuesday drop.

Sep 13, 2019