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A podcast from BBC World Service

The Why Factor

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300 Episodes • Released Weekly

300 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from BBC World Service

The Why Factor

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300 Episodes • Released Weekly

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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

Latest Episode

3 Feb 2020 • 23 mins

Millennials and business

Whether it is the growth in co-working spaces around the world full of 20 and 30-somethings starting their own thing, to TV shows on entrepreneurship, all the way to the big successes out of California’s Silicon Valley, the millennial generation are attracted to starting their own businesses. However, it is not just about making money but also about passion and doing good.Christine Selph from Deloitte and professor Ethan Mollick from the Wharton School of Business give us an overview of this generation and of entrepreneurship. We go to a session run by Pop Up Business School to speak to some millennials about their motivations. Ayzh founder Zubaida Bai and Upstart founder Richard Dacalos tell us about the power of social entrepreneurship to solve problems which can be neglected by governments, while former World Bank economist Charles Kenny cautions us about focusing too much on the individual at the expense of government.Presenter and producer: Nastaran Tavakoli-FarEditor: Andrew Smith