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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Mar 1, 2024

In an ever-turbulent world where technology speeds ahead and the economy is a rollercoaster of disruption, this episode of "Geeks, Geezers & Googlization" brings you a critical conversation that slices through the noise. Host Ira S Wolfe, joined by a power panel including Wall Street leaders Mat Van Alstyne, Jim Toes, and John Aidan Byrne dives deep into the seismic shifts rattling the financial services and labor markets.

The conversation covers topics from faith and politics to AI, jobs, and immigration. It’s a candid discussion that cuts through the noise, offering fresh perspectives on how businesses, leaders, and workers can adapt to the shifting realities of 2024-2025.

 Here are just a few of the thought-provoking and insightful nuggets you’ll hear:

  1.  The global economy’s landscape is shifting so fast, that looking away for a second might mean you've missed a continental drift. Goodbye Europe-centric, hello Asia and Africa!
  2. The current economy is a puzzle. Market highs contrast worries about government debt and sustainability. What’s your take on this?

  3. Immigration's weight on America's job scales is tough to ignore, with everyone from slaughterhouses to Silicon Valley buzzing about its impact.

  4. AI's rapid growth demands a pause for thought. Privacy and security issues are at stake as we soar towards a tech-dominated future.

  5. Sure, the stock market's hitting some sweet highs, but the health of the economy? Don’t believe everything you hear—opinions are split.

  6. A tiptoe into the political realm reveals that religion and old-school values are tossing in their two cents on societal strife. 

  7. Colleges are closing, and trades are rising. Education's response to market demands is shifting. How will this transition affect our workforce?

In addition to our Odeon Capital Conversations regulars Mat Van Alstyne and John Aidan Byrne, Jim Toes is a special guest.

Jim Toes is President and CEO of the Security Traders Association (STA), a grassroots trade organization that serves individuals employed in the financial services industry. He also was a candidate in New York’s third Congressional district to replace ousted Rep. George Santos.

Mat Van Alstyne is Co-Founder and Managing Partner, of Odeon Capital Group, a New York-based independent Broker-Dealer with trading, investment banking, and research services,

John Aidan Byrne is an experienced Wall Street business journalist and editor and successful podcast host and producer. He hosts the successful Odeon Capital Conversations podcast as well as the popular Dig Life Deep podcast on which I visit each episode for an update on Future Shock 2.0.