What’s Working in Washington

  • Leading local investment in cybersecurity

    Seth Spergel, vice president of emerging technology at Merlin International and team leader at Merlin Ventures, discusses the process and thinking behind investing in various cybersecurity companies in the area to make them ready to work in the federal space.

  • Reaching goals with Washington Spirit

    Steve Baldwin, majority owner of the Washington Spirit women’s soccer team, discusses the positive impacts on both the community and marginalized peoples that result from the support of professional women’s sport teams.

  • How Builders and Backers is evolving entrepreneurship

    Donna Harris, venture expert and founder of the Builders and Backers initiative, explains how an expanded understanding of how to tackle large community problems can lead to more inventive solutions.

  • Anxiety over character assassination

    Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK; Steven Nardizzi, partner at Paragon Strategic Insights; and Simon Newman, CEO at CMG Innovation, discuss the ways that so-called “cancel culture” and the openness of internet technology can have outsize effects on those targeted by negative attention.

  • Altman on honesty and integrity

    On this episode, we spoke with Ian Altman, strategic adviser and co-author of Same Side Selling, discusses how honesty and integrity are incredibly important traits to support and cultivate in the world of entrepreneurship, and how it can make or break your relationships with clients and customers.

  • Lamenting the good old days

    On this EXTRA episode, we speak with Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator and communications consultant; Michael Zeldin, TV legal analyst with experience stretching back to the Clinton impeachment proceedings; and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK. On today’s docket: what’s changed since the good old days? Has much at all changed, culturally, in the past few decades? Is there a culture of civility that has significantly shifted?

  • How DC’s architecture shapes the city

    On this EXTRA episode, we spoke with Gavin Hughes Daniels, Principal and Co-founder of Wingate Hughes; Deane Madsen, freelance writer and founder of BrutalistDC; and Ken Biberaj, managing director at Savills North America. On the docket today we talk about some of the most important basics when it comes to architecture, how common architectural stylings influence D.C., and some of the most important ways architecture affects the world.

  • The real consumer debt issue

    Rebecca Steele, president and CEO at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Bruce McClary, vice president for communications for the NFCC, and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK, discuss whether or not the mountains of debt piled on consumers in recent years is sustainable, and what can be done to surmount it.

  • Security secrets lurking in your phone

    Bob Stevens, vice president for the Americas at Lookout, discusses the strides his company is taking to help ensure mobile phones are secure from hackers, and what you can do to protect yourself as well.

  • The year ahead in DC’s economy

    Andy Medici, senior staff reporter for the Washington Business Journal, discusses how the next year is looking to unfold with regards to business and the economy, and what investments might be a good idea to prepare for a potential recession.

  • Helping women rise in the workplace

    To understand the structural challenges women face when trying to climb the ladder to the C suite in business, we spoke with Dr. Carly Speranza, professor of management and marketing at Marymount University, and Cheryl Williford, president and COO at Modus Create.

  • Helping companies help customers

    Chris Spanos, co-founder and CEO of Urgent.ly, discusses how the roadside assistance company got started, where it’s headed, and how D.C. has helped it grow.

  • Sage advice for business lawyers

    Andrew Sherman, corporate lawyer and host of WWiW’s Non Billable Consult Segment, discusses best practices and things that lawyers need to know if they’d like to work in the business and entrepreneurial space.

  • How DC works for successful couples

    Judge William Webster, former director of both the FBI and CIA, and Lynda Webster, founder and chairman of the Webster Group, discuss how well D.C. and the federal government operates as a place for couples to live and work.