Remote Work and Our New Reality

a16z | 23 March 2020 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Ulevitch, and Lauren Murrow about the swift rise of remote work and virtual networking amid the spread of the coronavirus. Covers the platforms powering our newly homebound workforce (and student body), creative use cases for video conferencing and streaming—from online education to virtual therapy—and whether remote work will become the new normal.

Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

Five Good Questions Podcast | 20 March 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Discusses the most important event in human history, innovation lessons from the history of how we light our homes, whether debt allows us to pull innovation from the future, lessons from past epidemics for dealing with covid-19, and whether science is now too complex for gentlemen science.

Time Bomb: Apollo 13

13 Minutes to the Moon | 9 February 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a second series from the makers of 13 Minutes to the Moon, this time about the Apollo 13 mission. Gripping account of why Nasa’s third bid to land on the Moon was flawed from the start.

How to Build a Platform

Invest Like the Best | 3 March 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Lawson, the cofounder, and CEO of Twilio, a 15-billion-dollar company offering a cloud communications platform to its customers. Discusses why it pays to be a platform, how to be a platform, and how to sculpt a company culture.

Using Data in Venture Capital with Jonathan Hsu

Venture Stories | 18 February 2020 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Hsu, co-founder and general partner at Tribe Capital. Discusses his background in data science, how it has impacted (or not) venture, and how using data can help remove bias; why so much of talent evaluation by venture capitalists is instinct-driven rather than data-driven; common misconceptions about product-market fit and how he thinks about it; how to pick the right metric when setting strategy for a startup; common mistakes when thinking about metrics; how to evaluate pre-product-market-fit companies; and where he stands on the lean startup versus “fat startup” debate.

Frank Stephenson: Pushing the Limits of Innovation

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 February 2020 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with renowned car designer Frank Stephenson discussing the path to mastery, innovation, and taking creative risks. Also gives a peek into the future of automobiles and what it means for us.

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

Carnegie Council Audio | 14 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Parker about his book Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respect for Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism. Covers how investigators can utilize technology like facial recognition while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public; the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats; privacy; surveillance and more.

Why Coders Are the Invisible Architects of the World

The Next Big Idea | 29 October 2019 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Clive Thompson about ideas from his book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. Provides an up-close look at the architects of our digital age, revealing the ways they’re shaping our society for better and worse.