Matt Clifford – Investing Pre-Company

Invest Like the Best | 14 January 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Clifford, the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading talent investor. They invest “pre-company” by helping the best people in cities around the world find a co-founder, develop an idea, and start a company. Includes a fascinating perspective on the history of the dominant technology of ambition – from reading and writing, through military command and finance to today’s technology entrepreneurship. With each change, a new type of institution emerges to amplify outcomes. Entrepreneur First aims to be the missing institution that makes technology entrepreneurship a viable career path.

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

a16z | 2 January 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Kevin Kelly and Marc Andreessen discuss the evolution of technology, key trends, and why they’re optimistic about the future. Lots of insightful perspectives on technology.

Growth and the Energy Transition with Vaclav Smil

Exponential View with Azeem Azhar | 27 November 2019 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Vaclav Smil focussed on the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Discusses the history and future of energy, the limits of renewables, the consequences of megacities, waste reduction, the possibilities Moore’s Law predicts for biology and chemistry, and the limits of nuclear power.

Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savouring

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson | 13 February 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Walter Isaacson reviews the progress of cooking technology from the invention of fire to the Instant Pot.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger – How to Build a Great Product

Invest Like the Best | 19 November 2019 | 1h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram. Insights on startups, product development, the jobs-to-be-done framework, management, and machine learning. Interesting also to observe how these successful partners relate to each other in conversation.

John Browne on the Equilibrium of Engineering

Masters in Business | 13 September 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Browne, former group chief executive of BP, about his books Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization and The Glass Closet. A panegyric to engineering, bundled with wisdom on management, openness, and environmental management.

Milk Shake – Why the Future of Dairy Looks Scary

RNZ: Insight | 24 August 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Investigates the threat synthetic products pose to the dairy industry. Lab-grown milk protein is now stepping outside niche cheese and ice cream markets and into the bulk ingredient arena.

Software Has Eaten the World … and Healthcare is Next

a16z | 18 August 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Marc Andreessen and Jorge Conde revisit Andresseesen’s 2011 predication that software would eat the world, considering how software has delivered on that promise and where it is yet to come. Discusses the translatable learnings from software’s transformation of the music and automotive industries, how software will now eat healthcare, and what changed in the fields of bio and computer science.