Josh Wolfe – The Tech Imperative

Invest Like the Best | 23 April 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe about investing in the frontiers of technology. Covers business model innovation, roles of a CEO, the military, the death of privacy, and arrows of human progress.

Tom Wheeler – From Gutenberg to Google

New Books in Technology | 27 March 2019 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Wheeler, former FCC chairman and author of From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future. Discusses the history of network technology transformations: railroads, the telegraph, printing presses, computers, and search engines. Argues that it is the second-order effects of those new technologies that are transformational.

Alex Danco – Scarcity, Abundance and Bubbles

Invest Like the Best | 12 February 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Danco of VC firm Social Capital. Insights and fresh perspectives on business models, cities, the history and future of transportation, the shift from products to functions, and the rise, fall and usefulness of asset bubbles.

Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More

The Tim Ferriss Show | 14 February 2019 | 1h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flicker and Yes VC. Tells the Flicker story, but also covers other startups and the value of bringing a humanities background to investing. Fascinating perspectives on time management and personal productivity. Deliciously sprinkled throughout with apposite poems, quoted from memory.

The Present and Future of Crypto

Venture Stories | 16 November 2018 | 1h 04m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion about crypto technology with Naval Ravikant, CEO and co-founder of AngelList, and Balaji Srinivasan, CTO of Coinbase. Overviews the history of organizing societies and the role of centralized decision-makers; provides an accessible introduction to crypto technology; and offers understandable clues to the future possibilities for the technology.

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Hidden Forces | 9 October 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with mathematician and public educator, Hannah Fry, author of Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms. Uses lots of stories to introduce and classify algorithms; discusses responsibility and human behaviour in response to algorithms; and a real-world example of the trolley problem of who to kill.

Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture

a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).

A Faustian Pact

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years | 15 April 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Deliciously narrated story of Johannes Gutenberg’s medieval tech start-up and his invention of the printing press that unleashed a societal revolution.