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.

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.

Andy Rachleff on How to Know If You’ve Got Product Market Fit

Starting Greatness | 2 December 2019 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andy Rachleff, co-founder of Benchmark Capital & Wealthfront, who coined the term product-market fit. Explains how to find product-market fit and shares lessons learned from startup entrepreneurs Scott Cook, Reed Hastings, Don Valentine, and many others.

Books I’ve Loved – Steve Jurvetson

The Tim Ferriss Show | 30 December 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Steve Jurvetson shares wisdom on parenting and the future of technology in the course of discussing three books: Alison Gopnik’s The Scientist in the Crib, Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control, and Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines.

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.