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#15 — Mike Maples Jr. — Backcasting to build the future
Sep 30 • 71 min
Mike Maples (@m2jr) is the co-founder and partner at Floodgate Capital and was one of the original “super angels”. For episode #15, I chatted with Mike about the process entrepreneurs should use to uncover breakthrough insights, a fishing trip with his…
#14 — Geoff Lewis — Noble lies and narrative violations
Aug 26 • 44 min
Geoff Lewis (@justGLew) is a technology investor and founder of Bedrock Capital. For episode #14, Geoff and I chatted about the noble lies that exist all around us in society, the geopolitics of TikTok, why algorithms are the new oil, how searching for…
#13 — Balaji Srinivasan — The rise of cloud cities & citizen journalism
Jul 29 • 66 min
Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) is an angel investor and entrepeneur. For episode #13, I chatted with Balaji about the rise of cloud cities, the Oregon Trail generation, a decentralized model for citizen journalism, why crypto is still underrated and the…
#12 — Mike Solana — The heresy of speaking your mind
May 13 • 58 min
Mike Solana (@micsolana) is VP of brand and community at Founders Fund. For episode #12, I chatted with Mike about having the courage to speak your mind, self-censorship, the rising tide of socialism in the United States and the power the stories we tell…
#11 — Karlyn Borysenko — A liberal goes to a Trump rally
Apr 24 • 48 min
Karlyn Borysenko (@DrKarlynB) is an organizational psychologist who helps organizations and teams find happiness and fulfillment at work through her company, Zen Workplace. For episode #10, Karlyn and I had a wide-ranging discussion about her experience…
#10 — Garry Tan — Building the world you want to live in
Apr 15 • 63 min
Garry Tan (@garrytan) is a designer and engineer turned early stage investor as a Managing Partner and co-founder at Initialized Capital. While recording from our coronavirus bunkers, Garry and I chatted about building the world you want to live in, how…
#9 — Jeff Morris Jr. — Investing in a post-COVID19 future
Mar 31 • 54 min
Jeff Morris Jr. (@jmj) is a full time angel investor and the founder of Chapter One who has invested in in companies including Lyft, Lambda School, Superhuman, Roman, Cameo and Branch Metrics. For episode #9, Jeff and I had a wide-ranging conversation…
#8 — Sahil Lavingia — Escaping your own ideological bubble
Mar 13 • 62 min
Sahil Lavingia (@shl) is the CEO of Gumroad and a prolific entrepeneur, writer, painter and thinker. For episode #8, I chatted with Sahil about the challenges of building startups and his viral essay “reflecting on my “failure” to build a $1B company”. We…
#7 — Katherine Boyle — Untangling tensions between media & tech
Feb 27 • 57 min
Katherine Boyle (@ktmboyle) is a venture capitalist based in San Francisco and former journalist. For episode #7, I chatted with Katherine about escalating tensions between the media and tech industries, her path to becoming a venture capitalist and the…
#6 — Kamal Ravikant — Your mentality shapes your reality
Jan 10 • 43 min
Kamal Ravikant (@kamalravikant) is an entrepreneur, investor and best selling author of three books: Love Yourself, Live Your Truth, and Rebirth. For this episode, we talked to Kamal about fear, forgiveness and how your internal mentality can shape your…
#5 — James Beshara — Mental health is wealth (part 2)
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
James Beshara (@JamesBeshara) is a modern day renaissance man – an entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster, author, musician. James is a prolific creator who operates with passion and he’s probably one of the most honest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. James…
#4 — Trae Stephens — Just warfare in the age of technology
Oct 30, 2019 • 66 min
Trae Stephens (@traestephens) is a venture capitalist at Founders Fund with partners like Peter Thiel, Brian Singerman, Cyan Banister and Keith Rabois, where he invests across sectors with a particular interest in startups operating in the government…
#3 — James Beshara — Mental health is wealth (part 1)
Oct 17, 2019 • 62 min
James Beshara (@JamesBeshara) is a modern day renaissance man – an entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster, author, musician. James is a prolific creator who operates with passion and he’s probably one of the most honest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. James…
#2 — Jennifer Fearing — The good lobbyist
Oct 3, 2019 • 50 min
Jennifer Fearing (@jenniferfearing) is one of the most successful, innovative, and admired lobbyists in California. She left a lucrative corporate consulting career to advocate on behalf of issues that are close to her heart, especially animal issues.…
#1 — Michael Davidson — Looking beyond gov’t to solve big problems
Sep 18, 2019 • 47 min
Michael Davidson (@MPDavidson) is the CEO of GenNext (@gen_next), an organization that recruits business leaders in the private sector, educates them on critical issues like economic opportunity, education and global security and empowers them to have a…