Podcast Of The Week: Software Is (Still Working On) Eating The World

Marc Andreessen on the invest like the best podcast

Maybe you won’t agree with everything Marc Andreessen says, but you have to admire the way the man constructs an argument and organizes his thoughts. If you have to think or speak in public, an interview like this is a masterclass. The big thread running through the entire episode is how software ate half of … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Software Is (Still Working On) Eating The World

Podcast Of The Week: Making (Applicable) Sense of NFTs

Sometime soon I hope to be sharing some thoughts on Non-Fungible Tokens, aka NFTs, and how they might actually be applicable to creators, artists, and makers (and not just those Lebron James highlight reels that are simultaneously on YouTube and worth a bajillion dollars in NFT form). If there’s a better way for creators to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Making (Applicable) Sense of NFTs

The Pandemic Has Accelerated Change: How To Stay Ahead And Not Be Left Behind

2020 hasn’t just been a year of changing how we work and live, it’s been a year of accelerating the changes that were already in place. Scott Galloway calls the transition from “the brand age” to “the product age” one of the biggest changes in consumer trends in decades. Its speeding up during the pandemic … Continue reading The Pandemic Has Accelerated Change: How To Stay Ahead And Not Be Left Behind

Talkin’ Disruption: Putting Disruption Theory Into Practice In Any Industry

Andy Grove did the unthinkable at Intel. They had a category-dominating, high-profit margin product in the Pentium processor. All they had to do was not screw it up and the profits were theirs for the taking. But, that wasn’t good enough for Grove. A pesky little academic theory about “disruption” had him thinking. It took … Continue reading Talkin’ Disruption: Putting Disruption Theory Into Practice In Any Industry

How Eric Yuan Built Zoom On Community, Trust, and Loyalty

Eric Yuan, Zoom’s founder, has a bad-ass backstory. On a long train ride to see his girlfriend he had the “why isn’t there a tech solution for this” daydream we’ve all heard of. Fortunately for Yuan (and for the rest of us), he’s also a very talented engineer. After moving to the US from China, … Continue reading How Eric Yuan Built Zoom On Community, Trust, and Loyalty

Before You Win Bigger, You Have to Be Willing To Fail Bigger: A Lesson From Amazon And The Fire Phone

Matthew Ball shared this Bezos quote from a few years ago: “If you think [Fire Phone] is a big failure, we’re working on much bigger failures right now — and I am not kidding. Some of them are going to make the Fire Phone look like a tiny little blip.” Bezos was giving a warning … Continue reading Before You Win Bigger, You Have to Be Willing To Fail Bigger: A Lesson From Amazon And The Fire Phone

Charlie Songhurst’s Success Strategy: Stay Alive And Get Good

Charlie Songhurst knows a thing or two about survival. He came out of college already a business founder, did corporate strategy at Microsoft with a focus on partnerships and acquisitions (including Yahoo and Skype), and continues to invest and consult today. He’s had plenty of experience with winners and losers in his career so far. … Continue reading Charlie Songhurst’s Success Strategy: Stay Alive And Get Good

Podcast Of The Week: (Twofer) Strategic Thinker Charlie Songhurst And Should The US Ban TikTok Too?

Ok, we’re getting a little wonky this week, but here’s a two-for-the-price-of-one deal. If you want less controversial (but still pretty intense) pick Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Invest like the Best discussion with Charlie Songhurst (former head of strategy at Microsoft and investor extraordinaire). Their conversation is all about the power of curiosity. Songhurst is a force … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: (Twofer) Strategic Thinker Charlie Songhurst And Should The US Ban TikTok Too?

Podcast Of The Week: Exponent Remembers Clayton Christensen

If unfamiliar with Clayton Christensen and just how important he was to the worlds of technology and management, there may be no better people to explain his contributions and eulogize him than his co-author James Allworth, and the respectfully critical blogger Ben Thompson. Allworth was a student and research associate of Christensen‘s at Harvard Business … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Exponent Remembers Clayton Christensen