Jiro Dreams of Sushi Listen now (9 min) | I would see ideas in my dreams. My mind was bursting with ideas. In dreams, I would have visions of sushi. Once you decide on an o…
Finding the Edge: The Work and Insights of Edward O. ThorpListen now (8 min) | What does finding an edge mean? Finding an edge in the casino meant finding a system that won money from the casino instead of los…
Keith Rabois: Key lessons from Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, and Jack DorseyListen now (5 min) | PayPal went off the rails fairly often. We had three different CEOs in six months. We were burning $10 million a month with less t…
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success (Google Talks with William Thorndike)Listen now (11 min) | If one company materially outperforms its peer group that is worthy of study. The 8 companies and CEOs profiled in the book each …
Kobe Bryant at USC The trick is finding what you love to do. We talk about hard work all the time. If you gotta get up every morning and remind yoursel…
Yvon Chouinard on Belonging to NatureListen now (7 min) | I had just started my business. I was making climbing gear. Blacksmithing. I was resentful of being drafted [into the military]. I…
Ben Chestnut Co-founder and CEO, Mailchimp on Masters of Scale Listen now (5 min) | Ben built a company around a strong simple service and a quirky brand that sees annual revenue of $600 million dollars – and he ne…
Marc Andreessen: Why You Should Be Optimistic About the FutureListen now (5 min) | We are very close to every adult on the planet being on the Internet. It took 25 years to get there. [2:35] [Now that everyone is …
Sebastian Thrun: Flying Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and Education | Artificial Intelligence PodcastListen now (5 min) | I’ve always wanted to make a robot smart. I thought it would be super cool to build an artificial human...It is fascinating to stu…
Conversation with Jeff Bezos Founder, Amazon, & Blue OriginListen now (6 min) | My grandfather was a fascinating man with amazing judgment. I had a special relationship with him because I spent all of my summer…
Bill Gates on Masters of Scale: How To Accelerate History Listen now (4 min) | We’re thinking, “Oh my God, the revolution could happen without us.” And so that’s when Paul pleads that I should drop out [of Har…
Peter Thiel & Josh Wolfe: Harnessing and Securing American Innovation: How Venture Capital Impacts Defense Listen now (6 min) | Peter: By my count, there are only two companies that have been started since The Cold War, that are (1) focused on national secur…