August 2nd, 2019 | 36 mins 56 secs
medicine, neuroscience, problems, russ poldrack
Russell "Russ" Alan Poldrack is an American psychologist and neuroscientist. He is a professor of Psychology at Stanford University. In this episode we talk to him about the progression of neuroscience and the problems in which it's conducted. We talk about the potential to cure diseases and advance computing and the problems that need to be solved to get there.
July 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 29 secs
business, legacy, nan li, problems, tech
Nan is the managing director at Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm that brings #worldpositive entrepreneurs together to solve humanity's biggest problems. Nan holds a BSE in computer science from the University of Michigan and is also an adjunct lecturer of Applied Symbolic Systems in Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.
May 9th, 2019 | 39 mins 33 secs
deep tech, problems, zavain dar
Zav is one of the most "in" people in tech right now. Holding a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford, Zav is a partner at Lux Capital, which is a VC firm focused on investing in emerging tech from the most innovative sectors. At Lux, Zav's been drawn to companies that use AI and machine learning to make the experience of life better, and has led investments in entrepreneurs doing so in everything from neural nets to medicines for rare diseases, and from quantum computing and to tax preparation. Zav has also applied his knack for philosophy towards drafting Lux's theses on Genetics, Synthetic Biology, and Blockchain, which basically means he knows what to look for in emerging startups in those sectors.
April 25th, 2019 | 34 mins 13 secs
education, math, problems, youth
Jo Boaler is all about math. An author, educator and founder from Britain, Jo is currently a mathematics professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education and an activist for math education reform. She leads youcubed, an organization aimed at promoting real and fun learning of math to children, which hearing about to us was incredibly interesting, given that we've both seen first-hand the failure of public systems to deliver a proper math education. Im sure most of you would agree that, whether or not you were "naturally" good at it, math was probably the least well-taught and most boring class in school. It can be really de-motivating to not actually get a math concept and then not have fun at all while failing at learning it. Jo was super insightful when it came to these very real, very widespread problems in education and has a stellar track record of improving results and attitudes around math to back up her insights.
April 12th, 2019 | 48 mins 45 secs
cities, problems, tech
Graham is an investor and entrepreneur and the former CEO of Rackspace, a San Antonio based cloud computing company. He is currently promoting the civic development of downtown San Antonio and is really passionate about fostering a healthy environment for cities of the future. He's been involved in past efforts to build a better San Antonio with SA2020, he started Geekdom, a coworking space for entrepreneurs, and is very enthusiastic about reorienting cities and the social lifestyle to fit the innovation of tech.
March 29th, 2019 | 46 mins 47 secs
children, education, problems
Mason Hartman joins us with thoughts on child learning and development, how to best change current systems of education, and how to help support solving the very real, very profitable problems that plague education.
March 19th, 2019 | 43 mins 2 secs
capitalism, future, media, problems, space
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
When you imagine our future, what do you see—flying cars, robot kitchens, maybe even life on Mars? To Michael Solana, host of Anatomy of Next and VP of Founders Fund, the most important thing for creating the future is having a plan.
March 7th, 2019 | 18 mins 27 secs
politics, problems, social media
We all hear about problems with Russia in the current political climate, but there is much more to the story. We sat down with Michael McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia to talk about problems with Russia, Russian investment in US companies, social media, and we we also touched on how many students and young people are staying away from the public sector, a shift that could hurt us for decades.
March 1st, 2019 | 45 mins 15 secs
crypto, investing, problems, product
Product building is like art, and with art comes a mass of problems with philosophy and building choices to ensure your product is right for the space. We sat down with Brian Norgard, Angel Investor and former CPO of Tinder and talked about problems in product building, what tools are needed to help this process, problems targeting and delivering to customers, angel investing and what’s needed to facilitate the process, problems with the crypto space, remote work, and more.
February 21st, 2019 | 25 mins 16 secs
media, philosophy, problems, science
There are a lot of problems when it comes to Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation — research scientists with inadequate design software, companies that aim to solve problems that aren’t really problems, and a culture that promotes these debatably bad idea. We sat down with Riva Tez to talk about this all and about building optimism to solve these problems.