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Andrew McAfee talks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, writers, scientists, executives, and other "alpha geeks" at the forefront of the Second Machine Age.

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James Manyika: The CEO's Consigliere (Nov 25th, 2018)

What professionalism means today, how to go from the slums of Zimbabwe to the top ranks of McKinsey, the best ways to get more people of color into tech, why productivity is still so lousy, how it feels to pass out in front of a group of CEOs, and much more...

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Susan Athey: Machine-Learned Economics (Oct 3rd, 2018)

How machine learning can accelerate progress in empirical economics, why we've probably been relying on theory too much up to this point, lessons from a woman who's succeeded at the highest levels of both high tech and academic economics, productivity secrets of a monster performer (hint: it's about the chopped carrots), and much more...

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Tom Friedman - On Speaking Truth To Power (Aug 4th, 2018)

How to fake fight news when you're "fake news," the dangers of having a bully in a big bully pulpit, whether pundits should make testable predictions, why he still believes deeply in America, and much more...

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Carl Bass - A Leader Looks Back, and ahead (Jul 19th, 2018)

Why he retired to a metal shop instead of a yacht, how to train an autonomous car just by showing it YouTube videos, why the Maker movement is such a big deal, what it's like as a CEO to get targeted by activist investors, why so business leaders have spoken out against Trump, and much more.

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Patrick Collison - The Craft of Disruption (Jul 4th, 2018)

Where he and his brother got the chutzpah to take on the worldwide payments industry, why there isn't more entrepreneurship these days, what Bitcoin and the Blockchain teach us, what it means for a business to "take the squishy stuff seriously," and much more.

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Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life (Jun 21st, 2018)

How she's building handheld devices for scanning the body that put science fiction to shame, a quick tutorial on holograms, how to harness massive global supply chains to make cool things, why her own experiences make her so passionate about improving health care, and much more...

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Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship (Jun 5th, 2018)

When he realized how big a deal Google was going to be, the subtle art of "adult supervision" with brilliant founders, how to navigate constant disruption, the future impact of machine learning, why he goes to Burning Man, and much more.

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Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek (May 14th, 2018)

How an ex-jock wound up on stage moderating a panel discussion on American politics, why a slugger thinks that slugging is overrated today, what it was like to play baseball as Ivy League geeks invaded front offices, the blindspots of Sabermetrics, why baseball needs to "have a little more fun," reflections on a career of extraordinary highs and lows, and why I am NOT like David Ortiz.

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Reid Hoffman: The Sage of Silicon Valley (May 14th, 2018)

What the real secret of Silicon Valley today is, when it's smart to "spend capital massively inefficiently," what one extremely wealthy person thinks about extreme wealth inequalities, why even within capitalism it's not "my dollar;" it's "our dollar," whether or not finance has hijacked our economy, how a business leader decides to speak out against a politician, what it means to be a "six-person introvert," why holiday parties are like deli counters, and so much more.

 

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