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a16z Podcast

Andreessen Horowitz

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a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast

Andreessen Horowitz

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2.3K
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The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

Latest Episodes

Metrics and Mindsets for Retention & Engagement

with @andrewchen @jeff_jordan @smc90 What happens as marketplaces and other platforms evolve over time, and different kinds of users also join over time? After user acquisition, it's all about user retention and engagement. So what are thekey metrics?

33 MIN6 d ago
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Metrics and Mindsets for Retention & Engagement

Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership

Susan Rice is interviewed by a16z General Partner Kathryn Haun. Rice, the former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., learned early in life the importance of toughness in the face of adversity. In this discussion, she shares many more lessons from her personal life and career, including how to stay calm during crises, not letting others define you, and work-life balance.

50 MIN1 w ago
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Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership

Building the First CAR T Company

CAR T therapy, the groundbreaking new medicines that uses engineered T-cells to attack cancer, has been so effective in childhood leukemias that we believe it may actually be a potential cure. But this isn't just one new medicine, it's an entirely new therapeutic tool—and a total paradigm shift from most traditional medicines we've seen before.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Building the First CAR T Company

Rebel Talent

with @francescagino and @omnivorousread In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino, a social scientist who studies organizations, breaks down what makes rebels different in how they tend to see and do things—whether that’s cooking, flying planes, or holding board meetings—and what we can all learn from “rebel talent” to make our organizations more productive and innovative.

33 MIN3 w ago
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Rebel Talent

All about the Coronavirus

with @heyjudka @smc90 This episode of 16 Minutes on the news from a16z (cross-posted here as well) covers what we know and what we don't know about the recent coronavirus outbreak 2019-nCoV. Topics covered include the what, when, how -- and where genomics comes in.

19 MIN3 w ago
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All about the Coronavirus

The Truth about 1000 True Fans + Pricing Our Attention

The idea of "1000 true fans" argued that to be a successful creator, you don’t need millions of customers or clients, as long as you also have a direct relationship with those fans. But how is media changing today as a result, and what nuances do people often miss about the concept? And why are we apparently surrendering our attention (whether to TV, books, or whatever) for only $3 an hour?!

15 MINJAN 28
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The Truth about 1000 True Fans + Pricing Our Attention

Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating

with @cjgbest @robertcottrell @andrewchen @smc90 A new ecosystem is forming around the direct relationship between consumers, content creators, and the tools and business models to facilitate all that. We're not just seeing this phenomenon in newsletters and podcasting, but also in people setting up e-commerce shops, video streaming, and more. Are the stars and the incentives finally aligned?

40 MINJAN 27
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Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating

What's Next for the Internet?

Chris Dixon, a16z General Partner, is interviewed by Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed. They discuss all things internet, including how innovation comes about, the ways disparate trends collide, and more.

41 MINJAN 20
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What's Next for the Internet?

Controlling AI

AI can do a lot of specific tasks as well as, or even better than, humans can — for example, it can more accurately classify images, more efficiently process mail, and more logically manipulate a Go board. While we have made a lot of advances in task-specific AI, how far are we from artificial general intelligence (AGI), that is AI that matches general human intelligence and capabilities? In this podcast, a16z operating partner Frank Chen interviews Stuart Russell, Founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) at UC Berkeley. They outline the conceptual breakthroughs, like natural language understanding, still required for AGI. But more importantly, they explain how and why we should design AI systems to ensure that we can control AI, and eventually AGI, when it’s smarter than we are. The conversation starts by explaining what Hollywood's Skynet gets wrong and ends with why AI is better as "the perfect Butler, than the genie in the lamp."

26 MINJAN 17
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Controlling AI

Food, Drugs, and Tech—100 Years of Public Health

The federal agency known as the FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, was born over 100 years ago—at the turn of the industrial revolution, in a time of enormous upheaval and change, and rapidly emerging technology. The same could be said to be just as true today. This wide-ranging conversation between Principal Commissioner of the FDA Amy Abernethy and Vijay Pande, GP on the Bio Fund at a16z, discusses how the agency is evolving to keep pace with the scientific breakthroughs like CRISPR and AI, while staying true to its core mission of assessing safety and effectiveness for consumers in the world of food and medicine.

44 MINJAN 15
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Food, Drugs, and Tech—100 Years of Public Health

Latest Episodes

Metrics and Mindsets for Retention & Engagement

with @andrewchen @jeff_jordan @smc90 What happens as marketplaces and other platforms evolve over time, and different kinds of users also join over time? After user acquisition, it's all about user retention and engagement. So what are thekey metrics?

33 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Metrics and Mindsets for Retention & Engagement

Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership

Susan Rice is interviewed by a16z General Partner Kathryn Haun. Rice, the former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., learned early in life the importance of toughness in the face of adversity. In this discussion, she shares many more lessons from her personal life and career, including how to stay calm during crises, not letting others define you, and work-life balance.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership

Building the First CAR T Company

CAR T therapy, the groundbreaking new medicines that uses engineered T-cells to attack cancer, has been so effective in childhood leukemias that we believe it may actually be a potential cure. But this isn't just one new medicine, it's an entirely new therapeutic tool—and a total paradigm shift from most traditional medicines we've seen before.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Building the First CAR T Company

Rebel Talent

with @francescagino and @omnivorousread In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino, a social scientist who studies organizations, breaks down what makes rebels different in how they tend to see and do things—whether that’s cooking, flying planes, or holding board meetings—and what we can all learn from “rebel talent” to make our organizations more productive and innovative.

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Rebel Talent

All about the Coronavirus

with @heyjudka @smc90 This episode of 16 Minutes on the news from a16z (cross-posted here as well) covers what we know and what we don't know about the recent coronavirus outbreak 2019-nCoV. Topics covered include the what, when, how -- and where genomics comes in.

19 MIN3 w ago
Comments
All about the Coronavirus

The Truth about 1000 True Fans + Pricing Our Attention

The idea of "1000 true fans" argued that to be a successful creator, you don’t need millions of customers or clients, as long as you also have a direct relationship with those fans. But how is media changing today as a result, and what nuances do people often miss about the concept? And why are we apparently surrendering our attention (whether to TV, books, or whatever) for only $3 an hour?!

15 MINJAN 28
Comments
The Truth about 1000 True Fans + Pricing Our Attention

Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating

with @cjgbest @robertcottrell @andrewchen @smc90 A new ecosystem is forming around the direct relationship between consumers, content creators, and the tools and business models to facilitate all that. We're not just seeing this phenomenon in newsletters and podcasting, but also in people setting up e-commerce shops, video streaming, and more. Are the stars and the incentives finally aligned?

40 MINJAN 27
Comments
Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating

What's Next for the Internet?

Chris Dixon, a16z General Partner, is interviewed by Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed. They discuss all things internet, including how innovation comes about, the ways disparate trends collide, and more.

41 MINJAN 20
Comments
What's Next for the Internet?

Controlling AI

AI can do a lot of specific tasks as well as, or even better than, humans can — for example, it can more accurately classify images, more efficiently process mail, and more logically manipulate a Go board. While we have made a lot of advances in task-specific AI, how far are we from artificial general intelligence (AGI), that is AI that matches general human intelligence and capabilities? In this podcast, a16z operating partner Frank Chen interviews Stuart Russell, Founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) at UC Berkeley. They outline the conceptual breakthroughs, like natural language understanding, still required for AGI. But more importantly, they explain how and why we should design AI systems to ensure that we can control AI, and eventually AGI, when it’s smarter than we are. The conversation starts by explaining what Hollywood's Skynet gets wrong and ends with why AI is better as "the perfect Butler, than the genie in the lamp."

26 MINJAN 17
Comments
Controlling AI

Food, Drugs, and Tech—100 Years of Public Health

The federal agency known as the FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, was born over 100 years ago—at the turn of the industrial revolution, in a time of enormous upheaval and change, and rapidly emerging technology. The same could be said to be just as true today. This wide-ranging conversation between Principal Commissioner of the FDA Amy Abernethy and Vijay Pande, GP on the Bio Fund at a16z, discusses how the agency is evolving to keep pace with the scientific breakthroughs like CRISPR and AI, while staying true to its core mission of assessing safety and effectiveness for consumers in the world of food and medicine.

44 MINJAN 15
Comments
Food, Drugs, and Tech—100 Years of Public Health
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