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Path Breakers with Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee

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Path Breakers with Andrew McAfee

Path Breakers with Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee

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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.

Latest Episodes

James Manyika: The CEO's Consigliere

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...

51 min2018 NOV 25
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James Manyika: The CEO's Consigliere

Susan Athey: Machine-Learned Economics

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...

61 min2018 OCT 4
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Susan Athey: Machine-Learned Economics

Tom Friedman - On Speaking Truth To Power

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...

41 min2018 AUG 5
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Tom Friedman - On Speaking Truth To Power

Carl Bass - A Leader Looks Back, and ahead

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.

70 min2018 JUL 20
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Carl Bass - A Leader Looks Back, and ahead

Patrick Collison - The Craft of Disruption

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.

56 min2018 JUL 5
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Patrick Collison - The Craft of Disruption

Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life

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...

46 min2018 JUN 21
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Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life

Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship

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.

40 min2018 JUN 5
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Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship

Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek

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.

40 min2018 MAY 15
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Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek

Minds and Machines with Reid Hoffman

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.

81 min2018 MAY 15
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Minds and Machines with Reid Hoffman
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Latest Episodes

James Manyika: The CEO's Consigliere

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...

51 min2018 NOV 25
Comments
James Manyika: The CEO's Consigliere

Susan Athey: Machine-Learned Economics

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...

61 min2018 OCT 4
Comments
Susan Athey: Machine-Learned Economics

Tom Friedman - On Speaking Truth To Power

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...

41 min2018 AUG 5
Comments
Tom Friedman - On Speaking Truth To Power

Carl Bass - A Leader Looks Back, and ahead

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.

70 min2018 JUL 20
Comments
Carl Bass - A Leader Looks Back, and ahead

Patrick Collison - The Craft of Disruption

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.

56 min2018 JUL 5
Comments
Patrick Collison - The Craft of Disruption

Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life

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...

46 min2018 JUN 21
Comments
Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life

Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship

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.

40 min2018 JUN 5
Comments
Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship

Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek

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.

40 min2018 MAY 15
Comments
Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek

Minds and Machines with Reid Hoffman

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.

81 min2018 MAY 15
Comments
Minds and Machines with Reid Hoffman
the END
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