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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, m ...
 
Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.
 
KindredCast brings you news, views and insights from the world of media, technology and everything in between. Produced by and curated by Kindred Media and powered by global merchant and investment bank LionTree, the show features in-depth conversations with other industry leaders. You'll get the inside scoop on the dynamics driving media and tech, insights into the future and even some life lessons.
 
Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
 
Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.
 
Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
An inspiring podcast series co-hosted by Omar Abbosh and will.i.am Commonly held beliefs about how to drive business growth aren’t going to cut it in today’s era of unprecedented technological and cultural upheaval. Forget things like fast following, cash cow milking and innovating on the “edge.” In each episode, you’ll hear rare insights from courageous leaders who are bravely reinventing reinvention. Omar and will.i.am break some rules and break down how to harness the winds of change to g ...
 
Bestselling author Joshua Cooper Ramo presents a podcast on the the ways network theory transforms our world, elevating ideas from the newsmakers and influencers who are shaping the new era of connection. Now a New York Times bestseller, THE SEVENTH SENSE is available where all books are sold. For more information and to own the book today visit www.joshuacooperramo.com.
 
Gist.fm peeks into the bookshelves of successful entrepreneurs and remarkable thinkers pulling out those ideas you wish you’d heard before and the ones you need to hear again. We pick timely and timeless pieces of nonfiction and boil them down to 20 minutes with the help of their authors and professional voice actors. Learn how FBI hostage negotiators handle difficult conversations; what a study of 80,000 managers tells us about hiring and motivating people; what most productivity hacks gros ...
 
Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, WWSDN keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance.
 
To reach that next bigger level of greatness (and professional success), you must be willing to step outside of your existing comfort zone and make the changes that seem to threaten your ‘safe’ way of being, knowing that you are always safe anyway. There is no other way to jump from your current small fishbowl into that bigger fishbowl or the ocean that awaits you. The Play Big Master Class is focused 100% on doing just that. Through these classes and the conversations I share with my guests ...
 
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It's been an epic journey for iconic New York City restaurateur and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer. Forced by the pandemic into closures and layoffs last spring, as he poignantly shared in two previous episodes, Danny stayed optimistic and was rewarded through the summer and fall, as new menu innovations and new dining protocols brought back custo…
 
Part one of a two-part series by Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman on strategies to build a successful startup board. Too often, the conventional wisdom imparted to entrepreneurs is to treat board meetings as a necessary evil, part of the price you pay for raising money. True, many boards are dysfunctional, but when you build a great startup bo…
 
Andrew Dudum is the Founder & CEO @ Hims & Hers, offering a modern approach to health and wellness and one of the fastest-growing companies to reach $1Bn. Prior to their going public on Tuesday this week, Hims raised over $158M from some of the best including Thrive, Forerunner, Founders Fund, IVP, Redpoint and more. As for Andrew, alongside his ro…
 
Google has succeeded by innovating again and again. Their secret? They don’t tell their employees how to innovate; they manage the chaos. Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google since 2001 and now chair of parent company Alphabet, shares the controversial management techniques he created to lead an environment of free-flowing ideas – and the disciplined de…
 
SHOW NOTES The basics of raising goats is our topic this week as join Nicole and Deborah Niemann of Thrifty Homesteader. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Goats are browsers, not grazers, and what that means to your homestead. Why learning the basics of raising goats before you bring them home is essential to their health. Steps to complete before you get goats. W…
 
Like most successful entrepreneurs, Mark Wilson, CEO of Chime Solutions, is an ambitious and savvy business person who’s driven by a strong work ethic and desire to make an impact. But when Mark founded his first company, Ryla, he was inspired by more than just the opportunity to build a business. Throughout his life, he had seen how talented peopl…
 
Josh Silverman is the CEO @ Etsy, leading the company as it builds a platform that empowers creative entrepreneurs around the world. Prior to their IPO, Etsy raised funding from some of the best in the business including Danny Rimer @ Index, Albert Wenger @ USV and Jim Breyer @ Accel to name a few. Prior to Etsy, Josh served as President of Consume…
 
In this episode from the archives, Jessi Hempel chats with Natalie Nixon, a creative strategist. Natalie offers tips on infusing our workdays with more innovative thinking and cultivating creativity by exercising the three ‘i’s—inquiry, improvisation, and intuition. She also talks about the insights she gained by researching the surprising agility …
 
On today’s show, a different kind of conversation. LionTree & Kindred Media Founder & CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff sits with LionTree Executive in Residence Ariel Wengroff for a fascinating dialogue that veers from Aryeh’s personal history and early career to his viewpoints on social media’s growing pains, philanthropy and the opportunities that face our …
 
Amidst the devastating effects of the pandemic, one in five women has left the workforce, and the gender pay gap and wealth gap are expanding. There's a long-term cost to that inequity, says Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, a fintech platform dedicated to serving women investors – and businesses can help to address that cost. A lon…
 
Ali Ghodsi is the Founder & CEO @ Databricks, bringing together data engineering, science and analytics on an open, unified platform so data teams can collaborate and innovate faster. To date, Ali has raised over $897M for the company including from the likes of a16z, NEA, Microsoft, Battery, Coatue, Greenbay and more. Prior to Databricks, Ali was …
 
Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman in conversation with Harry Stebbings, host of the popular podcast The 20 Minute VC. In this episode, Reid and Harry pick back up from their conversation in November 2020 on Harry's show, discussing everything from Reid's earliest lessons as a young entrepreneur; investing in startups such as Airbnb; and up into…
 
“The world of innovation is very much one of toggling between survival and then thriving,” says Noubar Afeyan. Co-founder of Moderna and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, the biomedical innovator, philanthropist, and entrepreneur credits his successes to his “paranoid optimism” shaped by his experiences as an Armenian-American. Exceptional achievements l…
 
Rent the Runway co-founder Jenn Hyman knows: Behind every successful business is another business backstage, one you might not expect. Rent the Runway is known for creating a glamorous "closet in the cloud,” but as Hyman explains, it achieved unicorn status by mastering a few less glamorous businesses — including the world’s largest dry-cleaning op…
 
This week planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the topic of discussion between our host Nicole and Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the best way to help them What flowers to include when planting habitat for bees and other pollinators How everyone …
 
Annie Duke is a former professional poker player and the author of National Bestseller, "Thinking in Bets" & "How To Decide". During her poker playing days, Annie was a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, the winner of the 2004 Tournament of Champions and the only woman to win the NBC National Poker Heads Up Championship. Today, Annie is also th…
 
Debbie Millman is a writer, designer, educator, brand consultant, and host of one of the world’s first podcasts - Design Matters. She’s also living proof that articulating your dreams and planning for them can lead to great things. She joins Jessi to share her story - and a powerful tool anyone can use to plan for a brighter future.…
 
Biz Stone is best known as the Co-Founder of Twitter and Medium. Biz is also an investor in the likes of Slack, Square, Intercom, Beyond Meat and Blue Bottle Coffee. Biz also co-founded Jelly, a "human in the loop" AI search service, which was acquired by Pinterest. Due to his many successes, Biz has been recognized as INC Magazine Entrepreneur of …
 
If 2021 is even half as unpredictable as 2020 was, you'll need to dig deep into your resilience and wisdom to get through. We've pulled together this special episode of Masters of Scale to serve as a sort of primer for the new year, full of lessons learned from the sometimes devastating, sometimes inspiring year we just put behind us. These lessons…
 
Cloud native is the new order of business. But most existing monitoring technology is insufficient to contend with the complex, dynamic, and ephemeral nature of the modern cloud environment. That's why Martin Mao and Rob Skillington formed Chronosphere, a purpose-built platform to monitor cloud-native infrastructure and apps and enable organization…
 
In what has become an annual feature, LionTree & Kindred Media Founder & CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff and LionTree public markets lead Leslie Mallon discuss their expectations for the new year, reflecting on the insights from Aryeh’s year-end letter, which you can read here (https://www.liontree.com/yearendletter). Tune in to hear them discuss what’s on t…
 
Growing mushrooms at home is the topic of conversation this week as we join Nicole and her guests Megan and Josh of Megan's Mushrooms. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How easy it is to get started growing mushrooms at home. Different ways to grow mushrooms at home. The health benefits of growing mushrooms at home. The process of growing mushrooms on a larger sca…
 
Today, Evan Williams is most well-known for being the billionaire co-founder of Twitter, as well as Blogger and Medium. But back in 2005 when this episode was recorded, Twitter hadn’t even been conceived of yet. When we spoke, Ev had just raised about $2 million in venture capital money for a hot new podcasting company he was about to launch called…
 
Howard Marks is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $120 billion in assets. Prior to founding Oaktree, Howard spent 10 years at The TCW Group, where he was responsible for investments in distressed debt, high yield bonds, and convertible securities. Howard has also written two books, mo…
 
Want to support the show? Visit conversationswithtyler.com/donate. On this special year-in-review episode, producer Jeff Holmes sat down with Tyler to talk about the most popular—and most underrated—episodes, Tyler's personal highlight of the year, how well state capacity libertarianism has fared, a new food rule for ordering well during the pandem…
 
The prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators is the topic being discussed this week as we join Nicole and Dr. Matt Springer of the University of Kentucky. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Learn which are the most common predators of your backyard chickens. Techniques for the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators. How…
 
Quentin Clark is a Managing Director @ General Catalyst, one of the most prominent firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Stripe, Airbnb, Snap, Anduril, Deliveroo and Cazoo to name a few. As for Quentin, at GC he has led deals in the likes of Kernel, Coda, Commure just to name a few. Before entering the world of venture Quentin was the…
 
Today’s historical woman: Air Marshal Padma Bandopadhyah: Medical doctor, scientist, the first woman Air Marshal in the Indian Air Force and the first to conduct research at the North Pole. Padma: Vaibu Mohan Mother: Annette Philip Soldier: Ernie Bird Written & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie Bird ---- Violin & Viola: Sh…
 
A podcast recommendation for the New Year. The iconic founders who join us our show are all masters of creativity. From the initial spark, down the crooked path of invention, scaling a company is a hero’s journey in creativity. With that: a new podcast from the team behind this show. It’s called Spark & Fire. On each episode, an iconic creator tell…
 
Happy Holidays! I'm joined by Scott Johnson of Blitzscaling Ventures to discuss the blitzscalability of some selected VC deals from the month of November. In this month's podcast, we look at Ankorstore, Fittr, and Strava. We also discuss Push Party (which is a practical joke from Founders Fund) and the likely post-IPO futures of DoorDash and Airbnb…
 
Our host, Reid Hoffman, and our editor at large, Bob Safian, in conversation about a pandemic-disrupted year filled with unexpected twists and lessons. From the rise (and risks) of remote work to accelerations in tech; from supply-chain disruption to opportunities in manufacturing; from stock-market fluctuations to social justice demonstrations, 20…
 
Join Nicole and Dr. Reid Redden, sheep & goat specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife extension as they chat about goat and sheep health. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The importance of good nutrition for goat and sheep health. How coccidia affects goats, it’s symptoms, and when to treat. Why a Google search of plants toxic to goats and sheep shouldn’t cause panic!…
 
It’s a special holiday edition of Venture Voice, and the holiday we’re celebrating is Festivus. You may know it from the hit TV series Seinfeld, where the holiday “for the rest of us” is featured in the episode “The Strike” as an invention of George’s dad, Frank. Festivus was, in fact, invented by someone’s dad, but as you’ll hear in this episode, …
 
Avlok Kohli is the CEO of AngelList Venture which has facilitated the funding of over 5,000 startups including 47 unicorns and is home to 4,300 funds and syndicates with $2.2B in assets under management. This year, AngelList Venture launched the much-discussed, Rolling Funds and Avlok recently launched his own rolling fund, Avlok Capital. Prior to …
 
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