Upcoming Hiatus: What to Listen to While We’re Away
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
7M ago
After producing more than 160 episodes of Exponential View over the last six years, we’re taking a break to reflect on what we’ve learned and how the conversations we’ve hosted with leaders are changing our perspective on the future. While we percolate on the future of our podcast, we have a challenge for you: find all the phenomenal conversations we’ve hosted that you haven’t heard yet – and take a listen. (And please let us know which episodes helped you understand the world and your future!) @azeem @exponentialviews Azeem’s listening recommendations: Bubbles, Golden Ages, and Tech Revoluti ..read more
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Can Entrepreneurs and Governments Team Up to Solve Big Problems? (from Cold Call)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
8M ago
Shield AI’s autonomous combat robots are intended to help protect civilians and service members. As a startup, barely two years past founding, how should Shield AI engage with the legacy bureaucratic institutions that are its customers? How should those partnerships be structured and what are the business incentives? This episode is a special introduction to Cold Call, another podcast from Harvard Business Review. Cold Call distills Harvard Business School’s legendary case studies into podcast form, with help from HBS faculty authors and the entrepreneurs and business leaders at the center of ..read more
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The Co-Creator of the iPod and iPhone on Radical Innovation (with Tony Fadell)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
8M ago
How do you talk about a product before anything like it exists? How do you guide the engineers building it and the marketing department who has to sell it? As co-creator of the iPod and iPhone, founder of the learning thermostat Nest, and with over 300 patents to his name, Tony Fadell is a serial entrepreneur who now focuses on investing. He tells Azeem Azhar how he uses opinion-based decision-making in his work, and why thinking like a product manager helps drive radical innovation. They also discuss: What a “parent CEO” is and why they are crucial to an innovating company. How focusing on p ..read more
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The Science and Economics of Carbon Recycling (with LanzaTech’s Jennifer Holmgren)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
8M ago
Carbon recycling takes our polluting carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and, with the help of bacteria, turns them into ethanol. This can replace oil as the basis for carbon-based chemicals industries (e.g., fertilizers, plastics, clothing, health and beauty products, etc.), as well as offering sustainable fuel and animal feed. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, joins Azeem Azhar to share her vision of the future where greenhouse gases provide a core contribution to our sustainable life. Jennifer and Azeem dig deep into the science of fermentation and how to manage, at scale, the bacteria th ..read more
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Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
8M ago
Quantitative hedge funds (or “quant funds”), which rely on the work of employed mathematicians to develop complex trading strategies, are nothing new. But what if the mathematical work is outsourced to anyone, via a contest where the best predictions are rewarded with cryptocurrency? Richard Craib, founder of Numerai, explains to Azeem Azhar why his $70 million fund uses collective intelligence to perform well, despite the turmoil in the markets. They also discuss: The history and theory of quantitative investing. When collective minds can work better than brilliant individuals. How Richard f ..read more
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Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization (with Electric Hydrogen CEO Raffi Garabedian)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
9M ago
Hydrogen has long been hyped as a fuel of the future. It’s abundant and its waste product is water. But it’s only recently that the availability of cheap renewable energy has allowed hydrogen to be produced competitively without the use of fossil fuels. Azeem Azhar speaks with Raffi Garabedian, co-founder and CEO of Electric Hydrogen, to explore the market opportunity and roadmap to wide adoption of “green hydrogen.” They also discuss: What the hydrogen industry can learn from scaling renewables like solar and wind. Why hydrogen will be most effective in helping to decarbonize heavy industrie ..read more
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Flying Taxis Are Coming (with Volocopter’s Florian Reuter)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
9M ago
Volocopter’s CEO Florian Reuter joins Azeem Azhar to explore how this radical new transport could transform our cities. They also break down the steps required to fulfill Volocopter’s vision of creating a door-to-door taxi service to rival Uber, via autonomous electric helicopter. In addition, they discuss: Why Volocopter expects to have their service running in Paris in two years. How data have led them to conclude that the optimum taxi capacity is two people. Why they’re opting to build and operate both their vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. @Azeem @exponentialview @volocopter Fu ..read more
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How Web3 Is Changing Commerce and Governance (with Not Boring’s Packy McCormick)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
9M ago
Web3’s ability to attach value and incentives to almost every part of human activity has radical implications not only for how businesses engage with their customers, but also for how people can self-organize to drive social change. Web3 investor and analyst Packy McCormick makes the case, in conversation with Azeem Azhar, that an optimistic outlook rooted in market-dynamics can enable new sustainable businesses that operate for the public good. They also discuss: Why framing human behavior in terms of a game helps explain why crypto has seen such explosive growth. Why blockchain allows us to ..read more
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Gaming’s Web3 Future (with FTX Ventures’ Amy Wu)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
9M ago
As the gaming industry evolves to meet the challenges and opportunities of Web3, could it drive the mass adoption of crypto?  Amy Wu leads investment, M&A, and gaming initiatives at cryptocurrency exchange FTX. She speaks with Azeem Azhar about how she evaluates crypto and Web3 as an investor, how she expects the gaming landscape to change in the next two years, and why the community that comes with NFT ownership is more important to her than potential profit. They also discuss: How Web3 games will be different from traditional games. Why hiding the mechanics of blockchain technology ..read more
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Money in the Metaverse (with Citi’s Ronit Ghose)
Exponential View with Azeem Azhar
by HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar
10M ago
What is the metaverse, how will we use it and why might the financial innovations of Web3 and blockchain technology be crucial to its success? Citi’s Ronit Ghose, one of the world’s foremost analysts of technology’s influence on financial innovation, returns to the podcast to discuss how money will function in the metaverse with Azeem Azhar. Ghose argues that we shouldn’t think of the metaverse as replacing our real world with a virtual world, but instead imagine how real and virtual experiences could be combined to create an entirely new experience that will touch every aspect of our lives ..read more
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