How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions.
The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Upcoming Hiatus: What to Listen to While We’re Away
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 alisten. (And please let us know which episodes helped you understand the world and your future!)
Can Entrepreneurs and Governments Team Up to Solve Big Problems? (from Cold Call)
This episode is a special introduction to Cold Call, another podcast from Harvard Business Review. Host Brian Kenny explores Shield AI’s work with the U.S. government to develop autonomous combat robots. Harvard Business School professor Mitch Weiss and Brandon Tseng, Shield AI’s CGO and co-founder, join Brian to discuss the challenges start-ups face in working with the public sector, and how investing in new ideas can enable entrepreneurs and governments to join forces to solve big problems.
The Co-Creator of the iPod and iPhone on Radical Innovation (with Tony Fadell)
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.
The Science and Economics of Carbon Recycling (with LanzaTech’s Jennifer Holmgren)
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.
Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)
Quantitative hedge 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 how his $70 million fund uses collective intelligence to perform well, despite the turmoil in the markets.
Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization (with Electric Hydrogen CEO Raffi Garabedian)
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.”
A Fantastic Knowledge-Dense Tech Podcast
Factual, informative, exciting, and clearly made with a lot of care and thought. Can’t wait for the book coming this September!
Generally banal techno-utopianism
Brilliant and important
Everyone should be listening, regardless of political or other leaning. These are highly informed and important conversations that are future-focused yet grounded in today. Azeem is sensitive to different levels of knowledge and always unpicks termiology and acronymns; he also does a very good job of guiding the conversation with unbiased view. I wish I had his vernacular. Keep the diversity of content and people contributing to it coming!