77 episodes

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond showcases the innovative forethought that defines the venture capital world. Join us as we follow the puck and explore what this community has to offer.
Listen as we have in-depth conversations, gaining insights and lessons from well-established VCs, entrepreneurs, and other leading technology experts. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and how they got to where they are today. Along the way we will discover what investors most look for in who they invest in and what to avoid when making your pitch.

We will also follow industry leaders to understand the cutting-edge technologies and trends that continue to shape our world.

The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond Jim Baer

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The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond showcases the innovative forethought that defines the venture capital world. Join us as we follow the puck and explore what this community has to offer.
Listen as we have in-depth conversations, gaining insights and lessons from well-established VCs, entrepreneurs, and other leading technology experts. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and how they got to where they are today. Along the way we will discover what investors most look for in who they invest in and what to avoid when making your pitch.

We will also follow industry leaders to understand the cutting-edge technologies and trends that continue to shape our world.

    Episode 77: Dr. Tommy Wood

    Episode 77: Dr. Tommy Wood

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Dr. Tommy Wood, neuroscientist, researcher, and athletic performance consultant to talk about the human brain. They cover the relationship between diet and brain health, long-term cognitive function, and the real-world, practical steps you can take to keep your brain and avoid cognitive decline. You don’t want to miss it!

    • 50 min
    Episode 76: Navneet Govil of Softbank

    Episode 76: Navneet Govil of Softbank

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Navneet Govil, Executive MP and CFO of SoftBank Vision Fund. Their wide ranging conversation covers Navneet’s background, the history of SoftBank, the current state of the investment market, and the role of AI in today’s world. You don’t want to miss it!

    • 40 min
    Episode 75: Ash Beckham

    Episode 75: Ash Beckham

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Ash Beckham, a self-described Accidental Advocate and author of Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader. After Ash gave a 2014 TEDx Talk focused on “coming out of your individual closet” and opening up, she became a sought-after speaker and authority on initiating difficult conversations. She talks Jim through her background, polarization, and offers advice on how to engage with those with whom you may not agree. A fascinating conversation you don’t want to miss!

    • 53 min
    Episode 74: William Egginton

    Episode 74: William Egginton

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Professor William Egginton, author of The Rigor of Angels – Borges, Heisenberg, Kant, and the Ultimate Nature of Reality. Their conversation covers the similarities underpinning both New Atheism and Religious Fundamentalism, accepting the reality of discomfort between different mindsets, philosophical paradox, the benefits of reason and evidence-based-arguments. You don’t want to miss it!

    • 56 min
    Episode 73: Peter Berg of M12

    Episode 73: Peter Berg of M12

    On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Peter Berg, Managing Partner of M12, Microsoft’s venture arm.
    Their conversation covers M12’s history, the relationship between M12 and Microsoft as a whole, and the
    current state of investing and AI.
    You don’t want to miss it!

    • 38 min
    Episode 72: George Bonanno

    Episode 72: George Bonanno

    The word “trauma” seems to be everywhere. As part of our three-part series on mental health, we wanted to dive into the concept. George Bonanno is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University's Teachers College and internationally recognized for his pioneering research on human resilience in the face of loss and potential trauma. On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Professor Bonanno to discuss his book, The End of Trauma How the New Science of Resilience Is Changing How We Think About PTSD. Their conversation covers the origins of our conception of trauma, the modern phenomenon of labeling things “trauma,” and the power of resilience. As always, let us know what you think.

    • 51 min

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