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Big ideas, jotted down, then contemplated at length. Hosted by Vik Singh.

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    • Society & Culture
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Big ideas, jotted down, then contemplated at length. Hosted by Vik Singh.

    Better conversations with Sam Fragoso

    Better conversations with Sam Fragoso

    Sam Fragoso, host of Talk Easy, shares his views on podcasting, conversations, and how they can be better.

    • 55 min
    Mental performance in times of uncertainty (with Brian Levenson)

    Mental performance in times of uncertainty (with Brian Levenson)

    Brian Levenson, a mental performance coach for athletes and executives, talks about his work, upcoming book, and ways in which to think about and optimize mental performance, especially during times of uncertainty. His podcast is called Intentional Performers.

    Topics discussed:
    -finding your path
    -mental performance toolkits
    -accountability
    -will there be NBA games this year?

    More information about Brian can be found here.

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    • 45 min
    Innovations in lifetime & remote learning (with Mat Sherman)

    Innovations in lifetime & remote learning (with Mat Sherman)

    Mat Sherman, an internet entrepreneur, talks about his new venture, Quad, a community-based platform that helps people become a media company of one.

    Topics discussed:
    -raising money and then folding up a digital venture
    -what it takes to be a media company of one
    -how to pivot
    More information about Mat can be found here.

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    • 31 min
    Real estate reality and recovery post-pandemic (with Kit Stone)

    Real estate reality and recovery post-pandemic (with Kit Stone)

    Baltimore real estate agent, Kit Stone, shares his insights, truths and ideas about the real estate picture both now and looking ahead.

    Topics discussed:
    -day to day changes
    -leveraging technology
    -re-thinking what it means to be an agent
    -the importance and value of Zillow and Redfin
    -Redskins
    -contact tracing

    More information about Kit can be found here.

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    • 42 min
    Climate change & sustainability after COVID-19 (with Jake Pollack)

    Climate change & sustainability after COVID-19 (with Jake Pollack)

    Jake Pollack, an academic and expert in sustainability, shares his insights on climate change, the environment and sustainability concerns after COVID-19.

    Topics discussed:
    -environmental legislation
    -what sustainability is and why it matters
    -the future of work
    -how we can harness this time for good
    -philanthropy
    -Magic: The Gathering (!!)

    More information about Jake can be found here.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Business opportunities & predictions after COVID-19 (with Sid Shah)

    Business opportunities & predictions after COVID-19 (with Sid Shah)

    Sid Shah, managing director and partner at BCG Digital Ventures, shares his insights on business opportunities after COVID-19.

    Topics discussed:
    -Preserving cash
    -Pivoting
    -Real estate
    -The future of work
    -Perfecting your product
    -How to seize this moment

    Sid's podcast, Chasing the White Rabbit, can be found here.

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    • 34 min

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