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    #116 - ERICK BRIMEN

    #116 - ERICK BRIMEN

    Erick is the Founder & CEO of Próspera, an economic development platform enabling sustainable, profitable growth in partnership with governments and communities, starting in Honduras. Próspera is building its first charter city on the island of Roatán in Honduras. In addition to Próspera, Erick is also the CEO of NeWay Capital, a firm that invests to profitably protect property rights and promote voluntary exchange, peace, and prosperity. Follow Erick on Twitter @erickbrimen.

    [2:18] - How growing up Venezuela shaped Erick’s worldview and desire to fight poverty by facilitating prosperity

    [11:17] - Próspera's purpose and unique business model

    [19:10] - The role that for-profit enterprises can play in promoting economic growth

    [23:37] - Why Próspera targeted Honduras for its first partnership

    [32:35] - How small cities with innovative governance can serve as models for larger cities & countries to copy

    [38:05] - Próspera’s alignment with and incorporation of crypto

    [44:06] - What Próspera’s Honduras Hub could look like in 10 years

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    #115 - BRIAN ARMSTRONG

    #115 - BRIAN ARMSTRONG

    Brian is the Co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency company on a mission to increase economic freedom in the world. He is also a Co-founder of NewLimit, a biotechnology company working to radically extend human healthspan, and ResearchHub, which is aiming to accelerate the pace of scientific research. In 2018, Brian launched a nonprofit called GiveCrypto.org and signed the Giving Pledge, committing to give the majority of his wealth to charitable causes throughout his lifetime. Follow Brian on Twitter @brian_armstrong.

    [2:18] - Brian's origin story

    [9:33] - Reflections on his early career and how it prepared him to start Coinbase

    [16:02] - Coinbase’s mission to increase economic freedom in the world, and why economic freedom is important

    [23:34] - The challenges of building through crypto's hype cycles and scaling Coinbase at a rapid pace

    [31:08] - An introduction to The RAPID Decision-Making Framework

    [35:36] - How years of experience with remote employees helped Coinbase become a remote-first company

    [45:24] - Repeatable innovation and the rationale for Coinbase’s 70/20/10 strategy for resource allocation

    [54:34] - Coinbase’s contrarian decision to work with regulators from the beginning, and how it is increasingly leaning in on decentralization

    [1:03:38] - Extending the human healthspan, an overview of NewLimit, and epigenetic reprogramming

    [1:15:25] - Prioritizing "new media" over mainstream media

    [1:21:12] - How ResearchHub can enable more open science and help build a bridge from scientific research to commercial products

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    #114 - ANNA GÁT

    #114 - ANNA GÁT

    Anna is the Founder and CEO of Interintellect, a platform for intelligent discourse on the internet. She is also one of Interintellect’s most active hosts, speaking on topics such as social transformations, individualism, communality, performance vs. reality, and psychological breakthroughs. Anna is an Emergent Ventures grantee. Follow her on Twitter @TheAnnaGat.

    [2:18] - Anna's story & why she created Interintellect

    [6:09] - Building a public square for intellectual events on the internet

    [16:43] - Optimizing for full attention and engagement rather than passive entertainment and consumption

    [23:02] - Reforming existing platforms vs. creating new ones

    [27:50] - Anna’s approach in designing Interintellect and how it works

    [32:27] - Adapting the traditional salon concept for the modern world

    [41:17] - The influence of India on Interintellect and the innovations that have come from the people there

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    #113 - JASON CRAWFORD

    #113 - JASON CRAWFORD

    Jason is the Founder & President of The Roots of Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a new philosophy of progress for the 21st century. He is also an adviser to Our World in Data and the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online learning program about the history of technology for high schoolers. Jason writes and speaks about the history and philosophy of progress, especially in technology and industry. Follow him on Twitter @jasoncrawford.

    [2:18] - How Jason’s evolving interests have influenced his understanding of human progress

    [10:53] - Jason’s experience “dropping out” of high school and choosing to learn on his own

    [15:22] - Why Jason chose to transition from building tech startups to studying human progress

    [18:35] - Introducing The Roots of Progress

    [24:07] - The kind of CEO Jason is looking to lead The Roots of Progress foundation and its fellowship program

    [28:05] - Writers and models that have inspired and influenced Jason’s studies

    [32:32] - Humanism vs. Environmentalism

    [39:44] - Why Jason views the invention of electricity as one of the most important drivers of human progress in the last 150 years

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    #112 - ALLISON DUETTMANN

    #112 - ALLISON DUETTMANN

    Allison is the President and CEO of the Foresight Institute, a non-profit to advance biotech, nanotech, and computing for the long-term benefit of human life. Within the Foresight Institute, she directs the Intelligent Cooperation, Molecular Machines, Biotech & Health Extension, Neurotech, and Space Groups, and leads Fellowships, Prizes, and Tech Trees. Allison also founded existentialhope.com, co-edited Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy, co-authored Gaming the Future, and co-initiated The Longevity Prize. Follow her on Twitter @allisondman.

    [2:18] - How Allison’s feelings on death drove her attention towards the future of human life

    [13:38] - A philosophical perspective on the concept of aging

    [20:34] - Technology as a catalyst for positive human development

    [29:02] - Allison’s experience joining and working at the Foresight Institute

    [33:05] - The history of the Foresight Institute and goals for the future

    [40:00] - Details about the Foresight Fellowship

    [43:12] - Competitions and prizes from the Foresight Institute

    [47:12] - Allison’s interest in cryonics and human longevity

    [52:02] - Why Allison believes crypto will revolutionize industries for decades to come

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    #111 - ANDREW MILICH

    #111 - ANDREW MILICH

    Andrew is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skiff, a startup that offers privacy-first, end-to-end encrypted email, file sharing, and other collaboration software. He previously worked on crew displays for rockets at SpaceX, autonomous cars at Zoox, and researched using lasers to destroy asteroids. Andrew graduated from Stanford in 2019. Follow him on Twitter @milichab.

    [2:18] - How Andrew’s early exposure to programming and robotics started him on the path to becoming a software engineer

    [5:43] - The benefits of growing up in a big city like New York

    [9:28] - Andrew’s interest in autonomous vehicle technology and how his care for safety led him to focus on digital privacy

    [16:20] - The state of privacy technology today

    [24:29] - How Skiff has evolved from a single product into an expanding suite that now includes end-to-end encrypted email

    [27:37] - Andrew’s strategy for building out Skiff’s product offerings and adding product features

    [33:24] - Skiff’s approach to facilitating a smooth and seamless process for people switching to Skiff

    [39:41] - The advantages of having two technical co-founders

    [42:26] - Skiff’s decision to cater heavily to crypto users with wallet-based features and decentralized storage infrastructure

    [50:12] - The platforms that Skiff has sourced its early adopters from

    [51:29] - How Skiff approaches the wide spectrum of users that value privacy to varying degrees

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Louis Shulman ,

Fan of Jake

Absolutely love Jake’s approach on this show. So much value in every episode. Extremely worth the listen

Lukas Linem. ,

Thoughtful & captivating!

Incredible guests and Jake’s always super prepared for the discussions.

His approach to sourcing guests is so genuine, and this shows through in each episode. It’s easy to sense his excitement in the guest’s field of expertise each time. I applaud him for how true he is to his own interests. Success is inevitable.

Look forward to each new drop and glad to be along for the ride.

Lukas

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Great new podcast

I was surprised to find this show has only been around since July 2020. It already feels like one of the hit podcasts with fascinating guests. Definitely a show to keep track of, and I’m looking forward to more episodes.

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