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Remake is a podcast about Design, Systems, and Society. And I'm Eran Dror, a product designer and researcher of eastern religions. In each episode I interview someone who’s trying to change our lives for the better in some meaningful way, whether through a new product, new venture, or new way of looking at the world, and I try to understand how they came to it, what makes them tick, and what we all can learn from them.

I truly believe Design is strategic, that it goes to the core, that it's at the root of what it means to be human. In this show we explore an expansive view of design, and cover Systems Thinking, AI Ethics and Safety, Social Innovation, Secular spirituality, and the future.

Remake Eran Dror

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Remake is a podcast about Design, Systems, and Society. And I'm Eran Dror, a product designer and researcher of eastern religions. In each episode I interview someone who’s trying to change our lives for the better in some meaningful way, whether through a new product, new venture, or new way of looking at the world, and I try to understand how they came to it, what makes them tick, and what we all can learn from them.

I truly believe Design is strategic, that it goes to the core, that it's at the root of what it means to be human. In this show we explore an expansive view of design, and cover Systems Thinking, AI Ethics and Safety, Social Innovation, Secular spirituality, and the future.

    Entangled Minds and Motivations

    Entangled Minds and Motivations

    TODAY'S GUEST
     
    Dr. Herbert Gintis is an American economist, behavioral scientist, and educator known for his theoretical contributions to sociobiology, especially altruism, cooperation, epistemic game theory, gene-culture coevolution, efficiency wages, strong reciprocity, and human capital theory. He's currently External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and carries a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
     
    Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with economist, Samuel Bowles. Their most recent book, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution, was published by Princeton University Press in 2011.
     

     
    EPISODE SUMMARY
     
    In this conversation we talk about:
    Why pandemics change everything. Why people have entangled minds, and what this means for fighting misinformation. Why conspiracy theories operate like religions. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, as a curious and science-minded kid. The five powers of human beings. His journey through math, economics, the social sciences and sandal making. The risks of becoming a single discipline thinker. The contradictory models of human behavior in the humanities. Why people vote despite the fact that their individual vote doesn't determine the outcome. His model of social rationality. What does it mean to be conscious? The explanation of altruism as a phenomenon. And many, many other topics.  
    Herbert is a remarkably prolific researcher, writer, and thinker. And this conversation is packed to the brim with insights and fascinating questions. It's one of a dozen or so weekly conversations we already have lined up for you with thinkers, designers, makers, authors, entrepreneurs, and impact investors who are working to change our world for the better.
     
    So follow this podcast on your favorite podcast app, or head over to remakepod.org to subscribe so you don't miss them.
     
    And now, let's jump right in with Dr. Herbert Gintis.

     
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
     
    [3:45] Life During Covid
    [6:27] Entangled Minds
    [10:29] Early Childhood Curiosity 
    [13:17] Mathematics and Spirituality 
    [17:43] A Transition to Economics
    [20:38] A Lesson in Marxism 
    [22:24] Models of Human Behavior 
    [33:21] Altruism and Strong Reciprocity 
    [37:05] The Rational Actor Model and Game Theory
    [52:00] Entanglement and the Internet
    [55:58] Physics and Consciousness 
    [1:05:15] A Short Sermon
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Herbert's Links
    🌍 Herbert Gintis Web Site 🏫 Santa Fe Institute 📘 Individuality and Entanglement: The Moral and Material Bases of Social Life 📘 A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution 📘 Game Theory in Action: An Introduction to Classical and Evolutionary Models 📘 The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences 💼 LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile 📣 Twitter: @hgintis Other Links 📕 On Liberty by John Stuart Mill 📕 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 🎤 TED Talk - Alain de Botton  












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    • 1 hr 7 min
    A World Without Waste

    A World Without Waste

    TODAY'S GUEST
     
    Eric Lombardi has been working at the cutting-edge of the Zero Waste and Social Enterprise Movements across the world since the mid-90's. His working mission has been to transform the waste management industry into a “resource management” industry.
     
    Eric was a national spokesperson for the first Zero Waste organization in the U.S.A. (1997), and was a co-founder of the Zero Waste International Alliance (2002). Eric was invited to the Clinton White House in 1998 as one of the Top 100 USA Recyclers and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Association For Recycling.
     
    From 1989-2014, he grew Eco-Cycle, a small nonprofit, into the largest zero waste social enterprise in the U.S.A. Eric is now the President of Buy Social USA and an Associate of the Social Enterprise World Forum.
     
    After 24 years of building the largest Zero Waste Social Enterprise in the U.S.A., Eric has recently re-focused his efforts to helping to grow the global Social Enterprise Movement.
     

    EPISODE SUMMARY
     
    In this conversation we talk about:
    His journey into the Zero Waste Movement Hope vs. Despair in promoting for the environment Individual behaviors vs. Systemic change Why he calls Capitalism “a beautiful beast”, and how can we point it in safe directions? New and exciting environmentally responsible innovations in government, business, and NGOs, And his involvement with the Buy Social Movement  
    This conversation with Eric Lombardi is one of dozens of hopeful, inspiring conversations we’ve got lined up for you with leading designers, thinkers, makers, activists, and scientists who are reimagining and remaking our world today.
     
    To make sure you don’t miss them - simply follow this show on your favorite podcast player.
     
    And now, let’s jump right in with Eric Lombardi.

     
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
     
    [3:07] Life During Covid
    [4:37] Early Driving Forces
    [6:23] A Spiritual Psychedelic Journey
    [10:18] Europe Travels and an Awakening
    [14:12] The Oil Embargoes
    [16:15] Technology and Human Affairs
    [18:26] A Career Trajectory
    [25:35] Scaling the Vision
    [33:05] The Three Z's to Z Squared
    [35:30] A Beautiful Beast
    [38:06] A True Social Enterprise
    [46:06] Impact Investing
    [53:39] The Water Bucket
    [54:40] Fair Profit vs Maximum Profit Industry
    [59:25] A Business Strategy
    [1:02:54] A Sermon for Changemakers 
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Eric's Links
    ♻️ Eco-Cycle ♻️ Zero Waste Strategies 🌍 Social Enterprise World Forum 🌍 Buy Social USA 💼 LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile 📺 YouTube Channel Other Links
    🎧 David Peter Stroh 📕 Ends. by Joe Macleod











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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why Empathy Matters

    Why Empathy Matters

    TODAY'S GUEST
     
    Leanne Butterworth is on a mission to create a world where everyone feels heard, valued, and visible. She is the founder of Empathy First, and the host of The Professional Empathy Podcast.
     
    She brings together her lived experience, a degree in Applied Science, and post graduate qualifications in social enterprise. Leanne is an active member of the start-up, mental health, and social enterprise communities, tutoring Social Enterprise at the Queensland University of Technology and working with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.
     
    With unique, memorable Empathy Training, she empowers leaders and communities with empathy skills that create happier, healthier, more sustainable workplaces and workforces - and save lives.

     
    EPISODE SUMMARY
     
    In this conversation we talk about:
    Growing up as a self-reliant, independent kid in Australia — while also learning to ask for help when she needs it. Her struggle with postpartum depression and what it taught her. Her virtual reality business - looking to foster empathy using cutting edge technology.  
    We also discuss:
    What is empathy? Why is it important? For personal life as well as business? How can it be taught? Her Empathy Commitment method Empathy as individuals and in teams What blocks empathy? Empathy and Design Thinking and more.  
    This conversation with Leanne is one of dozens of conversations we have lined up for you with world-changing thinkers, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs who are changing our world for the better every day. If you're listening in a podcast app, you already know how to follow a show, so if you don't want to miss these conversations, follow us now.
     
    And now let's jump right in with Leanne Butterworth.

     
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
     
    [3:50] Life During Covid
    [8:00] Early Childhood Wisdom
    [14:13] An Education Trajectory
    [22:35] Postpartum Rage
    [27:47] A VR Simulation and an Empathy Journey
    [32:07] Types of Empathy
    [39:48] Empathy of the Self
    [47:10] Importance of Empathy
    [52:54] Training Empathy
    [57:07] Nonviolent Communication
    [01:00:02] Empathy Commitment 
    [01:03:58] Empathy First and More
    [01:07:25] A Sermon on Empathy
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Leanne's Links
    🌍 Empathy First 🌍 Lose Your Mind 🌍 Queensland Social Enterprise Council 🎤 The Professional Empathy Podcast 💼 LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile 📺 YouTube Channel Other Links
    🌍 Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD











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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Entrepreneurship for Everyone

    Entrepreneurship for Everyone

    TODAY'S GUEST
     
    Dr. Jessica Gallagher is in charge of External Engagement at The University of Adelaide, and was formerly the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship at The University of Queensland (UQ). At UQ, she has transformed the student experience, by embedding entrepreneurial thinking into the educational curriculum for every discipline. She oversaw the creation of UQ Ventures, and led their LeadHers program in helping 1,214 female participants to build confidence and grow leadership capabilities.
     
    Jessica is also director on the board of the Kokoda Track Foundation, where she provides expertise and support in improving the lives and futures of Papua New Guineans.

     
    EPISODE SUMMARY
     
    In this conversation we talk about:
    Learning the power of education from her father, who was a teacher. Studying abroad in Germany, and how it opened her mind to different cultures, languages, and ways of thinking. The importance of entrepreneurship studies for all disciplines and specialties. Her work to increase rates of female student enrollment in UQ's Accelerator program, and to provide them with the tools and confidence to succeed. The importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone and continually challenging yourself to keep growing.  
    This conversation with Jessica is one of a dozen or more upcoming conversations with designers, authors, scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs who are changing our world for the better. If you don't want to miss them, please follow our show on your favorite podcast player.
     
    And now, let's jump right in with Dr. Jessica Gallagher.

     
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
     
    [03:01] Life During Covid
    [08:03] A Virus in an Underdeveloped World
    [10:40] The Value of Education
    [12:52] Language, Literature, and Vergangenheitsbewältigung
    [16:26] From Humanities to Entrepreneurship
    [21:28] Embedding Entrepreneurship
    [24:10] Job-Creating Graduates
    [28:05] Women in Entrepreneurship
    [32:30] A Gender Imbalance
    [35:17] The Importance of Diversity and Perspectives
    [36:43] A New Job
    [38:19] A Sermon on Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Jessica's Links
    🏫 UQ 🏫 UQ Ventures 🏫 iLab Accelerator 🏫 LeadHers 🌍 KTF 🌍 SheEO 💼 LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile













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    • 40 min
    Redesigning Team Communication

    Redesigning Team Communication

    TODAY'S GUESTS
    In this episode of Remake, I sit down with Ana Ferreira and Alex Muench. Ana is Head of Design and Product Design, and Alex is a senior digital product designer at Doist, a completely remote team of over 100 people, and the maker of popular productivity apps, Todoist and Twist. Ana and Alex are the creators of Twist, a remarkable and opinionated communication tool aimed at replacing Slack with a less distracting, more focused supporting, less real-time alternative.
    We've been using Twist for a few months at Remake, and it has done wonders for our ability to communicate remotely across time zones, to stay up-to-date, and catch up when our work allows rather than disrupting work to be always connected. I really can't overstate how much more harmonious and effective work has become since we moved out of real-time chat tools. And a lot of this goes back to Ana and Alex's ideas and the company's opinionated take on work, communication and design.

     
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this conversation we talk about:
    What it means to be a designer. What makes Doist special as a company. What's wrong with "always on" team chat tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google's team chat, and the culture of availability and distraction they promote. What it takes to be an effective distributed team. This chat with Ana and Alex is just one of dozens of great weekly interviews we have lined up for you with leading designers, bestselling authors, activists, impact investors and entrepreneurs. We're trying to change our lives for the better in some meaningful way. So if you haven't done so already, please follow us on your favorite podcast player to make sure you don't miss them.
    And now let's jump right in with Ana Ferreira and Alex Muench from Doist.

     
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
    [3:11] Life During Covid
    [5:53] Helping the Community
    [7:40] Early Driving Forces
    [10:05] The Definition of a Designer
    [12:21] The Birth of a Designer
    [13:53] The Road to Doist
    [19:12] Supporting a Well-Lived Life
    [22:39] Synchronous vs Asynchronous Challenges
    [27:15] The Derivation of Twist From Slack
    [31:34] Redesigning Communication
    [36:19] Early Versions of Twist
    [37:53] Market Reactions and the Value of Async Communication
    [41:59] A Sermon for Designers
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Ana and Alex's Links
    🌍 Doist 🌍 Todoist 🌍 Twist 💼 Ana's LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile 💼 Alex's LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile 📣 Ana's Twitter: @theanaferreira 📣 Alex's Twitter: @alexmuench 📺 Todoist YouTube Channel 📺 Twist YouTube Channel Other Links
    🌍 Slack 🌍 Basecamp (formerly known as 37signals)  












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    • 45 min
    RERUN: Design Your Way to a Joyous Life

    RERUN: Design Your Way to a Joyous Life

    REVISITING EPISODE 014:
    Dave Evans worked on the first computer mouse at Apple, founded the Life Design Lab at Stanford alongside Bill Burnett, and is a bestselling author of two books — Design Your Life, and Design Your Work Life.
    Informed by early tragedy, by his own missteps along the way, and by his Christian faith and contemplative spirituality, he created a transformative Design Thinking process that has helped thousands of students and adults, at Stanford and around the world, to figure out what they want to do with their "one wild and precious life".
    In this conversation, in the shadow of the epidemic and his wife’s final battle with cancer, we talk about what it means to lead a joyful, vital, and meaningful life.
     
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this conversation we discuss:
    How Dave and his wife are dealing with her terminal cancer Focusing on the present How an early life tragedy set in motion a search for a worthy and meaningful life His period of "clumsily iterating" An unexpected call from Apple A chance to teach at UC Berkley Starting Life Design at Stanford over a 5-minute lunch Expanding Design Thinking in interesting ways  
    TIMESTAMP CHAPTERS
    [3:06] Living in Paradox
    [10:37] Early Childhood Driving Forces
    [12:53] Searching for Direction
    [20:27] An Unexpected Call 
    [27:04] Finding Your Vocation
    [29:48] Life Design Lab
    [33:28] Step Zero
    [40:29] The Idea of Coherence
    [45:40] A Sermon on Choosing Life
     
    EPISODE LINKS
    Dave's Links
    🌍 Designing Your Life 🌍 Stanford Life Design Lab 📺 TEDx Talk  📺 Talk at Google: Designing Your Life  📗 Design Your Life 📘 Design Your Work Life 📣 Twitter: @DaveEvansDYL Other Links
    🌍 IDEO 🌍 dSchool at Stanford 📺 The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau  












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    • 51 min

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A conversation that feels like reading the Sunday Times and listening to a favorite audio book

Eran’s conversations are a beautiful, unrushed luxury in a world that is on speed. What I love about the podcast is how it combines the humanities and humanism at the nexus of design. Each episode is luxurious- in how slow cooked and carefully woven it is.

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