The Accent Podcast is a series of interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, business and thought leaders.
In addition to learning about the guests’ fields of expertise, the listeners would have an opportunity to get to know them on a personal level.
Episode 14: Eicca Toppinen, Apocalyptica
Eicca Toppinen is the founding member of the multi-platinum metal band Apocalyptica, which has a cult following around the world. Its first album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos was released in 1996 and turned the heavy metal music upside down due to the band unique sound - the new music style is now called Symphonic Metal. In this interview we covered the history of the band, changes in the music industry, Eicca's life and creative process, and collaboration with Metallica & other bands.
AccentExplorer: Dr. Robert Wachter - Everything you need to know about COVID
I interviewed Dr. Robert Wachter, Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, whose team has been working on COVID response from the very beginning.
- How COVID affects people with different pre-existing conditions
- Effective treatment, but not Hydroxychloroquine
- Why is COVID picking up again?
- Do masks work?
- Shortage of PPE and Testing
- Is COVID human made virus?
- Day-to-Day activities: Wiping groceries? Fly? Eat out? Gym?
Episode 13: Tom Steyer, Political Activist
Tom Steyer is a Political Activist, Philanthropist, who recently ran for Democratic Presidential Nomination (2020 election). Tom was recently appointed by the Governor Gavin Newsom to Co-Chair California Task Force on Business and Job Recovery that is focused on re-opening CA for business post-COVID lockdowns.
We spoke about BLM protests, COVID, Tom's run for Democratic Presidential Nomination, his childhood, lessons he learned from his parents, and philanthropy.
Episode 12: Vitaliy Katsenelson, CEO of Investment Management Associates
Vitaliy Katsenelson is a famous value investor and a CEO & Chief Investment Officer, of Investment Management Associates. Vitaliy has written several books on investing, including Active Value Investing and The Little Book of Sideways Markets.
We spoke about value investing, Vitaliy's investment process, his view on diversification, his biggest mistakes, his bucket list, and many other things.
Episode 11: Lou Ferrante, ex-Gambino Crime Family / Author / TV Personality
Lou Ferrante is a former mobster of the Gambino Crime Family, who did his time in prison, and then turned his life around becoming a bestselling author and a sought after TV personality.
His book, “The Mob Rules" became a best seller and his TV project, “Inside The Gangsters’ Code” has been successfully running on Discovery Channel since 2013.
We spoke about his path to the Gambinos, his arrest, his time in prison, this books, John Gotti, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and other things.
Episode 10: Fengsuo Zhou, Tiananmen Square Activist (1989)
Fengsuo Zhou is a President of Humanitarian China, a non-profit organization that is focused on development of a civil society in China to promote rule-of-law, human rights, and freedom of expressions.
Fengsuo was one of the student leaders during the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, and post massacre, ended up on the list of 21 Most Wanted issued by the Chinese government.
We discussed what happened at the Square 30 years ago, his role at the protest, his arrest, and the life afterwards.
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Wholesome interviews with top business minds
Love this podcast because of the down-to-earth nature of the conversations the host has with his guests. Get to hear advice from business superstars that have managed to stay under the radar.