25 episodes

Welcome to The Prior Transformation, where I ramble for a few minutes about technology or business. Sometimes I also interview smart people.

The Prior Transformation Jimi Smoot

    • Technology

Welcome to The Prior Transformation, where I ramble for a few minutes about technology or business. Sometimes I also interview smart people.

    House Hacking In Truckee

    House Hacking In Truckee

    A few months ago I came up with an idea that derailed me and my family's life. Let me tell you a bit about it in this short episode.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 6 min
    Marcus Weller: Can The World Truly Be Decentralized

    Marcus Weller: Can The World Truly Be Decentralized

    Marcus has been a Founder, CEO, and Advisor to companies spanning consumer electronics, blockchain, and biotechnology since 2012. Marcus is currently CMO at iTrust Capital and Head of Science at Halcyon Biotechnologies Inc.

    We talk about what consolidation may look like in crypto, tribalism in the space, and we ask one big question: Can the world truly be decentralized?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Nathan Mintz: The Future Of Defense

    Nathan Mintz: The Future Of Defense

    Today I sit down with Nathan Mintz who is the CoFounder/CEO of Epirus Systems. Epirus is a venture-backed startup specializing in agile development of advanced defense systems. The team combines decades of aerospace & defense experience with Silicon Valley innovation in order to address 21st century threats, such as drones and other asymmetric technologies.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 57 min
    Fred Krueger: Stabilizing Crypto's Value

    Fred Krueger: Stabilizing Crypto's Value

    As a continuation of my Blockchain series, on this episode I sit down to chat with Fred Krueger. Fred is a Stanford PhD and serial entrepreneur with 9 significant exits. He is focused on making consumer blockchain and high volume daaps a reality. EOS Lynx is the fastest growing wallet on the EOS Blockchain, and Workcoin is a gig marketplace on EOS. The highlight of the conversation is Fred's thoughts about the roll that stablecoins will play in the future of crypto.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 44 min
    Taylor Monahan: Making The Blockchain Useable

    Taylor Monahan: Making The Blockchain Useable

    Taylor is the founder & CEO of MyCrypto, one of the leading blockchain interfaces. Previously, she founded MyEtherWallet. She loves the fast-moving, iterative adventure that encompasses the blockchain space & looks forward to ushering in the decentralized future with easy-to-use products. Since starting as a simple paper-wallet generator, Taylor has expanded the reach and feature-set of MyCrypto, built a team of talented & empathetic people, and welcomes new challenges each day.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kaj Larsen: Leading Teams

    Kaj Larsen: Leading Teams

    In this episode of the Prior Transformation I sit down with Kaj Larsen who is a former US Navy Seal, VICE conflict reporter, and current owner of Crossfit Santa Monica.

    I've been fascinated with SEAL training for years so this conversation was a bit of a treat. Among many other things, we talk about leading men in combat, building team cohesion, and how some of the ideas from SEAL training can be applied to people in leadership positions outside of the military.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

georgio181 ,

Great guests, great content

I found this podcast on twitter and can’t say enough good things about it! Jimi gets interesting guests and breaks down tech and business like no one else. Highly recommended.

coolcatmm ,

Great quick tidbits of wisdom and insight

Love the short, digestible chunks of knowledge. Always makes me think harder about certain issues and brings up new ways of looking at the world.

recently123 ,

Learning by osmosis

Underneath Jimi’s laid back style is a cerebral powerhouse that unearth’s entrepreneurial insights. It’s learning by osmosis.

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