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Where founders, creators, coaches, and curious minds build the future of online business.

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The Think Piece Podcast Sarah M. Chappell

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 226 Ratings

Where founders, creators, coaches, and curious minds build the future of online business.

sarahmchappell.substack.com

    Bring the Internet to Life

    Bring the Internet to Life

    Online businesses must transcend the digital if they want to survive.
    Awareness of the harms of the social internet and associated technologies, and how corporate greed and lackluster policy have made it so many of the harms outweigh the powerful good, is continuing to increase. So what's an online business to do?
    This is the audio version of an essay first published at thinkpiece.fyi


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    • 8 min
    In Praise Of Constraints

    In Praise Of Constraints

    When I narrowed the scope of what is possible, I found more possibility.
    A paradox perhaps, but true. Trying to keep all paths open, to never choose, to have it all is what prevents growth, creativity, and clarity.
    Listen to the full audio essay here and then join the conversation at thinkpiece.fyi


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    • 7 min
    Innovation in the Algorithmic Age

    Innovation in the Algorithmic Age

    Artists feel the temperature shifts of our culture and economy before others even think to walk outside and see what the weather is. At this fulcrum moment of the Algorithmic Age, artists are up against some challenges: Generative AI threatens jobs, algorithms are overloaded and make it harder to reach customers, and niche communities have become professionalized at the expense of true connection.
    But Edgar Fabián Frías isn’t afraid. Edgar is a boundary-breaking multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles with degrees in Psychology, Studio Art, and an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. Their immersive works blend diverse artistic disciplines, challenging conventional categories, and placing them directly at the intersection of creativity, innovation, and the Internet’s constant shifts.
    In this conversation, Edgar explores the changes in the online marketplace, how they effect them as an artist, and the boundaries required to make good work while advertising their art and therapy practice. Even as the present Internet threatens to undercut art careers and flatten creativity, Edgar shows us how to find the space for the play required to innovate, and the connections required to thrive both personally and professionally online.
    Tune in to learn:
    * How artists like Edgar hack the Internet to create new economic and relational opportunities
    * Why web3 was so maligned, and what that has to do with Generative AI
    * The crucial boundaries Edgar enforces to protect their artistic work
    * The business of art, and the skills Edgar has had to learn in order to thrive
    * And more
    Activate your imagination by listening here or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Connect With Edgar
    Artist website
    Therapist website



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Vision Pro Is An Answer To A Deeply Sad Question

    Vision Pro Is An Answer To A Deeply Sad Question

    Who gets to touch the world? Spatial computing replicates the core human desire to impact our surroundings while preventing us from doing that at all. This is the audio version of an essay published at Think Piece.



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    • 6 min
    Copyright, Fair Use, and AI with Katherine de Vos Devine

    Copyright, Fair Use, and AI with Katherine de Vos Devine

    AI AI AI. It’s all anyone online can talk about. What is it? Does it do anything useful? Who will it harm, and how? Can creative jobs even exist in the age of machine learning?
    For artists, creatives, writers, and other intellectual property-driven professionals, the generative AI platforms continue to provoke confusion and dismay. How were these corporations able to train the Large Language Models that support these tools on a vast corpus of copyrighted works without permission from or compensation of the creators?
    Attorney and art historian Katherine de Vos Devine is uniquely positioned to discuss these challenges. As an expert in fair use who works extensively with artists through her firm, Katherine has a deep understanding of the history and legal precedent that undergirds this moment.
    In this episode of The Think Piece Podcast, Katherine offers a calm approach to the swiftly changing AI landscape. We discuss the current lawsuits against OpenAI and Microsoft, the history of fair use, and how the courts may approach these cases as we explore the role that each of us has in shaping the future, and ultimately ask: what world do we want to leave behind?
    Connect with Katherine
    Implement Legal
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Katherine's essay series on Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith



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    • 49 min
    In Search of a Post-Achievement Life with Khe Hy

    In Search of a Post-Achievement Life with Khe Hy

    Who would you be without your business?
    Your mind may first go to the financial impacts: without your work, you might struggle to pay your bills, save for retirement, or care for your children.
    But that’s not the only potential challenge: would you completely lose your sense of self if your identity as a business owner were gone?
    In this episode, I’m joined by coach and creator Khe Hy to discuss the challenges of creating a post-achievement life, one governed by your aliveness rather than the endless search for external validation.
    Khe is the popular creator behind Rad Reads and The Examined Life Podcast where he helps ambitious professionals find lasting career and life satisfaction. Khe is intimately aware of the challenges that come from subverting the status quo and trying to build a life that fits you, rather than what you’ve been told to desire.
    Dive deep with us to explore your obsession with and learn how to build a life you don’t want to escape from.
    Connect With Khe
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    TikTok


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

K HH ,

Late to the party, here to stay

Discovered the podcast after the “burn it down” episode. Wow. The clarity, the range of thinking and the pragmatism is incredible.

r0chul ,

A must-listen!

I learn so much from Sarah about business as an online solopreneur. Glad the podcast is back in this new season!

Hansayellow ,

Honest, ethical, helpful

I appreciate Sarah’s honesty about her own business mistakes. Thoughtful and insightful.

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