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We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson Dell Technologies

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We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.

    Job Search: Not-Entirely-Human Resources

    Job Search: Not-Entirely-Human Resources

    Not so long ago, we were all applying for jobs in person. The internet, and companies like Monster and CareerBuilder, changed all that.

    Technology is now changing it all over again, with artificial intelligence and machine learning taking some of the unconscious biases and manual labor out of the job hunt process on the other side.

    This week on Trailblazers, we look at the evolution of the job search in the internet era.

    For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers (hyperlink to https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/perspectives/categories/trailblazers/)

    • 28 min
    Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

    Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

    No lock is unbreakable; all you're ever doing is buying yourself time when a thief tries to access your valuables.

    To extend that time and make sure your security remains nearly impenetrable, you need two things: a strong lock and a unique key. Both of these have changed dramatically over the years.

    On Trailblazers, learn how we took the early lessons learned from great locksmiths and applied them to the digital era.

    • 29 min
    Conservation: Next Generation Technology

    Conservation: Next Generation Technology

    Technology and nature used to reside at the opposite ends of the spectrum. But like our environment, that relationship has changed over the years and the two have a cyclical relationship of preservation and innovation. The commitment to conserve and heal our diverse ecosystems has pushed technology further and with urgency. Because there’s no time to waste. From the American Great Plains and the African Sahara to the furthest depths in the ocean, we’re talking to the trailblazers who are innovating everyday to save the planet.

    • 30 min
    Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

    Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

    As space on our planet comes at a premium, building “up” is the natural solution. But how high can we go? From a century that saw buildings play out the dreams of titans and created extraordinary cityscapes, these towering columns were symbols of prosperity--or occasionally, bankruptcy. If innovation is only inhibited by our imaginations, perhaps even the sky is not the limit. Skyscrapers are the monuments of human potential and we’re still building.

    • 28 min
    Prosthetics: Enhancing Human Capabilities

    Prosthetics: Enhancing Human Capabilities

    Progress in modern medicine stems from a demonstrated need in the population, driven by the work and passion of those who seek to improve the lives of others. In the case of prosthetics, many major advancements come from patients who have themselves lost a limb. Trailblazers is exploring the science and technology that grew from battlefield survival to biomechanical innovation that is on track to surpass natural human capabilities.

    • 27 min
    Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity

    Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity

    The allure of celebrity has always been a facet of human nature. Whether it's deified early leaders emblazoning their faces onto coins, to young girls fainting over The Beatles, we can't help but be drawn to the drama of public personalities. Today's technology provides the platforms and algorithmic opportunity for virtually anyone to cultivate an audience and fan base. From the silver screen to reality television to digital influencers, Trailblazers is taking a deeper look into fame and the changing blueprint of what it takes to get there.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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And now John Goodenough is a Nobel Laureate, what a trailblazer in predicting!!!

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Truly Thoughtful

An incredibly interesting, insightful, and informative podcast. A great blessing for those into history, science, and how the world goes ‘round.

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Great content, the narrator though...

Great content, the narrator is not very engaging though.

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