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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.

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    • Business
    • 4.8 • 420 Ratings

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.

    Happy Holidays from Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

    Happy Holidays from Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

    Happy Holidays from Walter Isaacson! We'll be back in 2021 with more great stories.

    • 1 min
    Genomics: Rewriting Our Health

    Genomics: Rewriting Our Health

    Recombinant DNA. The double helix. Mapping the human genome. You know these are all related to our genes, but you might now know how, or what connects them.

    In this episode of Trailblazers, we answer those questions while exploring the world of genomics.

    Gain a deeper understanding of our genetic code and how that knowledge is changing how we think about our health with experts like Hallam Stevens, Glenn Cohen, Rick Myers, Eric Green, Amit Khera and Jennifer Doudna.

    • 29 min
    Beauty: More Than Skin Deep

    Beauty: More Than Skin Deep

    Beauty might only be skin deep, but the rivalry that helped create the industry is much deeper. And today's cosmetics trailblazers are helping reach new depths when it comes to the techniques and technology they're developing, all in the name of beauty care.

    In this episode, you'll hear from industry innovators and thought leaders like Lindy Woodhead, Gabriela Hernandez, Linda Johnson-Rice, Lauren Luke, Anne Wetter and Parham Aarabi.

    • 29 min
    eSports: More Than Just a Game

    eSports: More Than Just a Game

    With legacy sports leagues drastically modified or on hiatus, something had to step up to take their place. For many, that is eSports.

    eSports might seem incredibly new but the industry is more storied than you might think and it's already racking up big revenues. This year alone, it's brought in over $1 billion. So what is fuelling this increased interest in competitive gaming?

    Hear from current and former eSports competitors like Jonathan "Fatality" Wendel, Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey, Daniel "FunnyAstro" Hathaway and those studying this young industry like James Dean, Jon-Paul Dyson and Robert Overweg.

    • 29 min
    Ocean Exploration: Into the Deep

    Ocean Exploration: Into the Deep

    For most of human history, what goes on under the surface of the ocean has been a complete mystery to us. A fascinating one, but a mystery nonetheless. In fact, only 20% of the ocean's depths have been explored.

    But we're developing the technology to finally uncover what lies beneath thanks to innovators like Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Mark Dalio and Ron Allum.

    • 29 min
    Scams: The Oldest Tricks in the Book

    Scams: The Oldest Tricks in the Book

    Scams and cons have been around since the dawn of currency. Wherever there is money, there is likely someone trying to get it through illicit means.

    Technology, with its corresponding oversharing of personal information, has only made this more prevalent in the recent past.

    Hear expert insights about the history of scams and how they've evolved from Maria Konnikova, Frank Abagnale, Karl Rock, Joshua Browder and Ken Gamble.

    • 27 min

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420 Ratings

420 Ratings

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From start to finish, each podcast is engaging and educating. Walter Isaacson is a terrific story teller which makes it all the better.

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