Episodes

77 episodes
  • Pablo Fetter (Dubai's economic success story, Islam's enlightenment, the art of killing a virus)

    May 1 2021
    • 00:04:01 How Dubai feels during the Ramadan?
    • 00:08:37 Why Dubai now gives citizenship to foreigners and allows companies to own real estate and corporations now?
    • 00:16:29 Why Dubai’s regulations seem to actually help businesses and individuals instead of hampering progress constantly?
    • 00:24:41 Why (the talk about) socialism is so popular in the US and how it contrasts with Dubai?
    • 00:33:03 How Dubai’s social norms are liberalizing right now? Is the ‘Islamic enlightenment’ happing in Dubai right now?
    • 00:48:32 How Dubai handled COVID.
    • 01:01:22 How Dubai is developing a business case for vaccinations.
    • 01:10:10 Has the world caught another virus of low productivity growth? How did it start? Is Dubai a place that can teach us to grow quicker?

    You may view this episode on Youtube – Pablo Fetter (Dubai’s economic success story, Islam’s enlightenment, the art of killing a virus).

    Pablo Fetter is an engineer, investment professional and education entrepreneur. Pablo’s been a globetrotter all his life and calls Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East his home.

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    1 hr and 39 mins
  • Caitlin McShea (Aliens, the Universe, Cosmic simulations & more)

    Apr 30 2021
    • 00:03:00 How should we act when we find other conscious life? How should we settle other planets?
    • 00:09:01 Is there a cosmic cross pollination process?
    • 00:11:01 Why are images of alien space ships always so grainy? Is there already an alien base on Mars?
    • 00:14:02 Did Aliens come to earth and upgrade us over time? Does time run differently in different parts of the universe?
    • 00:20:46 Do we live in a simulation?
    • 00:30:23 Should we all read a lot of science fiction? Why it is like a mind lab.
    • 00:37:34 How would life on Mars look like?
    • 00:50:08 How will we cope with increasing technological change? Will it keep accelerating?
    • 01:01:19 What is Caitlin’s solution for the ‘Fermi Paradox’?
    • 01:15:16 Are we being ‘indoctrinated by our past’?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – Caitlin McShea (Aliens, the Universe, Cosmic simulations & more).

    Caitlin McShea is the director of the Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Project & host of the Alien Crash Site podcast.

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    1 hr and 27 mins
  • Robert Zubrin (The Case for colonizing Mars)

    Apr 26 2021
    • 00:01:36 How Robert’s love for Mars and space got started?
    • 00:03:36 Why Robert’s proposal to explore Mars was so different than other ideas? His experience pitching a Mars landing to NASA.
    • 00:10:49 How Robert and Elon Musk discovered their joint interest for space exploration?
    • 00:14:30 The beauty of Starship and why it can enable the settlement of Mars?
    • 00:19:04 What was so interesting about the Orion spacecraft and the Mayflower concept?
    • 00:22:57 What are popular appearances of a Mars colonization? When will we have a Mars base?
    • 00:26:30 What role will geopolitics play in colonizing Mars?
    • 00:28:44 What is the ‘business model’ for extended space exploration?
    • 00:37:03 Is the radiation dosage a problem when colonizing Mars?
    • 00:39:30 How can we terraform Mars? How long will that take?
    • 00:43:08 What are the biggest open issues for colonizing Mars?
    • 00:45:33 What sort of ‘political regime’ should rule Mars?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – #75 Robert Zubrin (The Case for colonizing Mars).

    Robert Zubrin is an aerospace engineer, author, and advocate for human exploration of Mars. He is the author of several books incl. The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must and The Case for Space.

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    52 mins
  • Ben Seidl (How to rebuild a friendlier 'Third Place'?)

    Apr 24 2021
    • 00:01:46 The genesis of Neyborly and its business model.
    • 00:11:41 Is ‘commercial real estate’ in a secular crisis? What are the reasons for that? Is it (still) to expensive?
    • 00:21:44 How did Neyborly fix the issue of long-term liabilities and short term income (that almost killed WeWork)?
    • 00:29:18 How did Neyborly solve the hard part of multi local marketing?
    • 00:42:03 How Neyborly is fostering a real community? Why is building a community so hard?
    • 00:53:22 Did COVID and the tech industry change how people interact with each other.
    • 01:04:29 Why an honest, rational debate of political topics is so hard in the Bay Area (and beyond)?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – #74 Ben Seidl (How to rebuild a friendlier ‘Third Place’?).

    Ben Seidel is the co-founder of Neyborly. He’s on a mission to build a network of gathering hubs using under-utilized, urban real-estate.

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    1 hr and 14 mins
  • Ben Narasin (What makes a smart venture investor and how to find one)

    Apr 24 2021

    • 00:01:45 The genesis of Ben’s career as an entrepreneur and venture investor
    • 00:18:57 Are valuations too high for seed stage Venture Capital rounds right now?
    • 00:28:40 What are Ben’s best investments right now and what investments is Ben looking for?
    • 00:34:53 Is there a better way for entrepreneurs to match with a VC? What should they look for?
    • 00:44:59 How ben honed his skill at instant ‘lie detection’?
    • 01:04:28 Can science fiction be an investment guide? What are Ben’s favorite science fiction books?
    • 01:14:22 Will AI be a huge investment theme? Or is just a hype?
    • 01:27:22 Will we go to Mars? Is it a good idea?
    • 01:40:12 Is our inbuilt pioneering spirit rational? Will it pay off?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – #73 Ben Narasin (What makes a smart venture investor and how to find one).

    Ben Narasin is a Venture Partner at NEA and early-stage investor and former entrepreneur. Ben loves hearing your investment video pitch for his upcoming seed fund at Pitch Ben.

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    1 hr and 50 mins
  • Jeff Cornwall (Why and how we need to foster entrepreneurship)

    Apr 23 2021
    • 00:02:08 How Jeff’s journey to teaching entrepreneurship got started? How does he define entrepreneurship?
    • 00:12:02 Why it is crucial to emphasize risk taking in our society.
    • 00:18:48 Are the opportunities for entrepreneurs diminished? Is it the millennials’ generation ‘fault’ or is it the way we have run the economy? Is the ‘coddling of the American mind’ the problem?
    • 00:28:52 Is venture investment really such a positive force in risk taking in society? Has the nature of businesses changed? Are they more ‘sales driven’ than ever?
    • 00:39:52 Is there an entrepreneurial gene? Can we all be entrepreneurs?
    • 00:45:33 How is entrepreneurship related to religion? Can we extract meta rules out of religions? Why is entrepreneurship not equally distributed globally?
    • 01:11:59 How has entrepreneurship evolved over the millenia? Which countries do the best job at fostering entrepreneurship currently?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – #72 Jeff Cornwall (Why and how we need to foster entrepreneurship).

    Jeff Cornwall is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. He also runs the Entrepreneurial Mind blog. He has authored nine books on entrepreneurship and was named the National Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year.

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    1 hr and 28 mins
  • Prabhu Guptara (Hinduism, India, the world's monetary system)

    Apr 23 2021
    • 00:10:12 Why Europe chooses to be a late adopter (rather than an early adopter)?
    • 00:16:19 Are cryptocurrencies and the blockchain a threat to traditional banks?
    • 00:22:46 What impact will cheap/free education have on the world?
    • 00:30:12 Why India seems to be eternally high on potential but low on promises kept.
    • 00:38:02 The role of Hinduism and the caste system in India.
    • 00:57:15 What is the impact of the Bengali Renaissance on India and the world?
    • 01:10:03 What is the best way to protect minorities in a democracy?
    • 01:13:19 Do zero percent interest rates mean we have given up on economic growth?

    You may watch this episode on Youtube – #71 Prabhu Guptara (Hinduism, India, the world’s monetary system).

    Prabhu Guptara was for many years Executive Director at WOLFSBERG – The Platform for Executive and Business Development (a subsidiary of UBS). Prabhu Guptara specializes in exploring the impact which technology has on business companies as well as on societies around the world.

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    1 hr and 35 mins
  • Edward Tenner (The surprising relationship between technology and societal changes)

    Apr 22 2021
    • 00:01:34 We were expecting the information and we got the enragement age. What Edward thinks of our Social Media landscape?
    • 00:09:02 What are surprising ‘revenge effects’ of technology in recent history?
    • 00:14:28 How close were the Romans in developing the steam engine? What impact do social developments have on our progress?
    • 00:23:23 What impact does technology alone have on innovation?
    • 00:27:10 Are information overload and increasing specialization two sides of the same coin?
    • 00:39:36 Will we see the return of the heroic projects (like the Suez canal)?
    • 00:56:35 Why did the communist innovation of the ‘5-Year-Plan’ succeed?
    • 01:09:25 What will happen when the ‘Rise of the Machines’ starts?

    You may also watch this episode on Youtube – #70 Edward Tenner (The surprising relation between technology and societal changes).

    Edward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture incl. The Future of Unintended Consequences. His latest book The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do is now available on Amazon.

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    1 hr and 27 mins
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