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Tough Love, Global Diplomacy, and Lessons on Leadership  20h49 14 février
Susan shares how she learned to leverage the characteristics of her personality early in her career as assistant secretary of state [2:05]One of the important conversations Susan had with a mentor that changed the trajectory of her career [4:50]Her parent’s commitment to education, their personal...
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Building the First CAR T Company  21h32 07 février
with OzAzamTmunity1, JorgeCondeBio, and omnivorousreadCAR T therapy, the groundbreaking new medicines that uses engineered T-cells to attack cancer, has been so effective in childhood leukemias that we believe it may actually be a potential cure. But this isn’t just one new medicine, it’s an...
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Rebel Talent  02h00 04 février
When we think about rebellious behavior in the context of organizations and companies, we tend to think of rebels as trouble-makers, rabble-rousers; in other words, people who make decisions and processes more difficult because they may not follow the established rules or norms. But rebel behavior...
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All about the Coronavirus  04h45 30 janvier
This episode of 16 Minutes on the news from a16z is all about the recent coronavirus outbreak -- or rather, a new type of coronavirus called 2019-nCoV for 2019 novel coronavirus. Since it’s an ongoing and fast-developing news cycle, we take a quick snapshot for where we are, what we know, and what...
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The Truth about 1000 True Fans Pricing of Our Attention  18h07 27 janvier
The idea of 1000 true fans -- first proposed by Kevin Kelly in 2008 and later updated for Tools of Titans -- argued that to be a successful creator, you don’t need millions of customers or clients, but need only thousands of true fans. Such a true, diehard fan will buy anything you produce , and...
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Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating  03h45 27 janvier
We’ve been financing good writing with bad advertising -- and attention monsters (to quote Craig Mod) for way too long. So what happens when the technology for creators finally falls into place? We’re finally starting to see shift in power away from publications as the sole gatekeepers of talent,...
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What’s Next for the Internet?  22h40 19 janvier
How can we evolve the web for a better future? Has the web become a mature platform or are we still in the early days of knowing what it can do and what role it might have in our lives? Just as social local mobile once did, what are the new trends like crypto and blockchain networks and...
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Controlling AI  21h03 16 janvier
AI can do a lot of specific tasks as well as, or even better than, humans can for example, it can more accurately classify images, more efficiently process mail, and more logically manipulate a Go board. While we have made a lot of advances in task-specific AI, how far are we from artificial...
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Food, Drugs, and Tech 100 Years of Public Health  18h22 14 janvier
The federal agency known as the FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, was born over 100 years ago at the turn of the industrial revolution, in a time of enormous upheaval and change, and rapidly emerging technology. The same could be said to be just as true today. From CRISPR to synthetic...
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On Pharma Trends and Big Company Innovation  07h00 11 janvier
How does the world’s largest producer of medicines in terms of volume balance the science and the business of innovation? How does an enterprise at such vast scale make decisions about what to build vs. buy, especially given the fast pace of science today? How does it balance attitudes between not...
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Personal Genomics: Where Are We, Really?  22h19 06 janvier
This is a turn of the decade (and January-themed) look backward look forward into personal genomics, given recent and past retrospective and prospective pieces in the media on the promise, and perils, of the ability to sequence one’s DNA: What did it, and does it, mean for personalized medicine,...
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Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future  07h30 02 janvier
Many skeptics thought the internet would never reach mass adoption, but today it’s shaping global culture, is integral to our lives -- and it’s just the beginning. In this conversation from our 2019 innovation summit, Kevin Kelly (Founding Executive Editor, WIRED magazine) and Marc Andreessen sit...
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What to Know about CFIUS  14h00 23 décembre
When innovation and capital go global, so do restrictions on trade, foreign investment, and more. Over the past couple years, U.S. policymakers have expanded the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) through the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) of...
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Are ISAs the Solution to Student Debt?  00h54 19 décembre
A bold proposal: You go to college for free, then pay back the school after graduation but only if you get a job in your field of study and make a high enough salary to afford it. It’s called an income share agreement, and Austen Allred, the CEO and cofounder of Lambda School, thinks it’s the...
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Shonda Rhimes on How to Create Stories (and Products) People Want  16h00 17 décembre
Hollywood and Silicon Valley seem so different, but are more alike than we think. What challenges do tech startup founders and other creative founders -- like showrunners and executive producers -- similarly face? Both have to deeply understand and respect their audiences; learn how to scale...