Released November 2nd, 2021
Sarah Friar - Building The Local Graph
Sarah Friar is the CEO of Nextdoor. We cover what excellence looks like in a number of different executive roles, the lessons Sarah ported over from her time as an equity analyst, and how Nextdoor is fostering connections between people and businesses in their local areas.
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Robert Cantwell - Facebook: The Trillion Dollar Listing
Robert Cantwell is the founder and CIO of Upholdings. Jesse Pujji is the co-founder and CEO of Ampush. We cover how Facebook successfully navigated the transition from desktop to mobile, what drives the value of its network, and dive deep into the Facebook ad ecosystem.
Gina Bianchini - Helping Creators Build Communities
Gina Bianchini is the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. We cover the differences between leadership and management, the lessons Gina learned building a similar business in the 2000s with Marc Andreessen, and the elements that make up a thriving community.
Brad Gerstner, Rich Barton - Thriving in Changing Markets
Brad is the founder of Altimeter Capital. Rich is the founder/CEO of Zillow and also founded Expedia & Glassdoor. We cover Rich’s “power to the people” strategy, going public through SPACs vs. IPOs, and using big hairy audacious goals to build a great company.
Renata Quintini - Investing at the Supercritical Stage
Renata Quintini and Roseanne Wincek are co-founders and managing directors of Renegade Partners. We cover their investing philosophies, what it means to invest at the “supercritical stage” in venture, and what worries them most in search of businesses with outsized potential returns.
David Epstein - Wide or Deep?
David Epstein is a writer and researcher extraordinaire and the author of two great books, The Sports Gene and Range. We cover the pros & cons in generalist and specialist mindsets, what research tells us about human nature & performance, and applying these findings to business.
Sarah Friar: Building Community In The Digital Age
This podcast covers Sarah’s formative experiences in Northern Ireland and the lessons of kindness that have stuck with her to this day.
Build a More Human Internet
An amazing conversation between Reid Hoffman and Caterina Fake about how to build online communities that foster human connection.
Sarah Friar, Co-founder of Ladies Who Launch and CEO of Nextdoor
Sarah Friar shares her advice for female entrepreneurs and discusses the vision behind Ladies Who Launch.
Is There Really A Loneliness Epidemic?
Explores data surrounding the causes and effects of isolation and loneliness, why it’s a real and growing phenomenon, and how to address it.
Is Social Disconnection Comparable to Smoking?
Acclaimed psychologist Julianne Holt-Lunstad describes the impact of social connections on lasting health outcomes.
The True Meaning of Ikigai
Introduces the Japanese concept of ikigai (reason for being), and how individuals use it to follow their passions and find greater balance.
How to Be a Good Board Member
A series of high-level principles and tactical advice on the role of boards, aimed at investors and veteran board members alike.
Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An exploration of the advantages of a diverse, multi-disciplinary approach in a world that increasingly demands hyper-specialization.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
An examination of the social and political factors underpinning the decline in community involvement since the mid-twentieth century.