(Transcript) Peter Kaufman Q&A at the Redlands Forum

If you’ve visited my compilations page, you’ll know that Peter Kaufman was one of the people responsible for my compilations. He encouraged me to take copious notes, organize them, and write them up. He doesn’t write/speak publicly often, but when he does, you’d be wise to listen. For those who don’t know him, Peter isContinue reading “(Transcript) Peter Kaufman Q&A at the Redlands Forum”

(Transcript) Peter Kaufman Speech at the Redlands Forum

If you’ve visited my compilations page, you’ll know that Peter Kaufman is one of the people responsible for my compilations. He encouraged me to take copious notes, organize them, and write them up. He doesn’t write/speak publicly often, but when he does, you’d be wise to listen. For those who don’t know him, Peter isContinue reading “(Transcript) Peter Kaufman Speech at the Redlands Forum”

(Transcript) Start: The Love Principle in Investing // Shervin Pishevar

Over the weekend, I came across Shervin Pishevar’s new podcast, Start. Although episode 1 is short (only 4 minutes) it is packed with wisdom, and a great introduction to Shervin’s investing and life philosophy. You can listen to the full podcast episode here. *Transcribed 7/6/2020. Any mistakes should be attributed to me. Many times, IContinue reading “(Transcript) Start: The Love Principle in Investing // Shervin Pishevar”

(Transcript+Slides) Overcoming Human Limitations Through Emerging Technologies // Arielle Zuckerberg

This is a speech that Arielle Zuckerberg gave at Slush 2016. I watched it right around the time I was really starting to explore Transhumanism, and actually led me to meeting and befriending the developer of the cochlear implant. You can find the whole presentation here. *Transcribed a long long time ago. Any mistakes shouldContinue reading “(Transcript+Slides) Overcoming Human Limitations Through Emerging Technologies // Arielle Zuckerberg”

(Transcript) Steve Jurvetson 2020 Commencement Speech // Saint Mark’s School

Over the years, I’ve found that commencement speeches are, word for word, some of the most wisdom-dense content one can consume. There is no shortage of legendary speeches – David Foster Wallace at Kenyon, Peter Thiel at Hamilton, Steve Jobs at Stanford, Elon Musk at Cal-Tech, Paul Tudor Jones at Buckley School – just toContinue reading “(Transcript) Steve Jurvetson 2020 Commencement Speech // Saint Mark’s School”

(Transcript) Electricity as Medicine – Renee Ryan // Cala Health

Ever since I befriended the scientist who developed the cochlear implant and was an early developer of remote neuromuscular stimulators, I’ve been fascinated by neuromodulation. While I was looking at minimally invasive procedures, non-invasive methods didn’t even cross my mind. While non-invasive methods are focused on assuage, they do not cure. Even so, I wasContinue reading “(Transcript) Electricity as Medicine – Renee Ryan // Cala Health”

Keeping Up with China for the English-speaking World

As a Westerner who has lived/worked/studied in China, I often stress how important it is to pay attention to what’s going on in Asia, especially in China. Unfortunately, it’s a bit daunting for the non-Chinese person. To help you with that, I’ve put together a list of the English-friendly resources I use to stay onContinue reading “Keeping Up with China for the English-speaking World”

(Transcript) The Fleet of the Future Mapping the Planet — Sebastian de Halleux // Saildrone

Ever since my time at DJI, I’ve been obsessed with drones, mapping, information collection, and data analysis. I came Saildrone a while back, so it was an absolute pleasure watching Sebastian de Halleux (Saildrone COO) be interviewed by Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital). Lux has a Medium Page where they share transcripts of all the Futura episodes, butContinue reading “(Transcript) The Fleet of the Future Mapping the Planet — Sebastian de Halleux // Saildrone”

(Transcript) Renegades of Defense — Palmer Luckey // Anduril

As anyone visiting this website knows, I’m a huge fan of Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital) and Peter Thiel (Founders Fund), and their focus on deep tech and defense. Previously, I’ve written a tweetstorm sharing my favorite takeaways from season 1 of Lux Capital’s web series Futura. I initially wanted to wait till season 2 wrappedContinue reading “(Transcript) Renegades of Defense — Palmer Luckey // Anduril”

Rare Interview: Neil Shen (Sequoia China) and Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone) Part IV

Last week, I came across a live discussion between Neil Shen (Founder of Venture Capital firm Sequoia Capital China and #1 on the Forbes Midas List in 2018, 2019, and 2020) and Stephen Schwarzman (Founder and CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group). In this wide-ranging conversation, these two giants of their respective fieldsContinue reading “Rare Interview: Neil Shen (Sequoia China) and Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone) Part IV”