Minds and Machines with Andrew McAfee

By Andrew McAfee

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Description

Andrew McAfee talks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, writers, scientists, executives, and other "alpha geeks" at the forefront of the Second Machine Age.

Episode Date
Mary Lou Jepsen - Scanning for a Better Life
46:41

How she's building handheld devices for scanning the body that put science fiction to shame, a quick tutorial on holograms, how to harness massive global supply chains to make cool things, why her own experiences make her so passionate about improving health care, and much more...

Jun 21, 2018
Eric Schmidt: Running a Rocket Ship
40:58

When he realized how big a deal Google was going to be, the subtle art of "adult supervision" with brilliant founders, how to navigate constant disruption, the future impact of machine learning, why he goes to Burning Man, and much more.

Jun 05, 2018
Alex Rodriguez: Slugger as Geek
40:12

How an ex-jock wound up on stage moderating a panel discussion on American politics, why a slugger thinks that slugging is overrated today, what it was like to play baseball as Ivy League geeks invaded front offices, the blindspots of Sabermetrics, why baseball needs to "have a little more fun," reflections on a career of extraordinary highs and lows, and why I am NOT like David Ortiz.

May 14, 2018
Reid Hoffman: The Sage of Silicon Valley
01:21:48

What the real secret of Silicon Valley today is, when it's smart to "spend capital massively inefficiently," what one extremely wealthy person thinks about extreme wealth inequalities, why even within capitalism it's not "my dollar;" it's "our dollar," whether or not finance has hijacked our economy, how a business leader decides to speak out against a politician, what it means to be a "six-person introvert," why holiday parties are like deli counters, and so much more.

 

May 14, 2018