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Peter Thiel: Debate with Eric Schmidt on politics, technology and the future
37 minutes
Thiel and Eric Schmidt of Google go head to head on a number of issues. Rarely do you get to see two thought leaders of this caliber debate issues with such fervor. They have vastly different views about the world, politics and the future of technology and to watch them joust is a real treat. An oldie (2012), but a classic.
Jeff Bezos: On Amazon, Business and Life & Work
47 minutes
An older interview with the current richest man in the world Jeff Bezos. In this interview Jeff discusses his thinking behind Amazon and how he got it started. Jeff also goes on to talk about growing up and how he feels lucky at the teachers and opportunities he had. Some invaluable wisdom given by Jeff is his idea that you should view big decisions as your eighty-year-old self, by doing this you will see if that fear at present time is really warranted. <br>0:13 When did you get the idea to start Amazon? <br>0:40 What enabled you to act on that insight? <br>2:26 What did people say when you quit your job to start our own company? <br>5:34 Starting from zero?<br>12:56 Fundraising?<br>14:04 Assessing the odds? <br>15:50 Growing up?<br>24:52 How did you get along with your siblings?<br>26:23 Princeton University?<br>31:04 What did you plan to do when you left Princeton?<br>32:55 Challenges of a growing company?<br>35:25 Dealing with stress?<br>37:18 What about this work gives you the greatest satisfaction?<br>38:46 Advice for the young?<br>41:35 The responsibility of success?<br>42:58 What’s important to you and why?<br>45:34 Concerns over technologies role in our lives?
Reid Hoffman: On creating the company of the future
27 minutes
Companies in every industry and every country face disruption in every aspect of their business. What sort of companies will survive and thrive in the coming era of constant change? How can today’s companies manage the transformation they will need if they are to flourish?
Scott Galloway: On The Four Tech Giants: What To Do
48 minutes
Worth more than $2.3 trillion combined, the Big Four (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google) continue to grab share from media companies, brands, and retailers. Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder of L2, will showcase how the traditional rules of business don’t apply to the Big Four and identify ways that brands and companies can fight back.
Scott Galloway: On Winners and Losers in the Age of Amazon
64 minutes
In this keynote session from Amazon Professional Sellers' Summit NYC 2017, digital mastermind, entrepreneur and professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, Scott Galloway explains how Amazon is changing the future of retail and which brands are ruling and will continue to shape the face of the digital marketing space.
Scott Galloway: On Death of the Industrial Advertising Complex
26 minutes
In his talk at L2’s Digital Leadership Academy, Scott Galloway argues that advertising is becoming less essential to brand building as consumers are discovering products with tools like Google, Amazon, and TripAdvisor. The brand is no longer on the tip of the tongue, it’s what Google says it is. Furthermore, wealthy shoppers are paying to avoid advertising altogether. However, it is not all bad news for brands even though it might be for traditional ad men (appearing less and less often on the cover of BusinessWeek). Winners in this new age are not always the biggest spenders on ads, but innovators in product, supply chain, and influencers.
Marc Andreessen: With Reid Hoffman at Code 2017
38 minutes
Marc Andreessen is the co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. In the early days of the web, Andreessen co-created Mosaic, the first significant graphical internet browser, and cofounded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. <br>Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn in 2003, and last year he sold the company to Microsoft for more than $26 billion; he now has a seat on the Microsoft board. Along the way, he became one of Silicon Valley’s most influential investors and connectors as a partner at Greylock Partners.
Naval Ravikant: With Sarah Lacy on Angelist's history, experiments in startups and fundraising
123 minutes
This is an older discussion but Naval is always worth a watch. In a fireside chat with Sarah Lacy, AngelList's Naval Ravikant told the story of how AngelList worked to get the JOBS act passed, said to the audience (and the Valley in general) that it's okay for some startups to be treated like the experiments that they are and, naturally, talked a bit about fundraising and the karma of cash. Oh, and he announced that incubators will soon be accepting applications through AngelList, a first for the company, and talked about the parallels between CraigsList and AngelList.
Jeff Bezos: On Peter Thiel and Donald Trump at Code Conference
80 minutes
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the "gigantic" potential of artificial intelligence to change everything from shopping to self-driving cars. Bezos also discusses his purchase of the Washington Post in 2013, which he says is transforming from a local to a global institution. He explains why he opposes both Peter Thiel's campaign against Gawker Media and Donald Trump's attempts to "freeze or chill" press scrutiny. Plus: Why Bezos's other company, Blue Origin, is trying to lower the cost of entrepreneurship in space.