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Out of the Crisis, a podcast hosted by myself, Eric Ries, highlights leaders from all sectors who are providing and coordinating relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. No one is more heroic than the healthcare workers and those on the frontlines treating the sick. But there’s also a role for others, particularly those in positions of privilege, to play in this crisis. As I’ve worked to make my own contributions, I’ve crossed paths with many different people and organizations offering t ...
 
ZigZag, the business show about being human, returns as a member of the TED family of podcasts. Join this zig-zagging quest with Manoush Zomorodi (Host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business) to discover new ways we can align our ambitions with systemic change that’s good for our fellow human beings. On Season 5, Manoush profiles six unusual dynamos reinventing business, their industries, and even capitalism in the name of humanity. It will change the wa ...
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
The American Express Open OPEN MINDS conversation series places you alongside some of the world's most brilliant thinkers as they examine how we live and work. Hosted by Eric Ries, bestselling author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, this podcast combines research from behavioral psychology, management science and the history of innovation, to offer deep insights on how to make your work life more productive, connected and fulfilling. Visit openforum.com/openminds to learn more about ...
 
The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, m ...
 
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In this edition of In The Circle, We talk with Texas Lutheran Head Coach Wade Wilson. He discusses working his way up from a High School coach to leading Texas Lutheran to the National Championship in 2019. Wilson also discusses what it has been like to run a DII program during the 2020 pandemic and more. Also, in the episode. Eric Lopez and Victor…
 
Another Thursday In The Circle means another ride on the Coaching Carousel. This week, Eric Lopez and Justin McLeod of Justin's World talk about 2018, which was highlighted by Mike White, leaving Oregon and heading to Texas. The guy's breakdown the saga in Eugene and Austin, as well as who was rumored for the job. They also breakdown hires at Misso…
 
95% of your business disappears. What do you do? Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson recounts how the travel industry drastically changed last spring, with hotel bookings all but disappearing overnight. In the midst of his own battle with cancer, Arne has spent the year balancing the needs of his workforce against those of his partners; having blunt but cri…
 
A social network that limits your network? Yes. Meet Nextdoor, a hyperlocal social network that’s all about who you really are and where you really live. Although it goes against everything that we've come to expect from social networks, Nextdoor’s secret to scale lies in real personal connections based on empathy and kindness. And this is what Nex…
 
On our latest edition of In The Circle, we head back to San Diego to chat with Torero's assistant coach and former National Champion at Oklahoma Shay Knighten. Shay chats with Eric about her decorated career at Oklahoma where she won back to back national championships. She also reflects on that legendary 17-inning affair versus Florida in 2017 (sh…
 
In a special edition of In The Circle, we breakdown Texas Tech's hiring of Sami Strinz-Ward from LMU as their new head coach. Justin McLeod from Justin's World joins us fresh from breaking the news to share the process that led to Strinz-Ward taking the job. Who were some of the coaches considered? Where will LMU go next for their vacancy?…
 
As big movie chains shut down, Shelli Taylor's determined to keep her theaters open. With revenue at a trickle, the CEO of Alamo Drafthouse is negotiating daily with landlords and banks, and even tried her own video-on-demand service. Her balancing act – a conviction that long-term demand will be strong, while near-term economics are dismal – is fa…
 
What's more important than product-market fit? Product-VALUE fit. If you choose the right values to drive product development, you'll draw the people, resources, and speed you need. It’s true for for-profits and for nonprofits. And Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales knows this well. Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has famously stuck to its values…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Coley Ries about becoming the new Head Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Ries describes what it was like taking over the Gustavus program while playing for Athletes Unlimited at the same time and what her plan is for the Gustavus program moving forward. Ries also discusses her playing career…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with New Chattanooga pitching coach Cheyanne Tarango who discusses what led her to get into coaching and what it is like working with Mocs Head Coach Frank Reed. Tarrango also reflects on her playing career at Tennessee, playing for the Weeklys, their 2013 Women's College World Series appearance, a…
 
To safely re-open a business, you need more than masks. Covid testing is key – and the options are changing quickly. We found the most in-the-know person in public health to walk us through the choices, costs, and protocols to keep an entrepreneurial team, and all of us, safe. Rajiv Shah is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, which has led res…
 
When you scale at warp speed, it’s easy to lose your bearings. You have to establish your company’s true north, or the dizzying pace of growth will push you off course. No one knows this better than Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Under her leadership, YouTube has grown to be the world’s largest video platform. And in her previous role at Google, s…
 
On our latest edition of In The Circle, we continue our conversation about Texas Teach's fluid situation as Justin McLeod joins Eric Lopez. They talk about who can emerge as possible candidates to take over the Red Raider program. They also get back on the Coaching Carousel from 2017. In part two, they look at Auburn and Louisiana's situations duri…
 
On our latest trip In The Circle, we recap the inaugural season of Athletes Unlimited and what changes the guys suggest for Season 2. They also talk about their biggest takeaways from the first season and who stood out. We then talk with Justin McLeod from Justin's World (26:50) to breakdown one of the wildest coaching offseasons in history that to…
 
The pandemic, social unrest, the U.S. election – everything affects your team and your business. And the stakes are only getting higher. How do you address race and diversity? Should your business take a stand in the upcoming election? What role should your company play? If you're debating how political to get right now, this is your must-listen. W…
 
You might not know Trevor McFedries yet, but if you're on Instagram, you've probably met Miquela. She has millions of followers, hit singles and lucrative contracts with brands. But she’s not actually real. Miquela’s the creation of Trevor’s stealthy creative media studio Brud, and the delicate balance they strike between artificial and authentic i…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with the new San Jose State Head Coach Tammy Lohmann. Lohmann discusses her vision for the program and what drew her to San Jose State. She also reflected on her time at California under Diane Ninemire for the last 15 years. Lohmann also reflected on how she got into coaching, her playing career at…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with USA Today's Josh Peter about the story he co-wrote and broke about Texas Tech investigation that occurred with the softball program which had Head Coach Adrian Gregory step down as Head Coach on Tuesday night. What is going on at Lubbock, and what is next? In the episode, Eric talks with Megan…
 
Is your office safe to re-open? How much space do you need? Is remote-work really more productive? Diane Hoskins is co-CEO of architecture firm Gensler, which advises businesses from Google to Bank of America. With the pandemic, Hoskins explains, now is a critical moment to ask important questions about what your team needs to work smarter and succ…
 
On our latest edition of In The Circle, Victor chats with new San Diego Head Coach M.J. Knighten. At 25, she is the youngest head coach in DI and comes with plenty of credentials as a four-time All-Big Ten selection at Nebraska and an NPF Championship. She reflects on the process of being named head coach and staying connected with the team during …
 
Our latest edition of In The Circle starts with our discussion of the DI announcement about fall championships in the spring and what it could mean for softball. In our next chapter of Athletes Unlimited Thursday's, we talk with DJ Sanders about what it was like to be a captain at Athletes Unlimited. Sanders shares what she learned from being a cap…
 
Tune in at 5:00pm PT on 9/15/20 to watch the public live stream of this talk on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Long Now Live.Responding to climate change by building hard infrastructures and favoring high-tech homogenous design, we are ignoring millennia-old knowledge of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Without implementing soft systems that us…
 
"Until this problem gets fixed, all the other things that I care about, that you care about, are on hold.” In this must-hear interview, Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO (and now co-founder of Schmidt Futures) shares why he's 100% focused on addressing the challenges of Covid-19. From vaccines and testing protocols to best practices for businesses, S…
 
Our latest trip In The Circle has us chatting with new Ball State Head Coach Lacy Wood. She shares with Eric Lopez what made her decide to coach at Ball State and her coaching career, including her time at Harvard and Eastern Kentucky. She also talks about her playing career at Louisville in which she became the school's first All-American and led …
 
It's another Athletes Unlimited Thursday on In The Circle. This week, Eric Lopez talks with former 2-time All-American & current Italian National team member Erika Piancastelli about her great play so far and what drew her to play for Athletes Unlimited. Also, Piancastelli discusses her journey from being born in Italy to moving to California and p…
 
The first day of school doesn't look the way it used to – in some cases, it might not be happening at all. As schools across the country start a new year, we're kicking off a new season with Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy, a charter school network that serves 20,000 kids across New York City. In the spring, Success Academy pivote…
 
On our latest trip In The Circle, we're joined by new Longwood Head Coach Dr. Megan Brown. Dr. Brown was a three-time Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Year and is a member of both the Florida Southern & Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame. She chats with Eric about her vision for the program and her coaching influences, including coachin…
 
In this edition, We talk with former three-time All-American, Current U.S. National team member Janie Reed about being part of Athletes Unlimited. Reed discusses playing with Cat Osterman on both the national team and her first week of play in Athletes Unlimited. Things conclude with her sharing her journey from Oregon to Team USA and the state of …
 
We are now seeing how damaging our weak response to the pandemic was in the US. Both on human lives and on the economy. But, how much would it actually have cost, if we had completely shuttered the economy for six weeks and paid everyone to stay at home? Would it be cheaper and more effective than the patchwork responses we are seeing now? These qu…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Penn State Head Coach Clarisa Crowell. Crowell discusses what she likes about Penn State and the vision she has for the program. Crowell discusses her coaching philosophy as well as her success at Miami (Ohio) and more. Also, in the episode. Eric and Victor Anderson breakdown the M.J. Knig…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Bucknell Head Coach Sarah Caffrey, who talks about what made Bucknell the right job for her first head coaching opportunity. Caffrey also discusses her time at Penn State, her playing days at Jacksonville, and playing against UCLA in the Gainesville Regional. Also, in this episode, Eric an…
 
You may have heard Aarti Shahani’s voice on the radio when she was NPR’s Silicon Valley reporter. The techies she interviewed often assumed she came from a family of engineers or scientists. Nothing could be further from the truth, Aarti says. Her parents brought her to the U.S. when she was a child. They overstayed their tourist visas, moved the f…
 
Casual fans come and go. But converts stick with you – and spread the word. The trick is knowing how – and WHEN – to convert skeptics into super-fans. No one knows this better than Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley, who has one of the most epic “No-to-Yes” stories in startup history. When he founded the company in 2012, skeptics abounded – espe…
 
After Part One, you should have a sense of Zeynep. If you haven't listened, it is worth going back and hearing her impressive background and history. In part two, we changed our focus and started talking about the pandemic. We discussed her early work advocating for common sense policies, how we got our response so wrong, and what we can do now to …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric and Victor discuss the fallout from the NCAA DI Council decision to move the Fall Championships to the spring and how it will affect Softball in spring. Eric Lopez talks with three-time All-American Oklahoma catcher and national champion Jessica Shults who discusses stepping away from coaching in college, movi…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Haylie Wagner discusses her role with Athletes Unlimited. Wagner discussed her career at Michigan, pitching with Megan Betsa and her time with the Chicago Bandits. In this episode, we play a throwback Thursday segment with an interview of Jennie Ritter. Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson also breakdown the recent NCAA'…
 
We recycle. But does it make a difference? We donate our old t-shirts. But does anyone want them? We try to shop less. But isn't that bad for the economy? On this episode, author Adam Minter explains the connections between our personal habits and a massive global network of recycling and secondhand markets...and he helps us consider: what would it…
 
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