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Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCorner during fall, winter and spring quarters. ETL is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.
 
At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.
 
Marketing thought leaders, CMOs, and VPs from the heart of Silicon Valley and beyond, share their stories of breaking through the noise to build respected brands and successful businesses. Each episode focuses on the innovative ways these masters of marketing deliver the right message to the right audience — all with an emphasis on lowering the cost of customer acquisition. Your host Ander Frischer, Marketing Educator at Instapage, asks the questions you want answered and to gets the core of ...
 
The Thought Leaders to Watch podcast is the creation of Cathryn Mora, Head Book Coach and Publishing Director at Change Empire Books. After spending years working with authors and speakers, Cathryn realised that the one thing they all had in common is that they desired to make a difference in people’s lives, and also leave a legacy. That’s what thought leadership is all about. So now, in addition to helping people write and publish non-fiction books, Cathryn has created a community of people ...
 
Ambitious Radio was created for you, the entrepreneur, start-up junkie, or just someone interested in improving their leadership skills. If you are looking to be motivated, inspired, uncover what makes others successful, it will be worth the investment of your time to listen! Doug Parker has engaging conversations weekly with today’s most influential thought leaders, authors, and interesting entrepreneurs as they discuss their successes, failures, tipping points, favorite books, quotes and o ...
 
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Investor Ideas Potcasts #616, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move; Interview with Becky Postar COO of HDCS (Higher-Risk Deposit Compliance Solutions)
 
“These drugs have been suppressed… for reasons that have nothing to do with the science and the medicine.” In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Harvey Risch, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. He says therapeutics, including hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, can be highly effective against…
 
James Joaquin is the co-founder and managing director of Obvious Ventures, leading the team’s investments focused on plant-forward approaches to food (like Beyond Meat), “good for you” consumer goods (like Olly), and companies at the forefront of how people find and do their best work (like Incredible Health). Joaquin has been working in venture ca…
 
“Almost all [European nations], with one or two exceptions, require voter ID at the polls. … Mexico, which is our southern neighbor, has a very extensive biometric ID card and a very extensive voter registration system that’s constantly updated.” How prevalent is election fraud in the United States? And what explains the aversion in America to vote…
 
PART 2: Dr. Paul Alexander on the Politicization of Science and Why Healthy Children Shouldn’t Get the COVID Vaccine AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS JAN JEKIELEK “If you say these vaccines are safe for my children … remove the liability protection.” Previously, in part one of our exclusive interview with Brownstone Institute’s Dr. Paul Alexander, an exper…
 
“We do not know how the immune system is going to react to so much boosting. Why? Because the vaccine developers did not study it.” In this two-part episode, we sit down with Brownstone Institute’s Paul Alexander, an expert in evidence-based medicine, research methodology, and clinical epidemiology. He served in the Trump administration in Health a…
 
“Many societies have been constructed around this idea of clean and unclean. That’s what we did. And it’s grim. It’s brutal. It’s anti-modern.” At the Brownstone Institute’s inaugural conference in Hartford, Connecticut, we sat down with Brownstone founder and president Jeffrey Tucker to discuss vaccine mandates, the devastating consequences of loc…
 
Adolf Hitler “detested the idea that nations should be independent. His worldview was to eliminate independent nations. … He stole our word [nationalism] and applied it to this evil-doing, to his imperialism.” At the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Florida, we sat down with Yoram Hazony, chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation and auth…
 
Juliet Anammah is the chairwoman of Jumia Nigeria and the Chief Sustainability Officer of Jumia Group, the largest e-commerce platform in Africa and the first African tech startup to be listed on the NYSE. She previously served as the CEO of Jumia Nigeria for more than 4 years, overseeing the growth and transition of Jumia Nigeria from online retai…
 
“I’m going to be a little bit radical here and say there is no racial reckoning to be had … I don’t know what further reckonings would look like short of tearing this country apart,” says Dr. Jason Hill, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University and author of “What Do White Americans Owe Black People: Racial Justice in the Age of Post-Oppressi…
 
“They charged the man in a court that doesn’t have authority to give him cash bail… So now he’s in the Kaduna prison, which is a very awful place to be.” One week ago, Epoch Times reporter Luka Binniyat was arrested in Nigeria, after extensively reporting on atrocities against Nigerian Christians. His most recent story was titled “In Nigeria, Polic…
 
“The woke language, although it sounds like social justice, it’s essentially an abandonment of the most vulnerable people of color, the most vulnerable Americans, the downwardly mobile, in the name of a social justice war that literally puts money in the pockets of liberal elites.” At the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Florida, I sat …
 
Daphne Koller is the CEO and founder of insitro, a machine learning-enabled drug discovery company. Previously, she was a professor of computer science at Stanford University for 18 years, co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera, and the Chief Computing Officer of Calico, an Alphabet company in the healthcare space. She received the MacArthur Foundation …
 
“The nuclear family is an enemy to socialism,” says Dr. David Jeremiah. “Their whole goal … is to get control of the children.” In this episode, we sit down with Jeremiah, founder and host of Turning Point for God and senior pastor of the Shadow Mountain Community Church. He’s the author of “Where Do We Go From Here?” We discuss our current politic…
 
“If they are committed to lying to parents, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, what else are they lying about?” At the National Conservatism Conference in Florida, we sat down with Christopher Rufo to discuss the Virginia gubernatorial race and the growing coalition of parents working to remove critical race theory from schools. Rufo is a w…
 
In part one of our interview with medical ethics professor Aaron Kheriaty, we discussed natural immunity, vaccine efficacy, and his lawsuit challenging his university’s vaccine mandates. Now in part two, we discuss perverse incentives involved in the vaccine rollout, the ethics of testing COVID-19 vaccines on children, and the rise of what he calls…
 
It’s understandable that, amid a flurry of pitch meetings and rejections, founders might find themselves mystified about what venture capital investors want. However, according to Bessemer Venture Partners operating partner Jeff Epstein, it’s actually very simple: They want to see a business that has the potential to grow exponentially, some eviden…
 
“I knew that I would wake up in the morning and not have a clear conscience.” Medical ethics professor Aaron Kheriaty filed a lawsuit back in August challenging his university’s vaccine mandates on behalf of himself and others who have natural immunity. Natural immunity results from contracting and recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Kheriaty was suspend…
 
“We’re literally paying people in the form of cash welfare, housing, and other services to live in tents on the street, use hard drugs, defecate publicly, and commit crimes,” says Michael Shellenberger, author of “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.” In this episode, he breaks down the root causes behind the sprawling homeless encampments …
 
“Since the Athenian plague in 430 B.C. … we have known about natural immunity. So it’s strange that suddenly people are questioning that,” says Dr. Martin Kulldorff. Nurses and caregivers who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection have “stronger, longer-lasting immunity” than vaccinated individuals who have not been infected before, Dr. Kulldorff…
 
Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms, and is the author of the forthcoming book Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It's Different Than You Think). She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech se…
 
“The risk is not Evergrande itself … This is metastasizing into other areas.” We sit down with China expert Dr. Christopher Balding, a former professor at Peking University’s HSBC Business School and the Fulbright University Vietnam. We discuss the Evergrande debt crisis, the hidden inner workings of the Chinese economic and financial system, and B…
 
“You can’t just tell people, ‘Well, you’re a racist because you’re a white,’ or ‘You’re a victim because you’re black.’ That is completely and totally asinine.” In this episode, we sit down with Gabrielle Clark, a Nevada mom who is suing her son’s school. She says a sociology class forced her biracial son to identify himself with words like “privil…
 
“A very dangerous pre-civilizational pathology is tribalism … I hire my first cousin—and not the other person who’s better qualified—because he’s part of the tribe,” says classicist and historian Victor Davis Hanson. Now, “we’ve gone back in a retrograde fashion to a pre-civilizational mentality,” Hanson says. In this episode, we discuss his latest…
 
James Reinhart is the co-founder and CEO of thredUP, one of the world's largest online resale platforms. thredUP designed a digital resale experience that aims to take the work and risk out of thrift in an effort to make used clothes the new normal and create a more sustainable future for fashion. Prior to thredUP, he helped develop one of the nati…
 
“We’re losing this battle.” The United States is losing the AI race against communist China, says Nicolas Chaillan, who recently resigned from his position as the chief software officer for the U.S. Air Force. U.S. companies still lead in technological advancements, but they are unwilling to share their technology with the Department of Defense. “I…
 
“How can you have a digital society where you don’t even know what the rules are?” In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Kalev Leetaru, a media fellow at the RealClearFoundation and senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. Instead of repealing Section 230, he argues for an amendment to Section 230 th…
 
“The result of the Cultural Revolution … is the total destruction of society.” In this episode, we sit down with Xi Van Fleet, a Virginia mom from China who made headlines after she compared the rise of critical race theory to China’s Cultural Revolution at a Loudoun County school board meeting. Just as people in China were designated class enemies…
 
As the Chief Marketing Officer for companies that have included Twilio, Jive, Genpact, Nuance, and Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Lynda Kate Smith has owned go-to-market strategy and full marketing responsibilities across a diverse set of industries, particularly in the area of tech products and services. She is currently a consultant/fra…
 
“The concept of black lives matter is unimpeachable… but the concept is very different from the movement, very different from the organizations, very different from the founders.” In this episode, we sit down with Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez to discuss the Marxist ideology underpinning the major Black Lives Matter organizations.…
 
What ideologically separates the rational left from the extremist left? What ideas lead to violence? And why are censorship and redefining language both central to leftist extremism? In this episode, we sit down with Curt Jaimungal, who explores these questions about political extremism in his documentary, “Better Left Unsaid.” He’s also the host o…
 
In this episode, award-winning journalist Sharri Markson takes us inside her groundbreaking research into the origins of COVID-19 and how events really unfolded at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Her findings are detailed in her new book and documentary of the same name “What Really Happened in Wuhan.” Markson is the investigations editor at The A…
 
Justin Kan is an entrepreneur and investor best known as the co-founder of Twitch. In 2006, Kan launched the live video service Justin.tv, a company that started when he strapped a camera to his head and streamed his life to the internet 24/7. Over the next 8 years, he and his co-founders turned the business into Twitch, which ultimately sold to Am…
 
“You can teach kids how to treat each other with respect and dignity without trying to racially essentialize kids.” I sit down with Maud Maron, an elected New York public school council member and public defender who was fired from her job at the Legal Aid Society after speaking out against race essentialism in schools. She is running for New York …
 
If the United States decides to remove all remaining troops from Iraq and Syria, it would spell the end of the Yazidis and the Syrian Christians, says Rabbi Abraham Cooper. “They would essentially disappear.” In this episode, we sit down with Rabbi Cooper, the associate dean and director of Global Social Action at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to di…
 
“The vaccine does not stop disease spread after a certain number of months,” says Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine and health policy at Stanford University. Even if children were all vaccinated, COVID-19 would continue to spread among the population. In this episode, Dr. Bhattacharya explains herd immunity, current data on vaccine safe…
 
“Wikipedia made a real effort at neutrality for, I would say, its first five years or so. And then … it began a long, slow slide into what I would call leftist propaganda,” says Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger. What was the original vision for Wikipedia? And why did its neutrality policy collapse? Sanger says he’s now working on creating a new de…
 
“To me, it’s unconscionable that a society uses its children as shields for adults. Children do not have a significant risk from this illness… Are we [as] a society, a civilization … going to inject our children with an experimental drug that they don’t have a significant benefit from, to shield ourselves?”—Dr. Scott Atlas In this episode, we sit d…
 
“Only in America can a black person be president of the United States and be ‘the face of white supremacy,’” says Larry Elder. “Is this a great country, or what?” Last Friday, we flew down to Orange County, California, to do a live interview about the outcome of the recent recall election. We spoke with Larry Elder, the front runner who also hosts …
 
In a recent paper, Stanford professor Chuck Eesley and Notre Dame professor Yong Suk Lee observed that formal entrepreneurship education helped Stanford alumni founders raise more funding and scale more quickly than peers who received no formal entrepreneurship training. But entrepreneurship education didn’t lead to a higher rate of startup creatio…
 
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