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The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
16 Minutes on the News is a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends? About the a16z Podcast: Discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This ...
 
What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City
 
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Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar. New episodes available every Friday.
 
“Software eats the world”, as one famous investor once said it. However, our Earth runs on resources and is based on atoms rather than bits. Our true progress therefore depends mainly on our producing, selling innovative physical products, that is hardware. Hardware is...different. Challenges abound in designing, manufacturing, getting funding, hiring, innovating, delivering to the customers. Resources are scattered around and only a few exist. Where do you get real, practical knowledge? Thi ...
 
Gender diversity are buzz words these days– And paradoxically, this is a problem in the fields of science, technology, arts, humanities or medicine. A Hashtag #genderdiversity on social media is used for everything from issues like salary disparity, lack of women in a position of power, navigating career and motherhood to sexual harassment – These are definitely important issues to address. But the need for more women in science, humanities goes beyond issues of just equality and morals. Hi, ...
 
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Amazon has its worst day in over a year after missing expectations. Alphabet hits a new high and announces a $50 billion buyback plan. Apple and Microsoft dip despite reporting huge profits. And McDonald’s serves up a chicken sandwich-fueled surprise. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the lates…
 
Pre-show: LivePhish.com Playdate Collin Donnell Status Board Tamagotchi Follow-up: Everyone, but especially Americans, please get vaccinated! More Safari Updates Stroke around window widgets on macOS iPadOS Updates iOS Updates Sam Gross’ HIG observation Live Text will be available on Intel Macs too! TextSniper “Scorch marks” on Lightning connectors…
 
This conversation centers on the arguments and findings of the a16z piece The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox. The Core Findings of The Cost of Cloud piece [5:22] Cloud is a significant part of COGS for public SaaS companies [8:38] Should you allocate engineers to reduce cloud cost or just focus on growth? [12:06] How much of a problem is …
 
Deadlines might be the best productivity tool invented to date. But what are other ways to motivate your team? This week Paul and Rich grapple with how to operationalize work processes without exerting too much power. They also give cheeky tips for employees to navigate deadlines with their bosses. Links: Paul Ford - Wired…
 
Given recent news of drug company settlements, calls to action, policy moves, and more, this episode is a rerun of one of our very early explainers (episode #4 of 16 Minutes, 2019) on the opioid crisis. Bio experts and a16z general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande discuss on 16 Minutes (our shortform show where we discuss the headlines, tease a…
 
There's been a false dichotomy in technology and management lore over the past decade, between "brain" and "brawn", digital and physical, independence and interdependence, software culture versus industrial culture… or so observes Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer, former big-company executive, and startup founder Robert Siegel in his n…
 
Domino’s delivers. Chipotle serves up big earnings. Snap surprises. Netflix slips. Crocs kicks it up a notch. Zoom Video buys Five9. Johnson & Johnson rises. And Boston Beer fizzles. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Maria Gallagher discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: PayPal and Squarespace. Plus, Wall Street Journal repor…
 
Pre-show: Marco’s accident DJI Mavic 2 Follow-up: There are dozens of people who like compact Safari (via Anthony Lee) Perhaps wonky Safari is a nod to an AR future? (via Dan Blondell) Round Rects Are Everywhere! Mac Safari’s tab-close UI (via Guy English) Other multi-UI apps (via Daniel Jalkut) NetNewsWire Photos Extensions Darkroom flag & reject …
 
Exciting things are happening at Postlight! This week Paul and Rich introduce the new President and the new CEO of Postlight. Paul and Rich explain why they are stepping back into their roles as Co-Founders and share what they’ll be doing next. Also, Gina Trapani and Chris LoSacco talk about their new roles and what they envision for the future of …
 
This podcast is an excerpt. Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full. Early days of a16z crypto [2:38] New crypto governance capabilities [16:34] How is the VC model different when investing in crypto? [22:24] Crypto regulation and the recent attempt at holiday rulemaking [29:49] Is anyon…
 
What makes a category? [0:37] The leading indicator? Everyone thinks you're crazy. [5:36] Can you create a category whole cloth? [7:02] How to create a category [12:05] The best category creation CEOs are product marketers [15:55] Category creation tactics: certification programs [18:54] Category creation tactics: persona-based storytelling [22:17]…
 
Prices rise as inflation concerns grow. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo report earnings. Delta reports its first profit since 2019. And McCormick hires a taco czar. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Disney, Netflix, Pepsi, and UnitedHealthcare. Plus, our a…
 
Pre-show: Casey’s macOS Bug Report Math Emporium Power Mac G4 Cube Crystal Garden Follow-up: New Safari tab interface in Monterey beta 3 Toppy Tabs Ribbon Word 6 Screenshot Elective AppleCare+ Repairs Photo Ingest Photo Mechanic Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader “Made for Apple Photos”? The Aeron was revised in 2017 (via Alexander) Differences Cas…
 
SPEAKERS (in order they are heard in the episode): Shannon Kelly, a16z Connie Chan, a16z Brandon Chu, VP Product and GM of Platform, Shopify D'Arcy Coolican, a16z Nait Jones, a16z Jess Lee, Cofounder and CEO, Modern Citizen Imran Khan, Co-founder and CEO, Verishop This is an excerpt from the a16z Clubhouse show People Behind the Product. To catch f…
 
Billionaires live in a different reality — but that’s no reason why you can’t connect, communicate, and collaborate. This week Paul and Rich share tips for successfully communicating with the wealthiest leaders. They explain the importance of keeping it simple and why billionaires often respond with gusto when you tell them what they shouldn’t do.…
 
Google is sued over its app store. Wells Fargo cuts its personal lines of credit. The Chinese government slows down ride-hailing app Didi. Stamps.com gets taken private. Levi Strauss expands its bottom line. Philip Morris buys a pharmaceutical company. And college students have food delivery robots to look forward to this fall. Jason Moser and Emil…
 
Pre-show: Case-Liss Casey Liss ZZQ Q Barbeque Casey’s Shattered Windshield John’s iPhone case Follow-up: HomeKit and Bonjour/zeroconf Lutron Caseta Matter Thread Quinn’s Video HSTS and Safari (via Jakob) DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption Thoughts on Safari from Scott Sutton Safari Technology Preview (“Purple Safari”) Eye-tracking Memoji? (via Daniel Yo…
 
Agendas are important, but can you stick to them too much? This week Paul and Rich break down how to transform your meeting from a rigid list of bullet points to a more creative and collaborative environment. They discuss how remote work has changed meeting dynamics and share what they've missed about the spontaneous, quick-fire meetings brought on…
 
ClearBridge Co-Chief Investment Officer Scott Glasser joins Investment Strategist Jeff Schulze to assess the current state of equity markets and the economy, why the current bull market is likely in its later stages, reasons growth and value stocks should continue to share performance leadership and what risks and opportunities he is monitoring as …
 
Rising more than 14% the S&P 500 had its 2nd-best start to the year this century! But meme stocks and inflation also became headline stories for investors. Emily Flippen and Jason Moser look back at the 1st half of 2021 and share why Procore’s IPO and opportunities from the pending infrastructure legislation should be getting more attention, and wh…
 
Pre-show: Nostalgia for compulsory technology Toshiba e740 Microdrive Volvo XC90 Being old in a college town Top of the Stairs Follow-up: Safari reload update in Monterey beta 2 HTTP Strict Transport Security hstspreload.org Report for hypercritical.co iOS 15 can adjust more than just text size Settings → Accessibility → Per-App Settings On the nee…
 
When Lauren Lockwood and Emily Wright-Moore worked for the government, a digital services agency to serve their industry didn’t exist — so, they created one! This week Paul and Gina sit down with Lauren and Emily of Bloom Works to discuss the unique challenges of providing digital services within the government. Then, they share how Bloom Works aim…
 
Nike just does it. Google delays removing cookies. Visa makes a big buy. Peloton ventures into wearables. Accenture surges on earnings. And FedEx stumbles. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Emily Flippen, and Jason Moser weigh in on those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Virgin Galactic and FactSet. Plus, Washington Post space re…
 
Pre-show: FAA’s TRUST program FAA Part 107 DJI Mini 2 Follow-up: Safari page reloading Pull-to-refresh John’s extension Finn Voorhees’ experiment Safari on iOS 15 & Monterey automatically upgrades HTTP → HTTPS… kinda iCloud Private Relay Rauli Rikama’s observations What about embedded browsers? (via Maarten Hazewinkel) Private Relay is always used …
 
The origins of growth hacking [1:20] Brand building vs. growth hacking? [13:58] Where does growth fit into the organization? [31:06] The cold start problem: growth hacking from 0 to 1 [36:47] What can't be measured? [47:53] How do you test and validate new channels? [51:38] Do growth hacks always work, or at some point does it come down to product?…
 
Why Future with Marc Andreessen, Margit Wennmachers, and Sonal Chokshi [2:20] The New Creator Economy with Joost van Dreunen, Wes Kao, Cuy Sheffield, Chris Lyons, Lauren Murrow, and Zoran Basich [17:58] Bubbles, Speculation, and Innovation with Byrne Hobart, Jamie Catherwood, and Zoran Basich [35:38] Work Models & Measures for the Information Age w…
 
As the Co-Founders of Postlight, Paul and Rich don’t often hack away and engineer anymore. This week though, Rich shares a little side project he’s been working on. He breaks down why he’s programming in Python and shares his realization that although the languages may change, the problems stay the same. Links: Flask Frozen Flask Flutter What is Co…
 
What was the biggest surprise from the past 15 months of remote work? [5:24] How do you handle conflict and build trust? [10:09] What's the role of offsites? [15:45] Should you adjust compensation for different geographies? [24:02] How do you measure productivity? [34:10] What is the impact of remote work on retention and turnover? [49:17] How do s…
 
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