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Laura Behrens Wu is the Founder & CEO at Shippo, a company that has raised $100m+ and was last valued at $1b in 2021. Shippo provides an API and dashboard that makes shipping easy for e-commerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms. Prior to starting Shippo, Laura graduated from Harvard University, and was heavily influenced by a short internship at LendUp, which exposed her to Silicon Valley and startup culture. In today's episode we discuss: Shippo's pivot-stricken origin story Finding product-market-fit, again and again and again Laura's unique take on founder-market-fit Advice on talking to users The 3 Horizons Framework for prioritizing resources across a core business and longer-term bets The email Laura sends every Sunday because of Frank Slootman's advice Referenced: Amp It Up by Frank Slootman: https://www.amazon.com/Amp-Unlocking-Hypergrowth-Expectations-Intensity/dp/1119836115 Expedia: https://www.expedia.com/ FedEx: https://www.fedex.com/ Frank Slootman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankslootman/ Jerry Colonna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-colonna-reboot/ Josh Koppelman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkoppelman/ Khalid Halim: https://review.firstround.com/the-science-of-speaking-is-the-art-of-being-heard LendUp: https://www.lendup.com/ Shippo: https://goshippo.com/ Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/ SMBs: https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/small-business/articles/smb-business/ Stripe: https://stripe.com/ UPS: https://www.ups.com/us/en/global.page 70/20/10 rule from Google: https://www.itonics-innovation.com/blog/702010-rule-of-innovation Where to find Todd Jackson: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tjack LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddj0 Where to find Laura Behrens Wu: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraBehrensWu LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabehrenswu Personal website: https://laurabehrenswu.com/ Where to find First Round Capital: Website: https://firstround.com/ First Round Review: https://review.firstround.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/firstround Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@FirstRoundCapital This podcast on all platforms: https://review.firstround.com/podcast Timestamps (02:36) The Shippo origin story (06:57) Why they pivoted into Shippo (11:01) How they got their first customers (13:27) The role of timing in Shippo's early success (14:40) The value of being an outsider (17:49) When founder-market-fit is and isn't necessary (19:07) The path to product-market-fit (22:06) What kept the Shippo team persisting (24:41) Advice on talking to users (29:28) Shippo's fundraising journey (34:26) Finding product-market-fit again and again (37:54) The 3 Horizons Framework (45:04) Shippo's culture and early team (49:17) Hiring people you can learn from (50:40) Laura's most impactful hires (52:12) Frank Slootman's "Sunday Email” (55:43) Laura's #1 piece of advice for founders (57:34) The most memorable influences on Laura's career
Jim talks with Yascha Mounk about the ideas in his new book The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power. They discuss tribalism among progressives, universalism, the story of Kila Posey, how over-emphasizing ethnic identity fosters zero-sum racial conflicts, how identitarianism led to excess Covid deaths, Foucault's rejection of grand narratives, Edward Said's post-colonialism, Gayatri Spivak's strategic essentialism, being blind to race vs being blind to racism, critical race theory, Derrick Bell's idea of the permanence of racism, how the rejection of universalism escaped college campuses, why progressive organizations are tearing themselves apart, the logic of collective action, how progressive activists have passed off their ideas as those of all non-white people, statistics on police violence, Frederick Douglass's 4th of July speech, cultural appropriation, retaining trust in persuasion, fighting for liberalism, personal & political aspects of the identity trap, and much more. Episode Transcript The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power, by Yascha Mounk "Why the Latest Campus Cancellation Is Different," by Yascha Mounk JRS EP197 - Susan Neiman on Why Left Is Not Woke "A Political Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force," by Roland Fryer, Jr. Yascha Mounk is a writer and academic known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. Born in Germany to Polish parents, Mounk received his BA in history from Trinity College Cambridge, and his PhD in government from Harvard University. He is a professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, the founder of the digital magazine Persuasion, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, host of the podcast “The Good Fight,” a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the author of The Great Experiment and The Identity Trap.
In this wide-ranging conversation with one of our favorite authors, philosopher Michael Sandel explains how the concept of meritocracy has helped to create such a massive divide in American politics and culture. Michael Sandel is a world-renowned philosopher who teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world. Sandel's books relate enduring themes of political philosophy to the most vexing moral and civic questions of our time. They include The Tyranny of Merit (2020), Democracy's Discontent (2022), and more. The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374289980/thetyrannyofmerit Democracy's Discontent: A New Edition for Our Perilous Times https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674270718 Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer
Scientists, philanthropies, governments, and NGOs alike often find themselves in possession of an important truth that could improve the world, but the public just can't seem to hear it. As CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, Nathanial Kendall-Taylor knows that how we frame information significantly influences how people perceive and respond to it. Using rigorous social science methods, the Frameworks Institute provides evidence-based techniques that help non-profits communicate in a way that transforms public thinking and enacts social change.Nat is an expert in psychological anthropology and communications science. In addition to his role as CEO, he is also a senior fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and a fellow at the British-American Project.In this episode, Dart and Nat discuss:- What frames are and how they impact thinking and cultural mindsets- How the FrameWorks Institute helps organizations disseminate information and ideas- The keys to conveying important information effectively- The steps needed to shift a cultural mindset - The importance of a mobilization strategy when introducing a new idea - And other topics…Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor is the CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, a communications think tank in Washington, DC that applies framing research methods to social issues and non-profit organizations. He is also a senior fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and a fellow at the British-American Project.As an expert in psychological anthropology and communications science, Nat's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Science Communication, Human Organization, and Applied Communications Research. He is a global lecturer and has presented at conferences for the National Academy of Sciences, the Parenting Research Centre in Australia, the Science and Society Symposium in Canada, and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom. Connect with Nat:www.FrameworksInstitute.org
Dr. John Marriott is a Professor at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, faculty affiliate at Harvard University's Human Flourishing Program, and an author of five books on deconversion and deconstruction. He wrote his dissertation on Christian Deconversations to Athiesm. His newest book that he Co-authored with Sean McDowell, Set Adrift: Deconstructing What You Believe Without Sinking Your Faith. You can find out more about John at https:///www.johnmarriott.org. You can find his book at https://a.co/d/aVQuicn Permission to Deconstruct Resources -- https://www.theridgecc.com/permissiontodeconstruct
Frank Schaeffer In Conversation with Anthony J. Mohr, Superior Court Judge and author of Every Other Weekend: Coming of Age with Two Different Dads, exploring his life and work._____LINKShttps://anthonyjmohr.com/ BOOKEvery Other Weekend_____Anthony J. Mohr served for 26 years as a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. He also sat as a judge pro tem on the California Court of Appeal. In January 2021, he became a fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and is now a senior editor of the Harvard ALI Social Impact Review. His stories and essays have received five Pushcart Prize nominations. He has worked on the staffs of Evening Street Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, and Under the Sun._____An ex-evangelical boomer, a middle-aged gay artist, and a frazzled stay-at-home mom walk into a bar, share a table, and go deep about some of life's big questions.Join Frank, Ernie, and Erin as they share stories of love, sex, grief, religion and so much more. This is “Love in Common.”Visit LoveInCommon.org to Subscribe on your favorite Podcast platform. Support the show_____In Conversation… with Frank Schaeffer is a production of the George Bailey Morality in Public Life Fellowship. It is hosted by Frank Schaeffer, author of Fall In Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy. Learn more at https://www.lovechildrenplanet.comFollow Frank on Substack, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and YouTube. https://frankschaeffer.substack.comhttps://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16https://twitter.com/Frank_Schaefferhttps://www.instagram.com/frank_schaeffer_arthttps://www.threads.net/@frank_schaeffer_arthttps://www.youtube.com/c/FrankSchaefferYouTube In Conversation… with Frank Schaeffer PodcastApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-conversation-with-frank-schaeffer/id1570357787NEW: Love In Common Podcast with Frank Schaeffer, Ernie Gregg, and Erin BagwellApple Podcasts: ...
Welcome to a brand new episode of the ¿Quién Tú Eres? podcast, where we explore the conflict we often face between "professionalism" & being our authentic selves. This week's guest is Lisa Francoeur. Lisa Francoeur is a powerhouse figure known as the "Oprah of Tech." With a diverse background ranging from fashion styling to enterprise sales, Lisa's journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to being her authentic self, even when faced with resistance from her family. As a Haitian American Hall of Famer, Lisa's story is one of resilience and innovation. She founded Fancyfied, an innovation lab of human engineering, showcasing her dedication to pushing boundaries and exploring new frontiers. Lisa's impact in the tech sphere is undeniable. Ranked #30 on the list of Top 50 Most Influential People in Crypto worldwide, and holding positions as the Chief Revenue Officer of Crypto Tutors and Founder/CEO of Fancyfied, she's a force to be reckoned with. Her thought leadership in emerging tech, blockchain, digital currencies, and web3 has earned her a spot as a sought-after speaker at prestigious institutions like Harvard University, Meta, and more. But Lisa's journey wasn't without its challenges. This week, Lisa tells us how she navigated family dynamics shaped by the effects of war and genocide, ultimately choosing to forge her own path toward authenticity. From using her charm to cut lines at clubs to mastering the art of enterprise sales, Lisa's story is one of incredible determination and transformation. Follow Lisa on: Website: https://www.cryptotutors.com/about-the-founders LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisafrancoeur/ Follow Pabel on: Website: https://plurawl.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plurawl/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@plurawl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/plurawl/ Keep up with the podcast: Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/quientueres/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/quientueres/support Podcast production for this episode was provided by CCST. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's episode, I'm talking to health equity researcher Dr. Alicia Whittington about discovering your purpose.Alicia is the Assistant Director of Engagement and Health Equity Research for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. Additionally, she's the co-investigator of Family Experiences Managing Football Lives, studying the impact of supporting the NFL player on the family unit. Alicia shares how her lived experiences and her family's history have shaped her career journey and led her to where she is today. Trained in public health research and the sister of two NFL players, Alicia began studying the impact of professional football on players during graduate school and hasn't looked back. She discovered her purpose and has relied on this knowledge during moments of doubt to remember why she's doing the work. We talk about:Making career decisions one step at a time by choosing the best option from the information available at the time.Remaining true to yourself and showing up to places with authenticity.Finding support from your family and network to sustain you through the highs and lows. Grab my free exercise to help you start defining your personal values today.You can find the show notes and more resources at https://madamathlete.comKeep an eye out for new content or let us know what you'd like to see next by following us on social:Instagram: @theMadamAthleteFacebook: @MadamAthleteTwitter: @MadamAthlete
Spencer Rascoff co-founded and ran Zillow for a decade as its CEO. Spencer is also the co-founder at Pacaso and, through his startup studio and VC firm, 75 & Sunny, is an active angel investor in more than 100 companies and is incubating several more. Rascoff is a NYT's best selling author based in LA who focuses on Proptech, the future of work and the creator economy. Spencer is Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he teaches the StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship as well.(0:34) - From Zillow, AirBnB & WeWork to Proptech 2.0: What's next(3:20) - Mission-oriented founders(4:53) - Niche & simple vs. full stack solutions(7:00) - Too much capital: bug or feature(7:45) - Housing innovation & democratizing access(9:27) - LA Tech ecosystem: media, entertainment, defense & creator economy(11:56) - Discomfort Zone: Elon Musk
Dina Kraft is a veteran foreign correspondent based in Tel Aviv, where she co-hosts the influential podcast “Groundwork,” sharing stories about Palestinians and Israelis working to change the status quo. She began her overseas career in the Jerusalem bureau of the Associated Press and has written and reported for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times. She currently works as the opinion editor for the English-language edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. A 2012 Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, and a 2015 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, Dina has taught journalism at Harvard University, Boston University and Northeastern University, where she was the director of media innovation at the university's School of Journalism. Dina's first collaboration, My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking True Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds, written with the late Hannah Pick-Goslar, recounts a brief but enduring friendship that somehow flourished during one of the darkest periods in history. “Lies,” Anne Frank wrote in her diary, referring to Goslar by her childhood nickname, “you are a reminder of what my fate might have been.” Join us as Dina reflects on the story behind Goslar's best-selling memoir, and on what it means to bring a journalist's eye (and ear!) to the task of shining meaningful new light on one of the most familiar chapters in the literature of the Holocaust. Learn more about Dina Kraft: Website Facebook X/Twitter Groundwork: The Podcast Watch "My Friend Anne Frank by Hannah Pick-Goslar" on YouTube More post-show reading material: The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow by Daniel Paisner Please support the sponsors who support our show. Daniel Paisner's Balloon Dog & Horizontal Hold Unforgiving: Lessons from the Fall by Lindsey Jacobellis Film Movement Plus (PODCAST) | 30% discount Libro.fm (ASTOLDTO) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership Film Freaks Forever! podcast, hosted by Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton A Mighty Blaze podcast The Writer's Bone Podcast Network Misfits Market (WRITERSBONE) | $15 off your first order Film Movement Plus (PODCAST) | 30% discount Wizard Pins (WRITERSBONE) | 20% discount
Happiness is one word that seems to have a million meanings. For one person it could mean health, for another it's material success. What is the universal meaning of happiness? And how do we achieve it? Today, we have a three-part answer from an expert on happiness. Arthur Brooks teaches the course "Managing Happiness" at Harvard University. He wrote his latest book, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier, with an illustrious co-author– THE Oprah Winfrey. Today, we welcome him on the show to bust some myths about happiness and break down the genetic, social, and economic influences on human fulfillment. Follow Arthur Brooks and Oprah Winfrey on LinkedIn. Check out their new book here. Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and order her debut memoir, now available in paperback! To hear Arthur and Jessi in their first conversation, entitled "When to be Quick; When to be Wise," click here. Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET. To continue the conversation this week and every week, join our free LinkedIn group for Hello Monday listeners https://lnkd.in/hellomondaygroup
How did we get tangled up in a knot of identity obsession, grievance, and one-upmanship? We can look to philosophers like Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw and, of course, Michel Foucault. And then we can blame it all on Tumblr! In his new book, The Identity Trap - A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time, Yascha Mounk discusses his theory of “the identity synthesis” and traces how the once niche views about race, sexual orientation, and gender identity went from marginal to mainstream. In the bonus, we talk about Yascha's childhood, his feelings about his age, and his conception of happiness. (He recommends Jonathan Rauch's 2018 book The Happiness Curve.) GUEST BIO Yascha Mounk is a writer and academic who focuses on the crisis of democracy and the defense of liberal values. He has a BA in History from Trinity College Cambridge and a PhD in Government from Harvard University. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Yascha also writes for The Atlantic, is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Founder of Persuasion. He has written five books, including The Identity Trap - A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time, which explores the influence of new ideas about race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. His work has been published in various major publications, such as The New York Times and Foreign Affairs. Buy his new book here. Follow his substack, Persuasion. Listen to his podcast, The Good Fight. HOUSEKEEPING ☕️ Read my most recent article about The Free Press' debate.
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, renowned for her research on psychological safety over twenty years. Her award-winning work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and more. Named by Thinkers50 in 2021 as the #1 Management Thinker in the world, Edmondson's TED Talk “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team” has been viewed over three million times. She received her PhD, AM, and AB from Harvard University. Her latest book is titled: The Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well. Some interesting insights from this episode: · A good failure is an undesired outcome that brings you new knowledge that could have not been gained any other way. It should be just big enough to get new information without wasting unnecessary time. · Most of us have shifted from curiosity and learning in our childhood to defensiveness and self-protection in our adulthood because of the belief that we had to be right or successful to be worthy. · Psychological safety Is a belief that one can take interpersonal risks without the fear of punishment or rejection. · You need psychological safety in order to cultivate a culture of intelligent failure. · Reframing is one of the techniques we can use to learn from failure. It's the ability to challenge the automatic thinking and come up with a healthier, more productive way to think about the same situation. · A culture of accountability and high-performance standards can coexist with a culture of psychological safety and embracing failure. · “The easiest way to not fail at all is to not take risks at all.” · “Excellence is doing as well as you can in your chosen field and making a positive difference.” Notes: Books: Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Websites: Amy Edmondson personal page Harvard Business School bio
Dr. Peter Henry Huang and Dr. Stephanie J. Wong tackle some complicated questions, such as: What is racism? What is the difference between covert and overt racism? Why is it important to address racism? What can we do to address overt racism? There is one surprising answer! You can purchase Dr. Huang's new book below: Disrupting Racism: Essays by an Asian American Prodigy Professor ==========================================Full bio: Dr. Peter Henry Huang (Hwang) graduated at the age of seventeen in three years from Princeton University and was a university scholar. He earned an applied mathematics Ph.D. from Harvard University. His principal thesis advisor was 1972 economics Nobel Laureate, Kenneth Joseph Arrow. Peter has a J.D. with distinction from Stanford, where he was a Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation Fellow and a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Dr. Huang was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton during its economics and psychology theme year. He has published almost seventy economics journal articles, book chapters, and law review articles, most recently on topics related to anti-discrimination, emotional intelligence, leadership, mindfulness, stakeholder capitalism, and social justice. He has appeared on podcasts to speak about such topics as how the pandemic changed our personal and professional lives, mental health, the “zombification” of law students and lawyers, the “bamboo ceiling” Asian American law students and lawyers face, and loneliness in the legal profession. You can buy his new book ========================================= Dr. Wong will be releasing her brand new book, "Cancel the Filter." The first 50 reservations will receive a signed copy. Hear real talk about being a working mother! Spoiler: It's a hot mess behind-the-scenes! There are limited copies left! Reserve TODAY!
Jonathan Twombly is a real estate investor and a Managing Member at Two Bridges Asset Management. A former Wall Street lawyer turned entrepreneur, Jonathan leverages his many years of experience in multi-family real estate to help successful individuals, families, and trusts diversify their asset portfolios. For over a decade, his company has worked with pre-qualified investors to obtain income and achieve capital growth through investments in multi-family residential real estate in the fast-growing southeastern US. Jonathan is a Harvard University and Columbia Law School graduate and has lived in various places, including London, New York, and Japan. He is also the creator of Apartment Investors Club (AIC), a membership-based community exclusively for multifamily real estate investors. In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Jonathan Twombly, a real estate investor and managing member at Two Bridges Asset Management, about how to invest in multi-family real estate. They also discuss entrepreneurs' challenges in building their businesses, Jonathan's criteria for finding and evaluating property in different markets, and why he bought a small rundown motel in upstate New York.
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. They talk about her new book, "Seeing Others: How Recognition Works and How It Can Heal a Divided World."This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4530061/advertisement
1 in 36 children in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder, but did you know that 20-30% have a known genetic cause for their condition? Read more about how, for the first time, parents can use Orchid's whole genome sequencing to screen their embryos for these genetic variations, and mitigate their baby's risk of disease. Check them out at orchidhealth.com, and use code RAZIB when signing up to skip the waitlist. Today, Razib revisits The Horse, the Wheel, and Language with David Anthony, emeritus professor at Hartwick College and collaborator with David Reich's ancient DNA research group at Harvard University. Anthony and Razib survey the last two years in terms of questions regarding the domestication of the horse, the spread of the wheel, and Yamnaya steppe herders' language; subjects of his 2007 book. They also discuss the exponential growth in our understanding of the paleodemography of Bronze Age Eurasian nomads since 2015's publication of Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe, a study for which Anthony provided many of the samples. Razib asks Anthony how his understanding of the rise of Indo-Europeans has or has not changed, in the wake of new data and novel interpretations over the last two years. Anthony reiterates the broad outlines he has been proposing for decades: the Yamnaya nomads of the Bronze-Age Eurasian steppe were the proto-Indo-Europeans, full stop. He also addresses those who argue for the Corded Ware culture of East-Central Europe being considered a sister, as opposed to a daughter, culture of the Yamnaya. Anthony points out that analysts in Reich's group have discovered individuals who are apparent relatives between the Yamnaya and Corded Ware, indicative of a close and tight bond. Like the Danish archaeologist Kristian Kristiansen, Anthony believes that the pastoralist people who invaded Northern Europe 5,000 years ago should be thought of as fundamentally Yamnaya. He also addresses those skeptical of Yamnaya origins, positing perhaps some discomfort with the idea that modern people descend from warlike nomadic groups. Finally, Razib presses Anthony about new theories regarding more detailed structure of early Indo-European migrations. Does he accept the contention that most Indo-European groups descend from the Corded Ware, while Armenians, Greeks, Tocharians and Illyrians descend from the Yamnaya directly? What more elements to the narrative are going to be added beyond the broad assertion that the Yamnaya were the proto-Indo-Europeans? Related podcasts: David Anthony: the origin of Indo-Europeans, Thomas Olander: the origin and spread of Indo-European languages, James P. Mallory: finding the Indo-Europeans and Kristian Kristiansen: the birth of Northern Europe. Selected publications: The genetic history of the Southern Arc: A bridge between West Asia and Europe Population genomics of bronze age Eurasia Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes Language trees with sampled ancestors support a hybrid model for the origin of Indo-European languages
The writer and visiting fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School details the financial, safety and climate-related costs associated with pickups and SUVs and the potential of minicars and micromobility to change transportation.
Mark Gorton founder, and creator of LimeWire. A peer-to-peer file-sharing client for the Java Platform. X: @MarkGortonNYC Americanvalues2024.org | markgorton.substack.com Chief executive of the Lime Group. Lime Group, based in New York, owns LimeWire as well as Lime Brokerage LLC (a stock brokerage), Tower Research Capital LLC (a hedge fund), and LimeMedical LLC (a medical software company). Mark has given $1 million to the anti-vaccine nonprofit organization called Children's Health Defense since 2021 as well as a Robert Kennedy Jr. Supporter. Gorton is involved in various green lifestyle issues, especially those having to do with transportation. At one point, Gorton was the single largest supporter of Transportation Alternatives, the New York City-based advocacy group for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit. In 1999 he founded OpenPlans, a non-profit organization that developed GeoServer, a collaborative open-source project encouraging green urban planning initiatives. In 2009 Utne Reader named Gorton one of "50 visionaries who are changing your world". In 2005 Gorton backed The New York City Streets Renaissance Campaign (NYSCR). Two of the best-known projects of NYSCR are Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Gorton owns Tower Research Capital LLC, a financial services firm he started in 1998, which trades through its affiliate, Lime Brokerage LLC.(now Credit Suisse). Gorton holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard University. He began his career as an electrical engineer for Martin Marietta (now part of Lockheed Martin), and, following his interests in business, entered the world of fixed-income trading at Credit Suisse First Boston prior to going out on his own and launching the Lime Group of companies. ➔Please check out our Sponsors: Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code MSCS at checkout--just pay $5 shipping. BlueChew.com, promo code MSCS to receive your first month FREE ➔ZBiotics: 15% off on your first order with code: MSCSMEDIA Go to https://sponsr.is/biotics_mscsmedia_0723 ➔MAGIC SPOON: https://www.magicspoon.com/MSCS to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code MSCS at checkout to save $5 off your order! ➔Hormone levels falling? Use MSCSMEDIA to get 25% off home test: https://trylgc.com/MSCSMEDIA ➔Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MSCSMEDIA at https://Manscaped.com ➔Fiji: https://Fijiwater.com/mscs $5 off free shipping Unleash ➔Monster Energy: https://www.monsterenergy.com/us/mscsmscsmedia ➔Aura: See if any of your passwords have been compromised. Try 14 days for free: https://aura.com/MSCS Thank you to Aura Clips of all episodes released: https://www.instagram.com/mscsmedia | mscsmedia.com | https://www.reddit.com/r/mscsmedia ➔ Stay Connected With MSCS MEDIA on Spotify Exclusive: ALL ► https://spoti.fi/3zathAe ► All Links to MSCS MEDIA:https://allmylinks.com/mscsmedia Chapters & Transcript: @ https://www.mscsmedia.com
As the United Auto Workers' strike enters its fifth day, there remains a threat from UAW to expand their targeted strike if there is no substantive progress by Friday. And although President Biden said during speech last Friday that he would be sending his advisers to Detroit as the administration's “go-between” in the talks, news broke yesterday at Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su and White House senior adviser Gene Sperling are no longer deploying to Detroit this week, according to a White House official. They will instead engage with United Auto Workers leadership and the automakers from Washington, DC. To unpack the latest regarding the Autoworkers strike, Tavis is joined by John Womack Jr. - the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, emeritus, at Harvard University.
Episode SummaryOn today's episode, Senior Advisor and Strategist at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Allan Friedman, joins Matt to discuss SBOMs. As Senior Advisor and Strategist at CISA, Allan coordinates the global cross-sector community efforts around software bill of materials (SBOM). He was previously the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at NTIA, leading pioneering work on vulnerability disclosure, SBOM, and other security topics.Before joining the Federal government, Friedman spent over a decade as a noted information security and technology policy scholar at Harvard's Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution, and George Washington University's Engineering School.He is the co-author of the popular text Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, has a C.S. degree from Swarthmore College, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.Today, Allan talks about SBOMs and their adoption in non-security industries, Secure by design and secure by default tactics, and how to make software security second nature. What, exactly, is the SBOM? Hear about how SBOMs could've helped against significant attacks, the concept of antifragility, and why vulnerability disclosure programs are so important. Timestamp Segments· [02:27] Allan's career path.· [05:10] Allan's day-to-day.· [06:15] What has been most rewarding?· [08:00] SBOMs in non-security startups.· [10:50] Real-world examples of Secure by Design tactics.· [17:30] Will software security ever seem obvious to us?· [19:30] What is the SBOM, and will it solve all our problems?· [23:41] Could an SBOM have helped against the SolarWinds attack?· [27:52] Memory-safe programming languages.· [30:16] Misconceptions around Secure by Design, Secure by Default.· [32:00] The importance of vulnerability disclosure programs.· [35:37] Antifragility in cybersecurity.· [41:47] VEX.· [44:29] How to get involved with CISA.· [48:00] How does Allan stay sharp? Notable Quotes· “Sometimes, organizations need a good excuse to do the right thing.”· “It is bananas that software that we use, and pay for, still delivers with it not just the occasional vulnerability, but very real risks that require massive investments from customers.”· “When tech vendors make important logging information available for free, everyone wins.”· “The SB in SBOM doesn't stand for Silver Bullet.” Relevant LinksEmail: email@example.comWebsite: www.cisa.govLinkedIn: Allan Friedman Resources:Open Source Security PodcastRisky Business PodcastSecure applications from code to cloud. Prisma Cloud, the most complete cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP).Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Professor Avi Loeb, Professor of Science at Harvard University, longest-serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of Harvard's Blackhole Initiative and an author, whose most recent book is “Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Frank starts the show by discussing Washington DC being set to ease restrictions on Cuba's private sector in an attempt to revive the island's economy. After, he talks to Dana Michelle, attorney, television personality and the Founder of The Homecoming Challenge about the Homecoming challenge, navigating blended families, and coping strategies. Then, Frank is joined by Professor Avi Loeb, Professor of Science at Harvard University, longest-serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of Harvard's Blackhole Initiative and an author, whose most recent book is “Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars”. They talk about his search for extraterrestrial life. Later, Frank talks about Andnrew Cuomo's recent remarks on masking and businesses during the pandemic before he talks to Brian Kilmeade, New York Times best-selling author, co-host of Fox and Friends on Fox News and a radio talk show host heard every morning from 10am-Noon on 77WABC about the news of the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The life expectancy of Americans has fallen in recent years after a long period when it had been increasing. There are a number of factors which contribute to the fall. The Covid pandemic, with over 1m deaths, made a significant impact on lowering the average life expectancy. In comparison with other peer countries, the USA also did not return to pre-Covid levels at the same rate. However there are also other important factors driving this, namely gun deaths and drug deaths as a result of opioid overdoses. And another major contributor to lower life expectancy in the States is inequality in the US healthcare system. In this edition of The Inquiry Tanya Beckett explores why US life expectancy is falling. She hears from Jeremy Ney an adjunct professor at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and author of American Inequality, a data project that highlights US inequality and regional divides. Dr. Mark Rosenberg helped set up the Centre for Disease Control's National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and is a key proponent of research that examines how to reduce gun violence. He explains how gun deaths among young people have a big influence on the average life expectancy numbers. Dr. Judith Feinberg, is a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine - her experience of working with communities with high levels of opioid problems makes her an authority on the extent to which drug overdose deaths impact average life expectancy. Ellen Marra is a professor of health economics at Harvard University - she says that diseases such as cancer and cardio deaths are big factors in lower life expectancy, compared with the number of gun and opioid deaths. CREDITS Presenter Tanya Beckett Producer Phil Reevell. Researcher Bisi Adebayo Editor Tom Bigwood Image: USA Birthday Cake, Credit: Getty Images
Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Director of Opportunity Insights, joins Scott to discuss research around higher education, specifically how elite universities shape who succeeds in the US. We also hear about broader trends regarding upward economic mobility and the role a child's environment plays in creating opportunities for growth. Follow Prof Chetty's work at Opportunity Insights here. Scott opens with his thoughts on the UAW strike, specifically how it points to the need for a minimum wage that matches our nation's productivity level. Algebra of Happiness: Lean into the 90. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Michèle Lamont, professor of sociology, African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and the author of Seeing Others: How Recognition Works—and How It Can Heal a Divided World (One Signal/Atria, 2023), argues that "recognizing" and dignifying more than material success offers a path out of today's polarization.
There are countless sci-fi tales centered on contact with aliens, and an astrophysicist has an idea of how that could really happen. Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, the founding director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and the director of the Institute for Theory and Computation within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss identifying and having contact with an extraterrestrial and the implications it would have for humankind. His book is “Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars.”
Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to Dr. Drew Pinsky and Jeffrey A. Tucker about Dr. Anthony Fauci finally admitting that there is a risk of myocarditis as a side effect from the COVID vaccine; former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot getting a new job at Harvard University; MSNBC getting Janet Yellen to show how completely out touch with the American people she really is; MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell stumping John Kirby with a question about the missing F-35 fighter jet; Randolph White's viral firsthand account of how he knew the fighter jet had crashed nearby; and much more. WATCH the MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE segment of the show here: https://rubinreport.locals.com/ Check out the NEW RUBIN REPORT MERCH here: https://daverubin.store/ ---------- Today's Sponsors: The Wellness Company - Get your Medical Emergency Kit with 8 potentially life-saving medications for you to keep on hand in times of need. Rest easy knowing that you have emergency antibiotics, antivirals and anti-parasitics to help keep you and your family safe. Rubin Report viewers get 15% off at checkout. Go to: https://TWC.health/RUBIN and use CODE: RUBIN
#462: Being rich, getting rich, what it means to be rich are all fascinating topics. We hear news stories, see social media posts, and read books about these topics. But what if what we are consuming is just misleading us? Seth Stephens- Davidowitz's research has shown him that what we hear, read and consume about being rich is, in fact, misleading us. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a writer for the New York Times and a data scientist. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. In today's episode, we talk about how the stories around those who are rich - and how to get rich - are misleading. We talk about the truth behind those stories, the businesses that quietly make people millionaires, the kinds of people and the paths that they take to become rich, and share actionable takeaways that will help you do the same. For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/episode462 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Science and Faith Do Not Have to Fight Each OtherJoin me for an amazing conversation with Dr. Michael Guillen, Ph.D. about his important book, Believing is Seeing: A Physicist Explains How Science Shattered His Atheism and Revealed the Necessity of Faith.PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to the show wherever you listen!Dr. Guillen was born in East Los Angeles, where he dreamed of becoming a scientist. The dream took him to UCLA, where he earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics. Then to Cornell, where he earned an M.S. in experimental physics and Ph.D. degrees in physics, mathematics and astronomy. For eight years thereafter, he was an award-winning physics instructor at Harvard University. He's also received honorary doctorates from the University of Maryland and Pepperdine University.Dr. Guillen is known and loved by millions as the ABC News Science Editor, a post he filled for fourteen years (1988-2002). He appeared regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. He also hosted Where Did It Come From?, a weekly, one-hour primetime series for The History Channel. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner and a member of the renowned Explorers Club.He has a wonderful podcast also!Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!
From book bans to comics and the strange origins of fairy tales, this hour we look at children's literature and talk about who decides what is appropriate for children to read. GUESTS: Carol St. George: Professor of Teaching and Curriculum and Director of Reading and Literacy at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester Adam Gidwitz: Author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, and its companions, as well as The Inquisitor's Tale, and The Unicorn Rescue Society. He is also the creator of the podcast, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest, and he produced the adaptation of A Tale Dark and Grimm for Netflix Maria Tatar: Research Professor of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. Her latest book is The Heroine with 1001 Faces Carol Tilley: Comics historian, librarian, educator, and youth advocate. She is a Professor in the Faculty of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With Congress turning more attention to the study of Unidentified Arial Phenomenon, and with an apparently false presentation last week of alien remains to Mexico's Congress, we hear about the real science of outer space from Harvard University astronomer and theoretical physicist Avi Loeb. His new book, Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars, explores the challenges of the search for extraterrestrial life and humanity's future in space. Plus, Loeb will explain some recent discoveries including "burping" black holes.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University and was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. Since 1996 he has been the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. He is the host of the podcast StarTalk and in 2014 hosted the popular television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. He is the author of many books, the latest of which is 'Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization', available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Q7Y4GL5/ SPONSORED BY: EasyDNS - domain name registrar provider and web host. Use special code: TRIGGERED for 50% off when you visit https://easydns.com/triggered/ Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Music by: Music by: Xentric | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.xentricapc.com/ YouTube: @xentricapc Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/ Advertise on TRIGGERnometry: email@example.com Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: https://twitter.com/triggerpod https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod/ https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod/ About TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.
Kennedy School Lecturer in Public Policy Bruce Schneier says Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the democratic process in ways that could be good, bad, and potentially mind-boggling. The important thing, he says, will be to use regulation and other tools to make sure that AIs are working for us, and just not for Big Tech companies—a hard lesson we've already learned through our experience with social media. When ChatGPT and other generative AI tools were released to the public late last year, it was as if someone had opened the floodgates on a thousand urgent questions that just weeks before had mostly preoccupied academics, futurists, and science fiction writers. Now those questions are being asked by many of us—teachers, students, parents, politicians, bureaucrats, citizens, businesspeople, and workers. What can it do for us? What will it do to us? Will it take our jobs? How do we use it in a way that's both ethical and legal? And will it help or hurt our already-distressed democracy? Schneier, a public interest technologist, cryptographer, and internationally-known internet security specialist whose newsletter and blog are read by a quarter million people, says that AI's inexorable march into our lives and into our politics is likely to start with small changes, like AI helping write policy and legislation. The future, however, could hold possibilities that we have a hard time wrapping our current minds around—like AI entities creating political parties or autonomously fundraising and generating profits to back political candidates or causes. Overall, like a lot of other things. it's likely to be a mixed bag of the good and the bad.Bruce Schneier is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a faculty affiliate at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at HKS, a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. An internationally renowned security technologist, he has been called a "security guru" by the Economist and is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 books—including A Hacker's Mind—as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and AccessNow, and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc.Ralph Ranalli of the HKS Office of Public Affairs and Communications is the host, producer, and editor of HKS PolicyCast. A former journalist, public television producer, and entrepreneur, he holds an AB in Political Science from UCLA and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.PolicyCast is co-produced by Susan Hughes. Design and graphics support is provided by Lydia Rosenberg, Delane Meadows and the OCPA Design Team. Social media promotion and support is provided by Natalie Montaner and the OCPA Digital Team.
EPISODE 1734: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to Daniel Ziblatt, co-author of TYRANNY OF THE MINORITY, about how constitutional reform can strengthen democracy in America Daniel Ziblatt is Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and director of the Transformations of Democracy group at Berlin's Social Science Center ( WZB Berlin Social Science Center ). He is the author of four books, including How Democracies Die (Crown, 2018), co-authored with Steve Levitsky, a New York Times best-seller and described by The Economist magazine as "the most important book of the Trump era." The book has been translated into thirty languages. In 2017, he authored Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge University Press), an account of the history of democracy in Europe, which won the American Political Science Association's 2018 Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in government and international relations. His first book was an analysis of 19th century state building, Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton, 2006). His newest book co-authored with Steven Levitsky is entitled Tyranny of the Minority (Crown, 2023). The book is published in September 2023. The book puts America's contemporary transition into a multiracial democracy in comparative and historical perspective, and shows the distinctive vulnerabilities of the U.S. constitutional order. In 2023, Ziblatt was elected member of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices