Prolog - Jon Lehr 001
Released June 28, 2017

Jon Lehr (@Work_Bench) is the organizer of the New York Enterprise Technology Meetup and also is a co-founder of Work-Bench a New York Enterprise VC. We discuss the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of this new podcast. Jon asks me to give a little background and history of me and my fund and then we dig into a number of great topics including my views on product and market diligence for early-stage investors, the challenges one faces in getting a good understanding of a founders skill set (along with the importance of getting that right) and the intangible qualities that can lead to founder success. 

Greatness - Liz Claman 002
Released June 28, 2017

Liz Claman (@lizclaman) is the anchor of the Fox Business Network show Countdown to the Closing Bell. Just the cable news part of her career is 20 years long. She has interfaced with countless CEOs, written a book about investment advice in collaboration with some of the greatest financial minds in the 21st century and regularly interfaces with the best and brightest business and world leaders as well as silicon valley technology luminaries. 

Radical Candor - Kim Scott 003
Released June 28, 2017

Kim Scott (@kimballscott) is the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in her book, Radical Candor. Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was ‘CEO coach’ at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other companies in Silicon Valley. She has her own podcast called Radical Candor, and is a sought-after speaker.
 
 
 
 
 

Curiosity - Ian Leslie 004
Released July 10, 2017

Ian Leslie, (@mrianleslie) is an author and speaker who lives in London. He’s written a number of books about ideas, culture, and politics. He is also a paid consultant. We discuss his book Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It.
 
 
 
 
 

Diversity - Andrea Hoffman 005
Released July 16, 2017

Andrea Hoffman (@andreadiversity) is an advisor, dealmaker, strategist, speaker, author and the founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs - a management-consulting firm that advises companies, cities and philanthropists on growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. Andrea consults with C-suite executives across a wide range of industries on finding new growth opportunities. By helping clients see past long-held perceptions regarding the intersection of innovation, inclusion and diversity, she guides them to insights that unlock new business opportunities.
 

Creativity - Laura Linney 006
Released July 23, 2017

Laura Linney is a three-time Academy Award-nominated actress. She has been in some of my all-time favorite films and shows. She is also a four-time Tony-nominated actress. The most recent nomination was for her role in The Little Foxes, which wrapped up on Broadway at the beginning of July. We had a truly special discussion on creativity and creative process. 
 
 

Willpower - John Tierney 007
Released August 7, 2017

John Tierney has written a number of books. The book ‘Willpower’, he wrote in partnership with psychologist Roy Baumeister (a professor at the University of Florida). John is foremost a journalist who has written for many different well-known periodicals and who currently writes for The New York Times and The City Journal.
 
 
 
 
 

Effectuation - Dr. Saras Sarasvathy 008
Released August 20, 2017

Dr. Saras Sarasvathy teaches MBA and doctoral students at the University of Virginia and also teaches doctoral students in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. She is a leading scholar on the cognitive basis for high-performance entrepreneurship. She co-authored the textbook, Effectual Entrepreneurship, which won the Gold Medal at the 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards.
 
 

Humility - Jeff Gothelf 009
Released August 20, 2017

Jeff Gothelf, (@jboogie) is an author, speaker and organizational designer for Technology, Software and Internet companies. He is also a big proponent of Lean UX.  Jeff led the UX design teams at The Ladders and Web Trends. Earlier he worked with and lead small teams of software designers at AOL. He is the co-author (with Josh Seiden) of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience.
 
 

Branding - Dorie Clark 010
Released September 17, 2017

Dorie Clark (@dorieclark) is an expert on branding. She is the author of multiple books including most recently Stand Out. She’s an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. She’s a consultant, blogger, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. She is also a sought-after speaker.

Agility - Kaihan Krippendorff 011
Released October 1, 2017

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, (@kaihan) is a top business strategy and innovation expert, keynote speaker, consultant and author of four books on business strategy and innovation, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley & Sons) with a fifth book, The Employee Innovator: Driving Innovation From Within set to be published in early 2019 by Columbia University Press.  He is the founder of Outthinker (a growth strategy and innovation consulting firm), a popular blogger, and a sought-after strategic advisor to a growing roster of leading businesses and corporations that recognize the need to move away from traditional linear models to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world.