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Ken Langone (The Home Depot)

11/12/2018
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The life of Ken Langone as told through the book I Love Capitalism by Ken Langone

Duration:01:11:04

Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot)

11/5/2018
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The life of Bernie Marcus as told through the book Built From Scratch: How A Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

Duration:01:20:23

Paul Allen (Microsoft)

10/29/2018
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The life of Paul Allen as told through the book, Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

Duration:01:22:37

Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)

10/22/2018
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Today we are learning about the life of Ray Dalio through his book: Principles: Life and Work

Duration:01:02:33

Dee Hock (Visa)

10/15/2018
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Learning about the life of Dee Hock through his book One From Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization

Duration:01:27:24

Ben Horowitz (Opsware & Andreessen Horowitz)

10/8/2018
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I share my experiences in the hope of providing clues and inspiration for others who find themselves in the struggle to build something out of nothing. —Ben Horowitz

Duration:00:59:30

Edwin Land (Polaroid)

10/1/2018
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Steve Jobs on meeting Edwin Land: "Like visiting a shrine."

Duration:01:24:25

Walt Disney #2 (The Walt Disney Company)

9/24/2018
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"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse." - Walt Disney

Duration:01:35:42

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

9/17/2018
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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk use different strategies to build rocket companies.

Duration:01:42:41

Sam Zemurray (Cuyamel Fruit Company/The Banana King)

9/10/2018
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Sam Z, Sam the Banana Man, El Amigo, the Big Russian, the Gringo –he was not an easy person, nor is his biography without controversy. To some, it's the story of a great man, a pioneer in business, a hero. To others, its the story of a pirate, a conquistador, who took without asking.

Duration:01:21:05

Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E. Cheese)

9/3/2018
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Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari & Chuck E. Cheese.

Duration:00:44:39

George Lucas (Lucasfilm, Pixar, THX & Industrial Light and Magic)

8/27/2018
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George Lucas was a benevolent dictator who changed the way movies were filmed, edited, financed, and merchandised. Lucas made billions of dollars investing in what he believed in most: himself.

Duration:01:30:32

Ed Catmull (Pixar)

8/20/2018
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Ed Catmull is the founder of Pixar and the current president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation. Trained as a computer scientist he pursued the goal of creating the first feature length computer animated film. After 20 years he achieved his goal. Having worked with both George Lucas and Steve Jobs, Ed has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge on how to build and maintain a creative environment. He share his ideas in the book Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The...

Duration:00:02:14

Levi Strauss (Levi Strauss & Co)

8/13/2018
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0:01 Levi was one of the men who set that firm foundation 2:12 Leave a review on Apple Podcasts, take a screenshot, and email it to foundersreviews@gmail.com and I will reply with podcasts that I created exclusively for reviewers 17:35 I do not have at this time a specific occupation...I will share the fate that has been assigned to me 22:29 Enduring hardship for the ultimate goal 29:24 A hole in the market 42:00 Levi starts his business cold 54:18 The dangers of shipping by sea 1:04:42...

Duration:01:26:46

Jack Ma (Alibaba)

8/9/2018
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0:01 Crazy Jack 6:59 The internet is filling the void created by state planning 20:35 Jack has made a career out of being underestimated: “I am a very simple guy. I am not smart. I might have a smart face but I’ve got very stupid brains.” 24:43 Jack’s early life / Discipline and Curiosity 40:00 Jack Magic: “ Nobody saw the opportunity in this business. We didn’t make much money at first, but Jack persevered…I respect him tremendously for he has a a great ability to motivate people and he can...

Duration:00:09:16

Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir, & Founders Fund)

8/2/2018
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1:45 Culture Eats Strategy 3:56 Conspiracy as a metaphor for a company. 6:02 It is a story of poetic justice on a grand scale plotted silently for nearly a decade. 15:25 Something in these pages planted itself deep into Thiel's mind when he first read it long ago. 21:40 It was ruthless efficiency and hyper competence. 34:36 You were driven to entrepreneurship because it was a safe space from consensus and from convention. 38:52 What if I do something about this? What might happen? What might...

Duration:02:38:21

Elon Musk #2 (SpaceX, Tesla, and PayPal)

7/9/2018
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0:47 I don't want to be the person who ever has to compete with Elon 2:45 Musk expects you to keep up 4:41 Short of building an actual money-crushing machine, Musk could not have picked a faster way to destroy his fortune. He became a one-man, ultra-risk-taking venture capital shop 5:22 Revisit old ideas 7:49 It was not unusual for him to read ten hours a day 9:32 His approach to dating mirrors his approach to work 10:59 Humans are deeply mimetic 14:37 Thinking from first principles 17:40...

Duration:00:34:35

David Packard (Hewlett-Packard)

7/2/2018
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0:01 How Steve Jobs was inspired by David Packard 1:00 Books are the original hyperlinks 4:30 Profit is the measure of how well we work together 9:00 HP's first product 11:00 Podcasts before podcasts 14:00 Many of the things I learned in this process were invaluable, and not available in business schools. 15:00 More businesses die from indigestion than starvation. 16:30 The importance of maintaining a narrow focus 20:00 Growth from profit 21:00 Lessons from the Great Depression = No long...

Duration:00:39:05

The Wright Brothers

6/25/2018
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2:30 Unyielding determination 4:00 Jocko's concept of GOOD 6:30 The ability to focus on an idea for a long time is the antidote to short bursts of dopamine we get from checking social feeds all day. 13:00 The beginning of their side business 16:00 The importance of heroes 18:30 Rereading / revisiting old ideas 22:00 Books transformed idle curiosity into the active zeal of workers 24:30 Wilbur Wright on risk: “The man who wishes to keep at the problem long enough to really learn anything...

Duration:00:41:40

Paul English (Kayak)

6/15/2018
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7:00 Kayak sells for $1.8 billion 12:00 I'm paying attention. I want meetings of three people, not ten. 15:00 Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him. 22:30 A description of Paul's bi polar disorder 31:00 The economics of games 36:30 Learning how to negotiate from his Dad 43:00 The Internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven't figured this out yet. 50:00 Leaving a $1,000,000 behind. 55:00...

Duration:01:24:53