The Elusive Black Swan with David Kadavy

November 16, 2018
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Episode 11: An interview with creative entrepreneur, best selling author, and podcaster David Kadavy.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and David Kadavydiscuss elusive black swam moments, which are moments that describe an event that comes as a surprise and have a major effect.

“I had an event where my e-mail list went from 5,000 to 30,000 within a couple weeks. All these events, they kind of happened, and I did things to make them happen, but I couldn’t have predicted that they were going to happen. So I wondered to myself, how can you make black swans happen?”

“They suffer from interacting with an issue I call irrational rationality. Which is the treating of absence of evidence as evidence of absence.” 

“It always really turned me off, the whole A/B testing obsession that there was in Silicon Valley… Well yeah, if you can use machine learning to do that, that’s even more reasons for you to try and ignore those activities. Then look for the activities that are low investment, but uncertain in outcome. That uncertain outcome may be a very positive outcome.” — David Kadavy

Health Hacks with Casey Fenton of UpStock and CouchSurfing

November 8, 2018
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Episode 10: Part 2 of an interview with Casey Fenton, CEO and Founder of UpStock (http://upstock.io), and Co-Founder of CouchSurfing (http://couchsurfing.org). Listen to Episode 9 for part 1 of this interview on Ego Hacking.

In this episode Trent and Casey discuss health hacks, how to live longer, and how to improve your overall health with simple tips and tricks.

"If you can get someone in your life who loves you, to help you hack yourself… to get you to think 'I care about my health, I care about my health, I want to live a healthy way for a long time.' Get someone to help you get that kernel, that little nugget that is health hacking, and that will grow." 

"You will start to see all little things in your environment, all over the place, that corroborate and bolster of this identity that 'I care about my health, and I love myself,' and all that good stuff."- Casey Fenton

Hacking The Ego with Casey Fenton of UpStock and CouchSurfing

November 8, 2018
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Episode 9: In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Casey Fenton, CEO and Founder of UpStock (http://upstock.io), and Co-Founder of CouchSurfing (http://couchsurfing.org), who is working on a new book on ego hacking.

In this episode Trent and Casey discuss some of the techniques Casey has been researching and presenting that are going to be included in his new book which he's still working on.

"It is so important to think about how we become our identity. We have to be very careful with how we are programmed. What is in our identity? What does that cause? We automatically find more of it, whatever it is. A lot of the time the authentic self is intuitively what I feel in my heart and soul, but maybe that authentic self was programmed by society, maybe that was no programmed by you. Maybe that authentic self means self author."

"It is interesting, is the ego, is the identity, are the things inside me, are they self authored? Or are they authored by others? We want to rationalize who we are, we want to feel good. We want to say, 'oh well I made all that stuff,' but did we?" -Casey Fenton

Check out part two of this interview: Health Hacks with Casey Fenton

Ending The Crypto Winter with Garry Tan and Brett Gibson of Initialized Capital

November 1, 2018
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Episode 8: In this episode we sit down with Garry Tan and Brett Gibson of Initialized Capital and discuss emerging technologies such as cryptocurrency, blockchain, and what sets them apart from other venture capital firms.

"People are conditioned for 200 milliseconds at this point. Even waiting 5-seconds for a little spinner is not going to cut it."- Garry Tan

"Privacy is going to be a big deal for the blockchain and crypto technologies." - Brett Gibson

"It really is about those users, and what's their experience. We want to help other fellow hackers who are builders." - Garry Tan

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Crypto Unchained with Ralph Liu

October 18, 2018
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Episode 7: An interview with Ralph Liu, CEO and Founder of MuleChain.com. In this episode we discuss blockchain, supply chain management, logistics, and the delivery industry.

Technology and the Quantum Carrot with Natalie Fratto

October 18, 2018
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Episode 6: An interview with Natalie Fratto, VP at Silicon Valley Bank. In this episode we discuss everything from quantum computing, artificial intelligence, to adaptability.

Health Insurance and Blockchain with Nick Soman

October 18, 2018
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Episode 5: An interview with Nick Soman, CEO of Decent.com, on how to fix the healthcare industry using blockchain technology.

Product Iteration with Hacker Noon Interim CTO Dane Lyons

October 16, 2018
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On this special edition episode, Hacker Noon Founder & CEO David Smooke guest hosts to discuss the process of making great products with newly hired interim CTO Dane Lyons. Dane is the founder of v1labs & Knowtify, and he is one of the best product minds around. 

"To build a good product, you've got to embrace change," says Dane Lyons. "When you have a product and you change something about the product, there's really only three outcomes. It's going to get better, it's going to get worse, or it's going to stay the same. "

Read the full transcript on Hacker Noon. Listen to more Hacker Noon podcasts on iTunes and Youtube.  

Decentralizing the Cloud with Greg Osuri

October 11, 2018
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Episode 4: An interview with Greg Osuri founder of http://Akash.network and Overclock Labs. In this episode we discuss DevOps, and what it takes to scale and run a decentralized infrastructure network.

The Truth About Crypto PR with Kelley Weaver

October 11, 2018
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Episode 3: An interview with Kelley Weaver, CEO of https://www.melrosepr.com/. In this episode we discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, marketing, PR techniques, and life hacks.