Has anyone ever called you an amateur? Fractured Atlas Founder Adam Huttler has some thoughts on why that’s a good thing. Adam tells us how he took a small theater production company and grew it into one of the premier arts services and nonprofit technology companies in the country. As he steps into his new role as Founder and Chief of Exponential Creativity Ventures, he shares his views on professional development, the benefits of creativity, defining your impact and more. Plus, why coding is an ideal day job for artists!
Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer (yes, that’s a job!) of SAP who paints superheroes, writes screenplays and has a serious thing for change. If you think a corporate job doesn’t equal dynamic opportunities for change, keep listening. In fact, Jenny shares why trying to work yourself out of a job can be a great career strategy and how to use data to measure if you're on the right path. A must-listen episode for sharpening your superpowers and finding new ones!
What happens when a debt-ridden opera singer launches a Kickstarter campaign that becomes the most funded app in Kickstarter history? Gabriel Wyner shares his journey from winning the Renaissance Scholar award at USC to singing opera in Vienna to founding Fluent Forever, a language-learning system that effectively leverages technology and memory research. Plus, Kickstarter tips!
Jeff Smith got the idea to cofound Smule while pursuing his PhD in Computer Music at Stanford twenty years after attending as an undergrad. For the first time in his life, music and technology came together in a way that he didn’t see coming. Jeff shares how he saw the potential in an iPhone as an instrument of making music and not just consuming it, and how that has opened up a whole world of expressivity and accessibility. Plus: the ocarina, a fresh take on autotune and much more!
Entrepreneur and investor Jason Scott believes that when you get a bunch of individuals with diverse backgrounds in one room, magic happens. Jason shares how his experience studying Biology at MIT led him toward consumer technology and building communities. He also tells us why he’ll always dance hip-hop and why networking is the ultimate opportunity to be of service.