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#37 Daniel Carucci -- "Global Health"

Dan Carucci, M.D., Ph. D. has served in the US Navy -- as head of its malaria program. He has served as director of science for the Foundation for the National Institutes for Health.  He has also spent time with the Gates Foundation, and escorting billionaires around Africa to study various health initiatives.  As wealth is created in Silicon Valley, many turn to funding large scale global health projects (perhaps most notably, Bill Gates).  In this podcast we discuss the effectiveness -- and pitfalls -- of global health programs, and their billionaire funders.

 

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In the Something Ventured Podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom goes behind the scenes in Silicon Valley, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 37_Dan_Carucci_-_22Global_Health22.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

#36 Neil Cohen - "Get a Job" Part 2 of 2

Neil Cohen -- CMO and lecturer and San Francisco State University continues the conversation about how -- and how not -- to optimize a career in Silicon Valley.

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley Insider Kent Lindstrom goes behind the scenes in Silicon Valley as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online -- and beyond.

Direct download: 36_Neil_Cohen-_22Get_a_Job22_Part_2.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#35 Neil Cohen -- "Get a Job"

Neil Cohen -- Silicon Valley CMO and San Francisco State lecturer talks about the etiquette of job searching and of hiring candidates in Silicon Valley.  Silicon Valley's hot job market doesn't keep candidates from making wealth minimizing mistakes -- so Kent and Neil discuss how to get it right.

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom goes behind the scenes in Silicon Valley with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 35_Neil_Cohen-_22Get_a_Job22_Part_1.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#34 Charlie Recksieck  2 of 2-- Tech and Music

In this part 2 of 2, Charlie Recksieck continues the conversation on music.  We begin by explaining Mark Zuckerberg and his foray into Wirehog, before Facebook.  Also discussed are how the music business works today -- how new technologies impact how artists get paid, and the implications for promoting and monetizing band tours.  Charlie's band is The Bigfellas, whose music was featured in the 2012 documentary "Don't Change the Subject".

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the peole who are shaping the way we view the world onlnie.....and beyond.

Direct download: 34_Charlie_Recksieck_2_of_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

#33 Charlie Recksieck -- Music and Tech 1 of 2

Charlie Recksieck is an entrepreneur, engineer and musician.  His band is "Leaders in the Clubhouse".

Discussed in this episode are the (many) impacts technology has had on music.  From 8-track tapes to Napster.  The episode begins with a brief explanation of Napster and Mark Zuckerberg's brief foray into peer-peer music, before....Facebook.

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley Insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 33_Charlie_Recksieck_--_Music_and_Tech_1_of_2_.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#32 Preet Anand -- The Entrepreneur's Battle 2 of 2

In episode 2 of 2 with Preet Anand, we discuss Blue Light, the startup focused on public safety, of which Preet is CEO and Founder.  Topics include -- the process (and game) of fundraising.  Also discussed is the uniqueness of a startup in the public safety space, as well as the ups and downs of being an entrepreeur in Silicon Valley.

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 32_Preet_Anand_and_The_Entrepreneurs_Battle_Part_2_of_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Bluelight founder and CEO Preet Anand discusses the ups and downs of his startup in this first of 2 episodes.  In "Something Ventured" fashion the first episode covers -- yes -- housing in Silicon Valley.  Also discussed are Preet's experiences at Zynga, and observations of life in the Bay Area.

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley Veteran Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 31_Preet_Anand_and_The_Entrepreneurs_Battle_Part_1_of_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Internet exec and  San Francisco State professor Neil Cohen talks marketing.  Often misunderstood in Silicon Valley, the marketing role is a key one for almost any successful company of any size.  Also in this episode -- Neil and Kent poke fun at some Silicon  Valley marketing fails -- and those billboards on the 101.

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In the Something Ventured podcast Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online....and beyond.

 

Direct download: 30_Neil_Cohen_--_Marketing.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

#29 Neil Cohen Talks Mexico Entrepreneurship

Neil Cohen is a marketing executive and advisor with experience ranging from Sega and Hilton to numerous successful startups.  He is a board member of SF State UCORP and a Mentor to StartupMexico.  In this podcast, Neil and Kent discuss the booming entrepreneurial scene in Mexico City, and contrast it to Silicon Valley

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In the Something Ventured podcast Silicon Valley veteran Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 29_Neil_Cohen_--_Mexico__International.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#28 Holiday Replay Vincent Robinson on Being Gay in Silicon Valley

On October 30, 2014, Tim Cook -- Apple's CEO -- came out as gay.  He never denied it, but now said  " I haven't acknowledged it publicly, until now".

Tim Cook and other gay Silicon Valley executives were discussed in an earlier podcast with executive Vincent Robinson.  Here, we replay that episode.

Happy holidays.  Kent Lindstrom.... @kentlind

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people changing the way we view the world online and beyond.

 

Direct download: 28_Vincent_Robinson_Gay_In_SIlicon_Valley_replay.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT