Something Ventured -- Silicon Valley Podcast

Michael Tchong has been called "the most influential trend-spotter in America". He is a top-rated innovation speaker, adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, trend forecaster and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He heads up incubator Ubercool Innovation and is the founder of four disruptive startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas and ICONOCAST, all riding early market waves.

In this podcast we discuss “Ubertrends” — his proprietary framework of massive waves that are reshaping global human behavior. In this podcast, Michael and Kent discuss the trends that are shaping the future -- from "time compression" to the to the 'rise of women' -- we cover them all.

The full set of trends discussed includes: Digital Lifestyle -- Marriage of Man and Machine;  Fountain of Youth -- Rejuvenating Body, Spirit and Environment;  Generation X-tasy -- Been There, Done That;  Time Compression -- The Acceleration of Life;  Unwired -- Untethered and Unfettered;  Casual Living -- The Evaporation of Decorum;  Voyeurgasm -- I Like to Watch;  WAF (Woman's Acceptance Factor) -- Ascent of Woman;  Innovation -- Reinventing Business and Life

More about the book: Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future is a graphic and eye-opening exploration of nine disruptive forces that are shape-shifting society. As these massive waves crash into the future, they leave many subtrends in their wake while leading to many cultural value changes. Society’s permanently altered behavior provides ready context for how the future will evolve

Direct download: 103_michael_tchong.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

Scott Kupor is the managing partner of famed venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management that sits at the beating heart of Sand Hill Road. Sand Hill road is, of course, the physical center of the venture capital industry – the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world. So...Scott is at the center, of the center of the global venture capital industry.

In his new book -- Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It -- Scott covers a range of topics critical to any founder: Why VCs invest in particular stages, the key skill for raising venture capital, and what happens when things don’t go so well.

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: 102_Scott_Kupor.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT