By Steve Reardon
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BlindSpot is a interview based podcast series that focuses on critical issues of domestic and international policy in the US. We will ask the critical question: what are we not paying enough attention to and what impact will it have in the future? We have frank and honest conversations with our guests about the current state of foreign policy, the economy, technology and business and the challenges facing us in the future to discover what is beyond our periphery.
||CleanWeijian Shan - Out of the Gobi - My Story of China and America||We recorded today with guest host Francis Brown and we are happy to be joined by Weijian Shan. WEIJIAN SHAN is chairman and CEO of PAG, a private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he was a partner of TPG, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. He...||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumor in Business with Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas||I'm very lucky to be joined on the show today by 2 wonderful guests, Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas who are here to talk about humor in business. Jennifer is a behavioral psychologist, author and the General Atlantic Professor at Stanford...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeadership in Crisis - with HBS's Nancy Koehn||Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. We spoke about...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth care, immigration and the future of conservatism with Lanhee Chen.||I'm happy to welcome on the podcast today Lanhee Chen. We discussed Health Care reform, immigration and the future of conservatism. Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForeign Policy in Trump's first 100 days - with Kori Shake||It's my pleasure to have Kori Shake back with me on the podcast today. We discussed Trump's first 100 days, the current state of foreign policy and the strategy in Syria and North Korea. Kori is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution....||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWage inequality, job losses and the gig economy with Economist Paul Oyer||Wage inequality, job losses and the gig economy with Economist Paul Oyer. My guest today is economics Professor Paul Oyer. Today we discuss the way the economy and jobs are changing in the US. We also touch on policy recommendations, the pros...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Navy SEAL in Silicon Valley - Leadership, grit and hiring "the best athletes" - with John Kingsbury||John is a former Naval officer who served 14 years in Naval Special Warfare (otherwise known as the Seals), where he completed over 10 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. His military career concluded with...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRussia, Trump and the motives of Putin with Elizaveta Osetinskaya||Today I'm very happy to welcome my guest Elizaveta Osetinskaya. We cover the media in Russia, Trump's reported connections to the Kremlin and Putin's role in the world. Elizaveta Osetinskaya was until May 2016 chief editor of RBC Media...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitcoin, Blockchain and the future of Cryptocurrency with Peter van Valkenburg||We are happy to have as our guest this week, Peter Van Valkenburgh on the line from Washington DC. We spoke everything cryptocurrency - Bitcoin, Etherium and the future of the Blockchain. Today’s show is co hosted by my colleague and...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation in America with Robert Pondiscio||Today’s episode is co-hosted by my colleague, Sloan fellow and education expert Joe Ballou. Our guest today is Robert Pondiscio, on the line from New York. Robert Pondiscio is senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas...||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump and Immigration with Neil Malhotra||I am joined by returning guest Professor Neil Malhotra. We spoke about President Trump, the immigration ban and the power of institutions. Neil is the Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. We...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey Pfeffer - Power, Politics and the rise of Trump||I'm very happy to welcome on the show this week, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. This week we talk about power and why it's a BlindSpot and how played out in the 2016 elections. Also how Donald Trump is a power master. JEFFREY PFEFFER is the Thomas D....||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebt and Donald - Why the World needed 2016 - with Russell Lamberti||I'm very happy to welcome onto the podcast today, previous guest on my old show, long time contributor and friend Russell Lamberti. This week we talk about the economic hangover of the financial crisis, the banning of interest and the revolt...||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy computers know you better than your spouse - Michal Kosinski on the rise of Big Data||Today is a special episode of Blindspot as I'm joined by guest host Matt Cooke. Our Guest today is Michal Kosinski. We discussed Big Data, micro targeting and why computers can know you better than your spouse. Dr.Michal Kosinski is Assistant...||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Blank - Silicon Valley, AI and the Future of Innovation||eve Blank spent 21 years in 8 high technology companies. His last company E,piphany was started in his living room. Steve's other startups include two semiconductor companies, Zilog and MIPS Computers, a workstation company Convergent Technologies, a...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump's Foreign Policy with Kori Shake||Dr. Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is the editor, with Jim Mattis, of the book Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military. She teaches Thinking About War at Stanford, is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine,..||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Trump Won - With Prof Neil Malhotra||My guest today is Professor Neil Malhotra. Neil Malhotra is Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Political Science. He serves as the...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Nuclear Brink with William J Perry||Dr. William Perry was the nineteenth secretary of defense for the United States, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. He previously served as deputy secretary of defense (1993–94) and as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Henriksen | Special Forces, the CIA and Rogue States||Thomas H. Henriksen is an emeritus senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on American foreign policy, international political affairs, and insurgencies. He specializes in the study of US diplomatic and military courses of action...||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlindSpot Intro||BlindSpot is a interview based podcast series that focuses on critical issues of domestic and international policy in the US. We will ask the critical question: what are we not paying enough attention to and what impact will it have in the future?...||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Terrific interviews of substance
Steve has found a great mix of thoughtful experts on business, economics, policy and culture. Great conversations that generate insight above any partisan debates, drawing on genuine curiosity and truth seeking. We need more of this.
This is a very thought-provoking and informative podcast and Steve Reardon is an excellent interviewer.