The Prior Transformation
By Jimi Smoot
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Welcome to The Prior Transformation, where I ramble for a few minutes about technology or business. Sometimes I also interview smart people.
||CleanMarcus Weller: Can The World Truly Be Decentralized||This episode is a continuation of my Blockchain series where I sit down with people working in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space to try to find out how the blockchain will impact the world. In this episode, I sit down with Dr Marcus Weller....||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathan Mintz: The Future Of Defense||Today I sit down with Nathan Mintz who is the CoFounder/CEO of Epirus Systems. Epirus is a venture-backed startup specializing in agile development of advanced defense systems. The team combines decades of aerospace & defense experience with...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred Krueger: Stabilizing Crypto's Value||As a continuation of my blockchain series, on this episode I sit down to chat with Fred Krueger. Fred is a Stanford PhD and serial entrepreneur with 9 significant exits. He is focused on making consumer blockchain and high volume daaps a reality. EOS...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaylor Monahan: Making The Blockchain Useable||Taylor is the founder & CEO of MyCrypto, one of the leading blockchain interfaces. Previously, she founded MyEtherWallet. She loves the fast-moving, iterative adventure that encompasses the blockchain space & looks forward to ushering in...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaj Larsen: Leading Teams||Today I sit down with Kaj Larsen. To say that Kaj is a former US Navy SEAL is just the tip of the iceberg. He is also a journalist who's work you've probably seen on VICE and CNN. He went to Harvard. He worked with Sorkin on "Newsroom" --one of my...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMax Mednik - How Investors Think About Risk||In this episode angel investor and hedge fund manager Max Mednik talks with me about how he thinks about risk. Max is the AMA capital management, which is one of the first hedge funds to use computer programs to automate trading. He is also an active...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Clausen: Creativity Without Inspiration||On this episode I sit down with Scott Clausen who composes TV/Movie/ Video game music. Scott has worked on shows like The Simpsons, King of Queens, Better Off Ted. If you ever have thought "I'm on a creativity dry spell" then you will want to listen...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Oracle Problem||Listen to find out the one big issue that is not addressed by 99% of blockchain projects. Great talk from Paul Sztorc about "Oracle Problems" https://www.infoq.com/presentations/blockchain-oracle-problems Music: www.bensound.com||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe need dog A.I.||Do we really need A.I. that understands the human voice? Probably not. Let's explore. Music: www.bensound.com||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Smith: Supercoach||Today Brian Smith gives us a sneak peek into what its like to work with a business/leadership coach. This episode is packed to the brim with amazing ideas and insights, check it out. Music: www.bensound.com||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomation and criminal intent||I once had an interesting conversation with an Uber driver about self-driving cars. It triggered a quite a bit of thinking. Let's explore. Music: www.bensound.com||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivacy||Digital privacy has become quite a hot topic. What does this mean for the future? Let's explore. Scale by Geoffrey West Music: www.bensound.com||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustin Rezvani: Entrepreneur turned Biohacker||Today in the hotseat is the one and only Justin Rezvani. Justin started, ran, and sold one of the leading influencer marketing companies "theAmplify". What made him successful? Listen and find out. --- Justin Rezvani is a first generation American...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuperintelligence||Think that AI is going to take over the world? Probably not. Let's explore. Music: www.bensound.com||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything needs marketing||If you think your business doesn't do any marketing you are wrong. Let me explain why in this quick segment. Read about the "P's of marketing" that I mention here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marketing_mix Music: www.bensound.com||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Kiraz: Applying Lean Methodologies||Robert Kiraz is CEO of StudioBinder, a leading entertainment project management solution that helps production companies and brands better plan and execute on their productions in the cloud. Recently, StudioBinder acquired ProductionBeast a popular...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the hell are mechanical keyboards?||A $150 keyboard!! Sounds crazy right? Maybe not. Music: www.bensound.com||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe problem with ridesharing||On this episode of The Prior Transformation let's discuss ridesharing. It seems awesome but there is a big issue. Music: www.bensound.com||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJordi Matsumoto The Wizard Of Digital Production||Founder Friday with Marching Penguin founder Jordi Matsumoto! Jordi has spent a decade working with Fortune 500 companies from HP to Burger King to Ford. His work has predominantly been with marketers and has increasingly centered around digital...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs the blockchain an anti-technology?||I'm generally a big fan of the blockchain but it has one major assumption. Let's chat about it. Music: www.bensound.com||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBird Scooters||Scooters have taken over! Its an interesting business model, but will it work? Music: www.bensound.com||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChelsea Kent Bootstrapper Extraordinaire||In this episode, I interview former Scratch founder Chelsea Kent. We talk about what drives entrepreneurs, the value of time, and explore her very interesting perspective on reality. Music: www.bensound.com||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchains And Wealth||Can the blockchain create a world where everyone has "wealth"? Music: www.bensound.com||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCryptocurrency Taxonomy||We don't understand what the blockchain really enables. Music: www.bensound.com||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great guests, great content
I found this podcast on twitter and can’t say enough good things about it! Jimi gets interesting guests and breaks down tech and business like no one else. Highly recommended.
Great quick tidbits of wisdom and insight
Love the short, digestible chunks of knowledge. Always makes me think harder about certain issues and brings up new ways of looking at the world.
Learning by osmosis
Underneath Jimi’s laid back style is a cerebral powerhouse that unearth’s entrepreneurial insights. It’s learning by osmosis.
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