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Moonshots Goes Inter-Galactic

 

Chad and I celebrated our 50th Moonshots Podcast show recently and we're having a ball recording the show. We've just finished a series on the world's greatest architects. You can read more here.

We recently did a show on author Simon Sinek and it went gang-busters - over 28k listens! So we've started working on a five-part series on each of his books. Stay tuned.

Here's a summary of the last few series of the show that are jam-packed with life lessons.

Architects Series

Episode 51 - Bjarke Ingels - BIG

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels born 2 October 1974 is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim that is rare for new names in the industry.

He is the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), widely known for buildings that defy convention while incorporating sustainable development principles and bold sociological concepts.

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Episode 50 - Zaha Hadid, Architect

Dame Zaha Hadid born October 31, 1950 and died March 31, 2016, was an Iraqi-born British architect known for her radical deconstructivist designs. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also known as the “Queen of the Curve” for buildings such as the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan with its gently sloping and yet zany curves.

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Episode 49 - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. His majestic buildings and innovative Prairie style pushed the boundaries of architecture and interior design for nearly seven decades.

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Episode 48 - Frank Gehry & Norman Foster

Frank Ghery a Canadian born architect whose works have been cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture. Frank has been named "the most important architect of our age".

Norman is known for his complementary yet ultra-modern redesigns of classic buildings and for his simple, streamlined new structures. Dubbed the "hero of high-tech," his architectural signature is a design that opens a building up to the public, is mindful of the environment, and saves money by using modern materials and advanced technology.

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Investor Series

Episode 47 - Peter Thiel, Investor

We wrap our Investor series with a Silicon Valley heavyweight - Peter Thiel. Peter started his entrepreneurial adventure with PayPal and continued his success with Palantir and Founders Fund. He made one of the best investments in history by being the first investor in Facebook. His book Zero to One and his political activity have catapulted him into the public arena.

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Episode 46 - Paul Graham, Investor

The Investor series moves to the heart of Silicon Valley with Paul Graham. Paul is an author and co-founder of Y Combinator the world's leading startup accelerator. He's been involved in many startups including Airbnb, Stripe and over 1,900 others.

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Episode 45 - Ray Dalio, Investor

The second instalment of our investor series puts a spotlight on the 'Steve Jobs of Investing' - Ray Dalio. He is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world's biggest hedge fund. He's a champion of radical transparency which he covers in his New York Times bestseller.

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Episode 44 - Warren Buffett, Investor

Warren Buffett, the ‘Oracle of Omaha’, has been investing for over sixty years and is considered to be the best in the world. He is also the most prominent philanthropist in history.

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Author Series

Episode 42 - Eric Ries, The Lean Startup

Eric Ries is disrupting the world of entrepreneurship. His book 'Lean Startup' has become a movement and a community for big and small business people alike.

He's the father of the MVP idea and tools like the Lean Canvas. So embark on a journey to discover the essential ideas behind the worlds leading product development methodology.

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Episode 41 - Simon Sinek, Start With Why

Simon Sinek is an inspiring young author who has risen to fame on the back of a famous TED talk that explained the inspiration behind Apple. Now he's written NY Times bestsellers and spends his day travelling the world and inspiring leaders.

Tune in to his ideas for inspiring others and the biggest question of them all - 'Why?'.

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Episode 40 - Peter Drucker, All of It

Peter Drucker devoted his life towards timeless ideas for business and professionals. He's called the founder of modern management - that's why he's the focus of this show.

Join us as explore the most significant thinker in modern business. And if you're reading this, you're probably a knowledge worker. And he even coined that idea way back in 1959.

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Episode 39 - Clay Christiansen, Innovator's The Innovator's Dilemma

We visit another titan of innovation on this show - Clay Christiansen. He has written many books on and around the topic of innovation and is a Harvard Business School Professor. His most significant contribution is his theory of "disruptive innovation" - considered the most influential business idea of the early 21st century.

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Apple Series

Episode 37 - Tim Cook, Apple

The Moonshots Podcast fittingly closes the Apple series with current CEO - Tim Cook. Tim is vastly underestimated as "operator". Let's see if that's true. Or perhaps we'll find some hidden breakthroughs thanks to the work of Tim Cook.

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Episode 36 - Steve Jobs, Apple Pt. II

Join us for the second part of a journey into the greatest innovator of our time - Steve Jobs. Steve saw the world in a unique way that has some much relevance to today's innovators.

Get ready to settle in for some deep learning from the Steve. The show will cover the early days, the ups and downs of Apple and the earth-shattering creation of the iMac, iPod, iPhone. This show is unmissable.

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Episode 35 - Steve Jobs, Apple

The Moonshots Podcast finally arrives at the greatest innovator of his time - Steve Jobs. Steve saw the world in a unique way that has some much relevance to today's innovators.

Get ready to settle in for some deep learning from the Steve. The show will cover the early days, the ups and downs of Apple and the earth-shattering creation of the iMac, iPod, iPhone. This show is unmissable.

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Episode 34 - Steve Wozniak, Apple

The Moonshots Podcast continues our spotlight on Apple Inc. We go back to the early days with original maker-man - Steve Wozniak.

Dive into the early days of Apple, the days of the garage. You'll also be wowed by some the stories by Woz and his enormous respect for Steve Jobs.

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Episode 33 - Angela Ahrendts, Apple

The Moonshots Podcast kicks off the much expected Apple Inc series. We start with the newest addition to the leadership team, the head of Retail - Angela Ahrendts.

Join us for a journey into positive energy and the art of listening. Furthermore, you'll discover the secret recipe used by Apple to create the best performing shops on the planet.

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Episode 20 - Jonathan Ive

The Moonshots Podcast wraps up its design series with a study of Jonathan Ive from Apple. Learn the ideas and practices from the hottest designer on the planet. 

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