The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond, hosted by Jim Baer.

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Episode 81: Stephen M. R. Covey

Episode 81: Stephen M. R. Covey

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Stephen M. R. Covey, author, motivational speaker, and all-around expert on the subject of leadership. Their wide-ranging conversation covers his background, how he built his leadership practice, and, of course, his relationship with his father, the late Stephen R Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. You don’t want to miss it!
Episode 80: Dr. William Li

Episode 80: Dr. William Li

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself,” Dr. William Li. Dr. Li is a lab scientist and vascular biologist, who has built a career studying our relationship to food. Their conversation covers Dr. Li’s research, his background, and some practical advice about how diet can impact your long-term health.
Episode 79: Frank Bruni

Episode 79: Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni is a contributing Opinion writer at The New York Times. He has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic. He is the author of four New York Times best sellers: a 2022 reflection on illness, aging and optimism, "The Beauty of Dusk"; a 2015 examination of the college admissions frenzy, “Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be”; a 2009 memoir, “Born Round,” about the joys and torments of his eating life; and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, “Ambling Into History.” In the summer of 2021, he became a professor of journalism and public policy at Duke University. His newest book is called THE AGE OF GRIEVANCE.
Episode 78: Larry Summers

Episode 78: Larry Summers

Larry Summers is on the show this week! Jim sits down with renowned economist Larry Summers to talk recent US financial history, the current state of the national debt, some unintended consequences of Quantitate Easing, and much much more. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council under Barack Obama, Summers was President of Harvard University, and, in a Puck Podcast first, was portrayed (albeit briefly) in the 2010 Academy Award winning film, The Social Network. A fascinating conversation with a fascinating guest.
Episode 77: Dr. Tommy Wood

Episode 77: Dr. Tommy Wood

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Dr. Tommy Wood, neuroscientist, researcher, and athletic performance consultant to talk about the human brain. They cover the relationship between diet and brain health, long-term cognitive function, and the real-world, practical steps you can take to keep your brain and avoid cognitive decline. You don’t want to miss it!
Episode 76: Navneet Govil of Softbank

Episode 76: Navneet Govil of Softbank

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Navneet Govil, Executive MP and CFO of SoftBank Vision Fund. Their wide ranging conversation covers Navneet’s background, the history of SoftBank, the current state of the investment market, and the role of AI in today’s world. You don’t want to miss it!
Episode 75: Ash Beckham

Episode 75: Ash Beckham

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Ash Beckham, a self-described Accidental Advocate and author of Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader. After Ash gave a 2014 TEDx Talk focused on “coming out of your individual closet” and opening up, she became a sought-after speaker and authority on initiating difficult conversations. She talks Jim through her background, polarization, and offers advice on how to engage with those with whom you may not agree. A fascinating conversation you don’t want to miss!
Episode 74: William Egginton

Episode 74: William Egginton

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Professor William Egginton, author of The Rigor of Angels – Borges, Heisenberg, Kant, and the Ultimate Nature of Reality. Their conversation covers the similarities underpinning both New Atheism and Religious Fundamentalism, accepting the reality of discomfort between different mindsets, philosophical paradox, the benefits of reason and evidence-based-arguments. You don’t want to miss it!
Episode 73: Peter Berg of M12

Episode 73: Peter Berg of M12

On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Peter Berg, Managing Partner of M12, Microsoft’s venture arm. Their conversation covers M12’s history, the relationship between M12 and Microsoft as a whole, and the current state of investing and AI. You don’t want to miss it!

Bio of The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond, hosted by Jim Baer, is a podcast that delves into the world of venture capital and explores the forward-thinking mindset that drives this industry. Through in-depth conversations with seasoned venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and technology experts, The Puck takes listeners on a journey of discovery.

Join Jim as he uncovers the stories of these industry leaders, exploring their triumphs, obstacles, and the valuable lessons they've learned along the way. Gain insights into what investors seek in potential investments and learn the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your ideas.

In addition to the people behind venture capital, The Puck also explores the latest technologies and trends shaping our world.

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