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San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential folks from tech, media, business and beyond about everything except their resumes. Who are the people building, funding, and running the tech companies shaping our daily lives? And like, has [INFLUENTIAL PERSON] ever kept a plant alive? Is [VERY IMPRESSIVE FOUNDER] actually afraid of the dark? What was [STALWART OF VC TWITTER] known for in high school? Tune into Non-Technical with Alexis Gay to find out.
 
Welcome to The Business Brew This podcast’s mission is to dig deep into the thought patterns and analysis of investors and business people. The podcast stemmed from Bill Brewster consistently feeling like he was listening to prepackaged material while listening to podcasts. Instead, he wanted long form, in depth, discussions about finance, capital allocation, and the psychology of investing/business. Bill is a private investor. He cohosts the podcast Value: After Hours with Tobias Carlisle a ...
 
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Jeremy Raper stopped by The Business Brew to discuss his unique way of viewing equity markets. Jeremy is a global investor that looks for value in obscure places. He views the world through a credit lens, which is fun for Bill since that’s Bill’s background. This episode covers position sizing, illiquid microcap positioning, global investing, and m…
 
In software engineering, telemetry is the data that is collected about your applications. Unlike logging, which is used in the development of apps to pinpoint errors and code flows, telemetry data includes all operational data including logs, metrics, events, traces, usage, and other analytical data. Companies usually visualize this information to …
 
Naledi Pandor, South African Foreign Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the push to loosen restrictions on vaccine patents and the lessons to be learnt from India's covid crisis. Kara Swisher, contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, talks about the decision taken by the independent oversight committee within Facebook to uphol…
 
For people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM, every day is memorable. Ask them what they were doing on this date 10 years ago, and they’ll be able to tell you. Markie Pasternak, one of the youngest people identified with HSAM, and Michael Yassa, PhD, director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the Unive…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Turner Novak, Founder of Banana Capital. They talk about (almost) summiting the Everest of Halo, becoming a 10x EA, the Canadian “sorry,” and why this episode could be used as evidence in a court case. You can find Turner on Twitter at @turnernovak and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod. This epis…
 
John Brennan, former CIA director, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing G7 meeting in London and it's key theme of promoting democracies in a world with increasingly strong autocracies. Laurie Woolever, co-author of "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide", talks about her colleague, the late Anthony Bourdain, with whom she discussed writing…
 
U.S. Senator and author of "Antitrust" Amy Klobuchar joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how giant tech companies are stifling competition. She says that America needs to get serious about taking on monopolies again. Then to mark World Press Freedom Day, journalists Rana Ayyub and Amanda Bennett discuss global attacks on reporters in the age of CO…
 
First and foremost, Bill owns stock in OppFi. This episode is not an invitation or solicitation to buy or sell shares in FGNA, the entity that OppFi is merging with in a SPAC transaction. Second, The Business Brew and Bill encourage listeners to do their own due diligence and talk to their financial advisor before purchasing or selling shares in an…
 
Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
William Green is the author of RICHER, WISER, HAPPIER: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life (April 20, 2021; Scribner). Green has written for many leading publications in the US and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, The Los Angeles Times, The Bosto…
 
As India sets a covid world record with nearly 380,000 new infections, Christiane Amanpour asks Narendra Taneja, the national spokesman for Prime Minister Modi's ruling BJP Party, about the danger of elections continuing amidst the crisis. Republican Senator Todd Young discusses President Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress yesterday and …
 
Corey Hoffstein, host of Flirting with Models, stopped by The Business Brew to have a wide ranging conversation about markets and his career. Corey is an amazing thinker. Rather than summarize his thoughts we would direct listeners to his website: https://blog.thinknewfound.com/author/choffstein/. You can find his podcast links at https://www.think…
 
As the debate over vaccine nationalism continues, countries like India are in the grip of the worst stage of the pandemic and others are forging ahead with vaccine rollout. Anglican Archbishop of Southern Africa Thabo Makgoba and Seth Berkley, the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss why the G7 must put people befo…
 
Cloud computing provides tools, storage, servers, and software products through the internet. Securing these resources is a constant process for companies deploying new code to their cloud environments. It’s easy to overlook security flaws because company applications are very complex and many people work together to develop them. Wyze Labs, for ex…
 
What if the way you think about your brain and how and why it functions is just plain wrong? Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and author of the book “7 ½ Lessons About the Brain,” discusses myths about the brain and her theory that it evolved not to think but to control our bodies, and that emotions ar…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alexia Bonatsos, former Co-Editor of TechCrunch and Founder/Managing Director of Dream Machine VC. They talk about Greek Reddit hot sauce forums, a severe case of nineties brow, capitalism-induced bad mouthfeel, leveraging Cost-Per-Wear (CPW) for a sustainable clothing budget, what connects M&M yogurt to Ma…
 
A leaked recording of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticizing it's untouchable Revolutionary Guard is shaking up politics inside the country. Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how the tape tells a story of two parallel regimes working in concert. Turning to A…
 
Modern applications are increasingly built as large, distributed systems. A distributed system is a program where its components are located on different machines that communicate with one another to create a single cohesive app. Components may exist as multiple instances across “nodes,” the computers hosting them, which form clusters of nodes that…
 
As covid ravages India, Dr Yatin Mehta, Chairman of the Critical Care Department at Medanta - The Medicity, and Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the situation on the ground and how the country's crisis reached this point. Kyle Buchanan, The Projectionist columnis…
 
Geospatial technology impacts every person who uses a smartphone, drives a car, or flies in airplanes. It refers to all of the technology used to acquire and interpret geographic information. In more advanced settings, geospatial technology is used for constructing dynamic maps, 3D visualizations, and scientific and governmental simulations. The co…
 
Senator Mazie Hirono joins Christiane Amanpour to share how her immigrant experience and her indomitable mother inspire her public service. Then artist Julie Mehretu talks about her retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the meaning behind her extraordinary abstract art. Vivek Maru is founder of Namati, which empowers grassroots gr…
 
Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component may take weeks to thoroughly test, and even then mistakes happen. If you consider software defects as security issues then the concern goes well beyond an application temporarily crashing. Although even minor bugs can cost companies a lot of time to locat…
 
UN Climate Chief Patricia Espinosa joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss Biden's Earth Day summit and whether the pledges that have been made are enough. She’s argues we’re not there just yet. Then director James Cameron reveals why he took some time away from editing Avatar 2, 3 and 4 to make his latest project, "Secrets of the Whales.” Walter Isaa…
 
In a long-awaited, historic verdict, jurors have found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of the murder of George Floyd; the unarmed black man killed last March that sparked a racial reckoning in the United States. To understand this profound moment National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins Christiane Amanpour to react, hig…
 
In this episode Preston Pysh joins The Business Brew. Preston needs no introduction in the financial podcast world. But just in case... Preston Pysh is an authority in business, investing, and leadership. His business podcast is globally ranked #1 on iTunes for stock investing and numerous other categories. On Amazon, Preston is globally ranked as …
 
Encryption algorithms provide the means to secure and transfer sensitive information by taking input and transforming it into an unreadable output. Usually a special key, or multiple keys, are needed to unscramble the information back to the original input. These algorithms power the security of everything from our cell phone lock screens to Fortun…
 
Leonid Volkov, Chief of Staff to Alexey Navalny, who's said to be gravely ill in prison, tells Christiane Amanpour the Kremlin does not want him to "die in custody but they want him to suffer." Then Celeste Wallander, former Special Assistant to President Obama on Russia, says the White House is preparing for a productive relationship with the Krem…
 
A liquid market enables individuals or groups to quickly buy and sell assets. Decentralized platforms can struggle to execute trades when their platform does not have much liquidity for a specific token. Newer tokens or tokens with limited supply are most often the least liquid because there might be an imbalance of buyers and sellers. You can’t se…
 
Over the past several years, climate change has moved from an abstract idea to a reality in many Americans’ lives – a reality that we are increasingly worried about. An APA survey found that two-thirds of American adults said that they felt at least a little “eco-anxiety,” defined as anxiety or worry about climate change and its effects. Dr. Thomas…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jared Erondu, VP of Design at Lattice. They talk about left-handed confirmation bias, what two out of two dentists agree on, being a level 5 pool player, Old Bay seasoning (for dessert?), and the Brooklyn of Trinidad. You can find Jared on Twitter at @erondu and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.…
 
As the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd continues, former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on this turning point for police across America and the dire need for change. She calls his death a "shock to the conscience." Then turning to the tragic shadow pandemic of male suicide, Michael…
 
Non-fungible tokens are proofs of authenticity that are stored on a blockchain. Unlike fungible tokens, such as cryptocurrencies which are interchangeable, non-fungible tokens aren’t inherently equivalent to any other token. Because they are unique, they can be used to represent any unique asset. Their presence on a blockchain enables an NFT owner …
 
Bill invited Aaron to stop by The Business Brew to have some fun and do a 4/20 episode. While the conversation does touch on cannabis, the more important parts of the conversation involve Aaron's philosophy of work life balance. Aaron is a strong advocate of the 24/6 workweek. He is a staunch advocate of observing a work sabbath weekly. We hope the…
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
A famine is stalking Yemen; with nearly half a million at risk of starving to death. Oscar nominated documentary "Hunger Ward" looks at those bearing the brunt of this tragic reality: children. Director Skye Fitzgerald and international correspondent Nima Elbagir join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what they learnt in covering this humanitarian cri…
 
Volatility is the degree of fluctuation of something’s price. Highly volatile assets may see rapid and large price changes, while less volatile assets will maintain a steady price. This concept is important in decentralized finance because cryptocurrencies tend to be volatile assets. The company Synthetix provides assets called Synths that provide …
 
A decentralized exchange, usually referred to as a DEX, is a platform for exchanging cryptocurrencies. Depending on trading volume for different coins, some DEXs are more liquid than others. On the one hand you can freely swap unlisted tokens and maintain full control over your private keys and wallet information. On the other hand, without the rig…
 
Afghan peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi joins Christiane Amanpour from Kabul to unpack President Biden's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before September 11. Democratic Senator from Jon Ossoff speaks about the need for Congress to act in the wake of voter restriction laws in his home state of Georgia. Then Princeton sociology profess…
 
A data warehouse is a data management system that often contains large amounts of historical data and is used for business intelligence activities like analytics. It centralizes customer data from multiple sources to be an organization’s single source of truth. Getting the data from your data warehouse into the different applications used by your o…
 
Three U.S. presidents have tried and failed to end the war in Afghanistan, and President Biden says he refuses to be the fourth. By September, he will withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from the country and NATO is likely to follow. Former head of U.S. Special Operations Command Admiral William McRaven (Ret.) was the commander of the mission that ki…
 
In this episode Heather Brilliant stops by The Business Brew to discuss what it is like to run a valuation focused asset manager in 2021. Heather has a unique view on asset management and what she is trying to accomplish at Diamond Hill. She is stakeholder focused and believes constraining asset management capacity helps align client and manager in…
 
IT infrastructure are the components required to operate IT environments, like networks, virtual machines or containers, an operating system, hardware, data storage, etc…. As companies build out different deployment environments with infrastructure configurations, they must maintain the different environments, replicate them, and update them. The m…
 
Despite the fact that so many people profess to dislike making small talk, it turns out that talking to strangers and acquaintances can actually strengthen our mental health and enrich our lives. What do we gain from meeting new people? What have we been missing out on this past year as COVID-19 has restricted these social interactions? And how can…
 
Decentralized applications, termed “dApps,” are applications that feel like normal apps but are actually deployed (mostly) on the Ethereum blockchain. This means dApps can’t be taken down, can’t be censored or blocked, typically use Ethereum accounts as identity, and would only experience downtime if Ethereum itself went down. There are a lot of th…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Helena Price Hambrecht, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Haus. They talk about the Rocky Balboa of Dads, being secretly popular, following your heart (to naps), swoopy bangs, competitive piano, and moving across the country to (not) marry a grape farmer. You can find Helena on Twitter @helena and Alexis at @yayalex…
 
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