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Jason kicks off the episode with the news: an update on the Tether (02:02), how Gamestop poached Amazon talent (06:17), and the first-ever decline in the average number of streaming accounts per household (19:04). Then, Akash Nigam joins to discuss his company Genies, why everyone will have an avatar, the metaverse, NTFs & more (25:10).…
 
The Pelicans couldn't get to a 10-seed with Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and good role players. Now the pressure is on to get their franchise player to his postseason debut. This video explains the moves they must make to improve before Zion starts to look like the second coming of Anthony Davis in the Crescent City.…
 
Jason kicks off the episode with research into the claims against Tether Limited, the company behind USDT, the world's largest "stablecoin" and 3rd largest cryptocurrency (1:30). Then Jason is joined by 3 founders of Alternative Asset investing platforms (25:49), Chris Bruno of Rally, Scott Lynn of Masterworks, and Ben Miller of Fundrise. They disc…
 
News broke last week that Chris Paul is planning to decline his player option and become a free agent. That was unthinkable 2 years ago but CP3's revamp has been amazing. This pod looks at possible destinations for the Point God but also shuts down some popular choices because he's a bad fit. 박혜진 Park Hye Jin & Nosaj Thing, "CLOUDS"…
 
Klay Thompson will return sometime next season and there are high expectations. The Warriors missed the playoffs for a 2nd straight season and fans expect Klay to save the day. This pod explains why the other Splash Brother will not make a gigantic difference in his first season and what that means for Golden State and for Steph Curry's legacy.…
 
Jason opens with a Founder University segment on "Startup Math" (1:48), then interviews Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on Biofacturing (16:45), how DNA sequencing & machine learning are enabling materials science advancements (26:35), what human capital is needed for the industry (42:53) & more. Pod Notes: http://bit.ly/1231notes…
 
Nicolas Batum is a key player for the Clippers today but never knew if he'd see his 31st birthday. When he was a kid, Nic watched his father die playing the game he loves. Nic followed in his shoes with basketball but almost didn't make it. This pod explains the harrowing journey to finally reach the NBA as a healthy father himself. The Stone Roses…
 
First up, Jason covers "Bitcoin Toxicity." Are Bitcoin maximalists exhibiting cult-like behavior? (1:19) Then, he assesses the risks of Bezos going to space: is the potential upside worth the risk of ruin? (36:16) Finally, he wraps with news of Facebook's rumored smartwatch. Have Apple's recent privacy measures forced Facebook's hand into the weara…
 
The LA Lakers lost and LeBron James was bounced in the first round for the first time ever. A gigantic offseason is here with people wondering if the King is finally washed. Anthony Davis and LeBron take up most of their salary cap space and choices to upgrade are limited but not impossible. This pod explains exactly what the front office must do t…
 
Customer success is key to startup success. First, Statusphere CEO Kristen Wiley shares strategies from managing two customer success teams in B2B and B2C. (1:00) Then, find out why customers churn from Techmate COO Nicole Beals, who also shares how Techmate increased their customer retention rate from 70% to 98%. (27:07) To wrap, Jason leads a Q&A…
 
The Dallas Mavericks offseason came earlier than they wanted after blowing a 3-2 lead to the Clippers. There are a lot of questions to answer but the number 1 thing on people's minds is Kristaps Porzingis trades. This pod explains that and other crucial decisions ahead for the Mavs to save Luka Doncic from mediocrity. Vinyl Williams, "Precious Star…
 
Jason gives his take on the letter from a group of employees to Tim Cook about Apple's return to work (1:00), then Fatima Dicko the CEO and Founder of Sugar discusses pivoting in the pandemic (25:54), what amenities apartments will offer in the future (45:39), and more. Then Jason wraps with a "button" on investing when valuations are high, where t…
 
Some predictions look stupid like saying the Knicks would beat the Hawks but some wrong calls are explainable like the injured Lakers losing to Phoenix. This video calls out what I got wrong from Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs but also gives credit for correct calls. At the end are Round 2 predictions now that every matchup is set. Curtis Mayfield, "M…
 
Jason covers the bankruptcy of the Softbank-backed construction startup Katerra, Bill Ackman's Universal Music SPAC, then interviews Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about portable benefits for independent contractors, the expanding UberEats business, local commerce and more!By Jason Calacanis
 
The Suns were amazing in taking down LeBron James and the Lakers in round 1. It's the first time LeBron has lost in the opening round and a lot of people are talking about his legacy as the Greatest of all Time. This pod explains why it's actually a good thing that LeBron lost and what moves the Lakers could make this offseason. The Stone Roses, "T…
 
A low-burn rate gives startups the agility they need to succeed and weather unforeseen challenges. Two CEOs join Jason to discuss how founders can make the most of their limited capital. Ben Seidl of Neyborly covers managing burn rate (2:58), Lil Roberts of Xendoo shares the steps needed to maintain financial health, then Jason joins for a Q&A on h…
 
Most NBA teams are making offseason plans and free agency is a huge tool to improve. This pod breaks down the top-10 free agents after a lot of talent took themselves off the market. At one time LeBron James, Giannis Antetokoumpo, Paul George, Rudy Gobert and others were available but they've signed extensions. This list digs deep to find the game …
 
Jason breaks down the Citizen App's recent mistake of putting a $30,000 bounty on an incorrect arson suspect (01:39), assesses the merits of an "Uber for private security" (17:15), and covers Coinbase's launch of their self-titled "Fact Check" media arm (37:32).By Jason Calacanis
 
Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal of Acquired join Jason to talk about Bitcoin's recent price action (5:55), the cognitive dissonance of liking both Bitcoin and Berkshire (14:27), Amazon's acquisition of MGM (39:34), and more!By Jason Calacanis
 
The Golden State Warriors are entering a huge offseason. They're getting Klay Thompson back but have missed the playoffs in back to back years. If Steph Curry doesn't sign his extension it will be panic-mode in the Bay. This video explains all the biggest moves they have to make to maximize their championship window. "Uptown Top Ranking"…
 
The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on June 22nd but at least we know what teams will be in the lottery. This pod is the second A.M. Hoops mock draft. This is a stacked draft and the top 5 prospects could go number 1 in other years. The Timberwolves, Rockets, Thunder and Warriors could have their futures shaped in this draft and we are HERE FOR I…
 
Two CEOs join to talk about intentionally creating and maintaining a workplace culture that delivers high performance. First, 15five's David Hassel shares how to build culture at scale (1:49), then Balloon's Amanda Greenberg shares a process to help leaders navigate hybrid work (26:00). To wrap, Jason joins for a Q&A session covering workplace poli…
 
Jason hits the recent restrictions on crypto from the U.S. and China, Robinhood allowing users to get in at IPO prices, and Antonio García Martínez's chat with Kara Swisher (1:15). Then in the main segment, Magic Soon Cereal Co-Founder Gabi Lewis discusses the difference between a good product and product-market fit (25:47), how Magic Spoon does in…
 
Making predictions can be fun but sometimes people take it personally. That’s why it’s important to own up to what I get wrong to be accountable to fans of this channel and of the NBA. This pod also says where I got thing right because if I’m admitting faults it’s ok to pat myself on the back a little too. The Stone Roses, "This is the One"…
 
Making predictions can be fun but sometimes people take it personally. That’s why it’s important to own up to what I get wrong to be accountable to fans of this channel and of the NBA. This pod also says where I got thing right because if I’m admitting faults it’s ok to pat myself on the back a little too. Santana, "Black Magic Woman"…
 
Emergency pod! Bitcoin sees a major correction due to China's crack down (1:46). What are the chances it could it go to zero, and could China banning crypto be a blessing in disguise? Robinhood is rumored to be going public next month (14:14), what will their market cap be at IPO? Plus Squarespace goes public via direct listing (26:10)!…
 
This episode is full of tactical advice for improving your marketing operations. Gravitr's Doriane Mouret explains how to improve your conversion funnels (3:28), Outlaw's Danielle Vincent shares how to improve your SEO (33:45), then Jason joins for a Q&A covering the right cadence, location, and quality of content to publish (47:21).…
 
The Toronto Raptors are happy their season is over because it was a nightmare. This pod explains exactly what the Raptors must do this offseason to get back to the NBA Finals. There are a lot of issues to deal with like Kyle Lowry's free agency and the future of front office guy Masai Ujiri. Raptors free agent targets and trades are included. OutKa…
 
Jason covers Amazon's talks to acquire MGM, AT&T's spin-off of WarnerMedia to Discovery, and Dapper Labs lawsuit about the nature of NFTs (1:00). Then, NYT journalist Taylor Lorenz joins to discuss the implications of social media & its more reckless influencers (15:21), why she prefers to write for the New York Times instead of a lucrative Substac…
 
NBA Awards like MVP and Defensive Player of the Year are boring this season because they are so predictable. This pod drops the official A.M. Hoops end-of-season awards but gets a little spicy. We hand out the traditional honors PLUS some alternative awards like Worst Defender of the Year, Worst Coach and Worst Rookie. Enjoy! DIIV, "Skin Game"…
 
Lonzo Ball will be the most wanted young free agent this summer. That is a long way from his reputation when ‘Zo was traded from the Lakers to the Pelicans 2 offseasons ago. In that time he’s become a reliable shooter and that’s all down to his work with the Pelicans’ shooting coach. This pod explains how ‘Zo turned his career around and where he m…
 
This episode reveals the product strategies of two of Jason's high-performing portfolio companies, Superhuman & Fitbod. First, Superhuman's Founder & CEO Rahul Vohra shares his 7 principles for improving products with game design (01:40), then Fitbod's CO-founder and Product Head Jesse Venticique describes how to optimize your product hook (20:08),…
 
Spurs guard Dejounte Murray is one of the best defenders in the league and his teams’ franchise point guard. He also has a history that’s painful to talk about. The Seattle native almost didn’t make it out of childhood alive until a local NBA player took Dejounte under his wing. This pod explains how Dejounte Murray went from a gang member to juven…
 
Jason gives his take on Facebook's Instagram Kids initiative (0:53), then, Ōura's CEO Harpreet Rai discusses how sleep & recovery scores are calculated (25:09), how Oura works with the NBA & enterprise to keep organizations healthy (50:49), and more! Pod Notes: http://bit.ly/e1213tnotesBy Jason Calacanis
 
Defense hasn’t been at a premium during the 2021 NBA season so making the All-Defense team doesn’t mean what it usually does. There are still elite defenders who will be recognized and this video is the A.M. Hoops official picks. One strange thing is an absence of Knicks and Lakers from the first and second teams - snubs will be explained as well! …
 
The 2021 NBA regular season is ending and so are some coaching careers around the league. This video looks at who is most likely to be let go in the NBA. Some names are obvious and expected while others might come as a shock. It’s a sad truth in pro sports but firing the coach is usually the easiest way to shake things up. Vinyl Williams, "Precious…
 
Derrick Rose was wasting away on the irrelevant Knicks but everything changed before the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline. Since joining the Knicks he’s been a different player and the team is surging to a playoff spot. The former MVP looks great but has he done enough over his career to be a basketball Hall of Famer? This pod looks at his amazing second ru…
 
The Lakers are about to be in the Play-In tournament and anything can happen. They can blame LeBron’s injury but Anthony Davis has returned and they have struggled. Some people blame A.D.’s injury but the hard truth is The Brow has played below his standards all season. This pod explains what’s really wrong with Anthony Davis. 박혜진 Park Hye Jin…
 
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