Episode 17: Ev Williams on Coronavirus and the ‘Extreme’ Tech of the Future

First Contact with Laurie Segall is a Production of Dot Dot Dot Media and iHeart Radio. Hey Guys- I want to do something a little different for this episode of First Contact. About two and a half weeks ago I interviewed Ev Williams who founded Twitter and Medium and Blogger. And I had asked him you know about the Corona virus and his thoughts on … Continue reading Episode 17: Ev Williams on Coronavirus and the ‘Extreme’ Tech of the Future

He Popularized Crowdfunding, Now He Wants to Reimagine Capitalism

Kickstarter introduced the world to a new way of shopping. It allowed consumers to fund a product into existence. To pre-order something when it was just an idea inside the mind of its creator. Now, years after he left the company, Kickstarter Co-founder Yancey Strickler is out with a new book that asks the world to re-evaluate how we prioritize money. He calls it a … Continue reading He Popularized Crowdfunding, Now He Wants to Reimagine Capitalism

Episode 10: Kickstarter’s Co-founder on Paralyzing Fear & Staying Punk Rock

First Contact with Laurie Segall is a production of Dot Dot Dot Media and iHeart Radio.  Yancey Strickler: the moment that I can remember where I most felt the pain and pressure of all that was, in my last year as CEO and I was just standing there and my wife thought I left for work and then found me standing by the door. And … Continue reading Episode 10: Kickstarter’s Co-founder on Paralyzing Fear & Staying Punk Rock