In this week’s interview, New York Times Best Selling Author, Brad Stone joins TIP for a discussion about his new book, The Startups.  Recently, few Silicon Valley companies are changing all the rules and reaching enormous heights.  Brad covers the key factors around these companies meteoric rise.  During this interview, Brad talks about his first-hand accounts with CEOs like Travis Kalanick and Brian Chesky (the founders of Uber and Airbnb).

Near the end of the interview, Preston and Stig talk to Brad about his experience with billionaire Jeff Bezos from Amazon.  Brad shares some interesting stories about his time writing the book, The Everything Store.

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

• How much skill and luck is behind the success of Uber and Airbnb
• Why investors are currently paying close to $70B to own a company that loses $4B a year
• Why the next generation of successful companies in Silicon Valley will master Artificial Intelligence
• How and why Brad Stone’s previous book got a 1-star review from Jeff Bezos’ wife

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Books and Resources Mentioned in this Podcast

Preston and Stig’s discussion about Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store

Brad Stone’s book, The Upstarts – Read reviews of this book

Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store – Read reviews of this book

Yuval Noah Harari’s book, Sapiens – Read reviews of this book

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