Renn Vara - The Reality of Startup Life

Date: <2018-09-24 Mon>

Questions:

  1. Why did you join a startup?
    • impact

Master the ability to communicate ideas, influence, and make things happen. This is important because there isn’t a luxury of time.

Activity: Tell a story: here’s what I’m most challenged by in this culture. The other person, ask how and what questions.

Next, the other person says “If I understand you correctly, (repeat whatever was said). End with a question.”

We don’t have time to be misunderstood in a startup. The advantage of a startup is speed. Value speed.

Inside a startup, seeking understanding is crucial. We spend too much time, judging, making mistakes.

Make a commitment to seeking understanding as the number 1 priority: active listening.

Activity: Ask if you can offer your point of view.

Feedback is important. Active listening is important.

Accountability is important. Do what you say you’re going to do. 3 words women want to hear from men: I got this (not I love you).

Hopcroft, Parkins - Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The industrial revolutions:

  1. Water/steam engine
  2. Electricity
  3. Electronics and Information Technology
  4. 9 areas of technologies: 3D printing, quantum computing…???

John Hopcroft

On Change

Is AI really artificial intelligence?

How to choose the problems you work on?

Does the degree matter?

What does it mean for a computer to be more intelligent than a human being?

Privacy as a trade-off

Can computers formulate problems that humans want to work with?

Concentration of power

Working on a healthy way towards the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Computers and morality

Anything that scares you about the 4th Industrial Revolution?

What area of research would you want to work on?

Advice

Stuart Parkins

How to choose the problems you work on?

Does the degree matter?

Jethro - Why is this guy so controversial?

Computers vs Human Beings

Can computers formulate problems that humans want to work with?

Concentration of Power

Working on a healthy way towards the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Computers and Morality

Anything that scares you about the 4th Industrial Revolution?

What area of research would you want to work on?

Regulation of AI

Augmented Intelligence