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Growth Stage

7 EpisodesProduced by One Investor. One Operator. One industry.Website

Growth Stage discusses the potential successes and failures of growth-stage industries and companies through the eyes of their biggest stakeholders. Each episode combines one investor, one operator, and lots of expertise to dissect hot-topic companies via their opportunities, challenges, and potenti… read more

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GS07 - WeDontMakePuns, WeMake $ (Coworking)

February 14th, 2020


The moronic circus of rearview mirror watching WeWork haters (who also seem to have a knack for lumpish puns) are to be moving on to the next town (Gloatsburg?). But they've left behind all the good stuff - the …

GS EP06 - The Long Haul (Trucking)

August 29th, 2019


Trucking has an almost mythological American cultural status. And there's a reason. It's got it all - the "American Dream", "Rags to Riches", "David …

GS EP05 - The Process Miner's Daughter

June 27th, 2019


Companies are hoarding data now. And good for them, cus, well…it’s f*cking everywhere. And hidden amongst and in between the zettabytes of data …

GS EP04 - Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night

November 6th, 2018


What do starting a disruptive game-changing business and writing a hit screenplay have in common? Lots of assholes think they can do it. While the …

GS EP03 - The Robots Are Our Friends

August 2nd, 2018


As it turns out AI is hardly artificial anymore (slaps knee). The hardest part is making an intelligent decision about what to do with it (slaps knee …

GS EP02 - Born-Digital Skepticism

August 2nd, 2018


Has the tidal wave of born-digital upstart brands killed traditional retail? Are these “game-changing” newbies everything they seem, or is something else going on? Scott Friend and Mark Weikel, two serious OGs, still on …

GS EP01 - The World Will Be A Parking Lot

August 2nd, 2018


Most people you know are barely fully autonomous, what makes you think cars are anywhere close? This industry is so new, so dynamic and so clever, …

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