The Wisdom of the Crowd, with Chance Barnett
There’s no success in the idea economy without failure. And Chance Barnett, the founder of Crowdfunder, knows more than a little about both failure and success.
There’s no success in the idea economy without failure. Serial, sometimes epic failure. And yet even in today’s most innovative companies, the fear of failure is holding us back. This is the take-home message of Big Think and Singularity University’s recent survey of over 1200 business and thought leaders on “exponential leadership”––leadership for an age of exponential disruption and change.
And Chance Barnett, the founder of Crowdfunder, knows more than a little about both failure and success. He’s a tech entrepreneur who got his start during the dot com boom, and founded multiple companies that failed (and a sufficient number of others that succeeded) on the road to starting Crowdfunder in 2011.
The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.
Most people think human extinction would be bad. These people aren't philosophers.
- A new opinion piece in The New York Times argues that humanity is so horrible to other forms of life that our extinction wouldn't be all that bad, morally speaking.
- The author, Dr. Todd May, is a philosopher who is known for advising the writers of The Good Place.
- The idea of human extinction is a big one, with lots of disagreement on its moral value.
Picking up where we left off a year ago, a conversation about the homeostatic imperative as it plays out in everything from bacteria to pharmaceutical companies—and how the marvelous apparatus of the human mind also gets us into all kinds of trouble.
- "Prior to nervous systems: no mind, no consciousness, no intention in the full sense of the term. After nervous systems, gradually we ascend to this possibility of having to this possibility of having minds, having consciousness, and having reasoning that allows us to arrive at some of these very interesting decisions."
- "We are fragile culturally and socially…but life is fragile to begin with. All that it takes is a little bit of bad luck in the management of those supports, and you're cooked…you can actually be cooked—with global warming!"