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Podcast: The Pomp Podcast
Episode: “The White House Wants to Lead in Bitcoin & Crypto”
Host: Anthony Pompliano
Category: ₿ Crypto
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 9 min | 🗓️ 03/10/2022

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[3:16] “President Joe Biden has presented an executive order […] that asks various government organizations to produce reports on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. This development signals that the United States government is officially recognizing the importance of this technology and the industry that it has spawned. While many people have been anticipating an abrasive government approach towards bitcoin and cryptocurrency for years, the current administration seems to be doing the exact opposite. They're looking to embrace this new technology and the potential positive impacts that it can have.”

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Podcast: Masters of Scale
Episode: “How Global Markets Are Reacting to Russia's War on Ukraine”
Host: Bob Safian
Guest: Sara Menker | CEO | Gro Intelligence
Category: 📈 Market
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 26 min | 🗓️ 03/12/2022

Selected Quote:

[5:12] “It's maybe worth contextualizing why this is not a local problem for just Russia and Ukraine, why this war is truly a global war. If you think of the importance of the Black Sea region as a whole, Russia and Ukraine combined today produce 14% of global wheat. But more importantly, they actually export and trade almost 30% of all wheat exports globally. […] They're also similar in terms of their importance to barley. They also contribute almost 20% of world corn exports. They supply 76% of global sunflower oil. This is a huge concentration risk that the world has.”

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Podcast: This Week in Startups
Episode: “How Big Funds Change the Startup Ecosystem”
Hosts: Jason Calacanis & Molly Wood
Category: 💸 Venture Capital
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 1 hr 6 min | 🗓️ 03/13/2022

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[16:51] JC: “When we talk about advice for investing, the market is dynamic. And what worked last year may not work this year. So if […] for the last 10 years making late stage bets worked and then suddenly, this year, with the public market compression of multiples, these late stage deals don't work anymore. And there's indigestion at that stage where these companies […] have to work through all this excessive capital and then catch up to their valuations. Now, where are you going to put the money?”

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Podcast: Business Casual
Episode: “GoPuff & the Cost of Instant Delivery”
Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
Guest: Tom Dotan | Reporter | Insider
Category: 💬 Opinion
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 37 min | 🗓️ 03/14/2022

Selected Quote:

[8:19] “This idea of […] the 15 minute delivery window is […] an invented need. There wasn't […] a period before this, where I was like, […] I would love to order through Instacart, but the fact that it's not getting to me in 15 minutes just completely makes the service useless. And our […] attention and our patience for delivery, apparently keeps getting shorter as far as these companies are concerned. I mean, we used to order stuff on Amazon, and it took a week […] and then it gotta be two days with Prime and then it was […] later in the day with Instacart. And then now with this class of companies, it's […] if it's not getting to me in 15 minutes, I'm gonna be super pissed off. […] You tell people what they want before they want it and then they've decided that they've always wanted it.“

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