Larry Page and Sergey Brin - Google

We maintain our focus on Silicon Valley with the dynamic duo of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google Inc.

Dig in and listen up as we learn how they became global leaders with more than 80% of the search and mobile OS markets.

You'll discover its all about moving fast, being open and thinking big about creating things never seen before.

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Chad Owen
Moonshots Live - Bucharest - Ioan Iacob

Ioan earned his B.Sc. from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest and continued his education at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. For 10 years, Ioan tested all the waters of Quality Assurance, working as a software developer, QA engineer, consultant and manager with Ubisoft, Blazent, Adobe and IBM.

In 2007, together with childhood friend and business partner Radu Constantinescu, he founded QUALITANCE – a company they reinvented several times before doing what it does today – innovation.

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Chad Owen
Moonshots Live - Bucharest - Magda Ropotan

The Moonshots Podcast celebrates our live Bucharest show with Magda Ropotan. An entrepreneur and leader in design thinking, Magda shares thoughts on how to design your life.

Magda holds a B.Sc. from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management and certifications in FORTH innovation methodologydesign thinking and service designForesight practitioner training and future-driven innovation.

For 13 years, Magda managed Human Resources for corporations like Honeywell, Genpact and IKEA in Bucharest, Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Egypt and Russia. Her comprehensive experience in Human Resources and her in-born willingness to help people discover and reach their full potential paved the way for a true calling and passion: design thinking and innovation. A passion to which she has fully dedicated herself since 2015.

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Chad Owen
Moonshots Live - Bucharest - Sebastian Burduja

The Moonshots Podcast celebrates our live Bucharest show with Sebastian Burduja. A world traveller and innovator, Sebastian inspires us to make things happen.

For 12 years, Sebastian lived the American experience at full scale. He earned his degree in political sciences from Stanford and a dual MBA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. By 2016, when he returned to Romania, Sebastian had already acquired extensive experience with highly respected organizations such as the World Bank, the UN, McKinsey & Company, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington D.C. and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Chad Owen
Moonshots Live - Bucharest - Elena Cârstoiu

Elena was a guest on our live Bucharest show. In 2002, together with her partner Bogdan Cârstoiu, she founded 4PSA – a 100% Romanian software company that launched the first cloud PBX platform in the world in 2006. Even after 12 years, VoipNow is still the most technically advanced Unified Communications platform for service providers worldwide. 

In 2011, Elena co-founded Hubgets, a company that built an instant team communication and collaboration platform under the same name, designed to meet the needs of the digital workplace and increase business productivity for SMBs and enterprises.

Creating two companies from scratch and expanding their reach on 5 continents was no walk in the park. Neither was building two business communication platforms, changing business models and maintaining a competitive edge over the course of 16 years. 

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Chad Owen
Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

The Moonshots Podcast continues with the world of social media with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Sheryl is a top Silicon Valley executive as well as a prominent activist and author. Join us for a show where we explore productivity, self improvement and overcoming adversity.

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Chad Owen
Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

The Moonshots Podcast unpacks another Silicon Valley heavyweight - Mark Zuckerberg. Be part of our discussion that follows Mark from the dorm rooms of Harvard, to Facebooks HQ in the valley, to being one of the most influential people of our time.

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Chad Owen
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

The Moonshots Podcast returns to the worlds of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. The leaders of Tesla and Amazon have been so prolific that we need to refresh on their adventures in innovation. Join us on a journey that includes brand new ways of shopping and launching rockets into space.

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Chad Owen
Dieter Rams - Braun

The Moonshots Podcast continues its creative journey into the world of design with Dieter Rams. Discover the timeless design wisdom from one of the worlds greatest living designers. Absorb the design practices that make design a powerful tool for product differentiation.

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Chad Owen
Joe Gebbia - Airbnb

We take a turn towards the design-minded innovators with our breakdown of insights from Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb. Learn the origins of one of Silicon Valley's most-referenced startup success stories as well as how their team keeps their work customer-focused on the latest episode of Moonshots - Adventures in Innovation.

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Chad Owen
Andreessen Horowitz

The Moonshots Podcast starts the new year with the diving in to the thinking of the best venture capitalists of Silicon Valley - Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. We'll discover how to succeed in the world of technology and what's next.

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Chad Owen
Chris Sacca - Lowercase Capital

The Moonshots Podcast explores the world of venture capital. In this show, we discover what's behind one Silicon Valley's sharpest minds - Chris Sacca. We have a lot to learn from Sacca who has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter.

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Chad Owen
Moonshots Live! Amsterdam

Discover new insights about testing and learning, transparency, doing agile at scale, and empathy to customers and employees.

We just wrapped the show from Amsterdam. Thanks to audience and guests below.

— Johan Van Mil, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Peak Capital
— Maarten van Montfoort, Vice President at GoFastForward
— Pieter Plaisier, Director Regional Marketing at KPN
— Ronald ter Voert, Chief Editor at EMERCE

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Chad Owen
Bill Gates - Microsoft

The Moonshots Podcast decodes the pioneer of Software and the Personal Computer. We explore the mental models of technology titan Bill Gates. We also learn how he used the same approaches to be one of biggest and most effective philanthropists in the world.

Full show notes at Moonshots - Adventures in Innovation

Chad Owen
Lady Gaga

Join us on the Moonshots podcast this week for a delve into the creative mind of Lady Gaga. What can we learn from such a successful and prolific young musician and performer? Listen to find out!

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Chad Owen