• a16z Podcast: Making a (Really) Wild Geo-Engineering Idea Real July 18, 2017 3:00 am
    Here’s what we know: There’s a pair (father and son) of Russian scientists trying to resurrect (or rather, “rewild”) an Ice Age (aka Pleistocene era) biome (grassland) complete with (gene edited, lab-grown) woolly mammoths (derived from elephants). In Arctic Siberia …
  • Content Is(n’t) King July 16, 2017 4:30 pm
  • a16z Podcast: Addiction vs Popularity in the Age of Virality July 15, 2017 1:30 pm
    In the age of virality, what does it actually mean to be popular? When does popularity — or good product design, for that matter — cross over from desire and engagement… to addiction? Journalist and editor Derek Thompson, author …
  • People Don’t Create on PCs — They Create on Mobile July 15, 2017 2:00 am
  • Ears: Use Them - The secret of killer sales is extreme listening July 11, 2017 11:00 pm
    In my experience, bad salespeople talk too much and LISTEN too little. If you’re closing deals and you haven’t been listening aggressively, you just got lucky. That success won’t be repeated. Active listening sounds tired: I think of it as …
  • a16z Podcast: The Golden Era of Productivity, Retail, and Supply Chains July 11, 2017 3:00 am
    This episode of the a16z Podcast takes us on a quick tour through the themes of economics/historian/journalist Marc Levinson‘s books — from An Extraordinary Time, on the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary …
  • On Career Moves and Business Leadership July 8, 2017 3:30 pm
    watch time: 1 hour In this wide-ranging conversation, a16z co-founder Ben Horowitz shares his experiences about venture capital, company culture, rap music, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, and more with Krisztina “Z” Holly (founder of LA mayor’s MAKE …
    Ben Horowitz
  • Navigating Uncertainty: Advice for Graduates (and Others Changing Course) July 2, 2017 2:00 pm
    watch time: 8 minutes How can a new college grad — or, for that matter, anyone looking to make a change — navigate all the uncertainties involved in doing anything worthwhile? In this commencement speech delivered to Northern Arizona University’s …
    Madelyne Xiao
  • 16 (x3) Books We’re Reading this Summer July 1, 2017 2:00 pm
    It’s no secret that a16z is full of avid readers — our winter list included everything from Nike entrepreneur Phil Knight’s memoir and two Hamilton tributes to musings on Russian high finance and internet security alike. Not to be outdone, …
    Madelyne Xiao
  • a16z Podcast: The Cloud Atlas to Real Quantum Computing June 30, 2017 10:00 pm
    A funny thing happened on the way to quantum computing: Unlike other major shifts in classic computing before it, it begins — not ends — with The Cloud. That’s because quantum computers today are more like “physics experiments in …