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Mar 24, 2021

If you’re like me, then you're fascinated by the stories of “tech geniuses.”  I never get tired of hearing the origin stories of great tech startups and geniuses behind them (The Social Network is still one of my favorite movies).  In this episode I interview Shawn Livermore, author of the new book Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius.

Shawn’s new book uncovers some of the magic behind blockbuster tech products like Gmail, Dropbox, Snapchat, Ring, Bitcoin and more.  We bust some long-held myths and underscore how you can learn from the success of tech icons.  Here’s a look at what we cover:

  • How moving slow is the new fast in some key areas
  • How believing you have to be a genius to succeed in business (even tech)  is a myth
  • How to properly incubate ideas and allow your brain to work the way it works best
  • The story of Gmail and it’s creator Paul Buchheit 
  • The story of Polaroid and how to innovate