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#85 Shakes Motsilili – Disrupting Venture Capital

Shakes Motsilili is a founding shareholder of Africa New Energies (ANE). The combination of excellent exploration results, the crowdfunding and community involvement has attracted two multi-billion rand bids for ANE. The company aims to achieve a $1 billion valuation on a planned IPO within the next two years.

He also co-founded Aziza coin. The world’s first ethically tax-advantaged blockchain-based digital currency, designed to support start-ups in the developing world.

 

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Links:
Stephen Larkin, 50 shades of crowdfunding

EP#32 CARISSA CUPIDO – THE HUSTLE NEVER SLEEPS

Widely known as a radio and Tv presenter on Goodhope FM and TLC. Carissa is also a part time actor and vlogger. She recently won the TLC Next Great Presenter competition 2016. She is very driven and energetic which you’ll be able to tell just by listening to this Podcast.

A summary the topics we covered in this episode:
-Her story and childhood
-Her breakthrough into the industry
-Her education
-Transformation from radio to tv presenting
-The road to becoming TLC’s Next Great Presenter 2016
– London trip
-Tips and advice for aspiring presenter
-She also answered the Peter Thiel question

Carissa on instagram: carissacupido

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Carissa’s video on youtube:

Other Podcasts with Rad below:
Couchsurfing episode
Careers choices episode

 

The Rob stewart story I mentioned
https://www.outsideonline.com/2154621/rob-stewart-obituary

 

 

EP#31 BRENT BOTHA – THE FUTURE OF AIR

My guest in this episode is Brent Botha, a sports scientist. He also work for Air, Water & Earth (AWE), A Biotech startup working on reversing air pollution. Brent has also been a professional cyclist for the last couple of years.

We started off with catching up since we worked together at some odd job 2 years ago. We mostly talked about clean air in which he gives a lot of insights. He then talks about how the technology AWE developed will help to solve the air pollution problem to some level.

 

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Watch AWE’s documentary here

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EP#30 DR. JONATHAN FARLEY – UNCONVENTIONAL THINKING.

SHOWNOTES:
Dr.Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Dr. Farley is one of only four Americans to win a 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to the United Kingdom. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics.” Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.”

Professor J. Farley also co-founded Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting where they’ve worked on several tv shows including Elementary, Numbers and Flatland(consulted for a film with Kristen Bell and Martin Sheen).

Jonathan thinks very differently, in fact his thoughts are usually unconventional. My impression was to talk about math as you might’ve thought but we talked about life. Specifically about politics, dating, places among other things.

Below are few points I picked up from Jon which stood out for me in our conversation:
-Obama is a war criminal. He should be charged for murder.
-Marriage isn’t worth it for men, it’s actually a mistake.
-Alimony should be eliminated.
-Feminism is harming women.
-The skills required to be a successful politician are not the same skills that are required to run a state successfully, that’s the problem.

 

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We also did a part 2 where we talked about other subjects we didn’t cover on this one like his mathematical formula to eliminate ISIS/terror, his childhood, academia and more. All you need is to subscribe to stay updated with new podcasts.

All the videos, links, articles and other statistics mentioned in this podcast below:

Dr Farley’s Essence Magazine essay on how women prefer players to nice guys – “Players and Professors: A Nice Guy Steps up” »   cover page one page two

Maureen McGrath Tedtalk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVgzOyHVcj4

“Girls Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition”
American University
https://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/upload/Girls-Just-Wanna-Not-Run_Policy-Report.pdf

” it is estimated that anywhere between fifteen and twenty percent of marriages are sexless.”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/office-diaries/201203/sexless-marriage-is-surprisingly-common

“75 Percent of Women Say They Won’t Date Unemployed Men”
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2753-dating-unemployed-men-women.html

“84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.”
Forbes Magazine
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/12/is-opting-out-the-new-american-dream-for-working-women/

“in 1987, only 18 percent of women were breadwinners in marriages where both partners were working”
National Public Radio (USA)
http://www.npr.org/2015/02/08/384695833/what-happens-when-wives-earn-more-than-husbands

“Are women more interested in men who are already in a relationship?”
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
http://www.synergy-pr.com/files/JESP72009%281%29.pdf

“Look out! It’s a Nice Guy! DESTROY HIM!!”
Karen Straughan video

“Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice: Women Should ALWAYS Submit To Sex With Their Husbands”
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/02/michelle-duggar-jim-bob-sex-wife-always-submits-husband/

“Advice for Women Who Don’t Want to get Divorced”
by Janet Bloomfield

Fermat’s Last Theorem

Letters from an Indian Clerk

Return of Kings (dating advice—I am not advocating this specific article)

The Princeton Mom
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/jon-stewart-princeton-mom-susan-patton-daily-show_n_5050037.html

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/w8qgqz/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart–marry-smart-

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

http://people.com/celebrity/terry-mcmillan-sues-ex-husband-for-40-million/