20VC: Bryan Johnson @ OS Fund & Braintree on Investing In The Operating Systems Of Life & Why VC Should All Be Open Source  

Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, the latter of which was bought by eBay in 2013 for $800 million in cash. Bryan launched OS Fund in 2014 with $100 million of his personal capital to support inventors and scientists who aim to benefit humanity. His investments include endeavors to extend healthy human life to 100+ (Human Longevity), replicate the human visual cortex (Vicarious), mine an asteroid (Planetary Resources), reinvent transportation (Matternet), and reimagine food (Hampton Creek), among others.

A special thank you to Mattermark for providing all the data displayed in today's show and you can find out more about Mattermark here!    In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Bryan made his start in the world of tech and how he has come to the OS fund today?

2.) What was the pivotal moment in Bryan's career? When was the turning point? What was was the hardest part of the entrepreneurial journey and how did Bryan conquer it?

3.) What is the main motivation behind the OS fund? Which areas does Bryan most want to solve and where does he see significant market opportunities?

4.) Does the longevity of return to Bryan's exits concern him? Most investments exit with 10 years, human lifespan startups take a little longer! What sort of time frame does Bryan have in mind when investing in these companies?

5.) What does Bryan really perceive synthetic biology to mean? Are we seeing improvements in this sector?

6.) The OS Fund have recently released a white paper detailing extensively their process for investing? Why did Bryan decide on this open source style of investing?

7.) What would Bryan like to see more of? Where does Bryan see a lot of people investing that he thinks is a mistake?

  Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Bryan's Fave Book:

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic Bryan's Most Recent Investment: Ginkgo Bioworks   As always you can follow The Twenty Minute VCHarry and Bryan on Twitter here! If you would like to see a more colourful side to Harry with many a mojito session, you can follow him on Instagram here!
Bryan Cranston on new memoir and acting career  

Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston got his start as a soap star in the television series, "Loving," more than 30 years ago. Since then, his career as an actor has taken off. Cranston made a name for himself in roles like the goofy dad in "Malcolm in the Middle" and as meth maker Walter White in "Breaking Bad." Now Cranston is showing his personal side in a new memoir, "A Life in Parts." Cranston joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the book and his on-screen roles.

Bryan Cranston - A special Adam Carolla interview of 'Trumbo' star Bryan Cranston as presented by Podcast One  

Bryan Cranston joins Adam for a special show brought to you by Podcast One in honor of his new movie 'Trumbo'. The guys discuss the life and career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and Adam gets Bryan to open up about life after Walter White.

Sharing: The Art and Science of Social Sharing  

Do you create content for your business? Want to encourage people to share it? To explore the art and science of social sharing, I interview Bryan Kramer. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Bryan Kramer, a social strategist and founder of PureMatter, a social media agency. His first book is Human to Human and his newest book is Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy. Bryan will explore social sharing and what marketers need to know. You'll discover the different types of people who share, as well as mistakes people make when sharing. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. How to subscribe/review on iPhone. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Sharing Why Bryan wrote Shareology Bryan explains that he started working on Shareology before he wrote Human to Human. "H2H was a surprise baby," Bryan says. He set Shareology aside and continued with the other, because the Human to Human philosophy seemed to resonate more. Plus, he says, Human to Human provides the best platform used for sharing and not the other way around. Shareology, which is two years in the making, is the study of how, what, where, when and why people and brands share. As a self-proclaimed anthropologist, Bryan has a lot of interest in the subject. Bryan says he always asks his audience what class they took on sharing. In kindergarten, kids learn how to share their toys, but that's about it. It's a skill people learn on top of school, and is part of some classes, like communications, but is not a focus. Social sharing comes in many different flavors, he explains. Meerkat and Periscope are new flavors, but there are so many more. Shareology focuses on the evolution of sharing: the past, present and future. Listen to the show to learn how people shared articles before social media. Why people share For the book Bryan did more than 250 interviews with executives, marketers and social media people, as well as professors of linguistics, psychology, sociology and so on, with the question "why people share" in mind. The answer came down to one thing: connection. People all have the desire to reach out and connect with other people, whether it's through sharing content and having someone reply back or by sharing other people's content and helping them out. These are the six types of people who share: Altruist: Someone who shares something specific about one topic all the time. Careerist: Someone who wants to become a thought leader in their own industry, so they can see their career grow. Hipster: Someone who likes to try things for the first time and share it faster than everyone else. Boomerang: Someone who asks a question so they can receive a comment only to reply. (This can be a troll, but not necessarily. It can be a positive or a negative situation.) Connector: Someone who likes to connect one or more persons to each other. Selective: This is the observer, which some people call a lurker. The majority of the internet observes and then selectively picks pieces to direct or private message other people. Bryan says, while people ebb and flow between different types, we all tend to lean toward one. For example, tech evangelist Robert Scoble is primarily a Hipster, but it doesn't mean he isn't a Careerist or a Selective too. Bryan also touches on the future of sharing. Bryan interviewed the chief scientist of Watson Analytics and learned the computer system Watson (the computer that defeated the other players in Jeopardy!) will be able to tweet in such a way that you'll never know if it's a person or a computer.

Ep 250 - Life of Bryan  

If you follow #MixedMentalArts on Instagram, then you know that Bryan Callen has been reading about Jesus. Unfortunately for Bryan, his first attempts at Bryan's Book Club have succeeded in doing one thing and one thing only: putting Bryan to sleep. And then, Bryan tried pontificating about these ideas to young men and women in their 20s...and they were more interested in the Tequila. It turns out that missionary work is hard work. Fortunately, Bryan Callen has been reading about Jesus. Specifically, he's been reading Stephen M. Miller's Complete Guide to the Bible. It turns out that changing people's beliefs is tough stuff. Jesus made his own beliefs as crystal clear as he could and still people didn't get them. People like Saul didn't get Jesus' beliefs so much that they persecuted him. Then, Saul got them so much that he not only converted he changed his name to Paul and went around trying to help other people get "The Good News." 2000 years later a lot of people who think they get Jesus' message still don't get it. In short, teaching is hard. It requires patience and persistence. You have to teach the same old lessons in new ways and break them down to make them clearer and clearer. In fact, that's the exact same problem with moving scientific ideas. There are a lot of people who THINK they get science but have actually missed its core message. Humans tell stories. That's what we do. We tell stories about ourselves, about each other and about reality. The problem is that because we ALL have naive realism all our stories make perfect sense to us. The key is evolving stories that do a better and better job of fitting reality. That's what scientists like Spiros, David Sloan Wilson, Joe Henrich, Jon Haidt, Jennifer Jacquet and Carol Dweck do ALL day. The problem is that some scientists have become so obsessed with defining science in opposition to religion that they've literally forgot that science is a belief system and that its beliefs need to be promoted and made accessible to the general public. They cloister themselves in their Ivory Tower or their floating magnetic island named Laputa and then wonder why the public can't relate to them and seems disinterested in what they have to offer. In the end, science wants converts. And if it wants converts, then it's going to have to accept that it's a belief system just like all the others...and that it will win or lose in the Marketplace of Ideas based on its ability to provide accessible value to the people. It's time Smart Goes Pop and we made ideas lickable. It's time we became evangelists for the best ideas from all times and places. And this is where the real changing of the guard happens. For over 200 episodes, Hunter has bringing ideas to Bryan and now it's time for Bryan to take those ideas to the people. How can Bryan Callen become the Savior of the World that he has always dreamed of being? Well, he has to diffuse innovations. Fortunately, most of the books we've read basically have one core idea and then in true academic fashion endlessly belabor that idea with examples that are designed not to communicate to the general public but to appease other super obtuse academics. Take Thinking, Fast and Slow. What's the main idea? There's fast thinking and there's slow thinking. That's literally the title of the book. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover but you can certainly extract the core idea. And you can then slap that on a t-shirt which is exactly what Unikitty (@nicolepagelee) and the Unicorn (@madonna_matt) have done. You can buy that shirt here. And that is what scientific missionary work looks like. You wear a cool shirt with a core idea on it and people ask you questions. And then, you explain the idea and off they go. The crowd becomes a little wiser. And like the little idea bees that we all are we spread these ideas until the crowd is really freaking wise. And that brings us back to sleeping Brendan and all those 20 somethings. What do they want? They want success. They want to impress people. They want to do something super cool that saves the world. We have all the pieces to do that scattered across the 7.5 billion humans that make humanity. Now, the challenge is to make kintsugi. To take the broken pieces and fill in the cracks with gold. Doubtless as we go out, we will be misunderstood. That's the Life of Bryan.  

Go Time - 17: Monorepos, Mentoring, and Testing with Bryan Liles  

Bryan Lyles joined the show to talk about career progression in tech and learning, the idea of a 10x developer, the practice of testing, and advantages and disadvantages of a monorepo.


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Bryan Liles – Twitter, GitHub, Website Erik St. Martin – Twitter, GitHub Carlisia Pinto – Twitter, GitHub Brian Ketelsen – Twitter, GitHub

Notes and Links

Double Dutch (jump rope) Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age GopherCon 2016: Katrina Owen - Mind the Gap (video) Jack Lindamood's blog Ines Sombra Great example of an API client in Go: Digital Ocean API client Bryan's TAFT talk about testing (2008) Bryan's talk at Abstract Conference: Embracing your impending obsolescence (2016) Brian Ketelsen's talk at Abstract Conference: Generate All The Things (2016) Bryan talk at LynuxCon, AppOps: A Concise Guide for Moving from Development to Production (2016) Bryan's talk at Velocity: Under the covers: Capturing application errors, logs, and metrics (2016) Bryan's keynoting at Codedaze Conference (2016) Bryan at Code Summit in Lisbon (2016) The Science of Swearing: A look into the human MIND and other less socially acceptable four-letter words Testify package for testing Gomega: "Ginkgo's Preffered Matcher Library" GoConvey: "Write behavioral tests in your editor. Get live results in your browser." Kubernetes as an example of tests for an application (as opposed to a library) -Go in a Monorepo: cthulhu (blog) Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository Taming Your Go Dependencies (blog) Go extension for Visual Studio editor Free Software Friday Brian ­- pfSense is a free and open source firewall, router and more Erik - Ansible: a radically simple IT automation platform Bryan - Ben Johnson's Go Walkthrough
OSR 023: Qualities of A Leader With Bryan Franklin  

Qualities of A Leader With Bryan Franklin
Bryan has coached top-level executives at Fortune 1000 companies (including Apple, Logitech, Google, Cisco and LinkedIn) and helped entrepreneurs build their fledgling organizations into success.  Bryan has helped entrepreneurs, CEOs, and founders of companies learn and understand the key qualities of a leader.  Leadership starts from within and reflects out toward your goal.

Together with his partner in business and in life, Jennifer, he now offers some of the most impactful group experiences available on the planet. These group intensives train entrepreneurs to free themselves financially and spiritually — to transform the way they see themselves and the world, so that the distinction between "career" and "life" dissolves and each human interaction can be both lucrative and fulfilling of purpose.


I was able to get into contact with Bryan Franklin after I saw his TedX talk.  The title of his speech was “The Most Dangerous Question on Earth.”  I found the title intriguing and knew I had to get him on the podcast.  Here is the video below.

In the podcast I talk with Bryan about leadership more than anything.  Bryan has been around the most successful people in the world.  But we keep on coming back to the subject of understanding the qualities of a leader.


Qualities of a leader start with understanding fears.  Yes, fears.  The number one fears of the most successful people in the world are things they don’t know.  Yes, profound, right!  The thing you don’t know can or could affect your family, job, company, lifestyle, or pretty much anything.    The key is to discover it and make sure you are solving that problem.   According to Bryan, too many times we are solving problems that are not the real problem.  We need to identify the real issues that surround us and figure out a game plan to solve them.


Bryan also shares ways you, yes you, can become a leader and get promoted faster just by doing the right things.  We discuss the difference between brown-nosing and achieving company goals.

-How to impress the right people within your company to move up in your position.

-How to get your coworkers on your team to reach common goals within the company.

-How to stay friends with your coworkers when you get promoted.


Bryan Franklin shares some great ideas about work, qualities of a leader, and how we can become the best when it comes to our jobs.


In this session you’ll discover:
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Schauspieler Bryan Cranston - "Eigentlich mag ich tiefere, komplexere Charaktere"  
Auf dem Filmfest München ist Bryan Cranston für sein Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet worden. Er ist ein Meister in vielen Rollen. Es habe einen Wert, die Menschen zum Lachen zu bringen, meint Cranston. Doch am liebsten spiele er Charaktere, die "einen zum Nachdenken bringen".

Moderation: Susanne Burg, Interview
Hören bis: 02.01.2018 07:37
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Schauspieler Bryan Cranston - "Eigentlich mag ich tiefere, komplexere Charaktere"  
Auf dem Filmfest München ist Bryan Cranston für sein Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet worden. Er ist ein Meister in vielen Rollen. Es habe einen Wert, die Menschen zum Lachen zu bringen, meint Cranston. Doch am liebsten spiele er Charaktere, die "einen zum Nachdenken bringen".

Moderation: Susanne Burg, Interview
Hören bis: 02.01.2018 06:36
Direkter Link zur Audiodatei

Bryan Cranston, Lazarus, Oneworld, Remembering Howard Davies  

Bryan Cranston played a hapless dad in Malcom in the Middle, a dentist to the stars in Seinfeld, and most famously a teacher-turned-drugs-lord in Breaking Bad. Now he has written an autobiography. Cranston discusses A Life in Parts which recalls the many odd parts he's played in real life - paperboy, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, husband, father and, of course, actor. One of the last projects David Bowie worked on was his musical Lazarus which includes new music and some of his best-known hits. The production which broke box office records when it played in New York has now transferred to a specially-built venue in London. We speak to Enda Walsh, Bowie's co-writer on the project, and the show's director Ivo van Hove about bringing Bowie's vision to life. Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize, with his racial satire The Sellout. It marks the second win in a row for independent publisher Oneworld who also published last year's winner, A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. So what is their secret? How do they talent spot the authors who go on to win big? We will hear from one of the founders, Juliet Mabey. We remember theatre director Howard Davies whose death at the age of 71 was announced today. During his long career he won three Best Director Olivier Awards, and established and ran the Warehouse Theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company, now the Donmar Warehouse in London. He also did much work for the Royal National Theatre, where he directed 36 productions. Former NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner recalls working with him there. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Angie Nehring.

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Bryan Cranston: “A Life In Parts”  

Bryan Cranston is best known for his portrayal of Walter White, the teacher-turned-meth cook in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” In a new memoir, Cranston writes about megastardom, telling stories and the necessary, hard work it takes to get it right.

Bryan Cranston Returns  

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about the time Bryan saw Charles Manson riding a horse, what life has been like after Breaking Bad, and learning about Bryan's family history. He also talks about the importance of trying new things outside your comfort zone, his Amazon pilot Sneaky Pete, and what else he has coming up!

#10: BRYAN CALLEN, Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Podcaster  

You know Bryan from sell-out stand up shows, hilarious roles in movies like "The Hangover" and TV shows like "MAD TV", "How I Met Your Mother", and "The Goldbergs", and from his successful podcasts (The Fighter and the Kid, Mixed Mental Arts, The Bryan Callen Show). Our long time friend and favorite funny guy, Bryan Callen, is a unique combination of comedian, actor, podcaster, philosopher, and history fanatic. Born overseas and living in six countries outside the U.S. before age 14 gave Bryan a world lens few experience. A master observer of the world and himself, asking difficult questions is the foundation of everything Bryan does from stand-up and acting to podcasting and being a family man. His pattern of repeatedly questioning everything and choosing to get uncomfortable has developed his sense of responsibility to his opportunities and his process for growth as an artist and human being. Bryan believes self-growth beings by being brutally honest with yourself. By honestly asking of yourself, "What would I want if I knew I couldn't fail? What would I really ask for if I knew I would 100% get it?" This conversation is chock-full of gems and takeaways on how to question, pivot, commit to your personal vision, practice less attachment, be more generous, and start with honesty and curiosity. Listening to Bryan make a point is like taking a journey through philosophy, poetry, history, real talk, self-deprecation, and gut-wrenching laughter. Bryan's vast knowledge and willingness to learn will make you want to simultaneously pick up ancient texts, learn a language, LAUGH, scare yourself, and share your original talents with the world for the greater good. For full show notes, visit:

Ep234 - A Prepper's Guide to the #Jobocalypse  

With the sounds of Bryan's offspring gently playing in the background, Bryan's thoughts turn to how to prepare the progeny he has sired from his loins for a world of constant technological disruption. Obviously, Bryan has already prepared them for the apocalypse. They're both proficient in using compound bow and dressing their own kills. They can also strip a firearm and set a bone. And thanks to Bryan's beautiful wife they have (like Alexander the Great, the Comanche, Mongol warriors and slightly foppish aristocrats) they have been rigorously trained in equestrian. These are basic skills that every Callen must know. But what if the apocalypse doesn't happen? What if society more or less continues as is and Bryan's children rather than stalking deer through the shattered wreckage of our civilization and leading conquering hordes on horseback instead find themselves getting jobs. What jobs can they get and how should he prepare them for that? And that, ladies and gentlemen, turns out to be a question we should all be asking. We are in the middle of a #Jobocalypse and it's only going to get worse. While Donald Trump told a great story about jobs going overseas and the coming back, it's not a very good reflection of what's actually been happening. Instead, the shift of jobs overseas was made possible by improved technology. You can't have a call center answering calls half a world away if you don't have good telecommunications technology. You can't manufacture goods in China for sale in America unless shipping technology is so good, cheap and efficient as to make it economically viable. The Donald can bring some jobs back but the greater force at work here is that much of routine work is being and will continue to be automated out of existence. If your job rests on doing routine tasks, then it can be done by a robot or software. Automated cars and trucks, accounting software, McDonalds self-service kiosks and computer programs that trade stocks and write increasingly complex legal contracts are all just some of the ways in which life-long careers can be either disrupted out of existence or change so massively as to be unrecognizable. The defining feature of the future is the need to constantly adapt and that is not something that the world has been prepared for. To reform an educational system, you first need to reform the understanding of the voters. That's the core challenge. Using the internet to empower people to take charge of their own educations. And that is what Mixed Mental Arts and The Straight-A Conspiracy are all about. As WhatUpO recently wrote on the Mixed Mental Arts subreddit: "I found MMA through the JRE and was hooked from the first episode I listened to (the Jordan Peterson episode I believe). The discussions had on the podcast about culture and learning are captivating not only because they are full of interesting info but because of how genuinely the ideas are presented. Today's entertainment/news realms only seem to deal in absolutes. MMA's "you don't have to believe us - look for yourselves" approach is a breath of fresh air to say the least. I've listened to all of the past podcasts and I'm just now discovering these extra resources that have been set up (the blog, this sub and the website) and I've begun diving into the books in the reading list so this won't be the last you hear from me!" Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats do not have all the answers. We do, however, have relentless faith in the wisdom of crowds. There's nothing that a random group of humans can't figure out if they all bring their minds to bear on the problem. And, now, it seems that is happening. People like Martin Totland in Norway and Cate Fogarty in LA are contributing blogposts. Sandy Bagga in Canada has set up a subreddit and Chris Reid in New Zealand has populated it with threads. Matt Maurer and Matt Madonna have built a way better website than the TERRIBLE one Hunter made. And all of this has been done by people (who like Bryan and Hunter) are not in it for the money. And Nicole Page Lee has connected Hunter with the similarly-minded Argument Ninja and helped design t-shirts and pressure Hunter to make them. Individually, none of us can solve the world's problems. Together, we can draw together people from all over the world who can do a better and better job of figuring it out. The key to doing that is the same as the key to thriving and surviving in the wake of the #Jobocalypse. Every day, we wake up and we put the white belt back on. We approach the world with a Beginner's Mind and make whatever progress we can make and learn whatever we can trusting that if we keep evolving then it will all add up to measurable results and lives changed for the better. We've made some crude knowledge bombs with these podcast episodes and blogposts. Now, it's time to make better knowledge bombs that can empower the Mixed Mental Arts community to go out there and be #IntellectualTerrorists. We want to make videos so short, so tight, so powerful and so thought-provoking that you can drop them on your Facebook feed, twitter feed or all around the internet and blow people's minds. We want to make a simple set of videos called #CultureMatters. To do that, we need to raise money on Patreon. ( We work for free but equipment costs money and so do quality editors. For $10,000, we can produce those ten #CultureMatters videos that can set the internet on fire. We can make millions of people take the red pill. This is now the work of Mixed Mental Arts to keep refining better and better tools to diffuse innovations. You can contribute money as Bryan has by paying for renting the studio and Hunter has by paying for the first version of the blog. You can contribute skills like Matt Maurer and Matt Madonna. You can make connections like Nicole Lee Page. You can write blogposts like Martin Totland. You can challenge Hunter to look at blindspots you think he's avoiding like @mazz77a and Ro'ee Orland. Or you can set up your own dojo like Leland Chandler IV. Yes, you can set up your own dojo. In fact, we hope you do. Mixed Mental Arts doesn't belong to us. It's an approach to thinking just like Mixed Martial Arts is an approach to fighting. The goal is to have thinking styles compete and test each other. Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats want competition. We want to be forced to raise our game. Do it. Show us how it's done. Beat us at our own game. Mixed Mental Arts will evolve in the exact same way as Mixed Martial Arts. The best is yet to come. We're just getting started. That's what the Buddhist monks knew that we're only just rediscovering. It's all about putting the white belt back on every single day.

Episode 130 Interview with Bryan Thomas Schmidt  

Bryan Thomas Schmidt joins us to talk about writing, X Files, and weird stuff he does during interviews with podcasters.

Mentioned on this episode:
The Hugo Award
THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
GALACTIC GAMES edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
MISSION TOMORROW edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
DECISION POINTS edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
SHATTERED SHIELDS edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Alan Dean Foster
Tracy Hickman
Todd McCaffrey
X Files
IF IT BLEEDS (Predator Anthology) edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
SAGA OF DAVI RHII (Book Series) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
WordFire Press
Patrick Hester
Kevin J. Anderson
University of Kansas
J.R.R. Tolkein
Mile Hi Con
Ben Bova
John Scalzi
Jonathan Maberry
Kate Corcino
Chris Carter
J.J. Abrams
George R. R. Martin
LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE by Robert Silverberg
MAJIPOOR Book Series by Robert Silverberg
SIMON SAYS by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Lethal Weapon (Movie)
HARRY BOSCH (Book Series) by Michael Connelly
THE CAVES OF STEEL by Isaac Asimov
John Sandford
TODAY I AM PAUL by Martin L. Shoemaker
Mr. Roboto (song) by Styx 

Ep. 137 - Bryan Johnson, Braintree: Everyone Has Pebble in Their Own Shoe  

If you’re running your own business, then you know by now that you have to care about what you’re doing if you want to be successful. Making money can be a goal, but it can’t be your only goal. You have to work toward something greater than just turning a profit. On today’s podcast I talk with Bryan Johnson, someone who knows full well how much you have to care if you want your investments to pay off, and he’s found the perfect balance between being financially successful and changing the world.  I talked with Bryan two years ago (and I actually put the interview in my book Choose Yourself!). I invited him to that first interview because he had established Braintree, a payment platform for many online businesses and entrepreneurs, and it was immensely successful. But I’m bringing him back this time around because a lot has changed in two years. Bryan sold Braintree to Ebay for $800 million and has since used that money to start a venture capital fund for what he likes to call “save the world” sort of companies. He’s looking for engineers, creators, and financiers who are creating platforms, companies, and businesses that could benefit the lives of billions of people. He talks about what kinds of fields and platforms he’s interested in on today’s show, and he explains the passion that’s driving him.  “I have a burning desire to devote my life to improve the lives of people,” he says when I ask him what inspired his approach to business. “But I didn’t know what that meant at 21. So I decided I’d become an entrepreneur, retire by 30, and then spend the rest of my life with an abundance of time and money trying to do some good.” That definitely explains why he sold Braintree, but he also gives insight into what made this first business venture of his so successful and how he used it to kick start his true goal for helping people. Combining business with philanthropy is Bryan’s main focus, and he is actively seeking those who are creating the technologies people cannot find but desperately need, such as synthetic biology for combating diseases like Alzheimer’s.   On today’s podcast, Bryan goes into what it takes to get into what he calls the “ecosystem of contribution” and how you can contribute to his charitable cycle by: Learning his unique three goals when it comes to running a successful business  Looking at our planet Earth as its own technological platform  Focusing on what makes you – and your business – happy and helpful  Leaning how to avoid snobbery in small business  If you’ve got a humanitarian approach to business like Bryan does and are actively looking to engage with the game changers of the world who are focusing their efforts on building a better world, then this podcast is geared at you. Anyone can be successful for themselves, but being successful for the sake of others is truly admirable and Bryan’s approach will no doubt help you build a better business for yourself and your clients. Resources: Bryan Johnson The OS Fund Braintree

Episode 46 Ironman Talk  

Episode 46 Ironman Talk

News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Oz entry changes.
ITU letter to WADA
1100 people signed up for IMNZ

High 5 Head Wind Riding

1. Keep cadence normal.
2. Stay low on aero bars, relax upper body and don’t grip the bars too hard.
3. Don’t wear clothing that will catch wind. If wearing an aero helmet keep looking straight ahead.
4. Remember to drink.
5. Stay positive, it’s the same for everyone.

Francois sent through this week’s discussion. He was wondering if we thought Nina Kraft should be allowed to return to competition? Plus, if she won Kona, how would the crowd respond to her?
Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add your thoughts.  

Bryan Rhodes

New Zealander Bryan Rhodes came onto the international triathlon scene competing as a junior in the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team. Coming from a water sports background Bryan has competed at a national level in both swimming and surf life saving. You will always see Bryan at the head of the field in the water.

His first major success was finishing 5th in the 1992 World Junior Triathlon Champs in Canada - teamed with Paul Amey and Cameron Brown, they took out the World Junior Team Championship Title.

In 1993 Bryan saw a stint on the European triathlon circuit basing himself in France. Following this, Bryan raced on the American circuit using Boulder Colorado as a base. 1996 was a turning point for Bryan when he competed in his first Ironman - Ironman New Zealand in Auckland.

Bryan has gone onto compete in numerous half and full Ironmans on the US and Canadian Circuit with numerous wins and solid results in major races. Bryan has also been able to pass on his knowledge of the sport mixing competing with stints as a swim coach in New Zealand and Penticton Canada.

This week’s websites
    Website of the week:  rhodey’s website.
    Other sites: coffeesofhawaii, IM Oz     
    changes, ITU letter to WADA. Guinness
    record for number of IM’s in a year.
    Where to get the older shows if you don’t
    have itunes:
    When you are there click on the grey word
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Episode 55 – 	Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Blind, Budapest Massages.  

Ladies and Gentlemen, Chris, Dom, Pip Dave and Matt, have pulled it out the bag once again. This is another quite frankly stunning podcast . - The one and only BRYAN CRANSTON pays a visit. Wowee. Bryan shares tales of his pet donkey and what he considers the best Crystal Meth Recipe. - Pip unearths her Hungarian adventures and how she found herself in a wine cellar. - The exceptional and marvel-lous BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH discusses both his favourite on-screen and off screen Doctors with Dom following the ‘Dr Strange’ release. And as if that’s not enough, Lord Sugar pops in, Chris Tarrant makes an appearance and by just HOW MUCH does Dom smash his ‘Sober for October’ fundraising target? GET READY for the ride of your life. Enjoy! The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Weekdays 6.30 - 10am

MacVoices #17070: Bryan Chaffin on Millennials, Apple, Politics, and The Truth According To Bryan  

MacNotable Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer books a little time in therapy to talk about CES and Millennials before diving into a lively discussion of why Apple needs to be involved in politics. Using examples both obvious and surprising, Bryan makes his case and debates the performance of Apple as a company and and Tim Cook as CEO in an environment that is radically different that anything Steve Jobs had to deal with. Listen and consider “the truth according to Bryan”.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he's doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Bryan Chaffin began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of The Mac Observer and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells. You can follow him on Twitter.


TMP - Most TMP TMP Ever  

Loyal listeners of the podcast will enjoy this episode which unintentionally covers many previously established conventions, including but not limited to… Bryan buying a big stupid phone, Bryan calling Chris a fur girl, Will calling Chris a lazy dolphin, Will saying hmmm, Bryan farting, Bryan apologizing for farting, Bryan threatening Will, Will threatening Bryan, Chris showing Will and Bryan some money, Chris hitting Bryan in the face, Chris coming out and many more. Easily the most Ten Minute Podcast episode of Ten Minute Podcast ever.

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