One of my pleasures is listening to podcasts from Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series.  Tapping the wealth of success stories in Silicon Valley, the founders of innovative companies tell tales of their experiences and discuss relevant principles to entrepreneurial achievement.

While I have been going through the entire inventory, given the breadth of enterprise represented, selected podcasts can touch on something relevant to even those that are not focused on “business.”  For example, to friends and family, I have referred individual lectures that dealt with funding neuroscience research, monetizing visual arts and music, and evolutions within gaming.

The podcast I just finished deals with the X Prize.  Peter Diamandis recounts the history of the prize, and his efforts to privatize space, including his ventures Zero Gravity Corp., the International Space University, and Space Adventures.  Also, he discusses his new Rocket Racing League.


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