TOA ON AIR

Idea, invention, innovation, and failure. Life lessons from the master of all. With Nathan Myhrvold.

August 02, 2021 TOA is a community for tech professionals looking for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
TOA ON AIR
Idea, invention, innovation, and failure. Life lessons from the master of all. With Nathan Myhrvold.
Show Notes

Polymath. Multitalented. It’s hard to capture our next guest’s triumphant accolades in one word. Nathan Myhrvold really is a master of all.


This jam-packed episode explores a multitude of layers. Nathan claims that his success comes from not specialising in one thing (despite that this is what the modern world rewards). “Failure is always an option” and we have to be better at bouncing back from it and looking towards the next opportunity.


Nathan’s bio reads like a novel. From having a master’s in mathematical economics and space physics, working with the best names like Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, founding a company called Intellectual Ventures then pursuing his interest in photography and food science to found Modernist Cuisine.


Nathan and Niko Woischnik, founder of TOA, unpack his astonishingly impressive CV and inquisitive outlook on life, business, success, why it’s a problem to be wrapped up in human superiority, and why the pandemic should revolutionise change in our self-interest. Did someone say… free vaccinations for the disadvantaged?


Calling all foodies, this is an episode to listen to keenly until the end. Featuring a deep dive on ’traditional’ food from China to Italy, including where THE BEST pizza is… salt, reputation, and experience are key ingredients.


Notes and Links:
Modernist Cuisine: https://modernistcuisine.com/
Modernist Pizza is out on October 5th!


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