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David Heinemeier Hansson is a legend among the developer community. As the creator of Ruby on Rails and co-founder of Basecamp and HEY, he has helped revolutionize open-source developing and the software as a service industry. David is also a New York Times best-selling author, antitrust advocate, and startup investor – not to mention a Le Mans and WEC racing driver!  David joins Niko to share the story behind Ruby on Rails and how it went from a simple problem-solving venture to one of the most popular open-source web frameworks – used to create more than one million web apps, including big-name brands like Shopify, Github, Airbnb, Square, Twitch, and Zendesk. The pair also discuss the relationship between open-source ecosystems and blockchain/tokenomics, running a company remotely, and navigating pitching and investing. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show
Our latest podcast guest, Brent Bushnell, has worked on everything from the Super Bowl to OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" music video. Brent is an engineer, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Two Bit Circus, an LA-based experimental entertainment company that creates immersive, social fun for some of the world's top brands, including the NFL, NBA, and Olympic Games.In this episode, Brent talks about some of his most exciting projects and activations, including his "micro-amusement parks" and educational STEAM (STEM + Art) Carnivals for kids. He considers the endless possibilities of VR and the metaverse for all kinds of industries, from fitness to education and therapy, as well as the creative potential of "re-write and own" NFTs.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show
Hackatao have been at the forefront of the crypto art world since way back in 2018, when they launched their first NFT: "Girl Next Door". In this episode, we dive into the mysterious world of the pioneering crypto art collective with their spokesperson, Sandie Zanini, Communications Director at Zanini Arte.    Sandie joins Niko to talk about Hackatao's choice to stay anonymous, their recent NFT collaboration with Blondie, why nature is an essential inspiration for their art form, and what's next for the artistic duo. They also discuss Hackatao's vision for crypto art and how their anonymous and decentralized approach to art truly captures the spirit of the Web3 world. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show
On today's episode, we get existential with Peter Ward, a paleontologist and astrobiologist who studies life on Earth – where it came from, how it ends, and what it means for us. Peter is a professor at the University of Washington and the Sprigg Institute of Geobiology at the University of Adelaide, as well as an award-winning author and adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.  Peter delves into some of the greatest threats to human civilization – such as the melting of the ice caps, asteroids, and nuclear war – and explains why we as a species need to evolve our intelligence to find solutions to these pressing problems. He talks about mass extinction and what it might look like for our planet, the science fiction movies that come closest to predicting the future, and the prospect of life on other planets. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show
Over the last five years, Global Coin Research (GCR) has transformed from a media platform into a tokenized, decentralized community of learners and Web3 investors. In this episode, we dive into GCR’s impressive evolution with its founder, Joyce Yang – journalist, podcast host, and all-round crypto enthusiast. You’ll hear about the inner workings of a research and investment DAO and how to keep a community engaged in the long run. Joyce and Niko also discuss the benefits of social tokens vs NFTs, GCR’s tech stack, and the current macroeconomic environment. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the show
Today we’re joined by tech royalty! Young Sohn was President of Samsung Electronics and co-founder of the world’s largest startup competition, Extreme Tech Challenge.We take this golden opportunity to ask some of today’s most urgent questions… How do you start a business in a faltering economy? What are now the biggest challenges of future tech? What are the biggest potentials?Take a listen as Niko and Young discuss everything from sustainability and data privacy to Web3 and AI.Support the show
Crypto crunches and blockchain busts have been dominating Web3 headlines. And yet, our latest TOAOA guest has just taken his NFT company through its best month ever. So what’s the real state of NFTs?Stephen Young is a Web3 native. As a token engineer and smart contract developer, he founded NFTfi, a marketplace for NFT collateralized loans.Stephen is the perfect person to take us through how the latest bear market has affected one of the biggest crypto verticals. How crazy speculative NFT projects have bitten the dust. How quality projects are far from going bust.His assessment might just surprise you!//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the showSupport the show
Making Web3 accessible is a must. But how can we make it easier for the average artist or creator to trade in their canvases for blocks on the chain? Matt Alson’s company, Bonfire, is handing over easy-to-use tools, ready to break down blockchain barriers!Listen to this episode and discover how you can get more utility out of social tokens and NFTs – and why that even matters. Plus, find out how to create that all-important ingredient in any triumphant Web3 recipe: a strong community.Matt also looks back at his career at Uber and his co-founding experiences to give you tips on how to create routines for success.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the show
Gaming is worth more than the music or movie industry. And its growth is off the charts. This is THE industry to follow!That’s why we’ve invited Carlos Pereira into the studio. Carlos is a Principal at BITKRAFT Ventures, a global investment platform for gaming, Web3, and immersive technology.He discusses the present and future of gaming – and why tech like Web3 and VR is game-changing. Plus, we dive into how ethical it is to create a purposefully addictive game.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show
Phil’s manifesto: “Everyone should be paid equally and work where they have the best job and live where they have the best life!”Former CEO of Evernote and co-founder of All Turtles and mmhmm, Phil Libin, sits down with TOA founder Niko.Working from home was always supposed to be the “new normal”. But many companies are now going back to their old office ways. Phil Libin explains why that’s wrong.Plus, he tells us why, to earn more money, you should spread it more equally amongst your employees.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the show
It's the toke-onomy stupid!The role of social tokens should not be underestimated. It's an effective tool that can build an engaging community, is a fair way to reward creators, and is a potentially killer business model. Bradley Miles is the Co-Founder and CEO of Roll, a blockchain business that rewards content creators with a fan-based digital currency: "social money". Bradly gives his insights into how tokenomics should be deployed, use cases, and advice for individuals and businesses!//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the show
Meet the first publicly traded human in history! Meet Mike Merrill.Also known as MKmikeyM, this guest handed his life over to a bunch of shareholders (including ex-girlfriends), who voted and dictated all of his life decisions.Mike explores with Niko what it was like literally selling his soul, the lessons to be learned from tokenization, and what it tells us about the financial-economic model that rules our world.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the showSupport the show
Find out what made Snoop Dogg drop it like it's Web3!Ian Lee is co-founder of Syndicate, a revolutionary new platform which can help anyone become a Web3 investor.Syndicate has made it big through ingenious simplicity and a handful of celebrity endorsements (including by the Doggy Dogg).TOA founder, Niko, picks Ian’s brains about the future of Web3 investment. Why traditional VCs make sense, but raising from your users also does. How you could invest in Web3, in a “club”. And finally, why, as an investor, money isn’t everything.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to choose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the showSupport the show
Inflation, inequality, climate change, and Covid – just a few problems with the current economic landscape. So, is there any cause for optimism?As the Director of Macro-Economic Research at the Jane Family Institute and a former Federal Reserve Economist, there is no one better to help answer the most pressing economic questions of our time than Claudia Sahm.Claudia brings along a contagious passion for macroeconomics in our discussion about a whole host of crucially topical economic affairs. Amongst other things, we dive into that unpleasant buzzword of the moment: ‘inflation’.Whilst Claudia doesn’t hold back on her honest views of governments and financial institutions, she might leave you feeling more positive than you’d expect!//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show
The art market is broken – so how can we fix it?Magnus Resch is a trailblazing art market economist, serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He's well-known for his bold takes on how the art world operates, many of which were highlighted in his book, "How to Become a Successful Artist." Additionally, he holds the unique distinction of having the most-watched TOA talk of all time.In this episode, Magnus joins Niko Woischnik to discuss the challenges facing up-and-coming artists, whether it's a good idea to start collecting art, and the role that NFTs might play in disrupting the industry. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)
“The only scarcity left for humanity is our own attention”, Albert Wenger.In this episode, we sit down with Wenger, the Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures (USV) – one of tech’s most important venture capital firms. USV is not only responsible for today’s household names like Twitter and Etsy but sets a precedent for the technological trends of tomorrow.Together, we pick apart USV’s investments in climate and fusion tech, the future of Web3 and current market cycles.We also get Wenger to spell out what makes a good founders' pitch!//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show
Even if we don't realize it, art and architecture impact our lives every day.Lorenza Baroncelli is an architect, curator, and the artistic director at renowned design and art museum Triennale Milano.  She has worked as a researcher for some of the most famous exhibitions and galleries in the world, including the Serpentine Galleries in London and the Long Museum in Shanghai.On this episode, Lorenza joins Niko Woischnik to explore the value of beauty in culture, the impact of NFTs in the art world, and the industry's welcoming attitude toward tech disruption. Then she details the rise and fall of the "archistar," and what it means for architecture around the world today.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)
Genetic engineering may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but is in fact more relevant than ever.Francoise Baylis is a leading bioethicist, research professor at Dalhousie University, and author of "Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing." Her work is renowned for challenging of how we think about health, science, and biotechnology. On this episode, Baylis joins Niko Woischnik to discuss the current state of genetic modification technologies in humans, the limits of what it can accomplish, and the ethical questions surrounding designer babies. Additionally, she stresses the importance of considering what our future world should look like before employing any sort of technology that may help us enjoy longer, more fulfilling lives.//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)
In this recorded live conversation crypto heavyweight Lasse Clausen joined Niko Woischnik for an important fireside conversation, followed by a live Q&A with questions from the audience.The cryptospace has developed exponentially in only a few, but monumental, years. Important developments in the crypto economy are forever changing so it’s important to constantly keep in the know… including who the front-runner is in the race to decentralise the world.Lasse is the founding partner of 1kx, an early-stage token fund with a mission to be the most founder-friendly and helpful source of early-stage capital for tokenised projects. He started out as a software entrepreneur and through exploring, curiosity and making an early leap from Bitcoin to Ethereum, he’s a key player in the crypto industry.1kx has made multiple investments in soon-to-be key players, for instance, NIFTEX raised $500k Seed Round led by 1kx and more recently Nym (valued at $6m) and Connext (valued at $12m).//Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show
The three natural resources humans consume most are water, air... and sand.  Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist and author who has been featured in Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His first book, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization, illustrates why sand is so crucial to modern life. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives – and our future.Beiser joins Niko Woischnik to talk about sand's profound importance across the globe and the serious human and environmental costs caused by our dependence on it. Additionally, he delves into some of his past reporting, including on soldiers training for the Iraq War and pop-up clinics in Mexico offering psychedelic therapy. //Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from, each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: toaklub.comSubscribe to our NL (go.toaklub.com/toaoa-nl), follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), Linkedin (toa-berlin) and Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)Support the show
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