Emmett Shear: Life After Twitch, Jeff Bezos Lessons & AI Doomsday Odds
Episode 494: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) talks with ex-CEO & co-founder of Twitch, Emmett Shear (https://twitter.com/eshear), about the potential of artificial intelligence, the value of understanding consumer / users needs, his simple framework for problem-solving, the power of seemingly small ideas that can have a huge impact and lessons he’s directly learned from Silicon Valley greats like Paul Graham and Andy Jassey.
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(0:00 ) Intro
(4:30 ) Did you always have an insatiable curiosity?
(8:30 ) How to solve any problem
(13:23 ) The importance of understanding your customers / users needs
(22:15 ) Emmett’s favorite business ideas right now
(41:00 ) Is AI going to kill us all?
(56:50 ) Was Twitch luck or skill? Will Emmett try to build another unicorn?
(59:00 ) Lessons from Paul Graham
(1:09:00 ) What’s the difference between people who are good vs. great?
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