Hsu Untied Interviews

  • Tony Robbins, #1 Life and Business Strategist, Best Selling Author

    Tony Robbins, #1 Life and Business Strategist, Best Selling Author

    Today, my guest is Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. The author of six internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller Money: Master the Game and Unshakeable, Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars. […]

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  • Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple

    Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple

    Today, my guest is Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer with the late Steve Jobs in 1976.  A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Woz has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, including providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology and being the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.  Woz also served as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is […]

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  • Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Today, my guest is Mark Cuban, technology entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, investor on Shark Tank and Founder & CEO of Cyber Dust.  Cyber Dust is a mobile app which allows person-to-person communication without any track record or history, thereby creating a safe and secure environment for honest and personal communication.  Mark took time from his extremely busy schedule to talk about his creation and the widespread adoption of this terrific product.

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  • Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney)

    Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney)

    Today, my guest is Caroll Spinney, who has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street since the show’s inception in 1969, after meeting Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets.  Spinney has been honored with 4 Daytime Emmy Awards and 2 Grammy Awards and has received both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Library of Congress’ Living Legend award.  Caroll Spinney is the author of The Wisdom of Big Bird and was the subject of the critically acclaimed […]

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  • Jim Collins, Author of “Built to Last” and “Good to Great”

    Jim Collins, Author of “Built to Last” and “Good to Great”

    Today, my guest is Jim Collins, Author of the #1 best selling book Good to Great, which examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results, along with the enduring classic Built to Last, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in […]

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  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Today, my guest is Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst at CNN, staff writer at the New Yorker and best selling author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; A Vast Conspiracy: the Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President; Too Close to Call: the Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election; The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court; The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court; and most recently, American Heiress: […]

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  • Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert

    Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert

    Today, my guest is Scott Adams, the creator of the world famous Dilbert cartoon strip.  After working at Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell, Adams entertained himself during boring meetings by drawing cartoons of his coworkers and bosses and a bespectacled character named Dilbert emerged from the doodles.  Today, Adams devotes his time to Dilbert, including speaking, writing, doing interviews, designing licensed products and answering hundreds of e-mail messages per day. Dilbert is published in over 2,000 newspapers across 65 countries.

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  • Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Today, my guest is Ben Stein, economist, movie actor, author, novelist, screenwriter, law school professor, television show host and comedian.  A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, Ben never had any aspirations to be a lawyer; but instead stumbled into a series of jobs that ultimately led to him to serving in the Nixon and Ford administrations and achieving overnight fame in the iconic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Ben was kind enough to take time from his busy speaking […]

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  • Laura Hillenbrand, Author of “Unbroken” and “Seabiscuit”

    Laura Hillenbrand, Author of “Unbroken” and “Seabiscuit”

    Today, my guest is Laura Hillenbrand, author of the best selling books, Unbroken and Seabiscuit.  Unbroken is the absolutely amazing story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic class runner who was shot down from an airplane in World War II over the Pacific Ocean and somehow managed to survive on a life raft for 47 days — only to be captured by the Japanese and tortured as a POW for 2 years before being released.  His story — and survival — […]

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  • Roy Firestone, Emmy Award winning Interviewer

    Roy Firestone, Emmy Award winning Interviewer

    Today, my guest is Roy Firestone, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer.  As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN’s legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Roy has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers. Critically acclaimed as a performer, monologist, humorist, musician and impressionist, Roy is one of the nation’s most sought after live corporate performers, keynote speakers and lecturers.  As an […]

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  • Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Today, my guest is Tim Draper*, the founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (now DFJ) and also the school, Draper University.  Tim is a third generation venture capitalist and founded Draper Associates in 1985, which when joined by John Fisher and Steve Jurvetson became the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). In 2012, Tim founded Draper University to teach entrepreneurship through hands-on training, an innovative curriculum and thought leadership. He has been listed as […]

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  • Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist and TED Speaker

    Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Adam Grant, one of Wharton’s top-rated professors, 2 time TED Speaker and best selling New York Times author on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers. Adam is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Originals which explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight […]

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  • Laszlo Bock, Founder & CEO of Humu, Author of “Work Rules!”

    Laszlo Bock, Founder & CEO of Humu, Author of “Work Rules!”

    Today, my guest is Laszlo Bock, CEO & Founder of Humu and Best-Selling Author of Work Rules!.  Laszlo’s first book, WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, has been published in more than 20 languages and was named among the Best Business Books of the Year (The Economist), Top 10 Creative Leadership Books of the Year (Forbes), Top 10 Business Books of the Year (Amazon.com) and #1 Best Translated Book in Japan (Association of Japanese Publishers […]

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  • John Paul Dejoria, Billionaire Entrepreneur

    John Paul Dejoria, Billionaire Entrepreneur

    Today, my guest is John Paul DeJoria, a Greek-Italian-American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company.  He is the founder of numerous other companies and businesses, including Aubio Life Sciences, and has appeared as a celebrity guest investor on the hit television series Shark Tank.

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  • Daniel James Brown, Author of “The Boys in the Boat”

    Daniel James Brown, Author of “The Boys in the Boat”

    Today, my guest is Daniel James Brown, author of the New York Times best selling book The Boys in the Boat, a story about 9 working class boys who became the 1936 U.S. Men’s Olympic gold medal winning rowing team. With a team composed of the sons of blue collar workers and led by Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast […]

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  • Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

    Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

    Today, my guest is Heidi Roizen, an Operating Partner with the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) where she provides strategic advice to the firm’s portfolio companies, manages the internal services team and helps to identify new investment opportunities. Heidi was the co-founder and CEO of T/Maker Company, a developer and publisher of consumer software, which was acquired by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. Heidi has also been the VP of World Wide Developer Relations for Apple Computer and Managing Director […]

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  • Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

    Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

    Today, my guest is Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a #1 New York Times best seller and TED Speaker (which is among the most-viewed of all time). She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good Initiative, and faculty co-director […]

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  • Tony Horton, Creator of P90x Fitness Series

    Tony Horton, Creator of P90x Fitness Series

    Today, my guest is Tony Horton, a fitness expert and creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X, P90X2, P90X3, and Ten Minute Trainer, and most recently his military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps. Tony is a renowned motivational speaker and the author of best-selling books Bring It, Crush It! and his latest, The Big Picture.  Horton began his fitness career by becoming the personal trainer of several celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and Annie Lennox and he has now appeared on countless […]

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  • Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Today, my guest is Geoffrey Moore, an author, speaker, and advisor who wrote the groundbreaking book Crossing the Chasm in 1991.  Since then, Geoff’s other best selling business books include Zone to Win, Escape Velocity, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Faultline and Dealing with Darwin.  Geoff began his management consulting career at Regis McKenna Inc, and then started 3 firms: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute and TCG Advisors. Today, he splits his time as a Venture Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures and […]

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  • Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Today, my guest is Will Shortz (aka the “Puzzle Master“), Editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzles, and star of WordPlay (see trailer below), one of my favorite movies.  Some may know that he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School but probably not many know that he almost dropped out after his first semester and that his favorite class was intellectual property!  Listed as one of the 30 most famous people with law degrees, Will was gracious enough to join […]

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  • Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    Today, my guest is Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, and the author of several best selling books on startups including The Art of the Start 2.0.  Although my guests are normally lawyers, most people do not realize that Guy actually did attend law school for about 10 days.  I first met Guy when he started Garage with the late founder of Venture Law Group, Craig […]

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  • Dan Ariely, Behavioral Economist and TED Speaker

    Dan Ariely, Behavioral Economist and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Dan Ariely, Ph.D., who is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of BEworks.  Ariely’s research and writing lies between psychology and economics, focusing on how people behave and make decisions.  Ariely’s TED talks have been watched nearly 10 million times and he is the author of several best selling books including Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes our Motivations; Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, […]

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  • James B. Stewart, Author of “Den of Thieves”

    James B. Stewart, Author of “Den of Thieves”

    Today, my guest is James Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, who wrote many best selling books, including Den of Thieves and Disney War.  A graduate of Harvard Law School and former Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, he began his writing career at the American Lawyer in 1979.  He wrote a well known book on the nation’s elite law firms called The Partners before writing his New York Times best-seller Den of Thieves on Wall Street arbitrager Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken.  His 2005 book Disney War on Michael […]

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  • Original Siri Voice (Susan Bennett)

    Original Siri Voice (Susan Bennett)

    Today, my guest is Susan Bennett, a voice-over artist who is best known for being the female American voice of Apple’s “Siri” when the service was first introduced on the iPhone 4S.  In June 2005, the software company Nuance Communications was looking for someone to be the voice for speech construction and selected Bennett, who recorded phrases and sentences which were then concatenated into the various words and sentences used in the Siri voice.  Bennett’s career began in 1974 and has recorded messages for the Delta Air Lines terminals […]

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  • Robert Cialdini, Author of “Influence” and “Pre-Suasion”

    Robert Cialdini, Author of “Influence” and “Pre-Suasion”

    Today, my guest is Dr. Robert Cialdini*, a renowned speaker and author of the iconic book “Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion” and President & CEO of Influence at Work, which focuses on ethical influence training.  His book Influence has sold over 3 million copies, is a New York Times Bestseller and has been published in over 30 languages.  Charlie Munger has said “Robert Cialdini has had a greater impact on my thinking on this topic [Influence] than any other scientist…”  His latest book, Pre-Suasion:  A […]

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  • Scott Turow, Author of “One L” and NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Scott Turow, Author of “One L” and NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Today, my guest is Scott Turow, a lawyer and author of the best selling book One L about his experience as a first year student at Harvard Law School; as well as the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel Presumed Innocent, which was made into a movie with Academy Award Nominee Harrison Ford.  Originally from Chicago, Scott has a degree from Amherst College and taught creative writing at Stanford as the E. H. Jones Lecturer before entering Harvard Law […]

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  • Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today, my guest is Daniel Pink.  Most people know Daniel Pink as one of the most popular TED speakers of all time (see video below), New York Times best selling author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human, and host of the National Geographic TV show Crowd Control.  But what is less known is that Dan actually went to law school (attended Columbia and graduated from Yale) and he discusses how law school shaped his career, but not in […]

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  • Kurt Eichenwald, NY Times Best Selling Author

    Kurt Eichenwald, NY Times Best Selling Author

    Today, my guest is Kurt Eichenwald, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a New York Times bestselling author of The Informant, Serpent on the Rock, Conspiracy of Fools and 500 Days. He previously worked for twenty years at the Times as a investigative reporter, columnist and senior writer. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2000 and 2002. His second book, The Informant, was called “one of the best nonfiction books of the decade” […]

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  • Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Today, my guest is Jay Bilas, an attorney at Moore & Van Allen who is also an Emmy nominated basketball analyst who provides courtside and studio commentary for ESPN and CBS Sports.  A four-year starter at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, he helped lead Duke to the NCAA Final Four and National Championship Game.  After playing professional basketball, Jay went back to Duke as an assistant coach and won two National Championships while simultaneously attending Duke Law School.  Jay took time from […]

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  • Chip Heath, NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Chip Heath, NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Today, my guest is Chip Heath, a Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business who teaches courses on business strategy and organizational behavior. He is the co-author (along with his brother, Dan Heath) of four books. Their latest book (an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller) The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact was published in the Fall of 2017. Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work was published in spring of 2013 and debuted at #1 on the Wall Street […]

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  • Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Today, my guest is Jason Calacanis, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Calacanis’s first success was starting Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL in 2005.  Since then, he has been an angel investor in numerous successful entrepreneurs and companies such as Travis Kalanick at Uber, Thumbtack, Tumblr and many others. Jason is the CEO of Inside.com, has been a guest on Charlie Rose, has his own podcast This Week in Startups, his own entrepreneurs startup forum Launch Festival and is a frequent […]

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  • Simon Sinek, Author of “Start With Why” and TED Speaker

    Simon Sinek, Author of “Start With Why” and TED Speaker

    Today, my guest is Simon Sinek, an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management.  He is best known for his brilliant and ground breaking TED Talk entitled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” which explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others and is the 3rd most viewed video on TED.  Since then, he has written 3 books: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009), Leaders Eat Last: Why Some […]

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  • Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Today, my guest is Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before joining KPCB, Ray was president and chief operating officer of Oracle Corporation for 8 years leading Oracle from less than $1 billion in 1992 to more than $10 billion. Ray led Oracle’s business expansion beyond its core database technology into enterprise applications and professional services. Earlier in his career, Ray was a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and division vice president with Electronic Data Systems […]

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    Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School Professor and Author

    Today my guest is Professor Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. Prof. Sunstein graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the US Supreme Court.  From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is also the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.  Professor Sunstein has written numerous […]

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  • Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Today, my guest is Bill Gross, Caltech Trustee and fellow Caltech Alumni, Chairman and Founder of Idealab.  Bill started his first company in grade school selling candy bars at the bus stop (his version of the lemonade stand) and now starts about 8-10 new companies every year.  He comes up with new business ideas almost daily and he says the biggest limitation with starting companies is not time or money, it’s finding the right people — and having the right timing! […]

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  • Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini

    Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  After graduating from Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law) in 1966, Larry decided to join John Wilson to work with Silicon Valley startups and has since gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to having served as CEO as well as Chairman for more than 35 years, Larry served as Chairman of the New York Stock […]

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  • Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Today, my guest is Leigh Steinberg, a legendary sports agent and lawyer, who has represented many of the most successful athletes in professional sports, including the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft 8 times as well as over 60 first round picks. During his career, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities, receiving commendations from Congress, cities, states and Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Leigh’s historic career was portrayed […]

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  • David Pogue, Tech Reviewer at Yahoo! Finance

    David Pogue, Tech Reviewer at Yahoo! Finance

    Today, my guest is David Pogue, who is the tech critic for Yahoo! Finance after having spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s NOVA and has been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002. With over 3 million books in print, David is also one of the world’s bestselling authors of for Dummies series. In 1999, he launched his own series of […]

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  • Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media

    Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media

    Today, my guest is Tim O’Reilly, the Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. which delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on and in 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the “dot com” bust, but a new model for the […]

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  • Jerry Kaplan, Founder of GO and Author of “Startup”

    Jerry Kaplan, Founder of GO and Author of “Startup”

    Today, my guest is Jerry Kaplan, a renowned Silicon Valley veteran who has founded several storied technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. Jerry is probably best known for his key role in defining the tablet computer industry as the Founder and CEO of GO Corporation in 1987 and as author of the best selling book Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure (1994).  After GO, Jerry co-founded Onsale, Inc., the world’s first Internet auction website, which was ultimately acquired by Egghead […]

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  • Scott McGrew, NBC News Anchor and Host of Press:Here

    Scott McGrew, NBC News Anchor and Host of Press:Here

    Today, my guest is Scott McGrew, NBC News Anchor and Host of Press:Here, a weekly roundtable featuring world class technology reporters in conversation with Silicon Valley CEOs.  Press:Here airs on NBC Bay Area Sunday mornings at 9am right after Meet the Press and joining Scott each week is a team of contributors including reporters from the BBC, Forbes, Fortune, Wired, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dubbed as as “Meet the Press for Entrepreneurs,” the show is broadcast Sunday […]

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  • Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

    Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

    Today, my guest is Nolan Bushnell, a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer who is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater.  Over the past four decades, he has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first digital navigation system; ByVideo, the first online ordering system; and uWink, the first touchscreen menu ordering and entertainment system. His newest company is Brainrush, where he is devoting his talents to enhancing and […]

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  • Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Today, my guest is Jason Zweig*, a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of several books, including The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.  He is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as “by far the best book about investing ever written.”  Inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, The Devil’s Dictionary, Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary is a glossary of the essential financial and investor terms […]

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  • Scott Shafer, KQED Host and Reporter

    Scott Shafer, KQED Host and Reporter

    Today, my guest is Scott Shafer, Senior Editor of the California Politics and Government Desk at KQED, where he leads the editorial direction of a three-person team covering the state. Since joining KQED in 1998, Scott has covered stories for National Public Radio programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday and most recently, he hosted The California Report’s 30-minute weekly news magazine. Scott has earned numerous awards for his political reporting and he was a member of the panel of […]

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  • Michelle Lee, Former Director of USPTO

    Michelle Lee, Former Director of USPTO

    Today, my guest is Michelle Lee, the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the first woman to serve as Director of the USPTO. Prior to this role, Michelle was Deputy General Counsel for Google and Head of Patents and before that, a Partner at Fenwick & West, where she advised companies on intellectual property, licensing, litigation and corporate matters. Michelle was also a law clerk to Judge […]

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  • Bill Neukom, Microsoft’s first GC; Past CEO of SF Giants

    Bill Neukom, Microsoft’s first GC; Past CEO of SF Giants

    Today, my guest is Bill Neukom, Microsoft Corporation‘s first General Counsel, former CEO of the San Francisco Giants and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project, an organization devoted to promoting the rule of law throughout the world. Bill was Microsoft’s lead lawyer for nearly 25 years managing its legal, government affairs, and philanthropic activities. He retired from Microsoft as its Executive Vice President of Law and Corporate affairs in 2002, served as Chairman of K&L Gates […]

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  • David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    Today, my guest is David Hornik, general partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog, who describes his career path from lawyer to venture capitalist, a profession he was born to do. David inspired me to start this interview series with his own VentureCast podcast and if you have ever heard him speak or present, then you would certainly agree that if he ever decided to leave venture capital, he would make a great late night talk show host! “@HsuTubeEsq: http://t.co/lMjzkOUYAW […]

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  • Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Today, my guest is Floyd Kvamme*, a legendary Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.  After joining Fairchild Semiconductor with a masters degree in electrical engineering, he was part of the founding team which started National Semiconductor in 1967. In 1982, Kvamme became Executive Vice President at Apple Computer to work with the late Steve Jobs and was instrumental in creating the famous 1984 Macintosh Superbowl ad before joining one of the most prestigious venture capital firms in Silicon Valley: Kleiner Perkins […]

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  • Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp

    Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp

    Today, my guest is Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp.  Tom joined NetApp, Inc. in 1994 as employee number 32 and went on to serve as its President from 2000 until 2008 until he was promoted to Vice Chairman.  In September 2000, the University of Notre Dame renamed their business school the Mendoza College of Business based upon a generous endowment from Tom and Kathy Mendoza.  Mr. Mendoza has also been the keynote speaker for such diverse companies as Oracle Corporation, Veritas, […]

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  • Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today my guest is Brad Meltzer, a New York Times best-selling author, host of the TV show Decoded and fellow Columbia Law School Alumni.  Brad’s first novel received 24 rejection letters before getting his next book, The Tenth Justice, published while he was still in law school.  But even with all his accomplishments, Brad never takes his success for granted and  reminds himself every day what it was like getting those rejection letters.  His latest book is The President’s Shadow.

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  • Bill Grundfest, TV Producer and Scriptwriter

    Bill Grundfest, TV Producer and Scriptwriter

    Today, my guest is Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winning writer-producer Bill Grundfest.  Among his many accomplishments, he was the co-producer (along with Paul Reiser), script writer, and supervising producer of the hit show Mad About You (which has recently been adapted for China by SONY Pictures TV), which went on to win a Golden Globe Award, a Peabody Award, receive five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and be chosen Best Quality Comedy by the Viewers for Quality […]

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  • Bert Fields, Partner at Greenberg Glusker

    Bert Fields, Partner at Greenberg Glusker

    Today, my guest is Bert Fields, a Partner at Greenberg Glusker, one of the nation’s leading entertainment attorneys who has represented the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies. Clients have included DreamWorks, MGM, United Artists, Toho, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, The Beatles, Madonna, Sony Music and many others. In addition, he has represented such major authors as Mario […]

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  • Tom Zgainer, CEO of America’s Best 401(k)

    Tom Zgainer, CEO of America’s Best 401(k)

    Today, my guest is Tom Zgainer, CEO of America’s Best 401(k), the next generation provider for providing a modern 401(k) plan by eliminating unnecessary middlemen and providing easy to use technology. Assembling a board of advisors including Tony Robbins and Marc Benioff, Tom and his team help create strategies and solutions for their retirement plans that meet both individual and corporate objectives. Tom has spent the last 34 years working with businesses small and large to provide superior retirement plan, employee benefit, […]

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  • Gillian Zoe Segal, Author of “Getting There”

    Gillian Zoe Segal, Author of “Getting There”

    Today, my guest is Gilian Zoe Segal*, author of the terrific book Getting There, a compilation of 30 incredible interviews.  Gillian originally started this project because she wanted to interview people at the top of their fields who struggled to achieve their success but what she discovered was that every success story has its challenges — there is no easy path.  An incredibly skilled interviewer and accomplished photographer in her own right, Gillian traveled across the country to interview all 30 people […]

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  • Chris Yeh, Co-Author with Reid Hoffman of “The Alliance”

    Chris Yeh, Co-Author with Reid Hoffman of “The Alliance”

    Today, my guest is Chris Yeh, Co-Author (along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha) The Alliance, a New York Times best selling book on managing talent in the networked age from the employer’s perspective. Chris is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, mentor and one of the most prolific writers I know — he once wrote a white paper in 17 minutes! During my candid discussion with him, he talked about the creative, the collaborative — and occasionally arduous — process of […]

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  • Kirk Lacob, Asst GM, NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

    Kirk Lacob, Asst GM, NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

    Today, my guest is Kirk Lacob, Assistant General Manager for the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors where he is involved in all aspects of the team’s basketball operations, including player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting. He also served two years (2011-13) as the team’s player development representative with the league office, coordinating and implementing programs to aid in the overall development of players both on and off the court. In addition, Kirk continues to oversee operations for the Warriors NBA Development […]

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About Hsu Untied

Hsu Untied was originally a podcast started by Richard Hsu for lawyers; but which eventually grew to include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, athletes, TED speakers and TV/movie celebrities.

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