CL113: Venture Capitalist Scott Hartley On Why Liberal Arts Will Rule The World

Scott Hartley

Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and author. In 2016 he was a finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company’s Bracken Bower Prize for the best business book proposal by an author under 35. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and a Venture Partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Scott worked at Google, Facebook, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He has been a contributing author at MIT Press, and has written for the Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Foreign Policy, and the Boston Review. He holds three degrees from Stanford and Columbia, has finished six marathon and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has visited over 70 countries. His latest book is called ‘The Fuzzy and the Techie – Why The Liberal Arts Will Rule The Digital World’.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • A Fuzzy in a Techie World
  • Stanford Fuzzies and Techies
  • Learning to code and read Socrates
  • Two Cultures Lecture
  • Specialization versus Generalization
  • Creative Artificial Intelligence
  • IDEO U
  • Creating and Consuming
  • Writing a book at different times and in different places
  • The courtship process of venture capital
  • The anti-portfolio
  • Behavioral design
  • Nudge – The Tipping Experiment

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