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Build Beyond Yourself - Part A Featuring Tony Fadell



Oceanside Meet: Tony Fadell and our host Helen Wang worked together at Apple and Google. As an innovator, Tony compares his experience publishing his book and creating life-changing products. He further advises on the differences between school and the real world, what required skills to stay competitive, and how to make decisions to build yourself and your career.


Guest speaker's bio: Tony Fadell is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives. He is the Principal at Future Shape, an investment and advisory firm coaching deep tech startups. Currently, Future Shape is coaching over 200+ startups innovating game-changing technologies. He is the founder and former CEO of Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things.” Tony was the SVP of Apple’s iPod Division and led the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. Throughout his career Tony has authored more than 300 patents. In May 2016, TIME named the Nest Learning Thermostat, the iPod and the iPhone as three of the “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time. He is a New York Times bestselling author of BUILD: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making (Harper Business; May 3, 2022).


Recommended links:

  1. Tony Fadell's Website https://tonyfadell.com/

  2. General Magic documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwZBeKCpl8s

  3. 60 MINUTES Documentary "Get Back" shows half-century old, unseen footage of Beatles writing and recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAXZhSZc7ik

  4. Oceanside Chat, Season 2, Season Finale Apple Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oceanside-chat-a-new-l-i-t-e/id1596685064?i=1000567388549

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