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Build Beyond Yourself - Part B Featuring Tony Fadell



Oceanside Meet: As an investor and entrepreneur, Tony chooses to focus on solutions. He shared the three categories of problems he is trying to solve, the types of start-up companies he is investing in, and examples of technologies that excite him. Tony also gives specific advice on emerging company cultures challenged by the remote and hybrid future. Watch the video to learn what Tony refers to as the essential skill required in the new era.


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

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