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Ep 362: James Garrett Interview - Brain by Design

"Science-help is on the cutting edge of what will become an unprecedented fostering of human growth and potential." - James Garrett

James Garrett - Founder & CEO at Brain by Design

For over a decade, James Garrett has been studying and teaching the psychology of success, and unpacking the brain science behind what makes human beings thrive. As an entrepreneur, scientist, and coach, James is passionate about turning what scientists know about the brain into practical tools that anyone can use to change their lives, and that innovators can use to change the world. Having built a highly successful social startup—and having gone through a major burnout along the way—James feels deeply and personally that we need to change the way we live, work, and innovate. All of his coaching products teach powerful, 100% evidence-based tools that help individuals, entrepreneurs, and startups maximize their productivity and creativity by designing their lives with the brain in mind.

James was the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Think Unlimited, a social venture working to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in the Middle East. His work (including one of the first and only curricula on creativity and innovation taught in the Middle East) has been featured in the New York Times, FastCompany, LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review, and Arab Investor. He’s the recipient of the prestigious Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, was a finalist in the Echoing Green Competition, has been an invited member of CGI, and a speaker at TEDx and Harvard Arab Weekend. His writing on snap judgments, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence has been published in top scientific journals, including the JPSP and Plos ONE. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Psychology from Columbia University.


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Ep 361: Mahesh Ramasubramanian Interview - Bringing Virtual Communications to Life

"We want to bring virtual communication to life." - Mahesh Ramasubramanian

Mahesh Ramasubramanian - Co-founder & CEO of LoomAi

Mahesh has more than 15 years of experience leading visual effects and technology teams in crafting some of the top films of all time, including the Shrek and Madagascar franchises at DreamWorks Animation. Now at LoomAi, he wants to create 3D avatars of every consumer to bring visual identity back into virtual conversations in chat and VR. He holds a Masters in Computer Graphics from Cornell and an MBA from UCLA-Anderson.



Loom.ai: automated expressive 3D avatars from a single photograph





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About LoomAi:

Expressive 3D Avatars from Photographs

Loom.ai enables a new era of virtual communication by automatically converting selfies into expressive 3D avatars. The core technology leverages Loom.ai’s deep expertise in computer vision and machine learning combined with VFX magic to create life-like human face visualizations. The animatable and expressive faces can be used to power applications in VR, gaming, messaging, e-commerce and virtual classrooms for individuals and businesses around the world.

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Ep 360: Nick Gray - Museum Hack

"I'm building a company that does renegade tours of the best museums in the world." - Nick Gray

Nick Gray - Founder and CEO of Museum Hack

Nick Gray is the founder and CEO of Museum Hack, a New York-based company of educators and actors who give renegade tours at some of the best museums in the world. Nick is a former techie who doesn’t come from an arts background and claims to “hate” most museums. He has been named “The Best” by his mother in 2002, 2014 and 2015 (runner up).


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