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Open Source bi-weekly conversation with Brad Gerstner (@altcap) & Bill Gurley (@bgurley) on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism
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Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week, they discuss The Great IPO Debate, Tesla Robotaxi vs. Uber, and a Tech Check. Enjoy another episode of Bg2. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction + Eclipse 01:56 The Great IPO Debate 41:33 Tesla Robotaxi vs. Uber 01:10:27 Market Check Available on Apple, Spotify, www.bg2pod.com Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap  Bill Gurley @bgurley https://twitter.com/bgurley  BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2Pod #BillGurley #BradGerstner #Bg2Pod
Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week, they discuss the challenge of forecasting the AI Supercycle, Stargate and the massive AI supercomputer build out,  AI demand overhyped or underhyped, and current market valuations. Enjoy another episode of Bg2. Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 2:49 Demand for Compute Is Virtually Unlimited 27:53 Everywhere we Look we are building more and bigger Supercomputers  35:49 The AI Induced Power Gap & The Need for Nuclear 50:21 Valuations / Market Check Available on Apple, Spotify, www.bg2pod.com Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap   Bill Gurley @bgurley https://twitter.com/bgurley  BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2Pod Shownotes: What's next for AI agents ft. LangChain's Harrison Chase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBBe1pk8hf4 Tesla FSD Model 12: https://twitter.com/bg2pod/status/1769378291658666226?s=46&t=tiuRwY6s_lj81akJSCmJkw Sam Altman: OpenAI, GPT-5, Sora, Board Saga, Elon Musk, Ilya, Power & AGI | Lex Fridman Podcast #419: Sam Altman: OpenAI, GPT-5, Sora, Board Saga, Elon Musk, Ilya, Power & AGI | Lex Fridman Podcast #419 OpenAI CEO on GPT-4 vs GPT-5 | Sam Altman and Lex Fridman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJEC0aAjRJE  Jevons Paradox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jevons_paradox  MSFT and OpenAI $100bn supercomputer project: https://twitter.com/theinformation/status/1773798028907811059?s=20 Biden administration on how to generate more electricity to meet massive demand for AI computing: https://twitter.com/axios/status/1774758834952659223?s=20  Nuclear reactors planned and proposed: https://world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/plans-for-new-reactors-worldwide.aspx  U.S. approves $1.5bn loan to restart Michigan nuclear plant: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/27/business/energy-environment/holtec-palisades-nuclear-plant-loan.html  Josh Wolfe’s talk to Congress: https://twitter.com/wolfejosh/status/1685323817521139712  Our World in Data - cleanest and safest sources of energy: https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy  How Regulation killed Supersonic: https://www.heritage.org/transportation/commentary/its-time-let-supersonic-flight-soar-again Natural gas is stronger in the U.S.: https://www.iea.org/commentaries/natural-gas-is-now-stronger-than-ever-in-the-united-states-power-sector  Baseload in the U.S. has been flat for many years: https://energytransition.nema.org/baseload-generation/  Amazon goes nuclear: https://www.theregister.com/2024/03/04/amazon_acquires_cumulus_nuclear_datacenter/  I-95 Bridge reopened in 12 days: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-06-28/resurrection-of-i-95-in-just-two-weeks-is-dubbed-small-miracle?embedded-checkout=true  SF cleaned up in a week: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/sanfran-s-mean-streets-become-clean-streets-for-biden-xi-and-co-20231116-p5ekd0.html  Texas trumps California as key US energy transition driver:https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/texas-trumps-california-key-us-energy-transition-driver-2023-05-04/  Brad’s tweet on CT scan: https://twitter.com/altcap/status/1774919531414368402?s=20 Americans favor more nuclear energy: https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/08/18/growing-share-of-americans-favor-more-nuclear-power/  Producing new nuclear plants have gone down in France and up in the U.S. tweet: https://twitter.com/cremieuxrecueil/status/1773221106591166946?s=46&t=832RL3Gm0XtyDEuhy-Gkzg  GenAI company revenue multiples tweet: https://twitter.com/asanwal/status/1772821841578754492?s=46&t=832RL3Gm0XtyDEuhy-Gkzg  Gurley’s tweet on 60x reduction from top model: https://twitter.com/bgurley/status/1774896120310686003?s=20  Congress provides record funding for fusion energy:https://www.fusionindustryassociation.org/congress-provides-record-funding-for-fusion-energy/  #BillGurley #BradGerstner #Bg2Pod
Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week, joined by Bob Mylod, (Chair of Board, Bookings.com & Managing Partner of Annox Capital) they discuss stock compensation, Google Gemini / Apple, TikTok US & the New AI Cold War, MSFT / Inflection & VC Valuations for LLM’s. Enjoy another episode of Bg2. Timestamps: (0:00) Intro  (2:07) Bob Mylod | Stock-Based Compensation (58:03) Apple's Potential Partnership with Google on AI (1:04:00) Tiktok The Future of TikTok in the US (01:12:34) Microsoft's Acquisition of Inflection (01:18:06) The Durability of LLM Business Models Available on Apple, Spotify, www.bg2pod.com Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap  Bill Gurley @bgurley https://twitter.com/bgurley BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2Pod Shownotes: Bookings 2023 Notice of Annual Stockholders’ Meeting and Proxy Statement June 2023 (page 63 for Stock-Based Compensation Expense as a % of net cash provided by operating activities) https://bit.ly/3ISIauw Michael Mauboussin - Stock-Based Compensation Paper: https://mgstn.ly/4cshBKn Tom Hearden Tweet: https://bit.ly/4cqCoxQApoorv Agarwal Tweet: https://bit.ly/3VumL2G
Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week, they discuss Tesla’s Full Self-Driving V12 and imitation learning, AI model improvements: open vs. closed, & more. Enjoy another episode of Bg2. Timestamps: (0:00) Intro + Phase Shifts (3:42)Tesla FSD 12 & Imitation Learning (28:32) AI Model Improvements | Open vs Closed Models (49:10) Elon Musk Delaware Court Case (58:30) Macro Market Outlook Available on Apple, Spotify, www.bg2pod.com Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap  Bill Gurley @bgurley https://twitter.com/bgurley  BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2PodShownotes: #BillGurley #BradGerstner #Bg2Pod
Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week, they discuss earnings, inflation, interest rates, the impact of AI on Big Tech, NVDA, chips, fabs, Altman’s $7T to meet AI Compute needs, & more. Enjoy another episode of Bg2. Timestamps: (0:00) Introduction (3:14) Earnings / Inflation / Rates (10:16) Impact of AI on Google / Meta (32:47) Why not also MSFT/Apple/Amazon? (57:06) Chips, Fabs, Future Compute Needs Available on Apple, Spotify, www.linktr.ee/bg2pod Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap Bill Gurley @gurley https://twitter.com/bgurley BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2Pod Shownotes: TSMC founder Morris Chang on the evolution of the semiconductor industry https://youtu.be/r_8XClnnvIk?si=rAylAfxpJa0kHiNv #BillGurley #BradGerstner #BG2Pod
Open Source bi-weekly convo w/ Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism. This week we are joined by Box Co-Founder & CEO, Aaron Levie. They discussed software valuations, public markets earnings, all things AI and legal immigration. Enjoy another Episode of Bg2. Available on Apple, Spotify, www.linktr.ee/bg2pod Follow: Brad Gerstner @altcap https://twitter.com/altcap Bill Gurley @gurley https://twitter.com/bgurley Aaron Levie @levie https://twitter.com/levie BG2 Pod @bg2pod https://twitter.com/BG2Pod
The rumors were true. Enjoy another Episode of Bg2. ____________________________________ (0:00) Introduction and discussion on current market trends (3:12) Main topic: AI and its recent surge in venture capital investing (14:04) Discussion on the potential issues in AI companies (25:00) Analysis of public software valuations and their implications (33:01) Future of investing in tech companies (38:27) State of startups and challenges in raising capital (46:37) Comparing the 1999 bubble to the current economic situation (54:45) Analyzing Javier Milei's Speech at Davos (1:01:20) Historical examples of the effects of open and closed economies (1:09:09) Conclusion and farewell ____________________________________ The acceleration of global GDP per capita over centuries highlights the impact of free market capitalism and innovation on human prosperity. Venture capital investing and the tech industry play a significant role in driving progress and economic growth through fostering innovation and risk-taking by entrepreneurs. The current venture capital correction and its impact on startups emphasize the importance of adjusting to market realities, such as valuation and capital availability, for long-term success. #BillGurley #BradGerstner #BG2pod
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