Hidden Forces

Hidden Forces

Get the edge with Hidden Forces where media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas gives you access to the people and ideas that matter, so you can build financial security and always stay ahead of the curve.

Hidden Forces

Tue Feb 20 2024

What Makes Someone a Supercommunicator? | Charles Duhigg

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The episode features a conversation with Charles Duhigg about his latest book, Super Communicators, which focuses on improving communication skills and forging meaningful connections. The podcast covers various topics including the power of storytelling in self-help, becoming a super communicator, fostering real connections through communication, understanding different types of conversations, applying therapists' techniques in everyday conversations, the impact of communication channels and generational differences, the evolution of communication in the digital age, communication styles in Silicon Valley, the importance of meaningful connections, the role of communication in building relationships, and the art of meaningful conversations.

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Mon Feb 12 2024

The Coming Paradigm Shift in the Stock Market | Daniel Peris

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The episode explores the history of the stock market, the transition to business and dividend investing, unusual characteristics of the stock market, the shift in interest rates and cash nexus, changes in the market due to neoliberalism, dividends vs capital gains, investment preferences and duration, the cashless paradigm and dividend investing, and meta and the neoliberal order.

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Mon Feb 05 2024

Superhumans and the Race for AI Supremacy | Stephen Hsu

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The episode explores advancements and trends in genomic science and artificial intelligence. The guest, Steven Shoe, discusses the social and ethical dilemmas of implementing these technologies on a large scale. The conversation also covers America's competition with China, the risks and opportunities of these technologies, and how countries can collaborate to benefit from them while avoiding potential disasters. Steven Shoe's background growing up in Ames, Iowa with a mixed heritage is also highlighted.

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Mon Jan 22 2024

You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan For Global Domination | David Goldman

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The episode is a comprehensive discussion on various topics related to China's history, economy, strategic vision for global hegemony, and the implications if China dominates key technologies of the 21st century. It covers the challenges faced by US leadership in adopting an industrial policy to compete with China, the unique characteristics of Chinese society, China's infrastructure strengths, the transformation of Chinese society, China's economic model, debt and growth in China, and China's investment-driven growth model.

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Mon Jan 15 2024

AI, Transhumanism, and the Future of Humanity | Meghan O’Gieblyn

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Megan O'Gibblin shares her personal journey growing up in a fundamentalist Christian community and the disillusionment she experienced upon leaving the faith. The conversation explores questions about the nature of reality, the impact of living in a digitally intermediate society, and philosophy's insights on artificial intelligence. Megan's book, "God, Human, Animal, Machine," deals with timeless questions using modern metaphors. The speaker discusses their loss of faith, trauma, and questioning life's meaning and purpose. They delve into the feeling of being lost, contemplating infinite nothingness, and questioning their own sanity. The conversation also touches on Augustine's view on reason, materialism, and the author's personal journey with depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and success as an author. The practical implications of artificial intelligence are briefly discussed.

Hidden Forces

Mon Jan 08 2024

Is the Middle East Headed For Another Major War? | Kamran Bokhari

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The podcast episode features Kamran Bihari discussing the war in Gaza and the potential for another major conflict in the Middle East. The first hour focuses on the Israeli bombardment and offensive in Gaza, while the second hour expands to include Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Houthis, and Hezbollah. The war has caused significant damage and devastation, with pressure on Israel and its main ally, the United States. The effectiveness of Israel's actions against Hamas is questioned, and there is debate about Gaza's future and the role of Hamas. Rebuilding Gaza will require multiple actors, and Israeli politics will play a crucial role in restarting any peace process. There is growing tension between Netanyahu and the American president. Public opinion is shifting due to recent events in Gaza, and there are broader implications for regional geopolitics.

Hidden Forces

Thu Jan 04 2024

Public Interest Politics & the Human Spirit | Marianne Williamson

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Marianne Williamson discusses her background, political views, challenges of the current system, shift in mindset, recognition of flaws in previous solutions, importance of love and ethics, impact of AI and technology on society, ethical considerations and unsustainability in the current structure, leadership challenges and prioritizing public interest, promoting peace and reevaluating military spending, critique of media and institutions, and collaboration with China.

Hidden Forces

Mon Jan 01 2024

Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order | Gary Gerstle

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The podcast episode features an interview with Gary Gerstle, a professor of American history at the University of Cambridge and author of several books. The conversation covers the last 100 years of American history, focusing on two political orders: the New Deal Order and the New Liberal Order. The second hour of the conversation delves into understanding the rise and decline of the neoliberal order and its impact on current political, economic, and social crises. Speculation is made about what a new order could look like, including various factions that may drive it forward and potential policy ideas and ideological frameworks.

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Tue Dec 26 2023

Are We in a New Crypto Bull Market? | Framework Ventures

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Vance Spencer and Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures discuss the outlook for crypto in 2024, the need for sensible regulation, market estimates, Ethereum advancements, upcoming upgrades, value transfer in Ethereum, multi-chain interoperability, factors for developers, gaming potential, DeFi's role, the recent bullish turn in crypto, institutional adoption, crypto as speculative assets, and successes and failures in their careers.

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Mon Dec 18 2023

What’s Driving the Fall in Oil Prices? | Rory Johnston

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The episode discusses the oil market, OPEC's challenges, US oil production, OPEC's role and risks, challenges for OPEC+, future of OPEC+ and geopolitical risks, environmental concerns and supply risks, territorial dispute and potential conflicts, and uncertainty in the oil market outlook.

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