In today’s episode, we get together with David Jilk, a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, startup advisor, and author. We talk about David’s latest book The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors which he co-wrote with his longtime friend and colleague Brad Feld, and how he transitioned into the field of writing.
David talks about his writing process and how it differs when writing poetry versus constructing essays. He explains that rather than writing another business book they wrote a resource to facilitate the contemplation of situations, especially since entrepreneurs are notoriously people of action.
“It’s a lot like the Buddhist notion of beginner mind, where you have to be almost playful to think about how the world could be different and come up with a vision for changing the world and disrupting it in a way that will actually work and catch on.” — @djilk [0:13:14]
Later we talk about David’s background in entrepreneurship and technology, and hear his thoughts on the current use of AI and how he expects it to unfold in the future. We discuss David’s interest in neuromorphic computing and delve into his views on AI safety, from racial bias in automation to the likelihood of computers riding out Moore’s law and becoming superior to humans.
Tuning in, listeners will also hear valuable advice born from many years of experience on how to do due diligence in acquiring technology companies. We also discuss the factors one should consider when looking for an investor, and David shares why he believes that the best investor for an entrepreneur to partner up with is one who doesn’t panic easily and will remain supportive during challenging periods.
This episode is supercharged with knowledge and an interesting approach to entrepreneurship and how to identify the ideal investors for your business or project.