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Economic Mobility, The “Experience Economy,” and The Future of Cities with JD Ross and Sean Linehan

Released Thursday, 19th September 2019
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Erik is joined on this episode by JD Ross (@justindross) and Sean Linehan (@seanlinehan). JD is co-founder of Opendoor and Sean is co-founder of Placement and former VP of Product at Flexport.

They discuss:

- What Sean is doing with Placement and his personal story for where the idea came from.

- How they “navigated the idea maze” and what they learned from the ideating they did.

- What has led to the rise of the ISA and their thoughts on the space.

- How they think about working in spaces that are highly regulated.

- The future of San Francisco as a tech hub.

- Why the next evolution in the US economy will be a shift to an “experience economy.”

- Their thoughts on charter cities, and why JD says there could be a new city built from scratch in the US today.

- The idea of “skills debt” as analogous to technical debt.

- Some of their ideas around new forms of private equity.

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