"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy
I first met George Chanos in 2019 when we were speaking at the same event in San Diego. I was incredibly impressed not just with his knowledge of future trends but with how passionate he was about finding opportunity in them.
That night, I had dinner with George and we had a very vibrant conversation about politics, foreign policy, and just about everything else. He is extremely eloquent, infectiously passionate, and has a lifetime of real-world business experience, as well as perspectives from high levels of public office. George served as Attorney General of Nevada, where he oversaw the entire state’s justice department. He has even argued, successfully might I add, in front of the United States Supreme Court.
Since leaving office, he has established a career as an accomplished businessman (including Chairman of one of the fastest growing franchises in the country), speaker, and author. His two biggest passions are, first, learning about the future and, second, interpreting that future to help younger generations thrive in what will be an era of unprecedented transformation.
In many ways, the future is scary as hell. George tells of the technological tsunami that will revolutionize the world in the next 30 years, and that we’re already knee-deep in it without even knowing. In his latest book Millennial Samurai, George equips younger generations with the concepts, blueprints, and resources to find opportunity in the future and gain a competitive edge.
Given the uncertainty we’re facing right now with COVID-19, I thought this was great timing to have him on the show. In this wide-ranging interview, we cover politics, quarantine, automation, artificial intelligence, how to pivot for sustained success, and a whole lot more. George also shares the one thing that he believes is the biggest existential thread for the entire world – and, no, it’s not climate change or rogue viruses like COVID-19. He also helps us understand what’s going on politically to help us make sense of how the power shifts will play out.
Technology will transform the future more than we ever thought possible, and George Chanos is here to help you use it to your advantage.