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ADAM POPESCU
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I'm headed to Cuba to see the local startup scene, and paddle a kayak 103 miles across open-water from Havana to Key West. At least, that's the plan. I'm a bit nervous, namely of choppy waters, weather, and of course sharks. But I'm very excited. Wish me luck. https://medium.com/@adampopescu/cuban-startup-stories-2184e3e2b19c
…in search of Cuba’s tech scene via a kayak trip across the Caribbean…
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 I spoke with the legendary Quincy Jones about 2Pac, race and crime. The man has stories for days:

http://www.playboy.com/articles/quincy-jones-on-crime-jazz-and-race
When he steps into a room everyone stops what theyre doing and swarms. Even at 82 the man commands attention. A smile stitched above a wise salty goatee a rainbow color scarf...
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"I had three open heart surgeries when I was born...It’s called the tetralogy of flow. I’m supposed to be very inactive with a sluggish heart. And I’m very active. An anomaly...I think it put a fight in me from the beginning."

I spoke with Olympian +Shaun White​ on what gave him the drive to win in the snow and in business.

http://smashd.co/branching-out-beyond-the-halfpipe/

http://smashd.co/branching-out-beyond-the-halfpipe/
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"Don’t go searching for answers, live the questions. You live the questions and the answers will find you."

I spoke with Sophia Amoruso of +Nasty Gal about how she built a $100 million business, her bestseller, and the challenges of being a female entrepreneur.

http://smashd.co/boss-up/
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I spoke with NASA Astronaut +Ron Garan, a man who's spent more than 177 days in space. We talked about everything from what space travel does to your body, to near death experiences and even whether or not he believes in intelligent life beyond our own. Great man.

"People think that you’re living in a can and it’s claustrophobic and even when you’re up there six months at a time, it’s not going to be enjoyable. But it really was incredible. The view, floating, the microgravity environment, the freedom that that affords, being able to fly around—I could get to work every morning by flying."

http://smashd.co/up-in-space/
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I sat down with G-Eazy​, one of the Bay's rising stars and a man often referred to as the James Dean of hip hop. We talked about monetizing music, how to grow your brand in the Internet era, and whether or not he'll throw a free concert if the Golden State Warriors​ win.

http://smashd.co/next-wave-g-eazy/
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How on demand culture is changing consumer behavior

http://smashd.co/on-demand-everything/
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How PTTOW!'s culture of exclusivityhey, there's Shaun White! and that's Quincy Jones!helps brands discover creative new partners.
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"For a long time, my greatest fear — and I don’t deal with that word at all — was to have a great opportunity that I’m not prepared for. Like meeting Sinatra and working with him at 29. He tested me, but I was ready. "

I got the chance to speak with +Quincy Jones. The man has done more than you, me and all your friends and family put together.

http://smashd.co/ladies-and-gentlemen-quincy-jones/
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The past, present and future of YouTube:

http://smashd.co/youtube-turns-10/ 
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"An artist’s job isn’t necessarily to answer questions—it’s to pose questions."

Agree? Read more of my interview with Aaron Axelrod, the only time I've been to Canter's Deli and didn't eat, too busy listening to Aaron detail his process and point-of-view.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new tech accelerator. Might sound screwy, but it might make the richest team in baseball that much richer. And (hopefully) help some young companies spread their wings. I spoke with the guys backing it to see what they're all about.
http://smashd.co/home-run/
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