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John Doerr

John Doerr is a partner at Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins and the author of “Speed & Scale,” a look at how to meet climate change goals.

“We’re in a race for the survival of our planet.”

— John Doerr
Featured in these episodes:
John Doerr, guest
January 13, 2022

“Go for the megatons.” That’s John Doerr’s recommendation for how we need to combat the existential threat of climate change. Doerr, a venture capitalist and author of the new book Speed & Scale, discusses decarbonization, what he calls “the greatest economic opportunity of the next century.” Business plays a critical role in advancing that movement.

John Doerr, cameo
March 1, 2022

“We should expect more volatility,” Reid Hoffman tells Rapid Response host Bob Safian in the first Need to Know session of the year, covering news and business topics impacting entrepreneurs right now. Reid and Bob discuss the implications of the Ukraine invasion, then dive into the pandemic-fueled troubles at Peloton, PayPal, and Meta, new climate-change urgencies — including Reid’s recent trip to Antarctica, and how Activision will be different after merging with Microsoft. Plus: pay transparency; the lessons of Theranos; and the business case for democracy.