Leavitt and Taylor

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

27 episodes of Leavitt and Taylor since the first episode, which aired on November 14th, 2020.

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    Episode 27: James Rupe

    November 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Joshua and Jesse are visited by James Rupe from CardanoMint, who discusses in depth the state of Cryptocurrency. We also discuss how automation folds into Cryptocurrency, NFT's being used for important documents, and overall adoption in our world. In our current events segment, we discuss the technology supply chain issues and the Facebook papers without the piano music!
    Recorded on October 25th, 2021

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    Episode 26: Chris Foltz

    September 29th, 2021  |  59 mins 32 secs

    Chris Foltz, Director of Founder Institute and Managing Director of Responsible Solutions, joins Joshua and Jesse to discuss the startup ecosystem in Las Vegas. Josh discusses what drives him in his quest for a dynamic startup and tech community in Vegas. Jesse discusses investments around chip makers in Arizona. Chris and Jesse suggest modifications to Josh's wardrobe.

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    Episode 25: Secret Squirrel!

    September 8th, 2021  |  55 mins 26 secs

    Joshua and Jesse invite Secret Squirrel "David" to the show to discuss privacy, ubiquitous data collection, and ethics of the products and online services that are commonly used.

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    Episode 24: Ryan Smith

    August 7th, 2021  |  48 mins 17 secs

    Joshua and Jesse invite Ryan Smith from the City of Las Vegas to the show! We discuss the articles in the news about people returning to California (not), TechAlley, and the impact that downtown has had on the startup and technology scene here in Las Vegas!

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    Episode 23: Remotely (not) working

    July 6th, 2021  |  44 mins 2 secs

    Joshua and Jesse talk about the implied promise of remote work and how it seems to be playing out in different types of organizations.

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    Episode 22: Legislative wrap-up

    June 23rd, 2021  |  56 mins 29 secs

    Joshua and Jesse invite Joshua Barousse back to the show to discuss the legislative session wrap-up in Nevada. Jesse goes over current events about Apple and the DOJ, which turns into a discussion about privacy while data is in the hands of private companies. Best of all MAVERICK is back.

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    Episode 21: Joshua Copeland

    May 23rd, 2021  |  41 mins 33 secs

    Joshua and Jesse interview Joshua Copeland of Remote Dev Force to discuss growing up in Technology in Las Vegas. Joshua (Maverick) discusses the local success of the Tech Alley kickoff, and we briefly discuss the colonial pipeline hack.

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    Episode 20: Nick Scheib

    May 3rd, 2021  |  49 mins 15 secs

    Joshua and Jesse speak with Nick Scheib, a longtime Las Vegas technologist who recently moved to LA. Nick talks about growing up as a local, his experience shaped by his earlier roles in IT in Las Vegas, and how that has grown into a successful career. We also discuss the importance of building camaraderie with organizational business partners and how Batman is still better than Superman, to Josh's protests.

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    Episode 19: Sirinda (Sindy) Glasgow

    May 3rd, 2021  |  39 mins 33 secs

    Joshua and Jesse talk to Sirinda (Sindy) Glasgow about growing Las Vegas in the technology industry. We discuss the NCWIT inspiration awards, share some great anecdotes, Jesse's fear of the blackberry ring tone to this day, and how IT strategy has changed in the Las Vegas Valley over the years.

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    Episode 18: BRBCK

    April 1st, 2021  |  40 mins 33 secs

    Josh and Jesse talk with Jean Claude Luakabuanga, Las Vegas entrepreneur and founder of BRBCK. Jean Claude tells his story about how he became an entrepreneur, what it took to develop his application, and why he did it in Las Vegas. Josh and Jesse also hear about Jean Claude's experiences in the Las Vegas ecosystem and what is needed to start your journey as an entrepreneur.

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    Episode 17: Leadership part 3: Transactional vs. Transformational

    March 29th, 2021  |  34 mins 44 secs

    Josh and Jesse discuss Transactional vs. Transformational leadership, how it relates to being authentic, and Batman and Superman's leadership styles. They also discuss the changing definitions of IT leadership roles and how they relate to leadership styles.

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    Episode 16: Leadership part 2: Imposter syndrome

    March 27th, 2021  |  38 mins 1 sec

    Josh and Jesse go over what imposter syndrome is, ideas to overcome it, and how it can affect your leadership. Jesse retires the piano music once and for all and talks about a plan to cover the state with more EV charging stations to avoid the clown hotels.

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    Episode 15: StartupNV

    March 10th, 2021  |  45 mins 51 secs

    Josh and Jesse have a great conversation with Jeff Saling, co-founder and executive director of StartupNV, about creating a robust and inclusive startup ecosystem and diversifying Nevada's economy. We also discuss startup culture history here in Las Vegas and why it is essential, we get this right from the start now that we have the chance.

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    Episode 14: The Vegas Ecosystem

    February 28th, 2021  |  37 mins 12 secs

    Josh and Jesse discuss the technology ecosystem in Southern Nevada. Jesse brings the piano music back, and Josh discusses the concept of "Cargo Culture" and why we need to avoid it.

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    Episode 13: Leadership part 1: Motivation

    February 24th, 2021  |  35 mins 30 secs

    Josh and Jesse describe what drives and motivates them. We also discuss the Vegas Innovation Network, why we need to listen to our team members so that they are motivated, and why sometimes it's ok to make yourself vulnerable in expressing ideas.

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    Episode 12: We're not talking about Baseball!

    February 24th, 2021  |  41 mins 24 secs

    Josh and Jesse look at the recent online strife with the technology involved in online communication and financial apps from our returning guest Angelo Stoebe. Jesse discusses Miami's startup scene, and we have a brief discussion about artificial intelligence.