Building ‘Stuff That Matters’ with Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell led the teams that brought us the iPod, iPhone, and the Nest thermostat.

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Building ‘Stuff That Matters’ with Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell led the teams that brought us the iPod, iPhone, and the Nest thermostat. He’s currently Principal at venture firm Future Shape, which invests in “foundational technology to make a future that is greener, healthier, and safer.” Tony’s been named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and has authored over 300 patents during his 30 plus years working in consumer electronics. His book “Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making” just came out.

In this episode, Tony shares what it means to invest in “stuff that matters,” how he works with scientists and engineers to bring that stuff to market, and the potential of design to drive high-impact climate solutions.

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