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How to Resist Mediocrity

Episode 30

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Arvind KC is the CIO of Palantir Technologies, a company that builds software that connects data, technologies, humans, and environments. In this episode, Arvind shares his thoughts about the idea of augmented intelligence, how to fight mediocrity and keep resisting it, and the meaning of encouraging employees to “taste the soup.”

“AI is not machines replacing humans, but the combination of machines and humans working together that is going to be exceptionally powerful.”- Arvind KC @arvindkc

Show Notes

2:00 – Arvind’s Role and Responsibilities at Palantir

7:00 – How You Can Fight Mediocrity and Keep Resisting It

8:30 – Customer Transparency and Cultural Transparency

10:30 – The Idea of Augmented Intelligence

11:20 – Palantir’s Successes Across Many Industries

15:00 – Connecting Employees to the Meaning of the Company

16:27 – Engineer Lessons KC Learned from the Early Days of Facebook

20:43 – The Meaning of Tasting the Soup

21:20 – IT Business Partnerships

24:45 – Encouraging Innovation


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Arvind KC is the CIO of Palantir Technologies, a company that builds software that connects data, technologies, humans, and environments.

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