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112. How to Save Social Media and Livestreaming From Itself and Why Podcasting is the Future | Geoff Cook

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Geoff Cook (@geoffcook) is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a social dating and live-streaming company with a $400+ million market cap. He started his first company from a Harvard dorm and sold it for millions of dollars at age 24. He sold his second company for $100 million and is the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner for the Philadelphia Region.

On the side, Geoff’s also a children’s book author and a mentor at Princeton University’s Keller Center and leads Podcoin, the podcast player that pays you for listening.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Facebook and social media have screwed up and what they could have done to avoid the problem
  • The future of dating, and online dating
  • Why Geoff is worried about screentime and constant notifications clashing with our humanity
  • How to build a $100M company with your brother and sister…
  • The reason Geoff’s excited about live streaming, 5G, and future of video
  • Why podcasting may be the biggest growth platform of immediate future
  • How to reimagine social media for a better future
  • While existential AI is worth worrying about
  • The brain drain going to advertising and attention economy
  • What the commoditization of sex is doing to our species

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