Interviewing

Leyden has spent his entire career interviewing remarkable people about big ideas. From his roots as a journalist, foreign correspondent, Wired magazine editor, and a succession of his own media companies he’s always been able to hone his interview skills and draw the best out of the amazing people he’s come in contact with.

His latest company Reinvent is particularly well-positioned for this. He hosts a multi-disciplinary interview series called What’ Now: San Francisco, a series where each month he gets to interview a remarkable person from a different field that is exploding in innovation in front of an invite-only audience for more than 100 guests.

The San Francisco series systematically goes through all the fields of innovation in the region: Artificial Intelligence, lean energy. Autonomous vehicles, Neuroscience, etc. All are live-streamed at the time and edited later, and some of the best can be seen below.

The San Francisco series has been so successful that we have expanded a similar series to What’s Now: New York.

In many of our Reinvent projects we have virtual roundtable discussions that brings together experts  from around America and the world over interactive video. We also do deep-dive interviews in our studio in the Mission District of San Francisco, or also over video, occasionally on location. You’ll find some of the best ones below.

Leyden uses these insights all the time in his own keynotes speeches and talks. What he learns from each expert from each distinct  field, he then incorporates into his own overarching narrative talks.

Almost all video interviews also have a podcast that can be found with the same title on our hub on iTunes. That makes it easier for some people to listen.

Reinvent brings together top innovators in deep conversations about how to solve complex challenges – and then makes media about the ideas to emerge.

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