E756: Technology pioneer Jim Clark, Co-founder Netscape & Silicon Graphics, launches CommandScape, a building management system for commercial & premium properties, & shares vision on future of security, jobs & the core of entrepreneurship




about this episode

Today, we are lucky to have a legendary tech pioneer on the program, someone who has been building tech products since tech startups started in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Jim Clark. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer images. Today, he announces the launch of his latest business venture, CommandScape, the only integrated building management system for commercial and premium residential properties. Join us as he shares about his journey from the early days at Netscape & Silicon Graphics, leading the computer graphics revolution, and his vision on the future of security, jobs & what makes startups and founders successful.

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00:38: Jason introduces today’s guest, Jim Clark, co-founder of Netscape & Silicon Graphics

01:47: Graphics program in Utah with major players like Ed Catmull, Alan Kay, John Warnock, and Ivan Sutherland

06:38: Start of Silicon Graphics

19:14: Early days of Netscape with Marc Andreessen

23:58: Do you like investing in companies?

24:26: Jim explains Commandscape and his vision for it

33:00: CommandScape demo

39:30: Jim talks about his parents

46:04: What makes startups and founders successful?

50:06: Jim shares his thoughts on companies staying private long-term

53:52: Jim Clark shares his solution to the flaw in current government, income inequality, and the future of jobs

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