Dame Zaha Hadid born October 31, 1950 and died March 31, 2016, was an Iraqi-born British architect known for her radical deconstructivist designs. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also known as the “Queen of the Curve” for buildings such as the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan with its gently sloping and yet zany curves.
Frank Ghery a Canadian born architect whose works have been cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture. Frank has been named "the most important architect of our age". Norman is known for his complementary yet ultra-modern redesigns of classic buildings and for his simple, streamlined new structures. Dubbed the "hero of high-tech," his architectural signature is a design that opens a building up to the public, is mindful of the environment, and saves money by using modern materials and advanced technology.
We wrap our Investor series with a Silicon Valley heavyweight - Peter Thiel. Peter started his entrepreneurial adventure with PayPal and continued his success with Palantir and Founders Fund.
He made one of the best investments in history by being the first investor in Facebook. His book Zero to One and his political activity have catapulted him into the public arena.
We’re excited to announce our third live Moonshots show will be in New York. We will be interviewing some incredible entrepreneurs from the Big Apple. The event will be hosted by the fabulous team at Makovsky PR and Communications.
We visit another titan of innovation on this show - Clay Christiansen. He has written many books on and around the topic of innovation and is a Harvard Business School Professor. His most significant contribution is his theory of "disruptive innovation" - considered the most influential business idea of the early 21st century.