Richie Kohler's passion for technical scuba diving and maritime history has led him to explore some of the most challenging and dangerous shipwrecks in the world, including the Andrea Doria and HMHS Britannic. Exploring lost ships has led him to locate and help name numerous lost vessels, including the mine laying submarine U-215 on the Georges Banks off Nova Scotia, a WWII destroyer USS Murphy, crushed and forgotten in the New York approaches, and the 1800 steamship SS Peconic, a hurricane victim off the Georgia coast. But it would be the identification of an unknown WWII German U-Boat, the U-869 that would catapult his diving career into the world of television and documentary film making. Detailed in the NY Times best seller, Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson, this exciting story is slated to be a major motion picture by 20th Century Fox. Kohler, along with long time dive buddy John Chatterton, co-hosted the long running History Channel series, Deep Sea Detectives, and has worked on U/W film projects for Paramount Pictures, CBS, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.
Author and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki discussed world changing ideas, how they are born and why some succeed and others fail. At the root of a great idea, he said, "it has to enable you to do things you've always wanted to do. Or, even better, it should enable you to do things that you did not know you wanted to do." Kawasaki explained the origins for many revolutionary ideas, saying that they begin by asking "wouldn't it be neat if?" While this may sound like a simple genesis, he emphasized that following through with the concept is critical to any idea's success. "Many people ask the question ... but not that many try it," he observed. Based on his prolific career, Kawasaki said that his opinion has changed about the difficulties of actualizing a winning idea. He summed up this change of heart by noting, "I used to think that the idea is the key and, once you get a good idea, implementation is easy, now that I'm at the end of my career, I think the exact opposite." ... More »Host: Ian Punnett