The CEO and Founder of the Columbus Idea Foundry, a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University, and an all around passionate about knowledge and life individual, Alex Bandar joins us on this episode of Conquering Columbus – Alex talks with us about his childhood and learning to be curious about the world around him, his passion for learning, his time studying computational metallurgy at Lehigh University, how he created the Columbus Idea Foundry, where the Columbus Idea Foundry is headed, and even a short tangent on his experience with the Ketogenic Diet!
(00:00:00) Alex Bandar
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(00:01:22) The SunDown Group
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(00:02:35) Conquering Columbus Intro Music
(00:03:40) Intro to Alex Bandar
(00:04:40) A day in the life
(00:05:20) Smart Columbus
(00:07:45) Alex’s childhood
(00:10:00) Studying Computational Metallurgy at Lehigh
(00:12:00) Alex’s PhD Thesis
(00:18:30) Teaching yourself a new skill
(00:21:30) The science of computational metallurgy
(00:26:30) Creating the Columbus Idea Foundry
(00:40:00) The Ketogenic Diet
(00:47:00) The future of the Columbus Idea Foundry
(00:55:55) Live Uncomfortably
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(01:00:23) The SunDown Group
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(01:01:35) Conquering Columbus Outro Music