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A podcast about people who changed the world by shifting their perspective.
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A podcast about pivoting

With entrepreneurial stories from wildly different industries, each episode shares one thing in common — they all include a radical pivot, a complete change in approach, that turned a good idea into success.
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Season 1 Episode 1

The Algorithm Shift

From Game Theory to Organ Transplants.
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Season 1 Episode 2

The Сannabis Shift

From criminalization to post-war reconstruction material.
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Season 1 Episode 3

The Addiction Shift

How did a psychiatrist, a scientist, and an anesthesiologist made the shift in understanding addiction.
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Season 1 Episode 4

The Poker Shift

From Journalism to the Casino Table.
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Season 1 Episode 5

The Career Shift

From Scientific Research to Business.
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Season 1 Episode 6

The Rosé Shift

From a cheap drink to a premium wine.
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Season 1 Episode 7

The Research Shift

From fertility research to the Pill.
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Season 1 Episode 8

The Startup Shift

From Tech CEO to Social Impact Startup.
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COMING SOON December 1st

The Design Shift

How award-winning designers shift from freelance to running a business.

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Stay tuned for new pivot dramas in Season 2.
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About

Featured on the Apple Podcast's top 20, CTRL SHIFT! is a podcast about people who changed the world by shifting their perspective.

Every other week our host Anatoliy Gromov brings you a story of a notable pivot: a CEO going from a typical startup to an award-winning social enterprise, career shifts in the design world, game theory applied in medicine, and even the story of how rosé became a premium wine.

This podcast is made by libo/libo podcasts studio and product design agency Humbleteam.

Get notified with exclusive show notes from design consultant and podcast host Anatoliy.
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SEASON 1 EPISODE 2

Crowdfunding with Beam

The Justice Center houses in one location everything a justice system needs—the city and county courts, the county jail, prosecutor's offices, the sheriff's office, and headquarters for the Cleveland police.

Roughly speaking, the building functions like most hierarchies—vertically. In this case, from the bowels up. The main court tower is 26 stories high, so the elevator really runs the place. If a person's arrested in Cleveland, they're coming into the Justice Center from the basement. Weary cops escort suspects from the underground parking garage. They get booked, go up a few floors to the jail.

Once they get a court date they're riding up to one of the courtroom floors. The lower floors are for lesser crimes, less hallowed proceedings—misdemeanors, housing court. And the higher floors, starting about halfway up the building, are for felonies. Detectives wearing lanyards often get off on the ninth floor where the prosecutor's office is. The court stenographers, always courteous, drag their squat wheelie cases on and off the elevator. Maybe they chat for a few floors with the officers from the sheriff's department, in search of a coffee and a muffin.