Emi Gal, Founder & CEO of Ezra, shares why he’s done a Yearly Challenge every year since 2008. Over the years, he’s trained his memory with a World Memory Champion, documented all of his past mistakes to become more Antifragile, interviewed elderly adults about their lives and regrets, and lived on less than 2 hours of sleep each night to embrace polyphasic sleep.
“To make progress in anything, but especially your health, you just need to nudge behavior a little bit every day. I find that tracking 150 different biomarkers does that quite well for me.” — Emi Gal
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Emi Gal started his first company, Brainient, when he was just 19. He spent 10 years building Brainient into one of the leading ad-tech companies in Europe before it was acquired by Teads—one of the largest advertising platforms in Europe, with 1.8-billion impressions per month.
After working with Hospices for Hope, a non-profit in Romania that builds and operates hospices for terminally ill cancer patients, Emi realized that one of the biggest problems with cancer is the lack of a fast, accurate, affordable way to screen for cancer everywhere in the body. He founded Ezra in 2018 to solve this problem using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Artificial Intelligence. To date, he’s reduced the cost of getting a full-body cancer screening by 80% and reduced the time required to get screened by 66%.
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