Accelerate Learning to Boost Your Career

HBR IdeaCast | 22 October 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Young about his book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. Outlines the principles for fast, focussed learning that he used to teach himself the four-year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months.

Gregory Zuckerman on the Quant Revolution

Masters in Business | 30 October 2019 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Backgrounds the personalities behind Renaissance Technologies applying maths and science to deliver its 30-year >60% pa track record.

Humanimal

Science for the People | 1 March 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Rutherford about his book Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature – A New Evolutionary History. Discusses the common ways we mistakenly think humans are different from other creatures.

How Google Reinvented the Workplace

Ventured | 15 December 2015 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laszlo Bock about his book Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead. Data-driven wisdom to counter HR dogma.

We Live in The Good Place. And We’re Screwing it Up

The Ezra Klein Show | 28 October 2019 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kate Marvel on climate change. Focuses on evaluating whether climate change is an existential threat that must take priority ahead of all other concerns.

Fries of the Future

Planet Money | 23 October 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the development of coatings to ensure french fries stay hot and crisp rather than cold and soggy – especially given the challenge of fast food delivery times.

Gimlet Media: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber

How I Built This with Guy Raz | 21 October 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber telling the story of their founding Gimlet, the podcast startup, recently sold to Spotify for roughly $200 million. Serves as a taster of the Startup podcast series, a personal favourite, and surely the most insightful on what it’s like to start a business.

Ben Horowitz – What You Do Is Who You Are

The Tim Ferriss Show | 24 October 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Lots of insights on business culture and ideas from his articles and books The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.