Richard Koch on the 80/20 Principle & Achieving Unreasonable Success

The Tim Ferriss Show | 22 September 2020 | 2h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Koch discussing his books The 80/20 Principle and Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It. Covers the widespread applicability of leveraging 20% of effort for 80% of the result and the nine strategies and attitudes Koch identified as critical to success. Also discusses the frameworks from BCG and Bain behind his remarkable investment performance.

Bullshit Jobs

Hidden Brain | 3 September 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Graeber about the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and how these positions affect the people who hold them. Discusses the ideas in Bullshit Jobs: A Theory.

Alchemy: How Our Creations Recreate Us

The Next Big Idea | 21 July 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ainissa Ramirez about her book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. Draws on stories about eight key inventions to show how our innovations can change us in surprising ways.

Rebecca Wragg Sykes on The Neanderthals

Travels Through Time | 1 September 2020 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her book Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. In three scenes describes interglacial age known as the Eemian: the catastrophic flood that separated Britain from the rest of Europe 123k years ago; the weird and wonderful animals that populated the continent at the time; and how the Neanderthals lived, worked and loved in this warm woodland environment.

Morgan Housel: The Psychology of Money

The Reader’s Journey | 1 September 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Morgan Housel about his book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. Insightful perspectives on volatility being the fee you pay the stock market for great returns, luck and risk, the primacy of savings rate over investment returns, and more.

Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech

The Psychology Podcast | 24 September 2020 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Greg Lukianoff eloquently arguing the case for free speech. Covers the need to know what others think, why you cannot ban something simply because it is offensive, protections against inciting violence against vulnerable people, depression and cognitive behavioural therapy, how anti-free speech administrations taught students habits of anxiety and depression by repressing free speech, reasons for the sudden spike in anti-free speech activism, and more.

How to Make the World Add Up – Tim Harford

At The Margin | 16 September 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tim Harford about his book How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers. Warns against being misled by statistics but also warns of the need to get statistics right and take them seriously. Offers some rules of thumb for making sense of the information we see around us.

Rory Sutherland – Moonshots and Marketing

Invest Like the Best | 15 September 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Sutherland about his book Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense. Sells the value of marketing and trialling the bizarre rather than imagining we understand a complex world.