Andrew McAfee on the Geek Way

EconTalk | 20 November 2023 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew McAfee about his book The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results Results. Argues that companies that accomplish great things have developed “geek” cultures that emphasize intense cooperation, rapid learning curves, and a lack of hierarchy. Discusses how focusing on company norms, as opposed to organizational charts and structure, is a key to realizing big ambitions; the role that data and evidence play in geek companies’ decision-making; and why the willingness to embrace failure is a winning strategy.

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