GeekWire | 3 March 2020 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Levy about his book Facebook, The Inside Story. Backgrounds the process of writing the book, discusses Facebook’s controversies, and assesses Facebook’s conduct overall.
Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 2 June 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
From the latest series of Michael Lewis’ Against the Rules, which is about the role of coaches in society. All are excellent. This episode explores the quantitative, scientific, and data-driven new frontier of coaching. Shows how data and technology are applied to coaching baseball and conversational skills.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 20 December 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later
Interview with Josh Whale about building Africa’s first electric motorbike business and an associated battery recharging network in Rwanda. Motorbikes are widely used as taxis throughout Africa, as they are in other parts of the developing world. In Rwanda they account for more than half the total number of vehicles on the road. So getting more of the country’s existing fleet of around 100,000 motorbike taxis to switch from petrol to electric ‘e-motos’ will reduce emissions and the country’s dependence on imported fuel. It would also save the drivers money on fuel costs, potentially doubling their earnings.
Philosophize This! | 12 February 2020 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the economic philosophies of Friedrich Hayek set out in The Road to Serfdom. Backgrounds the historical context of centrally planned governments fighting WWII. Hayek argued that the economy emerges from billions of transactions that can’t be planned, predicted, or ever fully known. Since Government can’t understand enough, it shouldn’t seek to control the economy. but should maximise freedom so that the economy can self-order to embody free choices.