Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

Five Good Questions Podcast | 20 March 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Discusses the most important event in human history, innovation lessons from the history of how we light our homes, whether debt allows us to pull innovation from the future, lessons from past epidemics for dealing with covid-19, and whether science is now too complex for gentlemen science.

Jim Chanos – Financial Frauds and Manias: Past, Present, Future

Infinite Loops | 27 February 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with renowned short-seller Jim Chanos about using history as a guide for investors today. Discusses his career in finance, the Mississippi Bubble, how past financial frauds and manias can be useful for modern investors, Tesla, lessons from the Great Financial Crisis, his financial history course at Yale and Wisconsin, and Theranos.

All The Single Ladies…Are Losing In The Housing Market

The Indicator from Planet Money | 7 January 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kelly Shue about Yale School of Management research which finds that single women buy houses high and sell low compared to their male counterparts.

Richard Davies on Extreme Economies

EconTalk | 9 March 2020 | 2h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Davies about his book Extreme Economies: What Life at the World’s Margins Can Teach Us About Our Own Future. Explores economic life in extreme situations. Examples discussed are the Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, the rain forest in the Darien Gap in Panama, and Kinshasa, the largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An economic and journalistic tour de force as Davies shares insights from his encounters with people around the world struggling to trade and prosper in extreme environments.

Brent Beshore – Micro Buyout Adventur.es

Capital Allocators | 10 December 2018 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brent Beshore, founder and CEO of Adventur.es, an investment firm that buys small family-owned businesses. Shares lessons from his book The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers. Wide-ranging discussion of small business investment and what owners need to know to engage well with investors when selling their business.

Mike Maples: Living in the Future

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 3 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mike Maples, partner at the VC firm Floodgate, about how mental models shape his decision-making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to rally people to your cause.

How to Build a Platform

Invest Like the Best | 3 March 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Lawson, the cofounder, and CEO of Twilio, a 15-billion-dollar company offering a cloud communications platform to its customers. Discusses why it pays to be a platform, how to be a platform, and how to sculpt a company culture.

How Wealth Has Changed

The Indicator from Planet Money | 27 February 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Kenny explaining that two-thirds of global wealth is now human capital (ideas, knowledge, and learning), the use of which is non-zero sum. Sets out the free trade policy implications that flow from this.