How to Fix Your Hiring Process

HBR IdeaCast | 25 June 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Cappelli about the ideas in his HBR article Your Approach to Hiring is All Wrong. Argues managers at companies large and small are doing hiring all wrong. A confluence of changes, from the onslaught of online tools to a rise in recruitment outsourcing, have promised more efficiency but actually made us less effective at finding the best candidates. Cappelli sets out better, simpler ways to measure whether someone will be a good employee and advises companies to focus more on internal talent.

Eric Ries – Lean Start-Ups and the Long-Term Stock Exchange

Capital Allocators | 26 August 2019 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup methodology and founder and CEO of the Long Term Stock Exchange. Discusses ideas from The Lean Startup and the philosophy and business proposition of the LTSE, which seeks to build a new relationship between companies that are built to last and the stakeholders who believe in them.

Milk Shake – Why the Future of Dairy Looks Scary

RNZ: Insight | 24 August 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Investigates the threat synthetic products pose to the dairy industry. Lab-grown milk protein is now stepping outside niche cheese and ice cream markets and into the bulk ingredient arena.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business

EconTalk | 19 August 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book, Big Business, which argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. Strays widely with a deliciously contrarian take on many subjects including the advantages of social media.

Russ Roberts

Y Combinator | 7 August 2019 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Russ Roberts. Includes why he started EconTalk, key economic concepts for company founders, Adam Smith, and the emotional aspects of founding a company.

Jim O’Shaughnessy – What Works on Wall Street

Standard Deviations | 16 August 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim O’Shaughnessy, author of What Works on Wall Street. Discusses our psychological biases, the advantages of applying a rules-based approach to investment, and the issues with managing psychological risks, whether as an active or passive investor. Wisdom also on parenting and life in general.

How To Raise Money From A Venture Investor

a16z | 18 July 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor sharing actionable fundraising advice based on his experience of seeing thousands of startup pitches and working on all of a16z’s investments. The second of a three-part series drawing on his book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.