Walling Versus Bridging feat. Glenn Hubbard

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 25 January 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Glenn Hubbard about his book The Wall and the Bridge: Fear and Opportunity in Disruption’s Wake. Advocates building bridges to opportunity to assist those negatively impacted by economic growth, rather than building walls to protect them from further harm.

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Catherine Hakim on Erotic Capital

Brian Crombie Radio Hour | 4 August 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later  | Spotify
Interview with Catherine Hakim about her book Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom. Defines erotic capital as the concept that an individual’s beauty, sexual attractiveness, enhanced social interaction, liveliness, social presentation, sexuality, and fertility can provide opportunities to advance in life. Argues that erotic capital has gone unacknowledged for far too long because of our patriarchal society and the moral constraints of conservative communities.

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Uri Levine on Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

The James Altucher Show | 19 January 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Uri Levine about his book Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs. Draws on his experience founding Waze, the crowd-sourced GPS navigation platform, to advocate an approach to entrepreneurship that is problem-based rather than innovation-based.

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Power Failure: What Happened to GE?

The Next Big Idea | 19 January 2023 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Cohan about his book Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon. Explores the role and responsibility of Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt in the downfall of General Electric, formerly the most valuable company in the world.

See also Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker article Was Jack Welch the Greatest C.E.O. of His Day—or the Worst?

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Patrick Chung on South Korea and Globalization

Peoples & Things | 18 October 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Chung about his research on the rise of shipping and manufacturing in South Korea. Argues that the US Department of Defense played a major role in globalisation and especially the industrialisation of South Korea.

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita – The Invention of Power

Ideas Having Sex | 7 November 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about his book The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West. Discusses his novel explanation for Western exceptionalism – that the 1122 Concordat of Worms, between churches and nation-states, incentivized economic growth, facilitated secularization, and improved the lot of the citizenry, all of which set European countries on a course for prosperity.

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Frank Dikötter on the History of China After Mao

Democracy Paradox | 11 October 2022 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Dikötter about his book China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower. Backgrounds the efforts of the Chinese Communist Party to maintain its grip on power and argues that China’s economic progress is almost entirely due to it joining the WTO, with China having undertaken little in the way of economic reform.

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Restoring Dynamism in a Decadent Society with Ross Douthat

Venture Stories | 29 September 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ross Douthat about his book The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success. Sets out the evidence for stagnation, argues that we need a renaissance to get ourselves out of the age of decadence, and considers what of his arguments have endured in the three years since publication.

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