Gregory Zuckerman on the Quant Revolution

Masters in Business | 30 October 2019 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Backgrounds the personalities behind Renaissance Technologies applying maths and science to deliver its 30-year >60% pa track record.

How Google Reinvented the Workplace

Ventured | 15 December 2015 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laszlo Bock about his book Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead. Data-driven wisdom to counter HR dogma.

We Live in The Good Place. And We’re Screwing it Up

The Ezra Klein Show | 28 October 2019 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kate Marvel on climate change. Focuses on evaluating whether climate change is an existential threat that must take priority ahead of all other concerns.

Gimlet Media: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber

How I Built This with Guy Raz | 21 October 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber telling the story of their founding Gimlet, the podcast startup, recently sold to Spotify for roughly $200 million. Serves as a taster of the Startup podcast series, a personal favourite, and surely the most insightful on what it’s like to start a business.

Ben Horowitz – What You Do Is Who You Are

The Tim Ferriss Show | 24 October 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Lots of insights on business culture and ideas from his articles and books The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.

Chasing the Dragon: Fentanyl, China, and the Opioid Crisis

ChinaEconTalk | 23 October 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Westhoff, author of Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic. Describes his investigation of the industry developing and manufacturing recreational drugs in China for export to the West.

Michael Spence on Inequality & Growth

Masters in Business | 25 October 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist and Nobel laureate Michael Spence discussing information signalling, how economies develop and grow, the impacts of technology, government institutions and intellectual capital.

Susan Houseman on Manufacturing

EconTalk | 21 October 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Susan Houseman of the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research challenging the standard narrative about the US manufacturing sector. Houseman argues that conclusions about the growth of manufacturing are driven overwhelmingly by computer production while the rest of manufacturing has been stagnant. She also argues that productivity has a small role in reducing manufacturing employment and that trade has been the main cause of employment reductions.