Using Cultural Evolution to Design Better Companies with Andrew McAfee

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 7 February 2024 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew McAfee about his book The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results. Discusses how cultural evolution has shaped the modern workplace, what allowed humans to evolve to be super collaborators, how that evolution translates to organizational culture, and why the education system might need an overhaul.

See also the EconTalk interview.

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Andrew McAfee on the Geek Way

EconTalk | 20 November 2023 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew McAfee about his book The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results Results. Argues that companies that accomplish great things have developed “geek” cultures that emphasize intense cooperation, rapid learning curves, and a lack of hierarchy. Discusses how focusing on company norms, as opposed to organizational charts and structure, is a key to realizing big ambitions; the role that data and evidence play in geek companies’ decision-making; and why the willingness to embrace failure is a winning strategy.

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Dematerialization and What It Means for the Economy and Climate Change

HBR IdeaCast | 17 September 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew McAfee about ideas from his book More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – and What Happens Next. Explains how many economies are growing while new technologies are reducing their use of timber, metals, fertilizer, and other resources.

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