Bethany McLean: Crafting a Narrative

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 9 June 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bethany McLean. Discusses our bias toward believing a business’s story; company purpose; the prevalence of the cult of personality; the fine line between visionary and fraudster; and more.

Bethany McLean – Business Gone Bad and the Art of Persistence

Invest like the best | 25 July 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with business journalist Bethany McLean who has covered many interesting stories in business and investing, including Enron (which became the famous book and documentary, the Smartest Guys in the Room), SAC Capital, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the great financial crisis, and most recently, fracking and the energy revolution. Includes a fascinating contrast of the socialism of US housing finance alongside private health care, with the private housing finance and socialised health care of most Western countries.