The Fundamental Human Relationship with Work

HBR IdeaCast | 13 October 2020 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Suzman about his book Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time. Applies an anthropologist’s perspective from studying an ancient hunter-gatherer society to suggest that our modern notions of work, economy, and productivity are perhaps too limiting. Argues that humans have always been drawn to work for its intrinsic value and that managers can prepare for the future workplace by broadening their thinking about work and purpose.

Robert Rosenberg on Dunkin Donuts

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People | 14 October 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Rosenberg, the former CEO of Dunkin Donuts and author of Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin’ Donuts. Describes running Dunkin Donuts for 35 years. Distilled business wisdom throughout, including on the challenges of a family business; focus versus diversity in product offerings; the role of a CEO; the role of a board of directors; and the process of planning and budgeting.

Tom Wainwright | How to Run a Drug Cartel

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 6 August 2020 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Wainwright about the harrowing and sometimes grisly experiences he endured while writing Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel. Discusses the parallels between the drug trade and regular businesses; how ideas of economics and business apply to any entrepreneurial or business venture; how drug cartels engage in corporate social responsibility, branding, and even PR campaigns; why drug cartels franchise, regulate labour, branch out online, and diversify into legal (and ubiquitous) industries; how an economist gets discovered wearing a GPS device to a meeting with a drug lord and lives to tell the tale; and more.

Richard Koch on the 80/20 Principle & Achieving Unreasonable Success

The Tim Ferriss Show | 22 September 2020 | 2h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Koch discussing his books The 80/20 Principle and Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It. Covers the widespread applicability of leveraging 20% of effort for 80% of the result and the nine strategies and attitudes Koch identified as critical to success. Also discusses the frameworks from BCG and Bain behind his remarkable investment performance.

Guy Raz on Building How I Built This

The Tim Ferriss Show | 10 September 2020 | 1h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Guy Raz about his book How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. Draws out themes and insights from Raz’s many interviews with entrepreneurs. Also discusses managing mental health and the future for podcasting.

Margaret Heffernan on Uncharted

EconTalk | 7 September 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Margaret Heffernan about her book Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future. Considers how best to prepare for an unpredictable future. Argues that smart organizations and people can learn how to do it.

What Dan Romero Thinks About Basically Everything

Venture Stories | 16 July 2020 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan Romero, formerly of Coinbase, discussing startups and lessons from scaling Coinbase; some of the best books he’s read; communism and why socialism seems popular with young people today; the history of technology; crypto; and where he agrees or disagrees with prominent Silicon Valley figures.

Charlie Songhurst – Lessons from Investing in 483 Companies

Invest Like the Best | 7 July 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charlie Songhurst, a private investor and ex-head of strategy at Microsoft. Discusses how companies fail at each stage, why boring and complex leads to big returns, where to look for human capital, and combining east and west coast investment mentalities. Argues for understanding the ways that companies fail rather than succeed.