How to Fire People with Grace, Work Through Fear, and Nurture Innovation

Lenny’s Podcast | 10 November 2022 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matt Mochary discussing his framework for approaching layoffs, how productivity goes up with fewer people, what to pay attention to when you feel angry or fearful, how to build new products within a larger company, how to make sure everyone in the organization feels valued and heard, and more. Draws from his book The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building and his Mochary Method Curriculum.

Sam Tatam – Evolutionary Ideas For Modern Problems

Modern Wisdom | 15 October 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Tatam about his book Evolutionary Ideas: Unlocking Ancient Innovation to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges. Discusses the application of evolutionary solutions to modern problems, covering how the wings of an owl helped fix problems in the bullet train, how the ears of a hare assist wind turbines, why Google Glass failed, why airline tickets are so confusing, how companies can aid customer decision without limiting choice, and more.

Ali Tamaseb on Super Founders

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 13 October 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ali Tamaseb about his book Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups. Draws from the 30,000 data points in his manually collected dataset on start-ups to bust myths about entrepreneurship and startups. Discusses his findings on founder patterns, the importance of having technical and non-technical founders onboard, VC biases funding startups, defensibility and scale, and accelerator programs.

Madhavan Ramanujam – How to Price Products

Podcast | 11 October 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Madhavan Ramanujam about his book Monetizing Innovations: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price. Discusses common mistakes when pricing products, why you need to focus on benefits rather than features, and how to pick the right monetization model.

Will Page on Tarzan Economics: Lessons from Spotify

Intelligence Squared Business | 8 April 2021 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Will Page about his book Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles for Pivoting Through Disruption. Draws lessons from Spotify’s disruption of the music industry that can be applied in other industries facing disruption.

Red Flags You Won’t See on a CEO’s Resume

HBR IdeaCast | 12 July 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Aiyesha Dey about her HBR article When Hiring CEOs, Focus on Character. Describes her research that found that an individual’s materialism (based on the cost of cars and houses) and propensity for rule breaking (criminal records and speeding) predicts the risk of fraud, insider trading, and risky business activities.

Scott Davis – Co-author of “Lessons from the Titans”

Business Bookshelf | 23 August 2020 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Scott Davis about his book Lessons from the Titans: What Companies in the New Economy Can Learn from the Great Industrial Giants to Drive Sustainable Success, co-authored with Carter Copeland and Rob Wertheimer. Distils lessons in innovation, growth, resilience, and operational excellence drawn from his equity research of industrial stocks. Considers the implications for today’s technology sector from yesterday’s technology stocks.

The Lost Presentation That Launched The 4-Hour Workweek

The Tim Ferriss Show | 18 November 2021 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
The 2007 presentation Tim Ferriss gave at SXSW that nicely summarises the ideas in his book The 4-Hour Workweek. While masquerading as lifestyle design, it’s most profoundly about methods and techniques to hugely improve personal productivity – to enable a business to run sweetly without its overworked CEO.