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.

Bethany McLean on Saudi America

Reader’s Corner | 4 January 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bethany McLean about her book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World. Fracking has upended the global energy map, transforming America into the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas. But McLean sets out that fracking has grown with cheap money and capital raising without delivering the promised returns.

Keeping the Flywheel in Motion with Jim Collins

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 1 October 2019 | 2h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim Collins. Explores what makes companies and people successful using the lenses of level 5 leadership, flywheels, bullets and cannonballs, the twenty-mile march, compounding and leadership. Draws out key ideas from Good to Great, Turning the Flywheel, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall.

Tyler Cowen on Big Business

EconTalk | 19 August 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book, Big Business, which argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. Strays widely with a deliciously contrarian take on many subjects including the advantages of social media.

Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

The Tim Ferriss Show | 11 August 2019 | 2h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Koch discussing ideas from his books The Science of Success and Good Profit. Discusses the thinkers that influenced the development of his philosophy of Market-Based Management, which helped him grow Koch Industries to be one of the largest private companies in the world. Covers MBM and his philanthropy, especially Stand Together, which partners with social entrepreneurs to improve their effectiveness and scale at tackling poverty, improving education, and reforming criminal justice.

The Scared Child Inside Every Leader

Without Fail | 8 July 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Discusses that struggle, and how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches. Context for Colonna’s book Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.

Toto Wolff: Avoiding the Doomsday

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 25 March 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Toto Wolff, Principal of the Mercedes F1 team. An excellent discussion of what is required for high performance in business and sport and for mental health in general.

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

HBR IdeaCast | 7 November 2017 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Irene Yuan Sun, author of The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa. Explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. Describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making – and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing Africa.