Relentless: How One Guy Brought the Internet to America’s Schools

Without Fail | 5 November 2018 | 0h 44m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Purports to be the story of how Evan Marwell helped to bring high-speed Internet to American school children – thanks to a bit of luck and a lot of perseverance. Inadvertently tells another story about government bureaucracy.

The Trust Battery

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 September 2018 | 1h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify. As well as the Shopify story there are fascinating perspectives on how video games prepared him to run a company, the advantages of being headquartered outside of Silicon Valley, lessons scaling from 2 to 4,000 employees, antifragility, decisionmaking and company culture.

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.