Flying Blind by Peter Robison

Reader’s Corner | 8 January 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Reader’s Corner | 15 January 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Peter Robison about his book Flying Blind: The 737 Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing. Explores how an industry titan became consumed with the bottom line, leading to a tragedy that endangered countless lives.

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Business in Socialist Hungary

Peoples & Things | 28 January 2023 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Philip Scranton about his book Business Practice In Socialist Hungary, Volume 1: Creating The Theft Economy, 1945-1957. Examines how leaders in socialist Hungary planned and developed business enterprises in the shattered post-World War II economy and how workers, farmers, and citizens supported and resisted these aims. Discusses what this project means for business history, which has tended to focus on Western, rich, capitalist nations.

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Logistic Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth

New Books in Economics | 4 August 2023 | 0h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yossi Sheffi about his book Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth. Outlines the characteristic “positive feedback loop” of logistics clusters – geographically concentrated sets of logistics-related business activities; how logistics clusters “add value” by generating other industrial activities; why firms should locate their distribution and value-added activities in logistics clusters; and the proper role of government support, in the form of investment, regulation, and trade policy.

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What Venture Capitalists Can Teach Companies About Decision-Making

HBR Ideacast | 28 May 2024 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ilya Strebulaev about his book The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth, co-authored with Alex Dang, and their HBR article Make Decisions with a VC Mindset. Explains exactly how venture capitalists operationalize risk, embrace disagreement over consensus, and stay agile in their decision-making – all valuable lessons that apply outside of Silicon Valley.

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Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady | 2 May 2024 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Wu about his book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. Discusses the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, arguing that breaking up today’s largest high-tech titans would be good for business, as well as for democracy.

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Cedric Chin – Accelerating Business Expertise

Infinite Loops | 14 March 2024 | 1h 26m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cedric Chin about Commoncog, his newsletter dedicated to finding useful, practical ways to accelerate business expertise. Discusses some of the most potentially transformative concepts he’s uncovered: the business expertise triad, quality engineering and process control, the effectiveness of naturalistic decision-making, expectancy, intuition and investing, how to stay open-minded, trial & error, knowledge shields & the power of reading, and protocols & pattern-matching.

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Rethinking Growth at All Costs

HBR Ideacast | 27 February 2024 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gary Pisano about his HBR article How Fast Should Your Company Really Grow? Backgrounds that most firms fail to consistently increase revenues and profits over the long term, adjusting for inflation. Argues that it’s important for leaders to think more strategically about not just the rate of growth they want to achieve but the direction they want to grow in and their method for doing so. Trying to grow too fast can be the downfall of many organizations. Shares examples of companies that have fallen into this trap, as well as those getting the balance right.

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Scott Farquhar on Remote Work

Masters of Scale | 18 January 2024 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Scott Farquhar about Atlassian’s report on remote working Lessons Learned: 1000 Days of Distributed at Atlassian. Discusses Atlassian’s review of its 10,000-person remote-work programme, covering hard numbers, and sharing insights about work flexibility, productivity, and the unexpected power of sporadic, but intentional gatherings.

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