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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Elise Hu on Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital

Asian Review of Books | 21 December 2023 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elise Hu about her book Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital. Discusses the mix of gender politics, culture of lookism, K-Pop, and cosmetic surgery that brought South Korea to dominate the cosmetics industry.

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David Courtwright on The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business

New Books in Economic and Business History | 26 December 2023 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Courtwright about his book The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business. Discusses “limbic capitalism” – the commodification of vice by competitive businesses targeting the brain pathways responsible for feeling, motivation, and long-term memory.

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Andrew McAfee on the Geek Way

EconTalk | 20 November 2023 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew McAfee about his book The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results Results. Argues that companies that accomplish great things have developed “geek” cultures that emphasize intense cooperation, rapid learning curves, and a lack of hierarchy. Discusses how focusing on company norms, as opposed to organizational charts and structure, is a key to realizing big ambitions; the role that data and evidence play in geek companies’ decision-making; and why the willingness to embrace failure is a winning strategy.

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Patrick Collison & John Collison – A Business State of Mind

Invest Like the Best | 17 October 2023 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Patrick and John Collison about setting a strategy and culture that attracts ambition, why the returns to sweating the details are high, and how they view Stripe’s progress against their mission to increase the GDP of the internet.

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The Innovators Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More Than Good Ideas

MIT Press Podcast | 24 June 2023 | 0h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Schrage about his book The Innovator’s Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas. Argues that testable hypotheses rather than good ideas are the key to innovation. Also introduces his 5×5 framework: giving diverse teams of five people up to five days to come up with portfolios of five business experiments costing no more than $5,000 each and taking no longer than five weeks to run.

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The History of Bell Labs With Jon Gertner

FourWeekMBA | 2 March 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jon Gertner about his book The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. Discusses the history of Bell Labs, digging into the factors responsible for its role as an incubator of innovation and birthplace of many influential technologies.

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