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.

Josh Wolfe – The Tech Imperative

Invest Like the Best | 23 April 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe about investing in the frontiers of technology. Covers business model innovation, roles of a CEO, the military, the death of privacy, and arrows of human progress.

How Aldi Transformed the Way Britain Shops

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 18 March 2019 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Fascinating examination of the history, business processes and society-wide cultural changes behind the success of Aldi, the discount supermarket retailer.

Michael Mayer – Pseudonymous Social Capital and Bottomless Coffee

Invest Like the Best | 12 March 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mayer of Bottomless, a startup that uses scales to ship coffee as you need it. Insights on education, learning, social media, personal productivity, technology, business and strategy. Interesting throughout.