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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Victor Haghani & James White on The Missing Billionaires

Bogleheads On Investing Podcast | 24 November 2023 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Victor Haghani and James White about their book The Missing Billionaires, A Guide to Better Financial Decisions. Observes that few rich families from the early 1900s have retained their wealth despite exceptional returns in the markets. Discusses investment decision-making, risk-sizing, and how to make better financial decisions with your wealth.

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An Investor’s Guide to Clear Thinking w/ Chris Mayer

We Study Billionaires | 11 August 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Mayer about his book How Do You Know? A Guide to Clear Thinking About Wall Street, Investing, and Life. Discussing decision-making in the context of investing, covering general semantics, muddy terminology, Sosnoff’s Law, drivers of long-term shareholder returns, accounting, book recommendations, and more.

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Shane Parrish on Clear Thinking

The Tim Ferriss Show | 27 September 2023 | 1h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shane Parrish about his book Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results. Discusses positioning to be advantaged whatever the outcome, not dictated by circumstances to do things you don’t want to; the value of challenge in education; using mental models to avoid bad decisions due to blind spots; separating problem-solving from problem definition; automatic rules to make desired behaviours default behaviours; focussing on outcome over ego; and writing to think.

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Annie Duke on the Power of Quitting

EconTalk | 28 November 2022 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Annie Duke about her book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Backgrounds how society’s conflation of grit with character has made quitting unnecessarily hard, and explains why our desire for certainty harms our decision-making ability. Argues for recognising the expected cost of sticking with a bad proposition.

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Reid Hoffman: Better Decisions, Fewer Mistakes

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 20 September 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Reid Hoffman discussing lessons learned from decades spent as a hands-on operator and investor, including what he knows about scaling that others miss, the three principles of decision-making, how to constantly evolve your learning pattern, and why the best leaders adapt to the crisis at hand.

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Annie Duke – The Power of Quitting

Capital Allocators | 3 October 2022 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Annie Duke about her book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Discusses her compulsion to write another book, our instinct for grit, the case for quitting, the emotional and cognitive biases that stand in our way, and some techniques to improve our ability to quit effectively. Includes stories about Everest, Sears, the NBA draft, and the California bullet train.

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Knowing When to Quit

Motley Fool Money | 4 September 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Annie Duke about her book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Discusses the key differences between patience and stubbornness, how a quitter created Slack, avoiding the sunk cost fallacy, and how pre-mortems can make you a better investor.

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