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.

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.

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.

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.

Hannah Fry: Understanding the Numbers of Cancer

More or Less: Behind the Stats | 11 June 2022 | 0h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hannah Fry about her examination of whether medical professionals and patients make the right choices around cancer treatment, whether patients get the facts and time they need to make rational decisions, and the risks of unnecessary overtreatment.

Russ Roberts on Wild Problems

The Tim Ferriss Show | 5 August 2022 | 1h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Russ Roberts on lessons from F.A. Hayek and Nassim Taleb, decision-making insights from Charles Darwin, the dangers of scientism, his book Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us, learnings from the Talmud, the role of prayer, and the journey to transcendence.

Marc Andreessen: Interview with an Icon

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 25 January 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Marc Andreessen exploring investing, decision making, and the art of solving unsolvable problems. Discusses why the Internet has become the conduit for some people to disrupt traditional power structures and for others to enforce them; optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future of the Internet; assessing judgment; the unresolvable problems in education; and the book he turns to for insight.

Daniel Kahneman on Behavioural Economics

Masters in Business | 14 May 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later
Interview with Daniel Kahneman about his book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, coauthored with Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein. Defines noise as the variance in expert judgements, backgrounds examples of noise in many fields, argues that it is usually much greater than commonly perceived, and sets out remedies to improve decision-making by reducing noise and bias.