Rory Sutherland: Human Behaviour, Innovation, and Alchemy

Infinite Loops | 23 July 2020 | 1h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Sutherland about his book Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business. Discusses the relationship between marketing and innovation; human psychology and behavioural economics; the importance of framing; and stated versus revealed preferences.

Matt Ridley: How Innovation Works

Naval | 9 July 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Naval | 15 July 2020 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Enthralling two-piece conversation between Naval Ravikant and Matt Ridley about Ridley’s book How Innovation Works.

Square’s Cofounder on Discovering — and Defending — Innovations

HBR IdeaCast | 17 March 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, about his book The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. Argues that business innovation is about fearlessly exploring novel solutions and dramatically expanding markets. That helps startups to defend their innovations against industry giants, as Square did against Amazon.

How Innovation Works, with Matt Ridley

Uncommon Knowledge | 19 May 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book, How Innovation Works, which argues that we need to change the way we think about innovation, to see it as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens to society as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than as an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Ridley also discusses the covid-19 crisis, that China has the low-level freedoms necessary for innovation, and predicts what the world might look like in 2050.

The Spirit of Innovation

New Money Review Podcast | 24 February 2020 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anton Howes on innovation and the factors driving the timing and location of the Industrial Revolution. Discusses why Elizabethan England lagged in agriculture and industry; how an ‘improving mentality’ came to England; institutional support for innovation; the role of royal monopolies and early corporations, great exhibitions, world fairs and international competition; and copyrights, patents and innovation.

Anton’s newsletter, Age of Invention, was probably my favourite discovery of the last year or so. His book, Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation will be published 12 May 2020.

Big Ideas in Uncertain Times: Steven Johnson on Scientific Breakthroughs

The Next Big Idea | 9 April 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Johnson about innovations likely to emerge from the covid-19 pandemic. Draws on examples from his book Ghost Map about the 1854 cholera epidemic in London.

Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

Five Good Questions Podcast | 20 March 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley about his book How Innovation Works. Discusses the most important event in human history, innovation lessons from the history of how we light our homes, whether debt allows us to pull innovation from the future, lessons from past epidemics for dealing with covid-19, and whether science is now too complex for gentlemen science.

Clay Christensen – Innovator’s Dilemma

Moonshots – Adventures in Innovation | 17 September 2018 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Clay Christensen has died at 67 (NY Times obituary). This discusses ideas from his books The Innovator’s Dilemma and How Will You Measure Your Life? Includes excerpts from presentations illustrating his ideas on innovation.