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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Samo Burja – The Great Founder Theory of History

Invest Like the Best | 1 August 2023 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Samo Burja about his Great Founder Theory of History. Argues that a small number of functional institutions founded by exceptional individuals form the core of society. Discusses institutions, the founders behind them, how they rise and why they always fall in the end, human progress, the nature of exceptional founders, and the future of different societies across the world.

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Avi Goldfarb – The Economic Impact of AI

Invest Like the Best | 21 March 2023 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Avi Goldfarb discussing the pace of AI’s development compared with other technologies, the transition from a world governed by rules to one governed by decisions, and the disruptive effects of AI on existing businesses and professions. Draws from his book Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

See also the New Bazaar episode Artificial Intelligence and the Economy of the Future.

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Tim Urban – Idea Labs and High-Rung Thinking

Invest Like the Best | 21 February 2023 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Urban about his book What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies. Offers a framework for thinking about political discourse taking account of how we think as individuals and groups. Emphasises the value of constructive disagreement.

 

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Daryl Morey – Systems Thinking in Sports

Invest Like the Best | 24 January 2023 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daryl Morey about analytics in basketball and sport more generally. Discusses negotiation tactics, systems thinking, hiring, esports, improving soccer, and more.

See also Sean Carroll’s interview with Daryl Morey.

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Madhavan Ramanujam – How to Price Products

Podcast | 11 October 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Madhavan Ramanujam about his book Monetizing Innovations: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price. Discusses common mistakes when pricing products, why you need to focus on benefits rather than features, and how to pick the right monetization model.

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Kenneth Stanley – Greatness Without Goals

Invest Like the Best | 28 June 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ken Stanley about his book Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned. Discusses the provocative idea that setting big, audacious goals can reduce the odds of achieving something great. Explains that the prerequisites to major inventions are never invented with that invention in mind. Details the results and implications from his neuroevolution research with Picbreeder, which allowed people to breed pictures. Distils lessons for our day-to-day lives.

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