Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down

Freakonomics Radio | 18 February 2021 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Immelt about his book Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company. Discusses his time as CEO of GE, formerly the most valuable company in the world, now selling off body parts to survive.

Charles Koch on Belief in People

The School of Greatness | 18 November 2020 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Koch about his book Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World. Extols empowering people to find their gift, turn it into valued skills, and apply it in a way that enables them to succeed by contributing to others. Discusses the principles underlying Koch’s success in business and philanthropy.

What if Your Company Had No Rules?

Freakonomics Radio | 12 September 2020 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Reed Hastings about his book No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, co-authored with Erin Meyer. Backgrounds how he came to believe that corporate rules kill creativity and innovation. Advocates that for some companies the greatest risk can be taking no risks at all and that it is better to prioritise flexibility than efficiency.

See also How to Fire People, an interview with Patty McCord about the Netflix culture.

The New Future of Work

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 25 March 2020 | 1h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Mullenweg about the evolution of distributed work. Discusses the benefits of working from home, the new norms of knowledge work, relevant tools and security concerns, the challenges for managers, the importance of written communication, the necessity of innovating in response to the covid-19 pandemic, delivery networks as critical infrastructure, economic recovery, and other topics.

Ben Horowitz – What You Do Is Who You Are

The Tim Ferriss Show | 24 October 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Lots of insights on business culture and ideas from his articles and books The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.

David Deppner on Leadership, Confidence, and Humility

EconTalk | 2 September 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Can a great leader or manager be humble in public? Or is exuding confidence, even when it may not be merited, a key part of leadership? David Deppner and Russ Roberts discuss how best for a leader to balance the need for humility and honesty with their followers’ need to be inspired by a confident leader.

John Browne on the Equilibrium of Engineering

Masters in Business | 13 September 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Browne, former group chief executive of BP, about his books Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization and The Glass Closet. A panegyric to engineering, bundled with wisdom on management, openness, and environmental management.

How to Disagree Better

The Ezra Klein Show | 16 July 2018 | 1h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
“Contempt is the conviction of the utter worthlessness of another person. Anger leads to reconciliation, contempt to permanent enmity.” Interview with Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, an America think tank. Discusses how to disagree better, why civility shouldn’t be the goal in conversation, why it’s healthy to have a lot of arguments, and why anger is a healthy emotion and contempt isn’t.