Brad Stone on Big Tech Companies

Masters in Business | 11 June 2021 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brad Stone about his book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, which builds on his earlier The Everything Store. Backgrounds his research process and discusses the factors behind Amazon’s wealth creation, especially since 2014.

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.

Michael Lewis on White House Pandemic Planning

Masters in Business | 3 May 2021 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis about his book The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. Backgrounds some of the maverick characters inside various arms of government that understood what was required to deal with a pandemic. And explains the systemic problems with American governance that got in the way.

You might also like to listen to the first chapter of The Premonition along with a short interview of Michael Lewis with himself about the book.

David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Masters in Business | 21 March 2020 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with social psychologist David Dunning – of “Dunning-Kruger effect” fame. Discusses why people have problems recognising their own incompetence and how we can get better at decision making. Covers ideas from his book Self-Insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself.

Sarah Cone Discusses Disrupting Venture Capital

Masters in Business | 20 December 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sarah Cone, the founder and managing partner at Social Impact Capital, which describes itself as “a hybrid between a venture capital firm and an open-source community.”

Gregory Zuckerman on the Quant Revolution

Masters in Business | 30 October 2019 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Backgrounds the personalities behind Renaissance Technologies applying maths and science to deliver its 30-year >60% pa track record.

Michael Spence on Inequality & Growth

Masters in Business | 25 October 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist and Nobel laureate Michael Spence discussing information signalling, how economies develop and grow, the impacts of technology, government institutions and intellectual capital.