Cedric Chin – Accelerating Business Expertise

Infinite Loops | 14 March 2024 | 1h 26m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cedric Chin about Commoncog, his newsletter dedicated to finding useful, practical ways to accelerate business expertise. Discusses some of the most potentially transformative concepts he’s uncovered: the business expertise triad, quality engineering and process control, the effectiveness of naturalistic decision-making, expectancy, intuition and investing, how to stay open-minded, trial & error, knowledge shields & the power of reading, and protocols & pattern-matching.

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Shane Parrish on Clear Thinking

The Tim Ferriss Show | 27 September 2023 | 1h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shane Parrish about his book Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results. Discusses positioning to be advantaged whatever the outcome, not dictated by circumstances to do things you don’t want to; the value of challenge in education; using mental models to avoid bad decisions due to blind spots; separating problem-solving from problem definition; automatic rules to make desired behaviours default behaviours; focussing on outcome over ego; and writing to think.

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The Education of Marc Andreessen

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 24 March 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Marc Andreessen discussing his intellectual and political journey and his quest to find out how the world works. Includes mental models, master morality and slave morality, James Burnham’s worldview, and more.

This is the first of a new podcast series by Erik Torenberg about ideas that matter across tech, culture, and politics.

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Gurwinder Bhogal – 15 Mental Models To Understand Psychology

Modern Wisdom | 16 October 2021 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Gurwinder Bhogal about his Twitter thread exploring human nature, cognitive biases, mental models, status games, crowd behaviour and social media. Discusses how saying ridiculous things can be a test of loyalty, why people can be too stupid to know that they’re stupid, why million-to-one odds happen 8 times a day in New York City, why The Bullshit Principle is actually a thing, why everyone is seeing racism everywhere, and more.

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Mike Maples: Living in the Future

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 3 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mike Maples, partner at the VC firm Floodgate, about how mental models shape his decision-making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to rally people to your cause.

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Using Mental Models to Make Better Decisions

The Art of Manliness | 7 January 2019 | 0h 59m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street about his overarching decision making philosophy. Explains what mental models are, why they’re a powerful tool to make better decisions, why you should focus on being consistently not stupid instead of trying to be consistently brilliant, and tactics you can use to make better decisions.

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