A Faustian Pact

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years | 15 April 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Deliciously narrated story of Johannes Gutenberg’s medieval tech start-up and his invention of the printing press that unleashed a societal revolution.

The Trust Battery

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 September 2018 | 1h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify. As well as the Shopify story there are fascinating perspectives on how video games prepared him to run a company, the advantages of being headquartered outside of Silicon Valley, lessons scaling from 2 to 4,000 employees, antifragility, decisionmaking and company culture.

Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking in the Game of Tech and Life

a16z | 6 September 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Innovation author Steven B. Johnson interviews Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Interesting through out. Perspectives on Silicon Valley history, decisionmaking, the importance of widespread employee stock ownership, blockchain, prospects for technological disruption in education and health, AI, and the role of zero-sum thinking in opposition to free trade and technology.