Bethany McLean: Crafting a Narrative

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 9 June 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bethany McLean. Discusses our bias toward believing a business’s story; company purpose; the prevalence of the cult of personality; the fine line between visionary and fraudster; and more.

Bill Ackman: Getting Back Up

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 28 April 2020 | 1h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with activist investor, Bill Ackman about lessons he’s learned growing up, raising a family, what drives him forward and back up from failure, consuming information and ideas, and facing criticism.

Jason Calacanis: Taking Intelligent Risk

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 14 April 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with angel investor Jason Calacanis discussing high stakes poker, how to make intelligent investing decisions, how systems enable or forbid, and demystifying the culture of Silicon Valley.

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.

Frank Stephenson: Pushing the Limits of Innovation

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 February 2020 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with renowned car designer Frank Stephenson discussing the path to mastery, innovation, and taking creative risks. Also gives a peek into the future of automobiles and what it means for us.

The Return of a Decision Making Jedi: My Discussion With Michael Mauboussin

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 January 2018 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mauboussin about investment decisionmaking. Ground covered includes decision making, with concrete guidance on when and when not to deviate from base rates; intuition and when to use it; tests to evaluate the stability of a company’s environment; books; and parenting.

Neil Pasricha: Happy Habits

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 December 2019 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Neil Pasricha, author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome. Insightful throughout, with wisdom on parenting, building resilience, combating anxiety, and daily practices to improve our lives.

Scott Adams: Avoiding Loserthink

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 26 November 2019 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dilbert creator and author Scott Adams sharing cognitive tools and tricks we can use to think better, expand our perspective, and avoid slumping into “loserthink.” Draws on ideas from his book Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America.