Tyler Cowen – Talent, Collapse, & Sex

The Lunar Society | 28 September 2022 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing how sex is more pessimistic than he is; why he expects society to collapse permanently; why humility, stimulants, intelligence, and stimulants are overrated; how he identifies talent, deceit, and ambition; and more. Draws from his book Talent, How to Find Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Across the World.

Tyler Cowen on Talent

EconTalk | 15 August 2022 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book Talent, co-authored with Daniel Gross. Discusses how (and how not) to identify the talented. Explains why, for high-level positions, unstructured interviews are important, why stamina is usually preferable to grit, and why credentials are largely a relic of the past.

Tyler and Daniel Gross Talk Talent

Conversations with Tyler | 18 May 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross discuss the ideas in their book Talent about how to spot talent better. Covers interview questions (including why to ask about conspiracy theories), predicting creativity and ambition, the differences between competitiveness and obsessiveness the hiring strategy that set SpaceX apart, what you can learn from discussing drama, the underrated genius of game designers, the importance of value hierarchies, and more.

Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross: Talent – How to Identify Winners Around the World

Thoughts in Between | 16 May 2022 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross about their book Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World. Discusses why the market for talent is so inefficient, interview questions, scouting, ambition, fear, and more.

Markets, Growth, and the Arts

The New Bazaar | 27 January 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book In Praise of Commercial Culture. Argues that markets and commerce offer the best societal arrangement for promoting creativity and cultural novelty. Discusses the effects on creativity of streaming, smartphones, and more recently Tiktok and NFTs.

Leopold Aschenbrenner on Existential Risk & German Culture

Ben Yeoh Chats | 23 June 2021 | 1h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Leopold Aschenbrenner that captures the perspectives of a fine young mind. Discusses existential risk; whether nuclear or biological warfare risk is a bigger threat than climate change; how growth matters; the problem of falling global birth rates; German culture and whether he’d swap German infrastructure for the American entrepreneurial spirit; insights from starting university at 15; the merits of elite universities; and much more. Draws on his paper Existential Risk and Growth.

The End of Our 50-Year Stagnation | Tyler Cowen

The TED Interview | 3 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen. Backgrounds his contention that the economy has stagnated for the last 50 years. Argues that we’re commencing a new era of meaningful innovation, as evidenced by recent breakthroughs in science and medicine.