Political bias will probably keep a lot of people at arm’s length from anything with Charles Koch’s name on it. However, with his brother’s passing this week, we should look beyond the headlines and at the business acumen that helped build one of the largest private companies in America. In 2018 Marc Andreessen sat down with Koch at the a16z annual summit and released the interview as a podcast. Beyond the need to continually transform a business (planning and communicating the expectation of “endless creative destruction”) they dive into the functional realities and management of such a process.
For those with an interest in combining science with entrepreneurship and management, the a16z interview as well as this 2019 Tim Ferriss interview are well worth the time.