Podcast Of The Week: Investing And Acquiring Like The Best

Acquired has joined my podcast stream in the past few months. They do deep dives into businesses and their back story. Some recent favorites have been on the history of the NBA and Epic Games. These discussions go deep, so not for everyone (but if you’re analytical, go now). They recently featured Patrick O’Shaughnessy to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Investing And Acquiring Like The Best

Being Uncertain And Confident

James Osborne shared a thoughtful comment about uncertainty and the future I wanted to highlight. It’s a reminder that our professional responsibilities include accepting an unknown future without making our value seem value-less. It’s a magic trick, not in the deceptive sense, but in the management of perceptions sense. We don’t want to unconfidently say … Continue reading Being Uncertain And Confident

Podcast Of The Week: Toilet Paper Shortages! 3 Fascinating Podcasts About Supply Chains

I’ve got a fascination with supply chains and how stuff actually gets made. Here are three entry points to help think through how COVID-19 is messing with how the world makes stuff (and therefore how we all buy stuff!) at three different levels. We’ll start with novice, move to tell-me-more, and end on excited-nerd level. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Toilet Paper Shortages! 3 Fascinating Podcasts About Supply Chains

Podcast Of The Week: Optimistic And Realistic Coronavirus Conversations

Coronavirus and negativity don’t have the patent on being infectious, positivity and good old-fashioned pragmatism can actually spread too. Two podcasts this week - one for the optimists or those in desperate need of one, and one for the pragmatists who want to hear how two great thinkers are processing all of this information and … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Optimistic And Realistic Coronavirus Conversations

Podcast Of The Week: Tyler Cowen Interviews Reid Hoffman

Hearing Cowen talk to Hoffman is less of an interview and more of a study method. It's like he approaches him as a queryable database he can just search through. Religion (he's a "mystical atheist"), partnering referral questions (what's this person's greatest weakness and greatest challenge?), and games (the relationship between strategy, tactics, and uncovering … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Tyler Cowen Interviews Reid Hoffman

Podcast of the Week: Continual Transformation

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 … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Continual Transformation

Podcast of the Week: Russ Roberts and Tyler Cowen Talk Life, Science, and a Little Economics

I probably have learned more from these two people than I've learned from most of the classes I've taken in my life combined. And, to think they give so much of their work away for free. Hearing them talk to each other is a masterclass in and of itself. They cover scientism, admitting our biases, … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Russ Roberts and Tyler Cowen Talk Life, Science, and a Little Economics

Podcast of the Week: Rethinking Community’s Importance in Creating Opportunity

Historically, economists have studied economic mobility by focusing on things like housing and job access, while leaving community and intra-personal relationships to the sociologists. Raghuram Rajan And Ashley Putnam are two of the cutting edge thinkers who are blending the sociological and economic literature together to show how our communities may have more to do … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Rethinking Community’s Importance in Creating Opportunity