Podcast/Audible Of The Week: Impro (My Non-Business Business Book Of The Summer)

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They said to read it. You know who they are, the people that anything they say to read, when you finally get to it, you can’t stop telling your other friends, “OH MY GOD MAN WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ _________ YET?!?! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.” A few years back when I would try to … Continue reading Podcast/Audible Of The Week: Impro (My Non-Business Business Book Of The Summer)

Podcast of the Week: Rory Sutherland

For non-marketing industry people in particular, the Marketing Week Meets Podcast is worth subscribing to. Any time you can get an extended discussion from Rory Sutherland you will learn something smart, something funny, and something that will you make you slightly more dangerous next time you're figuring out how to present something. https://www.marketingweek.com/2019/05/02/marketing-week-meets-rory-sutherland/ Based on … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Rory Sutherland

Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the (Finite) Game

Simon Sinek’s new book, The Infinite Game, is coming out in mid-2019 and he recently sat with Cal Fussman to discuss the big concepts. Sinek explores the way we personally, professionally, and institutionally approach games that can be won (i.e. sports, bets, aka “finite games”), and those that can’t (i.e. marriage, free trade, aka “infinite games”).   Perhaps unsurprisingly, … Continue reading Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the (Finite) Game

Podcast Of The Week: Sharpen Your Negotiating Chops With Alex Kouts

Negotiations were always an area where if I got a good outcome I’d chalk it up to smarts, and if I got a bad outcome I’d chalk it up to bad luck. I had no internal compass for gauging success, and worse - no strategy. Zero. And then I learned a few things. There were … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Sharpen Your Negotiating Chops With Alex Kouts

Podcast of the Week: Dr. Pippa Malmgren on Macro Voices

We all have spoken with, or read things written by, people who think Trump (USA), Xi (China), and Kim (N. Korea) are all just maniacs yelling at and taunting one another. While that may not be completely false (I don't really know), let's assume that all three have objectives behind their strategy. How should we … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Dr. Pippa Malmgren on Macro Voices

The New Rules of Game Theory with Professor Dua Lupa

Dua Lupa’s chart topping hit song, “New Rules” is an exercise in pop mastery.  With 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (the song debuted in July of 2017, and just set its current peak at #8 this week), it’s safe to say that the song has been fairly inescapable. If you actually haven’t … Continue reading The New Rules of Game Theory with Professor Dua Lupa

Game Theory Tips for the Real World from Kobe Bryant and Cal Fussman

In the last post we covered how depending on the situation you are in, you can use an awareness of rhythm to guide your strategy. To borrow a page from game theory, the two primary scenarios we’re describing are usually referred to as non-cooperative and cooperative “games.” Having at least a 101 level understanding of … Continue reading Game Theory Tips for the Real World from Kobe Bryant and Cal Fussman