On: Systems, Levers, and Quixotic Quests. Episode: 85 Date: January 2020 Background: Internet entrepreneur (PayPal, LinkedIn), venture capitalist and author. Key Subjects: System thinking and change. Archimedean levers: how to most effectively change the system. Multiple means: ideas, incentives, culture,
On: Stubborn Attachment. Episode: 84 Date: December 2019 Background: Philosopher. Key Subjects: Liberal democratic capitalism is ill equipped to handle major complex challenges. Ecology (climate change), immigration, digital control (mass surveillance, etc.) Unlikely things will be fixed through marginal improvements
On: Mythology, Fame, and Reading People. Episode: 60 Date: February 2019 Background: Clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, author of “12 Rules for Life“. Key Subjects: You look at the world through a framework, which can be conceptualized as a narrative.
On: Stagnation, Innovation, and What Not to Call your Company Episode: 1 Date: April 2015 Background: Founder of PayPal, author of “Zero to One“, etc. Key Subjects: Innovation issue: stagnation in the world of atoms, not bits: Atoms are more