1 hr 4 min

Samo Burja - Founders, Markets, & Collapse The Lunar Society

    • Society & Culture

Samo Burja is the founder of Bismarck Analysis and a Research Fellow at the Long Now Foundation. Samo writes and speaks about history, institutions, and strategy, and he is the creator of the Great Founder Theory of history.
Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other podcast platform.

Episode website here.
Follow Samo's Twitter. Follow my twitter for updates on future episodes.
Subscribe to Bismarck Brief: https://brief.bismarckanalysis.com/
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Timestamps:
(0:00:00) - Intro
(0:00:17) - Are individuals causally responsible for history?
(0:04:34) - Was Napoleon a great founder?
(0:08:47) - What can great founder theory predict?
(0:11:17) - How many live players are there?
(0:15:40) - Is the market full of live players?
(0:18:37) - How to cozy up to both sides?
(0:22:58) - How do you become an intellectual?
(0:27:34) - Aligning incentives for intellectuals
(0:30:40) - What makes someone a great founder?
(0:39:29) - Why is the centralized internet inevitable?
(0:42:21) - Samo and I debate odds of civilizational collapse
(0:48:17) - Is GDP fake?
(0:56:52) - The world only has 1.5 civilizations
(0:59:32) - Advice to effective altruists
(1:02:30) - Advice to young people


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.dwarkeshpatel.com

Samo Burja is the founder of Bismarck Analysis and a Research Fellow at the Long Now Foundation. Samo writes and speaks about history, institutions, and strategy, and he is the creator of the Great Founder Theory of history.
Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other podcast platform.

Episode website here.
Follow Samo's Twitter. Follow my twitter for updates on future episodes.
Subscribe to Bismarck Brief: https://brief.bismarckanalysis.com/
Thanks for reading The Lunar Society! Subscribe to find out about future episodes!
Timestamps:
(0:00:00) - Intro
(0:00:17) - Are individuals causally responsible for history?
(0:04:34) - Was Napoleon a great founder?
(0:08:47) - What can great founder theory predict?
(0:11:17) - How many live players are there?
(0:15:40) - Is the market full of live players?
(0:18:37) - How to cozy up to both sides?
(0:22:58) - How do you become an intellectual?
(0:27:34) - Aligning incentives for intellectuals
(0:30:40) - What makes someone a great founder?
(0:39:29) - Why is the centralized internet inevitable?
(0:42:21) - Samo and I debate odds of civilizational collapse
(0:48:17) - Is GDP fake?
(0:56:52) - The world only has 1.5 civilizations
(0:59:32) - Advice to effective altruists
(1:02:30) - Advice to young people


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.dwarkeshpatel.com

1 hr 4 min

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