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Sometimes we get caught up in what feels like infinite loops when we try to figure things out. Markets go up and down, research is presented and then refuted, and we wind up right back where we started.

The goal of this podcast is to learn how we can reset our thinking on issues that leaves us with a better understanding as to why we think the way we think and how we might be able to change that, to avoid going in infinite loops and thoughts.

Hosts, Jim O’Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood, hope to offer you a fresh perspective on a variety of issues and look at them through a multi-faceted lens. Including history, philosophy, art, science, linguistics, and quantitative analysis. And help you become a better investor and also a more nuanced thinker.

Infinite Loops Jim O'Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 122 Ratings

Sometimes we get caught up in what feels like infinite loops when we try to figure things out. Markets go up and down, research is presented and then refuted, and we wind up right back where we started.

The goal of this podcast is to learn how we can reset our thinking on issues that leaves us with a better understanding as to why we think the way we think and how we might be able to change that, to avoid going in infinite loops and thoughts.

Hosts, Jim O’Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood, hope to offer you a fresh perspective on a variety of issues and look at them through a multi-faceted lens. Including history, philosophy, art, science, linguistics, and quantitative analysis. And help you become a better investor and also a more nuanced thinker.

    Sahil Lavingia — From Web 2.1 to Web 3

    Sahil Lavingia — From Web 2.1 to Web 3

    In this episode of Infinite Loops we have Sahil Lavingia with us. Sahil is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, and author of the book “The Minimalist Entrepreneur”.

    The rise, and fall, and rise of Gumroad
    Physical vs. Digital Communities
    Befriending ‘volatility’
    Applications of Web 3
    And MUCH more!
    Follow Sahil on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shl and buy his book from Amazon at amzn.to/2ZnIGOl

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Tren Griffin — Welcome to the Tren-verse: Stories on Life and Business

    Tren Griffin — Welcome to the Tren-verse: Stories on Life and Business

    Tren Griffin returns to what is his third appearance on Infinite Loops — with a series of stories on business, investing, and life!

    Why Gates didn’t write an autobiography
    How “rude” QnAs can be helpful
    Having a purpose in life
    Keeping business separate from the personal
    And MUCH more!
    Follow Tren on Twitter (https://twitter.com/trengriffin) and read his blog at: https://25iq.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Frederik Gieschen — Learning and Failing in Public

    Frederik Gieschen — Learning and Failing in Public

    Frederik is the author of the “Neckar’s Insecurity Analysis” newsletter where he writes about great investors, innovators, masters of the inner game. We talk about:

    Trying to “fit in”
    The Great Reshuffle
    Destroying your ideas and starting afresh
    Synthesizing knowledge
    And MUCH more!
    Follow Frederik on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NeckarValue and subscribe to his newsletter at neckar.substack.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Thomas J Bevan — Avoiding the Middle Ground

    Thomas J Bevan — Avoiding the Middle Ground

    Thomas J Bevan is an author and essayist. He pens The Commonplace newsletter which includes workshops on writing, movie reviews, and essays on life. We talk about:

    Starting a commonplace
    Striking a balance between the physical and digital
    Not defining growth with metrics
    The Soaring 20s Social Club
    And MUCH more!
    Follow Thomas on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thomasjb3van and subscribe to his newsletter at https://thomasjbevan.substack.com/

    • 46 min
    Nicholas Gruen — Rethinking Democracy with Juries

    Nicholas Gruen — Rethinking Democracy with Juries

    Nicholas Gruen is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator. He has advised Cabinet Ministers, sat on Australia’s Productivity Commission and founded Lateral Economics and Peach Financial. We discuss:

    Fast foodification of Democracy
    Isegoria, or equality of speech
    Pros and Cons of a citizen jury
    How citizen juries help in nuanced policy discussions
    Using philanthropy for political experiments
    And MUCH more!
    Follow Nicholas on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NGruen1 and read his essays at https://clubtroppo.com.au

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Lisa Feldman Barrett — Why does the brain exist?

    Lisa Feldman Barrett — Why does the brain exist?

    Lisa is a Neuroscientist, psychologist, and author of the books "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" and "How Emotions are Made". We talk about:

    How expressing your emotions can help you control them
    Why democracy might not be great for brain's body budgeting
    Brain myths that deserve to die
    The replication crisis in Psychology
    And MUCH MORE!
    Follow Lisa on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LFeldmanBarrett and know more about her research and writings at https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

MINT THE COIN ,

Quickly became my other favorite podcast

I really respect Jim for being an open-minded guy in our field of investment management where sometimes new ideas are shunned. I have learned so much from this podcast! Highly recommend.

MATT@CYB ,

Wide Range of Knowledge!

Jim and Jamie do a very good job of keeping the listener active in describing new ways of investing incorporated with expert guests! I like the addition of every day subjects connected with the stock market (history, biology, philosophy, etc.)

alexrwheeler ,

Great interviewer, great guests

Perfect mix of listening, asking great questions and letting the guests talk fully, all while subtly and tactfully adding his value. This guy is incredible wise and lively. Excellent podcast.

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