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.
Johnny Nelson — Past, Present, and Future of Social Media
In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Johnny Nelson, @generativist, on the state of Social Media and the Internet. We discuss about:
Managing your attention Algorithms: Good or bad? Censorship on social media What will make people adopt a new social platform? Is history an accurate predictor of the future? And a LOT more!
Follow Johnny on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/generativist and read his essays here: https://generativist.falsifiable.com/
Brian Muraresku — Unravelling History's Best Kept Secret
In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Brian Muraresku, New York Times Best Selling author of "The Immortality Key: the Secret History of the Religion with No Name". We discuss:
Role of women in early Christianity Mysticism of the ancient wine The political war on drugs The rise of Archeochemistry Classical education in the 21st century And a LOT more!
Know more about Brian and his work from his website: https://www.brianmuraresku.com/ and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrianMuraresku
Dan Rasmussen — Crises Investing
In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Dan Rasmussen, founder and CIO of Verdad Advisers. We discuss:
Bubbles vs. Crises Investing in Emerging Markets Identifying when "value investing" works, and when it doesn't Theory vs. Practice And a LOT more!
Follow Dan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/verdadcap and learn more about Verdad Advisers here: https://verdadcap.com/
Denise Shull — Making Intuition Work For You
In this episode of Infinite Loops we speak with Denise Shull, a Performance and Strategy advisor and Founder at The Rethink Group. We talk about:
Role of emotions in trading and investing
Could Daniel Kahneman be wrong?
Imprinting and Emotional Granularity
Standing up for yourself (Denise vs. Billions)
And a LOT more!
Follow Denise on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DeniseKShull and learn more about The Rethink Group here: https://therethinkgroup.net/
Rory Sutherland — Behavioral Science, Marketing, and Persuasion
Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group, comes back for his second appearance at Infinite Loops! We discussed various marketing strategies and behavioral tics, including:
In-group vs. Out-group Fractal nature of behavioral science Pricing heuristics "Woke" persuasion Barbra Streisand effect, Canada, And a LOT more! Follow Rory on Twitter at twitter.com/rorysutherland and get his must-read book 'Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life' from Amazon.com
Alex Danco — Everyone's Job is World Building
As our recurring guest, Alex Danco of Shopify returns to Infinite Loops for the third time! We talk about:
Age of Scarcity vs. Abundance Everyone's job is World Building Early days of the Internet 'The Office' — and it's parallels with the real world Hierarchies in corporate and cultural America and a LOT more!
Follow Alex on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Alex_Danco and read his amazing essays at https://alexdanco.com/
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.
A Wide Breadth of Experiences
Jim does a great job incorporating his 30+ years of investing experience with his guest’s insights. Fascinating explanation of the “latticework” of investing, which incorporates philosophy, history, biology, and psychology among other subjects.
Couldn’t recommend this podcast enough. Not only a great follow on Twitter, but a truly informative podcast host as well. The insights generated apply not just to investing, but to many other areas of life as well. If you’re looking to start with a single episode, the conversation with Rory Sutherland is magic.