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The daily show about books, writers, and big ideas. Hosted by Andrew Keen.

    Robert Pearl on How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

    Robert Pearl on How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Robert Pearl, the author of "Uncaring", to discuss the state of the American healthcare system -- and how we can save it.
    Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). In these roles he led 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts. 
    Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery.
    He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.
    He is the author of “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong,” a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare. All proceeds from the book go to Doctors Without Borders. His next book, “Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients” will be published spring 2021. 
    Dr. Pearl hosts the popular podcasts Fixing Healthcare and Coronavirus: The Truth. He publishes a newsletter with over 12,000 subscribers called Monthly Musings on American Healthcare and is a regular contributor to Forbes. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, and in TIME, USA Today and Bloomberg News. He has published more than 100 articles in medical journals and contributed to numerous books. A frequent keynote speaker at healthcare and medical technology conferences. Pearl has addressed the Commonwealth Club, the World Healthcare Congress, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Quality Forum and the National Committee for Quality Improvement (NCQA).
    Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pearl received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. 
    From 2012 to 2017, Pearl served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest and best multispecialty medical groups, and participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT in Washington, D.C.
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    • 34 min
    Ron Friedman on the Other Path to Success

    Ron Friedman on the Other Path to Success

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Ron Friedman, the author of "Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success", to discuss a game-changing approach to mastery that will transform the way you learn new skills, generate creative ideas, and think about success.
    Ron Friedman, Ph.D., is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. His new book, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, has been described as “stunning,” “eye-opening,” and “a contemporary classic,” and praised by best-selling authors Daniel Pink, David Allen, Marshall Goldsmith, Susan Cain, and Adam Grant.
    Dr. Friedman has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, political leaders, and the world’s leading non-profits. Popular accounts of his research have appeared on NPR and in major newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, as well as magazines such as Men’s Health, Shape, and Allure.
    He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.
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    • 33 min
    Asako Serizawa on the Cycle and Influence of Family History

    Asako Serizawa on the Cycle and Influence of Family History

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Asako Serizawa, the author of "Inheritors", to tell the story of a Japanese family fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II. The pair also explore the complex ways in which we live, interpret, and pass on our tangled histories.
    Asako Serizawa was born in Japan and grew up in Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo. A graduate of Tufts University, Brown University, and Emerson College, she has received two O. Henry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a fiction fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book, INHERITORS, won the PEN/Open Book Award and The Story Prize Spotlight Award. It was also longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. A Spanish translation of INHERITORS is forthcoming from Tusquets Editores S.A. (Colección Andanzas).
    A long time in the making, the book also received support from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Troedsson Villa Residency in Nikko, Japan.
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    • 37 min
    Bryan Burrough on the Real Story of the Alamo

    Bryan Burrough on the Real Story of the Alamo

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Bryan Burrough, co-author of "Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth", to tell the true story of the Battle of the Alamo against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence.
    Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair magazine and the author of six books, including the No. 1 New York Times Best-Seller Barbarians at the Gate and his latest, Days of Rage. He is also a three-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
    Born in 1961, Bryan was raised in Temple, Texas, and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. From 1983 to 1992 he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he reported from Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh and, during the late 1980s, covered the busy mergers and acquisitions beat in New York. He has written for Vanity Fair since 1992.
    In 1990 Bryan and John Helyar co-authored Barbarians, the story of the fight for control of RJR Nabisco. The book, which spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been hailed as one of the most influential business narratives of all time. Bryan joined Vanity Fair in 1992, where he has reported from locales as diverse as Hollywood, Nepal, Moscow, Tokyo and Jerusalem.
    His subsequent books include: Vendetta, Dragonfly, Public Enemies, The Big Rich and Days of Rage.
    In addition to consulting work for “60 Minutes” and various Hollywood studios, Bryan has authored numerous book reviews and OpEd articles in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. He has appeared on “Today,” “Good Morning America,” and in many documentary films. Bryan splits his time between Chatam, N.J. and Austin, Texas.
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    • 35 min
    Joshua Yaffa on Chasing Dreams in Putin's Russia

    Joshua Yaffa on Chasing Dreams in Putin's Russia

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Joshua Yaffa, the author of "Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia", to discuss modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin’s rule.
    Joshua Yaffa is a correspondent for The New Yorker, based primarily in Moscow, Russia. He is also the author of Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia, published in January 2020 by Tim Duggan Books.
    He has also written for the Economist, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. For his work in Russia, he has been named a fellow at New America, a recipient of the American Academy’s Berlin Prize, and a finalist for the Livingston Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and master’s degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University, where he was a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute and taught at the journalism school for several years. He is originally from San Diego, California.
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    • 50 min
    Stephen M. Fleming on Metacognition, the Science of Self-Awareness

    Stephen M. Fleming on Metacognition, the Science of Self-Awareness

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Stephen M. Fleming, the author of "Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness" to discuss the vast potential of metacognition, why it is that we still so often get it wrong and how it can help us become smarter, make better decisions and lead more effectively.
    Steve is a Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Prinicipal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, and Group Leader at the Max Planck-UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research. Steve received a first class BA in Psychology and Physiology at Oxford University (2003-2006) before completing a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL under the supervision of Ray Dolan and Chris Frith (2006-2011). He was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to study with Nathaniel Daw at New York University and Matthew Rushworth at Oxford (2011-2015), focusing on computational models of metacognition. Steve's research has been recognized with the William James Prize from the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (2012), a "Rising Star" designation by the Association of Psychological Science (2015), the Wiley Prize in Psychology from the British Academy (2016), a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology (2017) and the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal (2019).
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Kenneth Cukier ,

Great podcast by brilliant interviewer

Andrew is pure magic. He makes guest feel at ease and digs to get the best from them. Always a delight to listen.

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Please stop interrupting your guests

The guests are fascinating, can you please let them finish their sentences? Can’t stand listening to the constant interruptions

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Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

It’s obvious Andrew puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Keen On‬ enough 🙌

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