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The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish Farnam Street

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    #113 Sarah Tavel: The Value of Intellectual Rigor

    #113 Sarah Tavel: The Value of Intellectual Rigor

    Sarah Tavel has spent the past four years as a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, after previously serving in the same role with Greylock Partners and as the first-ever product manager at Pinterest. In this episode Shane and Sarah how studying philosophy helped in her career as a venture capitalist, the value of intellectual rigor, her concept of the net-present value of pain, why every strength has a corresponding weakness, where executive boards go wrong, assessing the performance of a CEO, lessons of rapidly scaling at Pinterest, and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #112 Adam Grant: Rethinking Your Position

    #112 Adam Grant: Rethinking Your Position

    Celebrated organizational psychologist and author Adam Grant provides compelling insight into why we should spend time not just thinking, but rethinking. In this episode we cover how to change our own views, how to change the views of others, hiring processes, psychological safety, tribes and group identity, feigned knowledge, binary bias, and so much more.
     
    Grant is a Professor of Psychology at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of five books, including his most recent release, the New York Times bestseller Think Again. He also serves as the host of WorkLife, a TED original podcast.
     
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    #111 Joel Greenblatt: Investing Made Simple

    #111 Joel Greenblatt: Investing Made Simple

    Famed investor Joel Greenblatt is the Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Gotham Asset Management, the successor to Gotham Capital, an investment firm he founded in 1985. He’s also spent more than two decades on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Business School, and he’s the author of five books focused on investment strategy, including You Can Be A Stock Market Genius and The Little Book that Beats the Market. Joel and Shane discuss a wide array of topics, including the differences between luck and skill, stock options, traits of successful management teams, lessons learned from Warren Buffett and what Joel fears most about today’s stock market.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #110 Jim Collins: Relationships vs. Transactions

    #110 Jim Collins: Relationships vs. Transactions

    Renowned researcher and author Jim Collins makes his second appearance on The Knowledge Project, this time to share a wealth of life lessons learned from his mentor and collaborator, Bill Lazier. Jim recently released BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0), an ambitious upgrade of his first book Beyond Entrepreneurship, co-authored with Lazier and focused on effective leadership style. Shane discusses all new topics with Jim in their follow-up conversation, including what it means to be a mentor and a father, why we should trust by default, why we confuse living a long life with a great life, and the difference between being afraid of risk and being afraid of ambiguity.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #109 Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior

    #109 Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior

    Angela Duckworth is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She’s also the author of Grit, a New York Timesbestseller that examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Angela and Shane discuss whether human behavior is constant or circumstantial, the mindsets that help us succeed in life, developing our passion, and personal rules for success.
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    #108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics

    #108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics

    Thomas Zurbuchen is currently Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, where he seeks answers to big questions about the universe and our place in it. Previously, he was a professor of space science and aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and a founding director of its Center for Entrepreneurship. In this episode, Thomas and Shane discuss the origin of his passion for astrophysics, commercial spaceflight, exciting experiments going on at the International Space Station, the challenges of space flight, how he makes decisions, whether humans will ever live on Mars, and more.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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Plingkster ,

So Important!

I have been reading Barrett’s book on How Emotions Are Made, which is mind blowing, although dense. But listening to her makes the material so much more digestible. This is highly impactful neuroscience that I think everyone should become aware of. Thanks for the interview!

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Brian Koppelman interview was a dumpster fire

I have really enjoyed all of the lessons/podcasts but the Koppelman podcast was a REAL disappointment. I have not listened to these in order, but questioned if I should continue listening after that one.

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