55 min

The Scout Mindset with Julia Galef Village Global's Venture Stories

    • Management

Julia Galef (@juliagalef), author of The Scout Mindset, joins Erik on this episode to discuss:

- Why everyone, including entrepreneurs, should want to see reality more clearly.

- The fact that the bottleneck to more rationality is not lack of knowledge, but lack of motivation to see the world as it really is.

- Why the “soldier mindset” is the default mindset and why signalling keeps it that way.

- Why thinking probabilistically has a calming psychological effect.

- How to adopt the scout mindset by thinking in bets, considering what you’d do if another person was in your shoes, and noticing where you’re defensive of your beliefs.

- How to get your organization to adopt a scout mindset.

- Her thoughts on changing minds with mistake theory vs. conflict theory.

- The evolution of the rationality space over time.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. 

Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

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Julia Galef (@juliagalef), author of The Scout Mindset, joins Erik on this episode to discuss:

- Why everyone, including entrepreneurs, should want to see reality more clearly.

- The fact that the bottleneck to more rationality is not lack of knowledge, but lack of motivation to see the world as it really is.

- Why the “soldier mindset” is the default mindset and why signalling keeps it that way.

- Why thinking probabilistically has a calming psychological effect.

- How to adopt the scout mindset by thinking in bets, considering what you’d do if another person was in your shoes, and noticing where you’re defensive of your beliefs.

- How to get your organization to adopt a scout mindset.

- Her thoughts on changing minds with mistake theory vs. conflict theory.

- The evolution of the rationality space over time.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. 

Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup

55 min