In this conversation I speak to Professor David Feldman, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. David is one of the world’s foremost experts in Jewish history, antisemitism & radicalisation. We discuss the origins of antisemitism, the impact of WW2 and the Holocaust on antisemitic beliefs, and…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Patrick Mouratoglou, one of the most successful tennis coaches in history. Patrick has worked with players including Serena Williams & Simona Halep and has coached 40 players to reach top 100 rankings, including 10 Grand Slam titles & 2 Olympic Medals. We discuss the…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Robert Sapolsky about the foundational relationship between the idea of free will and human civilisation. We discuss how science demonstrates that free will is nothing more than a cognitive illusion, and how accepting this reality can lead to a more just, and humane world.
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Malcolm Gladwell. We discuss success, creativity, intuition, legacy, and adversity together with the importance of broadening our intellectual horizons to better understand our world, and ourselves. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Abhijit Dubey, Global CEO of NTT Ltd. We discuss how he’s combining Silicon Valley and traditional Japanese leadership styles to bring together 39 companies in a $30bn merger process. We also look at the importance of leadership learning, and how to successfully lead environmental…
Thought Economics

 

The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Oliver Burkeman is author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, and a columnist. In his new book…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Catalina Daniels and James Sherman about their learnings from interviewing and studying some of the most successful startups to emerge from Harvard Business School. We discuss startup ideation, governance, fundraising and how to best exit.  
Thought Economics

 

Paying attention is a crucial human skill, yet many of us have forgotten how to listen carefully and observe intentionally. Deluged by social media and hobbled by the increasing social isolation it fosters, we need to rediscover the deeply human ways we connect with others. In this interview, I speak…
Thought Economics

 

Why are so many of us wrong about so much? From COVID-19 to climate change to the results of elections, millions of us believe things that are simply not true―and act based on these misperceptions. In this interview, I speak to Professor Dannagal Young, one of the world’s foremost social…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Professor W. Russell Neuman, one of the world’s foremost experts on the relationship of technology and society. He was one of the founding faculty of the MIT Media Laboratory and served as Senior Policy Analyst in the White House (Office of Science & Technology…
Thought Economics

 

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