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#116 Jeff Immelt: Leadership In A Crisis 52:06
di 27 jul 2021

#116 Jeff Immelt: Leadership In A Crisis

Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt looks back on his two decades with the company and the strategies he used to lead during three separate crises. In this episode Immelt discusses what happened during those events and why, what it was like to take over for GM icon Jack Welch, getting the information you need […]

#115 Danny Meyer – Hospitality and Humanity 56:46
di 13 jul 2021

#115 Danny Meyer – Hospitality and Humanity

Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer discusses the intersection between hospitality and humanity, and why we’re all invested in the hospitality business. In this episode we define hospitality and how to deliver it the right way, how to scale a feeling, whether Meyer is a bricklayer or a mason, hiring great people, why restaurants that survive more […]

#114 Noreena Hertz: The Crisis of Loneliness 43:12
di 29 jun 2021

#114 Noreena Hertz: The Crisis of Loneliness

Acclaimed economist and author Noreena Hertz breaks down the world’s loneliness crisis, and what it means for the well-being of our minds, bodies, economies and democratic institutions. In this episode we define loneliness and how to recognize it, its mental and physical health implications, the shame around admitting you’re lonely, what we can do to […]

#113 Sarah Tavel: The Value of Intellectual Rigor 01:03:00
di 15 jun 2021

#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 […]

#112 Adam Grant: Rethinking Your Position 01:04:06
di 1 jun 2021

#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. […]

#111 Joel Greenblatt: Investing Made Simple 01:02:41
di 18 mei 2021

#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 […]

#110 Jim Collins: Relationships vs. Transactions 01:13:24
di 4 mei 2021

#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 […]

#109 Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior 01:03:09
di 20 apr 2021

#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 […]

#108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics 01:23:38
di 6 apr 2021

#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 […]

#107 Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation 01:04:33
di 23 mrt 2021

#107 Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation

Matt Ridley is the author of several books related to science and human progress, biologist, newspaper columnist and member of the House of Lords in the UK. Matt and Shane discuss writing books about science, the age-old battle between viruses and humans, rational optimism, the difference between innovation and invention, the role of trial and […]