loader from loading.io

Arjun Khemani — The Hunt for Better Problems (EP. 213)

Infinite Loops

Release Date: 04/25/2024

Ellen Fishbein — Make Art, Not Noise (EP. 220) show art Ellen Fishbein — Make Art, Not Noise (EP. 220)

Infinite Loops

Described by David Perell as “like Rick Rubin for writing,” Ellen Fishbein is an author and writing coach and the founder of Altamira Studio, an independent publisher specializing in short-form books. She joins the show to discuss how traditional publishing disrespects intelligent readers, her advice for aspiring authors, what she’s learned from Shakespeare’s sonnets, and MUCH more! Important Links: Show Notes: The Caves of Altamira The New Book Deal Using Shakespeare’s Sonnets as a Writing Guide The Author’s Compass The Storytelling Magic of Herman Hesse Zero to One &...

info_outline
John A. Paulos — Avoiding Innumeracy (EP. 219) show art John A. Paulos — Avoiding Innumeracy (EP. 219)

Infinite Loops

Professor, Mathematician and Writer John A. Paulos joins the show to discuss math education, the power of puzzles, cognitive biases, and MUCH more! Important Links: Show Notes: Why Do People Hate Math? The Power of Posing Problems with Counterintuitive or Shocking Results Using Everyday Examples to Understand Math Concepts Systems Designed to Take Advantage of Innumeracy People’s Ignorance of Randomness and Random Samples The Strange Power of Anchoring Bias Tradeoffs between Probability and Plausibility The Prisoner’s Dilemma & Math Anxiety Improving the Monty Hall Problem...

info_outline
Chris Wilcha — Flipside (EP.218) show art Chris Wilcha — Flipside (EP.218)

Infinite Loops

Chris Wilcha is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and commercial director. His latest film, Flipside, which is co-executive produced by Jim and presented in association with Infinite Films (among others), opens in select US theaters tomorrow (May 31st, 2024). An ode to creative failure, abandoned projects, and rekindled passion, Flipside premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival to . Here’s the full description: “When filmmaker Chris Wilcha revisits the record store he worked at as a teenager in New Jersey, he finds the once-thriving bastion of music and weirdness...

info_outline
Bridget Phetasy — Comedy is Dead, Long Live Comedy (EP.217) show art Bridget Phetasy — Comedy is Dead, Long Live Comedy (EP.217)

Infinite Loops

“PHETASY IS a movement disguised as a company. We just want to make you laugh while the world burns.” Bridget Phetasy is an entrepreneur, writer, podcast host, political commentator, burgeoning media mogul, and standup comedian. Over the past few years, her media company - Phetasy - has become an outlet for 100s of hours of social commentary filtered through her sharp and spiky worldview. She joins the show to discuss the comedic temperature in America today; the role of comedy in contemporary society; humour as a weapon; and MUCH more! Important Links: Show Notes: Comedy as...

info_outline
Porter Braswell — Building the Future of Leadership (EP.216) show art Porter Braswell — Building the Future of Leadership (EP.216)

Infinite Loops

  Porter Braswell is the Founder and CEO of 2045 Studio, an exclusive network for accomplished professionals of color. Porter is also the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the career advancement platform Jopwell, the host of the Harvard Business Review podcast Race at Work, and the author of two books, including 2019’s Let Them See You. Porter joins the show to discuss how 2045 Studio is harnessing community to empower professionals of color to succeed, how to establish trust within a community, what he learned from Magic Johnson’s mentorship, and MUCH more! Important Links: ...

info_outline
Grant Mitchell — The Potential of AI Drug Repurposing show art Grant Mitchell — The Potential of AI Drug Repurposing

Infinite Loops

Grant Mitchell is a seasoned entrepreneur, operator, and investor in the areas of health, technology, and machine learning. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Every Cure, where he uses AI to research rare diseases and conduct drug repurposing. Grant joins the show to discuss the use of AI in rare drug research, the role of translational scientists, neglected knowledge, and MUCH MORE! Important Links: Show Notes: The Organizational Problem in Pharma The Power of Biomedical Knowledge Graphs The Traditional Pharma Approach to Drug R&D Risks in the World of AI-driven Drug...

info_outline
Jimmy Soni — The Courage of Creative Risk (EP.214) show art Jimmy Soni — The Courage of Creative Risk (EP.214)

Infinite Loops

Author and friend-of-the-show Jimmy Soni returns to discuss the future of publishing, the changing world of book marketing, the courage of creative risk, and MUCH more! Important Links: Show Notes: Why Traditional Publishing is in Stasis A Case of Broken Incentives The Changing World of Book Marketing & the Case for Patience Talent Spotting & Creative Risk The Challenge of Self-Publishing Experiment, Experiment, Experiment Taylor Swift, Michael Jordan, and the Courage of Trying Something New Don’t Be Trapped by the Opinions of Others Jimmy as Emperor of the World MORE! Books...

info_outline
Arjun Khemani — The Hunt for Better Problems (EP. 213) show art Arjun Khemani — The Hunt for Better Problems (EP. 213)

Infinite Loops

Arjun Khemani is a 17-year-old writer and podcaster who dropped out of high school to help lead support at Airchat, the social network co-founded by Naval Ravikant. As the host of the Arjun Khemani podcast, Arjun has spoken to a wide range of guests including David Deutsch, David Perell and Naval Ravikant. His Substack, Progress Good, “serves as a defense against the anti-Enlightenment tradition, exploring progress, rationality, and optimism.” Arjun joins the show to discuss why education should be voluntary, the moral case for selfishness, the pessimism of ultimacy and MUCH more!...

info_outline
Eddy Elfenbein — On Crossing Wall Street (EP. 212) show art Eddy Elfenbein — On Crossing Wall Street (EP. 212)

Infinite Loops

Eddy Elfenbein is an OG finance blogger, ETF manager, and FinTwit legend, with over 25 years of experience working in and around Wall Street. Eddy joins the show to discuss the story behind his longtime blog -  (CWS), the origins of his famous Buy List, his ETF journey, his philosophy as an investor, and much more! Important Links: Show Notes: Origins of a Wall Street Blogger Bypassing the Gatekeepers Eddy’s Buy List Many Paths to Stock Market Success The Last Sustainable Edge in Public Markets The Great Truths of Investing Stocks Don’t Know You Own Them The Market and the...

info_outline
Anna Gát — We Digress (EP. 211) show art Anna Gát — We Digress (EP. 211)

Infinite Loops

Friend-of-the-show Anna Gát returns to discuss… well… pretty much everything! On April 13th,  and  are co-hosting a Future of Publishing event at the beautiful Pratt Mansion in NYC. We’re bringing together established publishers, online writers, new publishing houses, journalists, technologists, authors and more to rethink and reimagine how ideas are spread in our changing world. Confirmed speakers include , , ,  and many more! Here’s the best part - we want YOU to be there! To buy in-person tickets and for more information on...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Arjun Khemani is a 17-year-old writer and podcaster who dropped out of high school to help lead support at Airchat, the social network co-founded by Naval Ravikant.

As the host of the Arjun Khemani podcast, Arjun has spoken to a wide range of guests including David Deutsch, David Perell and Naval Ravikant. His Substack, Progress Good, “serves as a defense against the anti-Enlightenment tradition, exploring progress, rationality, and optimism.

Arjun joins the show to discuss why education should be voluntary, the moral case for selfishness, the pessimism of ultimacy and MUCH more!

Important Links:

Show Notes:

  • The Myth of the Good Old Days
  • The Citadel of Science
  • Generational Warfare
  • Why Education Should Be Voluntary
  • Misunderstanding Money
  • Escaping the Altruism Trap: the Case for Selfishness
  • Coercion & Moral Righteousness
  • The Pessimism of Ultimacy
  • The Hunt for Better Problems
  • Arjun’s Leap Into the Unknown
  • Reimagining Education
  • What’s Next?
  • Arjun as Emperor of the World
  • MORE!

Books Mentioned:

  • One Summer: America 1927; by Bill Bryson
  • The New Inquisition: Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel of Science; by Robert Anton Wilson
  • The Road to Serfdom; by Friedrich Hayek
  • The Lessons of History; by Will & Ariel Durant
  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour; by David R. Hawkins
  • Deschooling Society; by Ivan Illich