Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he’s learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers and by building on our social intuition, we can make ourselves smarter, happier, and more productive. In this TEDx Talk, Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience that reveals that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental than our need for food or shelter and that the social pain and pleasure we experience has just as much impact as physical pain and pleasure.
Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the most respected eco and socially conscious companies in the world. We have recently written a Brief on his book “Let my people go surfing”.
Richard Wolfson is Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College, where he also teaches environmental studies. He did undergraduate work at MIT and Swarthmore, double-majoring in physics and philosophy. He holds a master’s in environmental studies from the University of Michigan, and PhD in physics from Dartmouth.
This course of 12 half-hour lectures reviews the most up-to-date research on climate change, explaining the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming and that we humans are in great part responsible. The course can be found here.
A highly interesting Q&A session with Naval Ravikant.
An interview from 1997 with sir John Templeton, discussing his life and career.
Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks at the Daily Journal Annual Meeting.
An hour long interview from 2015 with the financier, philanthropist and former felon Michael Milken.
The author William Thorndike visited Google to discuss his book “The Outsiders”, a book about 8 unusual CEOs that through wise capital alocation decisions heavily outperformed the market as well as their peers.
A rare and highly interesting interview with Charlie Munger, hosted by the Caltech Faculty.
Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and bestselling author of ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ (2014). This talk is from 2017.