David Deutsch: Knowledge Creation and The Human Race

I interview David Deutsch, physicist and author of The Beginning of Infinity. Background My goal isn’t to do yet another podcast with David Deutsch. There are plenty of those. I would love to tease out some of the very counterintuitive learnings, put them down canonically in such a way that future generations can benefit from them, and make sure that none of this is lost.  Your work has been incredibly influential for me. More

Matt Ridley: How Innovation Works, Part 2

Innovation is the parent of prosperity
Naval interviews Matt Ridley, the author of The Red Queen and, recently, How Innovation Works. Also see Part 1. Innovation Famine I have a chapter towards the end of the book where I complain about the fact that we are living through an innovation famine, not an innovation feast—particularly in areas other than digital. More