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The Knowledge Project

The Knowledge Project

“This show is unique in that it actually delivers on what others promise.
It’s interesting and practical in a way that is unobtrusive.”
— iTunes Review


In The Knowledge Project, I interview people from across the globe to deconstruct how they think, live, and connect ideas. The core themes will seem familiar to Farnam Street readers: Decision Making, Leadership, and Innovation. But we’ll also touch on questions about what it means to live a good life.


Episode 1: Michael Mauboussin on Intuition, Experts, Technology, and Making Better Decisions

Episode 2: Michael Lombardi on Decision Making, The Four Elements of Leadership, The Difference Between Good and Bad Coaches

Episode 3: Sanjay Bakshi on Reading, Mental Models, Worldly Wisdom, and Investing

Episode 4: Jason Zweig on Writing, Risk, and Why Historical Perspectives Matter

Episode 5: Chris Dixon on Why Companies Fail, The State of Venture Capital, Artificial Intelligence

Episode 6: Philip Tetlock on The Art and Science of Prediction

Episode 7: Venkatesh Rao on The Three Types of Decision Makers, Mental Models, and How to Process Information

Episode 8: Julia Galef on Becoming More Rational, Changing Minds, and Filtering Information

Episode 9: Alexander Shelley on The Architecture of Music, The Popularity of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, & The Necessity of Music

Episode 10: Ryan Holiday on Reading, What it Means to be a Stoic, and How to Take Notes

Episode 11: Véronique Rivest on How Sommelier’s Taste, The 20 Minute Rule, Starting a Wine Group and So Much More

Episode 12: Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Episode 13: Morgan Housel on Investing and Life.

Episode 14: Samuel Arbesman on Complex Adaptive Systems and the Difference between Biological and Physics Based Thinking

Episode 15: Field Trip (Greece) Part’s one and two.