With so many good podcasts we are doing an all “Listening to” list this week:
Peter Norton on the history of paying for big projects from the Financial Times podcast Alphachat. What we call infrastructure used to be call internal improvements and then public works. Guess what? Public private partnerships have been around as long as the USA itself.
Vanguard’s Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics on Masters in Business. Productivity growth is low but disruption is everywhere. It could be that ideas talk a long time to get into the economy and move the productivity numbers.
How innovative companies help frontier markets grow from HBR.org. A good discussion about the role of business investing long term to create markets in emerging countries. They undersell the contribution governments have made to this process but good interview.
Who’s Down with CPG, DTC form A16Z podcast. Who better than Andreeson Horowitz to keep you us to speed on consumer packaged goods trends. Not strickly on topic but there ‘s good information here for R&D.
Should This Exist is a new podcast. This episode is about brain stimulation technology that can accelerate learning. Is it ethical? How will it be used? Does it really work?
Why US plans for high speed rail keep riding off the rails from On Point.