Essential Listening: Quieting Your Mind
One of the great things about the state of podcasting today is its diversity. If you look hard enough, you can find a podcast out there on just about any topic. The assortment of selections below reflects (in part) this diversity. You can listen to podcasts on everything from Charlie Munger, to analyst earnings estimates, to commercial space travel, to meditation.
If you haven’t checked out last week’s edition of Essential Listening, please do so. And let’s move onto a new list of podcasts that will make your next workout or commute more enjoyable.
- Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen talk with Tren Griffin, author of Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor, about why Munger is so fascinating and how he perfectly complements Warren Buffett’s investment style. (The Investors Podcast)
- Michael Covel interviews Ben Carlson, CFA, of Ritholtz Wealth Management and author of A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in any Investment Plan about why investors so easily stray from their investment plan and the role of discipline in investment success. (Trend Following Radio)
- Daniel McAuley, CFA, speaks with Leigh Drogen, CEO of Estimize. Among the topics they discuss are how the sell-side comes up with earnings estimates and how opening that process up to more participants can lead to better, more accurate estimates. (Wharton FinTech)
- Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurveston explains what it was like working with Steve Jobs and the potential for commercial space travel in a conversation with Emily Chang. (Bloomberg)
- Zack Miller and Stephane Dubois of financial data provider Xignite consider the financial data needs of today’s growing fintech crowd and Dubois explains how he sees the fintech space evolving over time. (Tradestreaming)
- While not strictly a podcast, this panel discussion and Q&A with Wall Street Journal chief economics commentator Greg Ip, author of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, is worth the time. Ip explains how managing one particular risk can lead to other unexpected risks in unexpected places. (Mercatus Center)
- Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media is well known to the wider podcasting world. In this presentation, he talks about his love of audio and how he turned his craft into a business. (99U)
- Chris Dixon interviews Rob Rhinehart, CEO of new food manufacturer Soylent. They discuss the many problems with today’s food system and how the future of food may be a more conscious, manufactured product. (a16z)
- Michael Martin talks with Susan Piver, author of Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation, about getting started in meditation, how meditation can help put our minds at rest, and how it can help define our inner life. (MartinKronicle Podcast)
- Tim Ferriss chats with Rainn Wilson, actor and author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith and Idiocy. Wilson discusses his activities outside of acting and how to deal with “life’s big questions.” (The Tim Ferriss Project)
Feel free to leave a comment with podcasts other Enterprising Investor readers might enjoy. I may highlight your suggestion in the next edition of this podcast series.
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3 thoughts on “Essential Listening: Quieting Your Mind”
Econtalk with Russ Roberts and BBC “In Our Times” are great podcasts as well.
Thank you for your excellent distillation of podcasts available.
However it was the title that caught my attention.
In these days of information overload I think any value we can add as investment professionals is to listen to that quite voice inside our heads that guides us.
There is an interesting story in Jason Voss’ excellent book called the Intuitive Investor.
For some of the blog readers you will know that Jason knows his numbers and financial analysis better than most people.
But in this story it is not numbers that intrigue him but a watch on the wrist on the hand of the CFO of a company he is there to interview.
This watch is a red flag in his mind and deters him from making an investment in the company.
Your title says it all – quieten your mind – you will find all the inspiration and guidance you need in yourself.
My two cents for the cause.