Yesterday I drive up and back to Duluth (5 hours total driving time). Like always during my drive, I listen to a lot of podcasts ranging from 60 Minutes to Car Talk. Normally, I have a few miscellaneous podcasts which I find which get added to my play list. Yesterday's additions included interviews with two authors on their new books:
- Remix (Making Art and Commerce Thrive in Hybrid Economy)
- Ahead of the Curve (Two Years at Harvard Business School)
In Remix, Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig who I first heard at Wikimania, speaks to how "ancient" copyright laws are harming the new economy. This is a fascinating "listen", and more importantly "dead-on" in terms how bad laws stifle innovation.
In the second interview, you are presented with the fascinating views of Oxford educated Philip Broughton. He (the author) left a very safe position in 2004 as the Paris bureau chief of London's Daily Telegraph newspaper to attend Harvard Business School. Learn of his impressions of both the American business models as taught by Harvard, and his desire to transform himself given his professional background developed in a dying industry.
Both podcasts help one better understand the transformation taking place in the "new economy".