The Economics for Business Podcast

A podcast based on the winning principle that entrepreneurs need only know the laws of economics plus the minds of customers. After that, apply your imagination.

E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #140 Featuring Samuele Murtinu

140. Samuele Murtinu: How Low Time Preference Elevates the Investment Returns of Family Corporate Venture Capital

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Family businesses play a major role in the US economy. According to the Conway Center, family businesses comprise 90% of the business ventures in the US, generate 62% of the employment in the nation, and deliver 64% of US GDP. And, they’re good at venture capital.
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139. Fabrice Testa on Super Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is a method, and it’s also a mindset. Fabrice Testa has written a book that brilliantly integrates the two: he calls the integration "Super Entrepreneurship," and his book title is therefore Super Entrepreneurship Decoded.
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138. Mark McGrath: The Adaptive Entrepreneurial Method: VUCA, OODA, IOT

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This week, Mark McGrath joins us to review a tool for value creation amidst continuous, roiling change. It has been around for a while and so is proven in multiple arenas and situations. It goes by the name of OODA.
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #137 Featuring Murray Sabrin

137. Murray Sabrin’s 7-Point Entrepreneurial Solution to the Medical Care Crisis

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Entrepreneurs solve problems for customers. There are few problems bigger than the horribly perverse medical care system under which patients suffer in the US. The system has evolved over time, with the stimulus of bad decisions, bad actors, and bad incentives. Entrepreneurship can solve the system problem with specific actions at the component level, each of which are practical and do-able, and can interact to create a new outcome at the system level.
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #136 Featuring Max Hillebrand

136. Max Hillebrand on Free Software Entrepreneurship with Bitcoin

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Entrepreneurs are developing a new world of innovative business…
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #135 Featuring Mark Packard

135. Mark Packard: How to Put Time on Your Side

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Entrepreneurial action occurs in time. This brings uncertainty, because of continuous change. We can’t know what will be our future result, yet we must produce now in order to discover it. Are there answers to this conundrum? Yes. They’re found in action, and the timing of action. Mark Packard joins the Economics For Business podcast to share his research.
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #134 Featuring Per Bylund

134. Per Bylund: The Unrealized

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Understanding The Unrealized requires us as entrepreneurial businesspeople to think better, and to resist settling for what is merely feasible in a regulated, risk-mitigated world. We must ask what could be possible in a different world, and act on that basis. Sound economics supports such action. Per Bylund takes us through his thinking about The Unrealized.
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #133 Featuring Ulrich Möller

133. Ulrich Möller: The Video Game Industry Points to the Future of Organization Design

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Austrian economics has a lot to say about how to organize firms for maximum value generation. Austrian principles point to the delegation of entrepreneurial judgement to the front-line employees who interact directly with those who actually create value: users.
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132. Saifedean Ammous on Knowledge Entrepreneurship

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Saifedean Ammous is a knowledge entrepreneur. He creates new knowledge that’s valued by his customers, because it helps them to think better and better informs their actions. He carefully appraises the knowledge provided by great thinkers of the past, and re-presents in a newly compelling fashion. He develops effective memes and ideas. He innovates in channels and distribution. He demonstrates how knowledge entrepreneurship can work in the 21st Century's globally-connected and digitally-connected economy. He joins the Economics For Business podcast to share some of his learnings and experiences
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #131 Featuring Saras Sarasvathy

131. Saras Sarasvathy On The Entrepreneurial Method

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The scientific method has served us well to date. The entrepreneurial method, informed by the principles of Austrian economics, can take society much further. Dr. Saras Sarasvathy joins the Economics For Business podcast to distill the essence of the value-generating and wealth-producing method.
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #130 Featuring Eamonn Butler

130. Eamonn Butler’s Primer on Entrepreneurship and Its Social Good

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Entrepreneurship is the great force for social good — in fact,…
E4B Podcast Cover for Episode #129 Featuring Samuele Murtinu

129. Samuele Murtinu on How and Why Governments Fail in Venture Capital

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Dr. Samuele Murtinu joins the Economics For Business podcast to explain both how and why governments fail in their best efforts to help entrepreneurial businesses succeed.