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Podcast of the Week: That Great Business Show with Conor McEnroy

On a recent episode of That Great Business Show, Conall & Jamie interview Conor McEnroy, the Irish owner of a bank in Paraguay. The interview is fantastic! Conor tells stories of various adventures in business he has had in South America, like being kidnapped and gun point and being in a hotel when a bomb goes off. The latter section of the interview enters the realm of real talk where Conor spells out the clear corruption that still exists in Ireland.

Engineering Axioms

Martin Rue published a great list of his engineering axioms, principles to live your work life by. The useful advice stretches across the technical and social domains, like "don't pick a solution until you've thought of at least one more" and "treat people who know less than you with respect and patience".

Podcast of the Week: Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan on Christmas

Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan is a podcast of stories collected and retold by Seanchaí (Irish traditional storyteller/historian) Eddie Lenihan. In his latest episode about Christmas, Eddie describes some of the older Irish Christmas traditions, along with some folktales about the magical time of midnight on Christmas Eve.

The Podcast of The Week: Rhodes Center Podcast - The Fraught, Complex, and Important 'Economics of Belonging'

The Rhodes Center Podcast is an economics podcast hosted by Mark Blyth from Brown University. In the episode The Fraught, Complex, and Important 'Economics of Belonging', Mark interviews Martin Sandbu about his new book The Economics of Belonging. The excellent interview covers the woes of the political and economic world and previews the solutions offered in the new book.

Effective Reading

I came across two great guides on effective reading this week, a detailed guide from Maarten Van Doorn and a more digestible guide from Denys Zhadanov. Both posts overlap on some great techniques on how to read with purpose, take notes, and recall and synthesis those notes into long term knowledge.

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