Category Archives: General

Why Energy is the Best Predictor of Talent

Join the podcast: Daniel Gross on World of DaaS

Spotting talent is really hard. Identifying A-players can feel impossible. Peter Thiel has one of the best interview questions for identifying talent, “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” But Daniel Gross disagrees. Daniel believes easygoing questions like “What movies do you like to watch?” elicit more telling responses.

My conversation with Tyler Cowen

World of DaaS podcast with Tyler

The World of DaaS is now officially in the top 50 technology podcasts!

Check it out: https://www.safegraph.com/podcasts/tyler-cowen-identifying-talent-measuring-organizational-capital

Tyler is one of the very few truly committed to constantly learning. He also reads 5-10x faster than a fast reader, so his superpower is consuming large amounts of information.

We cover how the last year drove the end of the Great Stagnation, society’s newfound appreciation for big business, why Tyler thinks economists’ use of data is overrated, how to spot talent, why organizational capital would be one of the most valuable data sources, and so much more.