Altruism seems like such a no-brainer good idea. Give to those in need. Give to charities. But, every dollar we give to one person or organization is a dollar we potentially don’t give to another. And, what makes humans altruistic in the first place? Is it our culture and higher order society that brings about these qualities or is there an underlying reason dictated by evolutionary biology? This playlist explores the pros and cons of effective altruism, direct cash giving, and the view of altruism from the perspective of evolutionary biology.
In the last 5-10 years the word “disruption” has achieved a prime level of buzz-wordiness. It’s hard to remember a time when “disruption” was not used on the daily to describe a new tech company destined to become the Uber of this or the Netflix of that. Nevertheless, “disruption” or “disruptive innovation,” which was coined by Clayton Christensen in 1995, is arguably “the most influential business idea of the early 1st century.” Let’s unpack disruption a bit and listen to episodes that feature disruption in both the business and the personal domains.