EP 12: Tyler Cowen on Mentorship, Successful Indians, Cracking Cultural Codes, Traveling the World and Living your Best Fife
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talked to one of our favorite economist, blogger, podcast host and author, Tyler Cowen. Tyler Cowen is an American economist, columnist and blogger. He is a professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in the economics department. He also writes the economics blog Marginal Revolution and hosts the podcast Conversations with Tyler.
On Tyler Cowen
00:00 - Trailer
00:26 - Introduction to Tyler Cowen
01:42 - How does Tyler Cowen create dramatic tension
3:15 - Secret of cracking cultural code in tech
4:40 - Why is cracking the cultural code during an interview important?
05:35 - On travel and its importance
08:30 - Tips on traveling in Europe
12:30 - On India
13:55 - What makes Indian immigrants successful?
19:20 - Indian classical music
20:38 - Indian food
23:25 - Mumbai vs Delhi
24:55 - On his book Talent, and cracking interviews
30:25 - Non-conformism, Aarthi and Sriram’s meet cute
24:55 - On mentorship
36:30 - How to crack cultural codes
38:10 - On Twitter
43:20 - On reading the classics
44:00 - On getting into art
50:00 - Tyler Cowen production function
52:10 - Daily routine
54:50 - On developing a reading habit
59:00 - On NBA half-time show and Charles Barkley
1:02:30 - On his temperament
1:04:28 - Being bullish on America
1:06:00 - On Borgen TV show
1:07:40 - Favorite movies
1:13:00 - Thank you!