Sean JacobsSep 05, 2018
Episode 40 - Testing our Koala assumptions with Vic Jurskis
Here I talk with Australian ecological historian Vic Jurskis, and test just how true it is that koalas are endangered, what constitutes a healthy, stable koala population, Indigenous land management practice and the history of koalas on the continent. Vic has featured on ABC and 2GB radio, and is the author of The Great Koala Scam (Connor Court Publishing, 2020).
Episode 39 - Underrated versus overrated?
Episode 38 - Year in review and thoughts for 2020
Episode 37 – Fundamental Truths on the Present (Part 2)
In part two Will and I, continuing our 'enduring' theme, allude to John Howard - the seminal political figure in Australian politics of the last 20 years - and his capacity to provide stability with change. And, at least by the temporary standards of modern prime ministers, deliver a solid dose of political endurance. We also talk about Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams' advice on when to give in or keep 'enduring', and discuss how generalists can triumph in an age of specialisation.
Episode 36 - Fundamental Truths on the Present (Part 1)
What endures? Clearly things that have been around for a while will tend to go on persisting, from Broadway musicals to timeless virtues. Economist Will Witheridge and I talk about how important principles are, why they appeal and why they’re making a comeback, from author Ryan Holiday’s commitment to stoicism to Jordan Peterson’s philosophy of self-help. This show is split in two so please tune in next week for Part II.
Episode 35 - Index Funds, JFK and Hitch
Episode 34 - Australia’s nearest neighbour – Papua New Guinea
Episode 33 - Warren Buffett primer - A Dollar for Fifty Cents
Episode 32 – Post-election wrap, musings and observations
Episode 31 - A primer on the coming republican debate
Episode 30 - How To Avoid Consumer Politics And Be A Good Citizen
Episode 29 - Bastion Collective CEO Jack Watts
For this episode I’m fortunate to be joined by Bastion CEO Jack Watts (https://www.bastioncollective.com/). Jack and I met over a decade ago on a leadership course in China, and he has since grown a small sports marketing opportunity into a firm with global reach and employing hundreds of people. We talk about the importance of experience, taking on risk, avoiding bad decisions, managing people and dealing with growth. I enjoyed Jack’s principles – design the life you want to live, tap into your thrill of the chase, fail fast, ‘corterize’ it, get the bad news out, and move on with the best you’ve got. Hope you enjoy this episode. Please remember to rate and share the podcast with your friends.
Episode 28 – Public vs Private - When Should Government Run Things?
Episode 27 – Old Head Young Shoulders: The Parallel University with Richard Krohn
Episode 26 - 2018 Year in Review
From bitcoin to Australian federalism, I like to think The Jacobs Podcast, which I started in early 2018, has been a very small contribution to good old fashioned ‘long form’ discussion. Jordan Shopov, Will Witheridge and I reflect on our favourite podcasters of the year, which includes heavies like Tyler Cowan and Russ Roberts to Dave Rubin and, of course, this year’s big sensation – Jordan Peterson. We also talk about our favourite books and our thoughts on 2019, where we predict the ‘values and capitalism’ debate will re-emerge as planet finance revolves back into earth’s orbit, laying bare the effects of low interest rates and the timeless question of inequality.