Tyler Cowen - Talent, Collapse, & Sex

It was my great pleasure to speak once again to Tyler Cowen. His most recent book is called Talent, How to Find Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Across the World.

We discuss how sex is more pessimistic than he is, why he expects society to collapse permanently, why humility, suits, intelligence, & stimulants are overrated, how he identifies talent, deceit, & ambition, & much much more!

Episode website + Transcript: https://www.dwarkeshpatel.com/p/tyler-cowen-2 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3ft50xG Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3DVtGsO

Buy Tyler's Book on Talent: https://amzn.to/3f8cl5s Follow Tyler Cowen: https://twitter.com/tylercowen Follow me: https://twitter.com/dwarkesh_sp

TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Preview 0:53 Did Caplan Change On Education? 2:10 Travel vs. History 4:03 Do Institutions Become Left Wing Over Time? 6:55 What Does Talent Correlate With? 13:53 Humility, Mental Illness, Caffeine, and Suits 19:20 How does Education affect Talent? 25:27 Scouting Talent 34:32 Money, Deceit, and Emergent Ventures 38:09 Building Writing Stamina 40:34 When Does Intelligence Start to Matter? 44:44 Spotting Talent (Counter)signals 54:50 Will Reading Cowen’s Book Help You Win Emergent Ventures? 1:04:18 Existential risks and the Longterm 1:12:45 Cultivating Young Talent 1:16:05 The Lifespans of Public Intellectua…

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