Five Good Questions Podcast

Welcome to Five Good Questions. I’m your host, Jake Taylor. Fact: the average American watches 5 hours of television per day. What would the world be like if we dedicated one of those hours to reading books instead? I don’t know, but I’d like to find out. So to inspire others to read more, I ask five good questions of interesting authors and share the results with you every Friday. Let’s see if together, we can’t rescue some of those lost hours. In addition to author interviews, we also publish "The Hikecast." The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format.  No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature. The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us.  I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature.
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Dec 30, 2016

Adam Kucharski is an assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  His research uses mathematical and statistical models to understand disease outbreaks.  In 2014, he was recruited to analyze the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  Adam earned his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge.

1.  What is it about gambling that seems to attract world-class mathematicians throughout history?

2.  What mathematical techniques have been best applied successfully to gambling?

3.  What was the genesis and evolution of Monte Carlo simulation?  What are its shortcoming?

4.  Why is poker such a good challenge for artificial intelligence?

5.  In free chess, computers-plus-human hybrids are still currently getting the best of computer-only opponents.  What are the implications for other domains like gambling and investing?

Dec 16, 2016

Julius Bailey is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. He is a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer. Julius is the founder of Project Eight, a youth service organization that focuses on leadership and civic participation. He holds Masters Degrees from Howard (Philosophy) and Harvard Universities (Af Am Studies) and a Doctorate from University of Illinois (Philosophy and Education).

1. How would you define “hip-hop”? A lot of people confuse it with rap music, but it’s really so much more culturally, right?
2. How did gangsta rap impact hip-hop?
3. Warren Buffett has often espoused following your own personal inner-scorecard. How does that tie in with hip-hop and authenticity?
4. There appears to be a zero-sum-game mentality with many MCs where they build their reputation through bragging about their own success and dissing or diminishing others. I know my personal favorite artists have been the ones who are more vulnerable and less about describing money, cars, alcohol, and women. How have rapper’s philosophic outlooks evolved over time?
5. Who’s on your Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore?

Dec 9, 2016

John Burke serves as the President of Trek Bicycle Corporation.  John joined Trek Bicycle Corporation, which his father founded in 1984, and has been its CEO since 1997.  He served as chairman of President George W. Bush's President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.  John is an avid cyclist who has finished Ironman Wisconsin twice as well as completing the Boston and New York Marathons.

1.  You describe yourself as independent, and it’s clear you don’t care which side of the aisle an idea comes from if it makes sense to you.  How do we break the stranglehold the two parties seem to have right now?

2.  If you could make only three specific changes, what would they be?  What are the prime movers we might focus on to make the biggest differences?

3.  It seems like one party wants to “do more with more” and one leans toward “do less with less.”  With technology constantly increasing human capabilities, how come no one is saying “let’s do more with less”?  Is a low-performance government just a given?

4.  Is Social Security truly fixable?  Or will we just default slowly through printing and watering down our fixed liabilities?

5.  What can we do to fix a tax code that so clearly plays favorites and is overly complicated?

Dec 2, 2016

Benjamin Bergen is a professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego.  He teaches and does research on language and the brain.  Ben’s the author of two books; Louder than Words, which proposes a new theory of how people understand the meanings of words, and What The F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.  He earned a PhD in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.

1.  Is there truth to the myth that swear words come from a different part of our brains?  What’s aphasia?

2.  How do swear words operate with their own grammar?  It seems like fuck is a Swiss Army Knife of words.

3.  There appears to be a Gresham’s Law to swear words where once a word takes on a taboo meaning, it drives out all of it’s non-profane meanings.  How do swear words evolve?

4.  What’s the story behind Samoan children’s first word?

5.  Is the internet leading to a homogenization of swearing?  It seems like new swear words could bubble up more readily through the use of hashtags, but are we also losing some local color in the process?

Nov 25, 2016

In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Sundeep Bajikar about his book Equity Research for the Technology Investor.

Sundeep Bajikar is a portfolio manager of the Acteve Model Portfolio, which is based on a value investing philosophy and process described in his book Equity Research for the Technology Investor. Previously, Sundeep was a Wall Street analyst for 9 years at Morgan Stanley & Jefferies. He spent the 9 years before that in the technology industry at Intel. He holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton, and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Five Good Questions:

1. If you’re a generalist investor, do you have any business venturing into technology investments? Or are you setting yourself up for failure by venturing outside your circle of competence? Or is it that exact mindset that creates the opportunities?
2. What are your views on discussing investments with others? It seems like a difficult balance of gaining valuable insight vs. tainting your own views?
3. There are so much data out there. What do you focus on? What’s your key message to individual investors?
4. Most historical “technology” investments (airplanes, cars, radios, internet) have shown a few big winners, but mostly a lot of zeroes for shareholders. It seems all the value flows through to the consumer. How do you avoid that as an investor?
5. With such a wide range of outcomes in tech, how do you handicap the odds and magnitudes of different outcomes to get a ballpark of a probabilistic future?

Nov 18, 2016

In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Malcolm Balk about his book The Art of Running.

Malcolm Balk is a runner, coach, Alexander Technique teacher, cellist, and father of two based in Montreal, Quebec. Malcolm trains colleagues from the Alexander world to teach The Art of Running which is based on his book of the same title and which aims to help runners improve their performance and enjoyment.

Five Good Questions:

1. Who was Alexander, what was his technique, and how does it relate to running?
2. What is S.M.A.R.T. running?
3. In our achievement-driven society, emphasis is placed results over process. Your book argues putting process over results, which happens to fit with how some of the best investment thinkers view the world. Why do you put process over results?
4. What’s the mantra/checklist I should be telling myself while I’m running to maintain good form?
5. What’s the connection between running and deep thinking exercises, like reading?

Nov 11, 2016

In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Jeremy Miller about his book Warren Buffett's Ground Rules.

Jeremy Miller is a research analyst at a large New York-based asset manager.

Five Good Questions:

1. Having thoroughly read the partnership letters and presumably followed Buffett closely after that period, what percent of Buffett’s current wisdom would you guess he had by 1970 when he closed the partnerships?
2. Who was Harry Bottle, and why was he so critical to the decentralized model of what Berkshire has become?
3. Everyone remembers American Express as a formative investment for Buffett because he moved from purely quantitative to more qualitative, but a strong argument could be made that his Dempster investment was also highly formative. What did he learn from that experience?
4. Buffett has famously said that he believes he could still do 50% per year on a small portfolio. Do you agree or disagree with his claim?
5. What’s the difference between conservative and conventional?

Nov 4, 2016

In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Jeff Gramm about his book Dear Chairman.

Jeff manages a hedge fund and teaches value investing at Columbia Business School. His recently published book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism, has been praised as "a terrific read" by Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times, "a revelation" by the Financial Times, "a grand story" by The Wall Street Journal, and “an engaging and informative book” by The New Yorker.

1. I’ve heard you previously interviewed and have been impressed with your thoughts around governance and board dynamics. How can boards help management make better strategic decisions, especially with respect to capital allocation?
2. I’ve heard Munger say you could teach an entire MBA just from studying GM. Could you walk us through some of your insights, specifically during the period of Ross Perot’s involvement?
3. Of all of the stories, which one was your favorite to research?
4. We all see these major headlines of activists battling with management, but what percent of the work would you guess is being done behind the scenes?
5. The arc of activism seems to have gone from Graham’s “would you mind releasing some of these pent up assets, please?” to Icahn’s 1980s hostile takeovers to Loeb’s poison pen and quite personal attacks. Maybe it’s softening a little from there? Where do you see the future of activism going from here?

Apr 5, 2016

Wrapping up Season 2 of Five Good Questions.


We hope you enjoyed Season 2 of Five Good Questions. I'm still in awe at the intellectual generosity of these amazing authors!

It's time for me to hit the road for shareholder meeting season. If you'll be in Toronto for Fairfax or in Omaha for Berkshire, shoot me an email or come up and say hi. I'd love to meet you and chat.

I'll also be traveling to China for a few weeks of exploring with my wife. We're evening doing a marathon on the Great Wall-- wish me luck!

I've already got a massive stack of books cued up for next season, and I may or may not be working on my own book. More details to follow...

Thank you again for supporting 5GQ's mission of creating more inspired readers.

Apr 1, 2016

Jason Zweig is an investing columnist at The Wall Street Journal and editor of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor. He's also author of Your Money and Your Brain (2007), on the neuroscience and psychology of financial decision-making, and The Devil’s Financial Dictionary (2015), a satirical glossary of Wall Street jargon.

1. The entire book was written with tongue in cheek and there are some hilarious definitions. What inspired you to write a book of this nature?

2. I enjoyed the entry on the term “panic” and how it related in multiple ways to the Greek god Pan. Can you explain the multiple parallels that exist?

3. I like to imagine two intersecting continuums for intelligent investing. On one of them is a “be the casino” approach most like Joel Greenblatt vs. a highly concentrated, individual company research like how Charlie Munger ran his fund. On the second continuum you have an all-weather, always-invested-and-rebalancing approach most like Ray Dalio vs. a fear-and-greed, holding-cash-for-opportunities-approach of Seth Klarman. In which quadrant would you find yourself drawn to or at least want your money managed?
                                             [All Weather]


                            [Be the casino] ← → [Concentration]




4. I found it surprising to be reminded how much of the terminology of Wall Street is derived from gambling parlance. “Making a bet,” “blue chip,” etc. Do you believe that the markets are like large casinos or do they actually serve to allocate resources to worthy enterprises?

5. What is the one quality people should work hardest to cultivate in order to succeed as investors?

Mar 25, 2016

Edward Chancellor is a financial historian, journalist and investment strategist.  In 2008, he joined GMO’s asset allocation team.  He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with first class honours in Modern History, and from St Antony's College, Oxford with a Masters of Philosophy in Modern History.  He is a former deputy US editor for, and worked for Lazard Brothers in the early 1990s.  Edward is the author of Capital Account, Devil Take the Hindmost, and Capital Returns.

  1.  Let’s start with the basics: what is the Capital Cycle theory?  I’d seen it explained in different ways over the years, but never this clearly and obviously.  I feel kind of dumb for not understanding sooner the seemingly larger investment implications of this theory.    
  2. What’s a real life example that most clearly illustrates a successful investment using the Capital Cycle theory framework?  Additionally, what do you make of the game theory aspects of individual companies faced with competition over-investing in their industry?
  3. How does the Capital Cycle theory of investment different from value investing?  Isn’t the goal of both to buy during peak pessimism?  For Capital Cycle, you’re buying when management is pessimistic and not re-investing in a low return environment.  For value investing, you’re buying when the market is depressed about the future prospects of the business.  What’s the difference, if there is one?
  4. Where have investors gone wrong when using the Capital Cycle theory?  I’m imagining a technologically obsolete industry facing extinction, say the wagonwheel industry.  At some point there were no real returns on invested capital in that business to be had.  Might we mistakenly expect a low point in the cycle to rebound when really it’s heading to zero?
  5. Other than in-person meetings to determine if the subject is even on their radar, how do you properly evaluate management’s capital allocation skills?  Let’s take Jeff Bezos.  He’s been re-investing in Amazon continually for a few decades with very distant future return prospects.  Is that good capital allocation or madness?  How can we tell the difference?  
Mar 18, 2016

Steve Kamb is the founder of, a worldwide fitness community dedicated to helping nerds, desk jockeys, and self-aware robots level up their lives. He's also the author of the book, Level Up Your Life, that gives people a blueprint for prioritizing adventure, growth, and happiness by turning life into a giant video game.

  1. Video games often get a bad rap as large time-sucks.  This may be fair in some instances, but how have video games shaped your personal development?

  2. I loved how you demolished two of the most common excuses people use:  “I don’t have time” and “I can’t afford it.”  Can you explain what those excuses really mean and how they hold people back?

  3. You’ve checked some pretty cool adventure boxes already.  How do we go about building our own awesome life quests?

  4. There’s a popular saying that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time around.  Who are the type of people we should seek to surround ourselves with?  Everyone assumes the generic: “people better than us,” but you had a more nuanced view in your book which I found helpful.

  5. How have your thoughts on health and fitness evolved since you first founded nerdfitness, and what’s your current routine look like given that you’re likely managing more balls in the air than ever?
Mar 11, 2016

Meb Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management.  Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs, separate accounts and private investment funds.  Mr. Faber has authored numerous white papers and several books: Global Asset AllocationShareholder Yield, The Ivy Portfolio, Global Value, and Invest with the House.   He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.


  1.  It seems like a basket composed of each gurus’ highest conviction pick would be a smart strategy.  Yet you found their top pick was the worst performer of their top 10!  How is that possible?  And what can we do to benefit from that information?
  2. If I believed in following a copycat 13F strategy, how would I go about doing that in an intelligent, systematic manner?
  3. Only 25% of stocks are responsible for all of the market’s gains.  What implication does this have for stock picking vs. indexing?
  4. As ETFs proliferate and various strategies become available, do you think people will still pay 2% and 20% for these kind of strategies when you could have all of them for a fraction of the expense?
  5. I know this doesn’t fit your investing style, but if you had to pick one of these managers to invest 100% of your net worth, who would it be and why?  You have to factor in age and length of potential service to you.  
Mar 4, 2016

Bogumil K. Baranowski is a New York City-based value investor, author, and investment professional with over a decade of experience. He works at Tocqueville Asset Management, where he is the founder and portfolio manager of a private investment fund. He was born in Poland, educated in Paris and Brussels. He enjoys making a difference in people's lives through writing and teaching. He is the author of Outsmarting the Crowd: A Value Investor's Guide to Starting, Building, and Keeping a Family Fortune.


  1. I loved that you stressed the importance of saving.  I repeatedly tell clients that saving is the most important part, and if they do that correctly, they don’t really need me on the investment front.  When you think about the path to wealth, it goes Earn, Save, Invest.  Most of us can’t control how much we earn day to day, or our investment returns.  Yet we all can control how much we save.  Why does the world seem preoccupied with earning and investing and ignores saving?

  2. You’re a fan of averaging down slowly, perhaps buying 1% bites at a time of an individual business.  Is that difficult to do when it seems like good companies (which I know you’re a fan of) always seem to be trading at their 52-week high?  Solutions, other than just extreme patience?

  3. When public school and teaching to standards testing seem to crush the creativity and joy of learning from many, how does one properly go about learning things for one’s self?  What are some keys you’ve found to successful self-learning.

  4. You rightly advise not to check stock quotes too often.  What about if you’re a professional investor?  How often do you check your portfolio and watch list?  Be honest.  :)

  5. Your book covers how to start, build, and keep a family fortune.  I’d like to know about how we can keep a family fortune please?
Feb 26, 2016

Gene Hoots is the chairman of CornerCap Investment Counsel, an advisory firm that he co-founded in 1989.  He has worked in finance and investments for over fifty years.  His career in the corporate world included 21 years with R. J. Reynolds Industries where he spent a decade managing that company’s $4 billion employee benefit and savings plan investments.

  1. Have Americans had it too easy for too long?  What does the word “duty” mean to you, and why is it so important?

  2. What was it like leaving the corporate world and starting your own business? Are there any lessons you learned that would be helpful to others who want to start an investment business?

  3. You presided over RJR’s massive pension plan in the 1980s.  What was it like there?  What do you think about the M&A world having been so close?

  4. Who was Malcolm McLean and how did you meet him?  What was so special about him?

  5. What lessons did you learn from the late 90s tech bubble?  Do any of them seem especially pertinent to today?
Feb 19, 2016

Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years’ experience in personal finance, privacy, real estate and government service.  A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Levin is Chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, Chairman and co-founder of and serves as a spokesperson for both companies.  An expert on personal finance, credit, identity management, fraud and privacy, he writes a weekly column which appears on Huffington Post and  He is a frequent guest on television, and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and scores of radio stations throughout the country.  He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

  1. Identity theft seems like something that everyone thinks only happens to other people.  I watched the first season of Mr. Roboto, so assume I’m an expert hacker now.  :)  But seriously, how big are the risks we talking about here, based on probability and impact of lost time and money?   

  2. I think everyone knows not to advertise your social security number to the world, but what are a few of the easiest changes people can make that could make the most impact in protecting themselves?

  3. How has social media really changed the identity theft game?

  4. I have about a million online logins; it’s daunting.  How should I manage them?  Are passphrases the right idea?

  5. How has technological progress like the Internet of Things made us more vulnerable that we realize?  Also, I found the concept of medical identity theft to be especially scary.  What’s that all about?
Feb 12, 2016

Chris Mayer is the Investment Director of Bonner & Partners, a financial research firm.  He is the author of Invest Like A Dealmaker: Secrets from a former banking insider, World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents and, most recently, 100 Baggers: Stocks that Return 100-to-1 and How to Find Them.


Five Good Questions:

  1. What are some of the key ingredients that might point to a 100x investment return?  Do we just have to depend on luck and strike oil or benefit from a big pharmaceutical drug approval, or is there any skill involved?
  2. When I was teaching at UC Davis’s MBA program, we did a study where we examined the performance of investing gurus vs. various value investing studies (Tweedy Browne, Magic Formula, What Works on Wall Street etc.).  It was amazing how the studies trounced even the pros.  One reason is likely liquidity, the bigger pros couldn’t get into smaller investments that the study did, which could constrain returns.  But another hypothesis I had was that because the studies are so mechanically driven and only sell after certain time periods, perhaps the studies participated in some of the market irrationality to the upside for a given stock.  A guru would have taken advantage of the downside irrationality of a low P/E, but then sold out before it ever got to an extreme high P/E.  How does this fit into your “coffee can” approach.
  3. Your book is full of off-the-beaten path stories, including a tontine.  What the hell is a tontine? ;)
  4. We all know about Graham and Buffett, but what made Keynes such a great investor?
  5. Buffett has a great article from way back in the day called “How Inflation Swindles the Equity Investor.”  It’s early Buffett, so it’s a little technical, but I thought you did a great job of simplifying it in your book and explaining how light-asset businesses are a better bet in inflationary environments.  Can you walk us through your reasoning?  
Feb 5, 2016

Tadas Viskanta is the Founder and Editor of Abnormal Returns.  Tadas is a private investor with over 25 years of experience in the financial markets.  He is the co-author of over a dozen investment-related papers that have appeared in publications like the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management among others. Tadas is also the author of the well-received book: Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere that culls lessons learned from his time blogging.


Five Good Questions:

  1. With traditional media, TV, bloggers, twitter, etc., there’s so much information flow these days.  It can feel overwhelming.  How do we go about curating signal from noise?
  2. As special businesses have transitioned from primarily key PPE advantages (more readily quantifiable by accounting) to instead relying on IP, knowledge, network effects, intangibles (less quantifiable and more subjective), you could make an argument that the balance sheet is increasingly divorcing from economic reality.  Given this trend, does a quantitatively driven approach to value investing still work in the future?
  3. I’ve heard many great investors say you shouldn’t compare yourself to the S&P, and yet every does.  What do you personally use for your benchmarks?
  4. You often hear that ETFs are a better mousetrap?  What exactly makes them so much better than mutual funds?
  5. You have an interesting quote: “The primary role of the financial system is to coax risk-adverse investors into risky securities.”  What did you mean by that, and do you think it’s even more of an issue with zero interest rate policies like we see today?
Jan 29, 2016

Robert P. Murphy is Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.  In addition to The Primal Prescription, Murphy is the author of several economics books for the layperson, including Choice (Independent Institute 2015), The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (Regnery 2007), and the textbook Lessons for the Young Economist (Mises Institute 2010).  He blogs at


  1.  Everyone has a sense that the healthcare industry is a mess in the US. Obviously it’s a big story with a lot of moving parts, but how did we all get into this mess?
  2. You wrote this with the help of a medical doctor, and with your background I’d expect you focused more on the economics side of things, but what would be the prescription for us as individuals to give us a better chance at surviving the “sick care” sinkhole? What does “primal” mean?
  3. Based on the continued trajectory of the Affordable Care Act, where do you see the likely future of the healthcare industry heading?
  4. As a society, what are some steps we can take to start fixing healthcare, or is it a lost cause?
  5. Many futurists are excited about the advances in medical technologies, like DNA sequencing, robotic surgery, stem cells, home medical tricorders, etc. Is it possible that technology will bail us out of the holes our government has dug?
Jan 22, 2016

David is the Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and department chair at Cornell.  He specializes in organometallic chemistry with a particular expertise in the organic chemistry of lithium.  David is an avid student of markets, economics, and geopolitics and writes a Year in Review posted at Peak Prosperity and Zerohedge.  Dave has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian and has appeared on Russia Today.

  1. What were the 3 biggest events in 2015 (or building over the last few years) that you think will have a big impact on 2016?  What’s your long range prognosis?
  2. This is your 7th year in review that you’ve produced.  What have you learned over that time from doing this incredible amount of informational synthesis every year?  Do you dread Decembers yet?  :)  What have you gotten most wrong?
  3. How did you get started and what insight has being an organic chemistry professor at Cornell given you?
  4. I love that at the beginning of every review, you include how your personal portfolio is positioned.  There are so many voices out there sharing their opinions in the financial world, but we never know if they have any real real conviction behind what they’re saying.  It drives me nuts.  Why are you willing to be so transparent and show your personal skin in the game?
  5. You have roughly 20% of your net worth in precious metals.  I found the fervor both for and against gold to be almost religious in nature.  What are your thoughts about gold?  
Jan 15, 2016

Victor Ricciardi is an Assistant Professor of Financial Management at Goucher College.  Professor Ricciardi is a leading expert on the academic literature and emerging research issues in behavioral finance.  He is the editor of several eJournals distributed by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at, including behavioral finance, financial history, behavioral economics, and behavioral accounting.

1.  What’s the bias with the biggest impact that’s the least understood or noticed?

2.  Wisdom of the crowd usually exists only when there’s a diverse population.  Given the typical investor is pretty homogenous (white, affluent), should we expect the wisdom of the crowd to not apply to the stock market?  What about changing demographics with whites becoming a minority and women now earning more bachelor’s degrees than men?

3.  Financial literacy scores in the US are pretty dismal, which to me really calls into question the validity of the Efficient Market Hypothesis.  How can we improve financial literacy?​

4.  Investors nearing or reaching retirement are often those searching for yield.  In a low interest rate environment like today, that yield is often unavailable without considerable risk attached.  Do you think there’s a lot of unknown risk being assumed right now by people who can least afford to take it?

5.  ​Conventional academic wisdom has it that the price of a security going down means there’s greater risk (due to a higher beta), and that risk and return are positively correlated.  Value investors believe that a lower price, all things equal, actually represents less risk while offering a greater potential reward.  What are your thoughts on the subject? 


Jan 8, 2016

Gareth Jones is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and a visiting professor at Spain’s IE Business School in Madrid.  Rob Goffee is Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, where he teaches in the world-renowned Senior Executive Programme.  Goffee and Jones consult to the boards of several global companies and are coauthors of Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? and Clever, both published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Jan 1, 2016

Arthur T. Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College who specializes in combinatorics.  He is known for mental math capabilities and "Mathemagics" performances in front of live audiences.  His mathematical abilities have been highlighted in newspaper and magazine articles, at TED Talks and on The Colbert Report.  He is the author of several books, including The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring out Why.