Two excellent podcasts to recommend this week.
1. THE TIM FERRISS SHOW. Tim's interview with David Heinemeir Hansson aka "DHH" is terrific. DHH is a programmer (creator of Ruby on Rails and a co-founder of the project management software Basecamp). He's also a Le Mans-winning race car driver. He's exasperatingly productive. He talks about how he gets all this stuff done while working 40 hours a week or less. Also talks about running a tech company without venture capital and having Jeff Bezos as an investor.
He also talks about Stoic philosophy and how to construct a life that makes you happy.
2. ANGELLIST RADIO. Tyler Willis interviews Steve Newcomb. Steve built and sold the company that became Microsoft Bing. He's also the author of Cult Creation - all about lessons learned about culture and hiring learned creating startups. There's a new version out on this now here. After listening to this, it's on my to-be-read list.
Steve is a big believer in the disproportionate value in recruiting the employees he calls "A+" people. He talks about how he persuades them to join and why they matter. Lots of good stuff about interviewing people, too.