EP 12: Tyler Cowen on Mentorship, Successful Indians, Cracking Cultural Codes, Traveling the World and Living your Best Fife


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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.

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Timestamps

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!