Unleashing the Scenius | David Senra & Liberty RPF | Episode 148

Friends-of-the-show David Senra & Liberty RPF return for a characteristically wide-ranging conversation. Enjoy!

Important Links

- [Founders Podcast](https://founders.simplecast.com)
- [Founders on Colossus](https://www.joincolossus.com/episodes?prod-episode-release-desc%5BrefinementList%5D%5BpodcastName%5D%5B0%5D=Founders)
- [David’s Twitter](https://twitter.com/founderspodcast?s=21&t=oezc-LL8G-zUPojezhmS5w)
- [Liberty’s Substack](https://www.libertyrpf.com)
- [Liberty’s Twitter](https://twitter.com/libertyrpf?s=21&t=5zgiqre1xxL8QfaEZfhy0Q)
- [David Bowie Predicts the Impact of the Internet on Newsnight](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QAiJ5rJALE)

Show Notes:
00:00 Start
01:06 Main Podcast
16:54 Information can build a fortune
21:38 Persist, persist, persist
29:47 Burning the ships
32:31 Customising education
41:13 Where are the Teddy Roosevelt’s of today?
47:16 Embracing our evangelical side
59:56 “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
01:09:42 Fighting fear of technological development
01:12:57 Is anything truly ‘new’?
01:16:57 "Properly understood technology is just a better way to do something."
01:22:11 Towards positive sum games
01:26:40 How to cultivate voluntary engagement
01:37:41 Unleashing the scenius
01:46:35 Finding better explanations
01:51:09 Risk-taking and the origins of the USA
01:55:36 Explore and create
01:57:06 Read biographies

Books Mentioned:

- Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel; by Sam Zell
- The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey; by Candice Millard
- Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill; by Candice Millard
- Cinema Speculation; by Quentin Tarantino
- Christopher Nolan: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work; by Ian Nathan
- The WEIRDest People in the World; by Joseph Henrich
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future; by Peter Thiel
- The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie; by Andrew Carnegie
- All I Want To Know Is Where I'm Going To Die So I'll Never Go There: Buffett & Munger - A Study in Simplicity and Uncommon, Common Sense; by Peter Bevelin
- The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness; by Eric Jorgenson
- Enzo Ferrari 2018: Power, Politics and the Making of an Automobile Empire; by Luca Dal Monte
- The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World; by David Deutsch
- One Summer: America, 1927; by Bill Bryson