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John is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His new book is The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale. He has worked with firms such as Lyft, Uber, Citadel and several non-profits. His academic research includes more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and several published books. John was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and a fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. He is a current editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In this podcast we discuss:
Why field experiments are important in economics
Why understanding scaling is important
What John learned at Uber
The optimal way to get tips
What makes a good business idea
How to avoid false positives and knowing your audience/market
Whether it is the leader or the team that matters. Chef or the ingredients?
How to think about spillovers and network effects
Avoiding the cost trap
How to incentivize scaling
Why clawback bonuses work better than year-end bonuses
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