Jul 7, 2021
James O'Shaughnessy is the founder, chairman, and co-chief investment officer at OSAM (O'Shaughnessy Asset Management). In this episode, we discuss the changes that have come about in the world post-COVID, mainstream media, politics, navigating the future as a society, the law of attraction, and much more.
You can catch Jim’s podcast, Infinite Loops, at www.infiniteloopspodcast.com.
1:58 - How covid accelerated the evolution of work meetings
6:47 - What is quantitative analysis? And how is it different from hedging bets?
13:36 - The world, especially after covid, has changed with respect to investing and decision-making, what do these changes look like? What will they result in?
19:08 - The crazy thing about Silicon Valley
21:24 - A rule of thumb for filtering who to have political discussions with
22:07 - How mainstream media in America is committing suicide
31:12 - How to deal with self-deception and how it is easier for intelligent people to fall prey to self-deception.
36:47 - How do you navigate the differences between eastern and western philosophy?
48:04 - The dangers of premature certainty
48:43 - The truth behind the law of attraction
54:01 - What is negative compounding and why should you be wary of it?
1:00:50 - Why free societies do better than unfree societies.
1:12:31 - Why you should see life as a “choose-your-own-adventure” game
1:20:44 - Why the atomization of society, the destruction of geographical boundaries by the internet, and addiction to social media outrage all work to serve a healthy purpose.
1:31:20 - Why marketing is the bedrock of all of humanity’s greatest institutions.