Episode #26 - Interview with Adam Davidson

On Friday, January 9, 2015, Ron and Ed interviewed Adam Davidson, a journalist focusing on business and economics issues for National Public Radio. He is currently one of the co-hosts of the Planet Money podcast. Previously he has covered globalization issues, the Asian tsunami, and the war in Iraq, for which he won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the George Polk Award. Adam came to our direct attention when he mentioned the VeraSage Institute in his New York Times Magazine article, Welcome to the Failure Age!We discussed that article along with another one he wrote for The Atlantic, Making It in America, which profiles Standard Motor Products.

He did an interview with economist Russ Roberts on this article as well.

Learn more about Adam at his Wikipedia page.

We had an interesting discussion on innovation, manufacturing jobs, the history of accounting, failure, business models, creative destruction, and the Stan Shih Smile Curve.


Adam also discussed a book he's working on, and hopefully he'll return when it's published.

Thank you, Adam, for a fascinating discussion!

Here is Adam's TEDtalk on What we learned from teetering on the fiscal cliff.