Saturday, August 1, 2009

Business and Biology

What are the connections between business and biology? Economic progress depends on the hybridization of ideas, or as Matt Ridley likes to put it, "Ideas having sex."

Author Ridley is a rare find: smart, funny, easy to understand, and though-provoking. In short, he's everything you'd hope for in an intellectual. Even better, he understands markets.

His background includes science, journalism, and business. Ridley studied zoology at Oxford. In 1993, he began a career in journalism with the Economist, first as the science reporter, then as its Washington correspondent, and finally as the magazine's American editor.

In this video, he discusses the connections between his prior work his upcoming book on economics.

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