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In this conversation, Caleb speaks with the investor, author, and philosopher Michael Gibson.

You’ll hear why Michael thinks novelists are the successors of Plato, what some of the key entrepreneurial virtues he looks for are, how a philosopher like him ended up managing a sizable venture capitalist fund, and what his criticisms are of Stoicism in Silicon Valley.

So I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did and do check out his most recent book: Paper Belt on Fire – as it has a number of gems we don’t even begin to touch on.

(09:29) Redesigning Academic Philosophy

(19:34) The Meaning of Polytropon

(23:18) Do Founders Need a Life Philosophy?

(26:38) Does Virtue Pay?

(31:54) Virtue Ethics in Entrepreneurship

(33:55) Stoicism and Silicon Valley

(50:22) A Role Model

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.