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“Wild Ducks”

Marc talks about IBM’s system, where most employees were expected to follow rules and procedures meticulously:

  • There was a special category of employees known as “wild ducks,” innovators who were allowed to break the rules and create new things.
  • They had the freedom to work independently, pull resources from other projects, and have direct access to the CEO.
  • In the tech industry, “wild ducks” often get driven out and end up getting funded by venture capitalists.

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    • Name-calling.

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      Marc and Andrew Huberman talk about the double-edged sword of risk-taking, the capacity to navigate uncertainty, public trust, universities, politics and the regulation of AI.

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