About Gregory LaBlanc

Gregory LaBlanc is a lifelong educator with degrees in History, PPE, Business, and Law, Greg currently teaches at Berkeley, Stanford, and HEC Paris. He has taught in multiple disciplines, from Engineering to Economics, from Biology to Business, from Psychology to Philosophy. He is the host of the unSILOed podcast. unSILOed is produced by University FM.

NBN Episodes hosted by Gregory:

Myra Strober and Abby Davisson, "Money and Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life's Biggest Decisions" (HarperOne, 2023)

June 7, 2023

Money and Love

Myra Strober and Abby Davisson
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

Should we separate decisions related to love and money, approaching finance and career-related decisions solely in a rational way while relying more o…

Eric J. Johnson, "The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters" (Riverhead Books, 2022)

June 6, 2023

The Elements of Choice

Eric J. Johnson
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

Every time we make a choice, our minds go through an elaborate process most of us never even notice. We’re influenced by subtle aspects of the way the…

Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn, "Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters" (Portfolio, 2022)

June 5, 2023


Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

When we think about the greatest innovators of our time (Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, Frank Lloyd Wright) we often hear about their work ethic. But …

Lance Esplund, "The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art" (Basic, 2018)

June 4, 2023

The Art of Looking

Lance Esplund
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

What is art, and who gets to define it? Museums have long staked a claim on knowing what to show, but there has always been a wide range of how viewer…

Wendy Smith and Marianne Lewis, "Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems" (Harvard Business Press, 2022)

June 3, 2023

Both/And Thinking

Wendy Smith and Marianne Lewis
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

In a world of either/or tradeoffs, it sometimes pays to explore the possibility of and/or. By changing our perspective and embracing paradox, we can s…

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, "The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty" (Penguin, 2020)

June 2, 2023

The Narrow Corridor

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

Does a strong state mean a weak market? This is a common misconception amongst economists. Many view the state as either taxing and regulating the mar…

William J. Bernstein, "The Delusions of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups" (Grove Press, 2021)

June 1, 2023

The Delusions of Crowds

William J. Bernstein
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

What do financial bubbles and religious millenarianism have in common? They both involve collective delusion. When Charles Mackey wrote a book on the …

Orly Lobel, "The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future" (PublicAffairs, 2022)

May 31, 2023

The Equality Machine

Orly Lobel
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

The fear of algorithmic decision-making and surveillance capitalism dominate today's tech policy discussions. But instead of simply criticizing big da…

David Riemer, "Get Your Startup Story Straight: The Definitive Storytelling Framework for Innovators and Entrepreneurs" (River Grove Books, 2022)

May 30, 2023

Get Your Startup Story Straight

David Riemer
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

Everyone loves a good story, but more than that, we as humans are programmed on a genetic level to share and learn all kinds of information through st…

Robert C. Pozen, "Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours" (Harper Business, 2021)

May 29, 2023

Extreme Productivity

Robert C. Pozen
Hosted by Gregory LaBlanc

No matter what industry we all work in, productivity is key. Not only is managing our time properly good for getting all of our tasks done but also sp…