24: Venture Research with Donald Braben

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Will Jarvis

In this episode, we talk with Don Braben, PhD.

Donald Braben is a scientist and author. From 1980 to 1990, he led British Petroleum’s Venture Research program, for which he developed a radical, low-cost approach to finding and funding researchers whose work might redefine their fields. Of the dozens of projects supported by the program, many led to transformative discoveries. I think Don’s concept of Venture Research is essential to saving our stagnating society.

You can buy his book, Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization, here. (Note, this is an affiliate link, buying the book helps support our work here at Narratives).

A quick note, the conversation with Don starts about 21 minutes in. We give an intro before that.

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