(Photo: Brian Bloom) “We can’t out-obedience the competition.” – Seth Godin I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations.
“Establish business relations with poverty.” – Seneca These 10-15 minutes are gold. I revisit this letter of Seneca at least once a quarter, and I hope you find this episode equally powerful.
I get asked about nighttime rituals a lot. Though I always ask high-profile podcast guests about their morning routines, the evening wind down can get neglected.
Naval Ravikant By Kris Krüg | CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons “I actually think happiness is the absence of suffering.
“The [common trait in] people that we have noticed are best at learning a language is that they have no trouble sounding stupid.” – Luis von Ahn Luis von Ahn (@luisvonahn) is an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.” – Seneca the Younger For years, I’ve been studying Stoicism, but I’ve always had a particular interest in The Tao of Seneca. What is the Tao of Seneca?
“Hey, you want to be taken seriously? Take things seriously. Do the work. Don’t coast.” – Edward Norton This episode, I sit down with Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton).
“Mullet wigs change everything.” – Chris Sacca Sometimes one interview just isn’t enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca.
“We need to realize that we know how to impart expertise, but we don’t know how to impart creativity or genius.” – Eric Weinstein My guest this episode is my friend, Eric Weinstein (@ericrweinstein), managing director of Thiel Capital, a Ph.D in mathematical physics from Harvard, and a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University.
Even if you can afford more, whether it’s time or money, you don’t necessarily want that margin for error.
(Image from Fanpop) This episode is ~99% serious recommendations and resolutions for 2016. But I am joined by tech entrepreneur and investor, Kevin Rose, so it’s at least 1% shenanigans.
By popular demand, this is a follow-up with the amazing Derek Sivers (@sivers)! This episode can be listened to independently of our first popular conversation, and he answers some of my (and your) favorite questions.
I’m often asked how to handle e-mail overwhelm. While I do use some great apps to help stem the flood, the most important shield is still low-tech: a rock-solid e-mail autoresponder.
Amelia Boone (Photo credit: David Salafia) “I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But I’m really good at suffering.” – Amelia Boone Amelia Boone (@ameliaboone) has been called the Michael Jordan of obstacle course racing (OCR).
The Tim Ferriss Show has been selected as one of iTunes’ “Best of 2015.” Thanks for all the incredible feedback this year!
“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers (@sivers) created CD Baby in 1998.
This episode is easily one of my favorites I’ve ever done. Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) is an Academy Award-winning actor, a Grammy Award-winning musician, and a famous standup and improv comedian.
“Cynicism is a disease that robs people of the gift of life.” – Rainn Wilson Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) is best known for playing “Dwight” on NBC’s Emmy-winning, “The Office.” He has also acted in “Super,” “Cooties,” “Juno,” “Monsters vs.
Photo: Susan Burdick Mindfulness a present state awareness that helps you to be non-reactive. This is another special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. Usually, when I talk about strategies for living a better life, I focus on effectiveness and efficiency.
“I find that being in a good mood for creative work is worth the hours it takes to get in a good mood.” – B.J.