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What I’d Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More)

(Photo: Aaron Benitez) “Luxury is feeling unrushed. It is designing a life that allows you to do what you want with high leverage, with many options, all while feeling unrushed.” -Tim Ferriss [30:36] The short audio below answers your 20+ most popular questions, as determined by 7,000+ votes.  For those who missed it, I’ve included a […]

Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More

“How do you balance the desire to live longer with the desire to perform well?” (Tweet It) – Peter Attia, MD This episode delves into all types of performance enhancement and tracking — optimizing blood testing, drinking “jet fuel,”Show More Summary

Human Foie Gras — A Golden Opportunity

To kick things off, what is foie gras? It can be explained with a short missive from our friend Wikipedia: The California foie gras law, California S.B. 1520, is a California State statute that prohibits the “force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size”… Former Senator John […]

Season 2, Episode 11: The 5 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Leaders Make [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the five most common mistakes leaders make in hiring people. Nothing can accelerate the growth of your business faster than hiring the right person. Similarly, nothing can derail it faster than bringing in […]

Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

“The fact of the matter is, back in 2008, terrorists were using search engines, like Google, to determine who shall live and who shall die. I know it’s a black swan event, but when you’re sharing on Facebook, it’s not just the media and marketing companies that you need to be concerned about. When you […]

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

“There are three things you can’t fake: 1. Fighting, 2. Sex, and 3. Comedy.” (Tweet It) - Bryan Callen Alright, this may be the funniest episode yet. Bryan Callen is a world-class comic and prolific actor. He travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences, and — in his spare time — regularly appears on shows like Frasier, Entourage, […]

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all […]

Crossderry Podcast #2 — 16 November 2014

Here is the second Crossderry podcast. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names Tweet review: CIOs must influence CEO behavior, storytelling quote, RIP Tom Magliozzi Enjoy! Links: My posts on Best and Worst Project Names here and here. What BOHICA means. The myth of the Phoenix. The links to my Nov 10 tweet on CIO influence, the Disney Institute […]

Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

(Photo: Foxxyz) “It turns out that writing Tetris on your calculator doesn’t actually win you the cheerleaders.” -Nick Ganju  Housekeeping Note: The e-mail subscribers who won the SONOS PLAY:1 (The Best $200 on Sound) are Drew Glaser and Kristopher Chavez. Guys, keep an eye on your inboxes! Are you still not an e-mail subscriber? It’s free, […]

Crossderry Podcast #1 — 11 November 2014

Here is the first Crossderry podcast. I plan to do this roughly once a week. The topics are: ?Apple Watch as threat to Swiss watch industry ?Quick hitter tweet review: Team size, platform category errors, and salespeople who do not know anything about their customers.

Season 2, Episode 05: How to Confront Someone Who Offends You (Or Others) Without Ruining Your Relationship [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this fifth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to confront someone who has offended you or others without jeopardizing your relationship with them. Confrontation is hard. Unfortunately, most of us avoid it. As a result our relationships suffer—or never reach […]

Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

“My dog thought I was a singer… because dogs don’t understand standup comedy.” -Margaret Cho [20:40] [Housekeeping update: The demand for my $5K Holiday Megabox exceeded expectations, so I'm opening up a few more slots. First come, first served, and deadline is 11:59pm PT today, November 11, 2014. Click here for more details.] Margaret Cho is […]

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” - Rolf Potts “If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” - Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time.  It was one of just two books (the other was Walden) that I carried with me around […]

Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in.

Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you.” – Andrew Zimmern Andrew Zimmern is a world-class chef, television host and producer, writer, and — at the end of the day — teacher. You’ve probably seen his shows Bizarre Foods or Dining with Death. In 2010 and 2013 […]

Myths About Entrepreneurship

Linda Rottenberg, author of "Crazy Is a Compliment," on what it really takes to start a business.

Season 2, Episode 02: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders Who Want to Make a Big Difference [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it. The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid […]

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

“Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded […]

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