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Shay Carl — From Manual Laborer to 2.3 Billion YouTube Views

Shay Carl (@shaycarl) got his first computer at age 27. He was a manual laborer for ages and uploaded his first YouTube video while on break from a granite counter top job. Flash forward to today: His SHAYTARDS channel now has roughly 2.3 BILLION views. Celebs like Steven Spielberg have appeared alongside Shay and his […]

Useful Lessons from Workaholics Anonymous, Corporate Implosions, and More

“If ego has told you that you know everything, all of a sudden it’s impossible for you to learn.” – Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director […]

A Brief History of 21st Century Economics

Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of “The Inner Lives of Markets,” on how we shape economic theory — and how it shapes us.

Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

“For every hour I spend writing, I spend three hours thinking about writing.” – Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME […]

Jamie Foxx Part 2 – Bringing the Thunder

“If I told you that Oprah Winfrey is now a white man…what would you say?” – Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn’t hear Jamie’s first appearance on the podcast, which was voted 2015 Podcast […]

Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance

The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.

How Creatives Should Negotiate

  “There are more valuable things than money in the short term.” – Ramit This episode is actually a workshop on negotiating. Out of all the resources out there on how to negotiate, 99 percent of them are piss-poor — but I guarantee you this isn’t one of them. Your teacher in this episode is Ramit Sethi. […]

The Canvas Strategy — What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common

“The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting.” – Ryan Holiday My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from the best in the military, entertainment, politics, chess, and athletics, and tease out the routines and habits that you can use. In this particular episode, I’m […]

Getting Growth Back at Your Company

Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is “The Founder’s Mentality,” coauthored with James Allen.

Asking for Advice Makes People Think You’re Smarter

The research shows we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks, both of Harvard Business School, explain.

Encore Episode: How to Lead Transformational Conversations [Podcast]

10 Practical Strategies for Greater Influence. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can best leverage everyday conversations to make a difference in your relationships. A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon

“Raise prices.” – Marc Andreessen Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. Even in the epicenter of tech, it’s hard to find a more fascinating icon. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser, the first widely used graphical web browser. He also co-founded Netscape, which later sold to […]

How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics

This episode is a role-reversal. I went to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics. He GRILLED me. I was hit with all sorts of questions that I had never heard before and we had a blast doing it. Their team did an incredible job with post-production, and I wanted […]

Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger)

“The point of journalism is to tell the truth. It is not to improve society. There are facts and truths that feel regressive, but that doesn’t matter. The point of journalism isn’t to make everything better; it’s to give people accurate information about how things are.” – Sebastian Junger “Who would you die for? What ideas would you die […]

Be a Work/Life-Friendly Boss

Managers play a huge role in their employees’ personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, gives practical tips for being a leader who is flexible, fair, and effective.

Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold

“You take a dump into free space, and it just completely disappears.” – Alex Honnold Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold, Facebook: /alexhonnold) is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo (no ropes, no partner) ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. Honnold is distinguished […]

How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss

“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” – W. H. Auden This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. We discuss a little bit of everything, including: Optimizing...Show More Summary

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