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The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor

I get asked a lot about investing. This is mostly due to start-up investing and the hoopla around it, but I’ve expanded my experiments to late-stage deals, real estate, and more. So far, my startup bets are 10x+ more successful (on paper) than my publishing career. Based on cashed-out positions, they’re still several times more […]

Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

“If we can write a high school movie, then we can make a high school movie.” — Seth Rogen This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Show More Summary

The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me

“Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. […]

Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert

“Be Useful.” – Scott Adams Scott Adams (@scottadamssays) is a famous cartoonist and the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which has been published in more than 2000 newspapers in 57 countries and in 19 languages. In my conversation with Scott, we cover topics ranging from the rise of Dilbert, to how he uses affirmations to […]

5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day

“If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state.” – Tim Ferriss This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is a bit of an experiment. Most the time, I interview world-class people, and I ask them many, many questions to try and figure out what makes them good at what they do. […]

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. “Be curious.” – Dr. Dan Engle Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Show More Summary

Drunk Dialing Fans–Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode!

100 episodes! Whaaat?! This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We’ll get to that. But first, a little background and thank you… My podcast–The Tim Ferriss Show–was started on a whim. It was intended as a break between big book projects. “I’ll do six episodes to get better at interviewing” was the […]

Season 5, Episode 5: How to Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance [Podcast]

3 Simple Secrets that Make it Possible. Welcome to Season 5, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to finally achieve work-life balance. Work-life balance is something we all struggle with, right? It’s so hard to find it can feel impossible. But it’s […]

“The Iceman,” Wim Hof

“Breath, motherfucker.” – Wim Hof Wim Hof (@Iceman_Hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed “The Iceman” for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He is the creator of the Wim Hof Method and holds more than 20 world records. Wim is an outlier of outliers, as he routinely asks scientists to […]

The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)

“I build, design, and improve human ecosystems through software either as a creator or an investor.” – Reid Hoffman Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) is often referred to as “The Oracle of Silicon Valley” by tech insiders, who look at his company-building and investing track record (Facebook, Airbnb, Flickr, etc.) with awe. Reid is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman […]

Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 20 million […]

The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Rodriguez wrote the script for his first feature film while he was a paid […]

The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 […]

Season 5, Episode 1: Escape the Overwhelm [Podcast]

How to Regain Momentum When You Feel Paralyzed. We’re back! Welcome to Season 5, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this first episode of our new season, we discuss what to do when you feel overwhelmed. When we feel overwhelmed, the first thing we lose is our momentum. […]

Lessons Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and More

Phil Libin (@plibin) is the co-founder and executive chairman of Evernote. Evernote has roughly 150 million users, and I personally use it at least 10 times a day. It is my external brain for capturing all the information, documents, online articles, lists, etc. in my life. In this episode, Phil and I cover a ton. Here […]

Tara Brach on Overcoming Challenges, Fear of Missing Out, and Mindfullness

“Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.” – Tara Brach Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

“Happiness, success, and good health can coexist with all kinds of negative emotions. You don’t have to get rid of negative emotions, you just have to balance them out.” – Dr. Jane McGonigal Jane McGonigal (@avantgame), PhD, is a senior researcher at the Institute for the Future and the author of The New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken: […]

Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog

“Life is a continual process of arrival into who we are.” – Maria Popova Maria Popova (@brainpicker) has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5 million […]

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