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Stopping and Starting With Success

Jerry Seinfeld shares his insights into innovation, self-criticism, and how to know when to quit. The U.S. comedian conquered 1990s television with his sitcom and is now finding a new audience for his online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

The Return of the Money Shot

“In order for art to imitate life, you have to have a life.” – Whitney Cummings Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. She has headlined with comics including Sarah […]

How to Design a Life – Debbie Millman

“Hard decisions are only hard when you’re in the process of making them.” – Debbie Millman For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don’t say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical details, […]

Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue

Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management, Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and HBR Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius respectively discuss customer loyalty, the neuroscience of trust, entrepreneurship in Africa, the source of innovation, and the new, hefty magazine. Show More Summary

Collaborating Better Across Silos

Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. But it’s often difficult, expensive, and messy. The former McKinsey consultant is the author of the new book, “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos.”

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More

“People tend to abandon the good system they’ll follow in search of the perfect system that they will quit.” We’re going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you’ve submitted. If you’re wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these […]

2016 – What I’ve Learned

“If you’re having trouble thinking bigger, just think stranger.” This episode is a review of the past year. Since it’s been a common request, I thought I’d run through what I do at the end of a year. For the last 6 years, I no longer write resolutions. Instead, I do a post-game analysis where […]

Restoring Sanity to the Office

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger blocks of time to be truly productive.

A.J. Jacobs: Self-Experimenter Extraordinaire

“Calling it an experiment gives you permission to fail.” – A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was about his quest to learn everything in the world. In The Year […]

The Secret to Better Problem Solving

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You Solving the Right Problems?” in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Revie...

Becoming the Best Version of You

“Plato would have made a lousy investor.” – Adam Robinson This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. The audio is from a live conversation with not one, not two, but three guests: Josh Waitzkin, Ramit Sethi, and Adam Robinson. Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on […]

The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg

  “Goal setting isn’t enough.” My first live podcast in New York City was recorded at the 92nd Street Y to a sold-out crowd of about 900 people. This episode comes from The Random Show segment of the evening when I took the stage with Kevin Rose and Matt Mullenweg. Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) has been […]

Ezra Klein — From College Blogger to Political Powerhouse

“The things that I wanted and didn’t get are extreme blessings.” – Ezra Klein Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox, an explanatory news organization that now reaches more than 100 million people each month through articles, videos, newsletters, and podcasts. Previously, he was a columnist and editor at The Washington Post, a […]

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies

“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 31 […]

The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation

Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow.

Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition. Enjoy! Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” —-“Whenever you find yourself on the side […]

Mark Bittman on Changing the Food Industry and Living Dangerously

“You’re not going to succeed at stuff you don’t want to do.” – Mark Bittman Mark Bittman (@bittman) is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and his latest, How to Bake Everything — which is on a coveted shelf in my own kitchen. For more than […]

Handling Stress in the Moment

HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She’s a contributor to the “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work.”

Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

“I cultivate empty space as a way of life for the creative process.” – Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he’s been a guest not just once, but twice). He was the basis for the book and movie Searching for […]

David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling

David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25 to winning, at 34, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, one of […]

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