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    #695: Shane Parrish on Wisdom from Warren Buffett, Rules for Better Thinking, How to Reduce Blind Spots, The Dangers of Mental Models, and More

    By thoroughly understanding and clearly communicating the problem, decision-makers can avoid addressing the wrong issue, saving time and resources in the long run.

    enSeptember 27, 2023

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    Shane Parrish (@ShaneAParrish) is the entrepreneur and wisdom seeker behind Farnam Street and the host of The Knowledge Project podcast, where he focuses on mastering the best of what other people have already figured out. Shane's popular online course, Decision by Design, has helped thousands of executives, leaders, and managers around the world learn the repeatable behaviors that improve results. His work has been featured in nearly every major publication, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

    Shane is the author of Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results.

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    [05:43] The Stopwatch Gang influences a D student.

    [10:54] How a low-grade troublemaker gets vetted for an intelligence job.

    [17:23] The impact of frequent relocation on a child.

    [21:33] The benefits of a challenging education (once the tears dry up).

    [31:09] From 68131-1440.blogger dot com to Farnam Street.

    [36:10] An early exploration of cognitive biases.

    [39:39] "Ordinary moments determine your position, and your position determines your options."

    [45:55] Incisive, deliberate decision-makers.

    [47:44] Defining mental models.

    [50:47] The declaration of platform independence.

    [52:50] A Farnam Street business breakdown.

    [56:05] Scrutinizing the problem statement.

    [1:03:12] The power of asking "And then what?"

    [1:05:26] Setting yourself up for success with automatic rules.

    [1:21:31] Doubling down on email and the evergreen.

    [1:28:05] Investing with the benefit of deal flow.

    [1:32:41] Thoughts on index fund investment.

    [1:34:58] Factoring sleep into opportunity cost.

    [1:43:33] How to make better decisions.

    [1:48:10] Why should we write in the age of AI?

    [1:52:08] Parting thoughts.

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Our surroundings can have a profound impact on our behavior and choices. Being mindful of the company we keep and the environment we are in can help us make better decisions and avoid negative consequences.
    • Books have the ability to transport us into different worlds, provide emotional outlets, and offer solace and a fresh perspective, making them incredibly impactful and transformative tools.
    • Children who frequently move may have the opportunity to explore various social groups, but they may struggle with long-lasting connections. Parents should help mitigate the negative effects by providing stability and fostering lasting relationships.
    • Prioritizing stability, challenge, and resilience in education and relationships can set children on a path towards thriving in the future.
    • Children need the opportunity to struggle and overcome obstacles in order to develop the resilience and adaptability necessary for success in the real world.
    • Growing and learning requires stepping outside of comfort zones, seeking guidance from mentors, and utilizing tools like self-reflection to navigate uncertain situations successfully.
    • While cognitive biases may explain past mistakes, creating a checklist of biases can lead to self-rationalization and make it harder to recognize and overcome biases effectively.
    • Positioning involves more than just financial success; it extends to taking care of oneself and investing in relationships, and being prepared for different outcomes can lead to long-term success.
    • By prioritizing our health, relationships, purpose, and community, and using mental models to gain different perspectives, we can make better decisions and achieve success in building a business on content.
    • Shane Parrish believes in learning from others, giving back, and prioritizing direct connections to create a better world through Farnam Street's offerings of podcasts, books, and courses.
    • By thoroughly understanding and clearly communicating the problem, decision-makers can avoid addressing the wrong issue, saving time and resources in the long run.
    • By breaking up meetings into shorter and highly structured sessions, rewarding individual perspectives, and evaluating the implications of solutions, teams can enhance problem-solving and optimize decision-making.
    • By creating and following specific rules aligned with our goals, we can establish positive habits and achieve long-term success without relying solely on willpower.
    • Setting and adhering to personal rules can enhance productivity, balance, and success in life by prioritizing goals and preventing impulsive choices.
    • Trust and fairness should be prioritized in business relationships to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships and avoid future complications. Prepayment can be used as a filter to assess commitment and reliability.
    • Building a strong email list and creating timeless content is crucial for success. Invest in long-form, relevant content and prioritize quality over quantity to resonate with your target audience. Building an online presence takes dedication and effort.
    • Stay true to your interests, build genuine relationships for deal flow and make sustainable, long-term investments with a focus on diversification and minimizing losses.
    • Diversify your investments and be patient for the right opportunity, separate investments from personal finances, adjust investments based on market conditions, and aim for a balanced portfolio.
    • A successful investor like Tim Ferriss emphasizes the importance of optimizing for sleep and reducing complexity in investments to make sound decisions, considering both measurable and intangible factors.
    • Happiness and fulfillment are more important than financial success. Reflect on choices, invest in relationships and personal growth, and align actions with values and goals.
    • Recognizing the moments of decision-making, managing emotions, and independent thinking can lead to better decisions. Writing helps understand ideas, fosters reflection, and guards against overreliance on AI-generated content.
    • Take the time to write down your thoughts and reflect on them. This will lead to clearer thinking, better decision-making, and ultimately, extraordinary results.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    The Influence of Our Surroundings: Shane Parrish's Journey of Making Better Choices

    The people and environment we surround ourselves with greatly influence our behavior and choices. Shane Parrish's personal experience of getting involved with the wrong crowd and engaging in delinquent behavior demonstrates the power of our surroundings. He discovered the book "The Stopwatch Gang" by chance and became engrossed in reading. By prioritizing finishing the book instead of joining his friends in illegal activities, Parrish avoided the negative consequences that followed. This serendipitous event served as a wake-up call and encouraged him to reflect on the importance of making better choices. It highlights the significance of being mindful of the company we keep and being cognizant of how our environment can shape our actions.

    The Transformative Power of Books

    Books can provide a powerful escape from reality and take us to imaginary worlds. They can serve as outlets for our emotions and allow us to be a part of something else. Both Shane Parrish and Tim Ferriss have experienced this firsthand, where they were so engrossed in a book that they went to great lengths to finish a chapter, even deceiving their loved ones momentarily. This shows the immense impact that books can have on individuals, creating a sense of urgency and the desire to immerse oneself in literature. Furthermore, this takeaway highlights the transformative power of books, as they can provide solace and a different perspective, especially for those who may have faced challenges or have had troubled backgrounds.

    The Impact of Moving Frequently on Social Connections and Identity Formation

    Moving around frequently as a child can have both positive and negative effects. On one hand, it allows for the opportunity to experiment with different social groups and roles, helping to shape one's identity. However, the downside is the knowledge that relationships are temporary, which can make it challenging to develop long-lasting connections. This experience influenced the speaker even in adulthood, as it took them a while to trust that certain people would remain in their life for a significant amount of time. Therefore, individuals with mobile lifestyles should consider the potential impact on their children and find ways to mitigate any negative effects by fostering stability and providing opportunities for lasting relationships.

    Investing in Long-Term Relationships and the Right Educational Environment for Child Development and Success

    Investing in long-term relationships and choosing the right educational environment can have a significant impact on a child's development and success. While transient friendships and schools may seem easier to navigate, they do not provide the same level of stability and growth opportunities. Grade seven and onwards, in particular, become pivotal in shaping a child's future, making it crucial to prioritize consistency and challenge. By seeking out schools that push and challenge students, even at the risk of temporary discomfort, parents can cultivate resilience and a growth mindset in their children. Ultimately, investing in the right relationships and educational experiences can set children on a path towards thriving in the face of future uncertainties.

    Building resilience through facing challenges and embracing failure.

    It is important for children to face challenges and experience failure in order to develop into independent and resilient adults. Parents often focus too much on their children's successes and grades, but what truly matters is their ability to handle the ups and downs of life. By allowing them to struggle, fail, and overcome obstacles, we are preparing them for the real world. Tim Ferriss, for example, went from being at the top academically to the bottom when he transferred to a difficult school. However, this experience made him stronger and better equipped to handle future challenges. Similarly, Shane Parrish believes that schools have become too easy, and children must be challenged in order to thrive. Ultimately, it is not about immediate success, but about developing long-term resilience and adaptation skills.

    Embracing Challenges and Seeking Growth Through Mentorship and Self-Reflection

    Learning and personal growth often come from being pushed beyond our comfort zones and facing challenges we feel ill-prepared for. Both Tim Ferriss and Shane Parrish experienced moments in their lives where they were thrust into unfamiliar responsibilities and doubted their abilities. However, they persevered and sought opportunities to learn and improve. This led them to discover valuable mentors like Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett, who played crucial roles in shaping their perspectives and knowledge. Additionally, they found that self-reflection and writing were powerful tools for synthesizing ideas and deepening their understanding. Through these experiences, they realized the importance of embracing challenges, seeking out mentors, and continuously learning and reflecting to navigate uncertain situations successfully.

    Limitations of Cognitive Biases in Preventing Errors

    Cognitive biases can explain past mistakes but are not effective in preventing future ones. Creating a checklist of cognitive biases may seem like a good strategy to avoid making errors, but it often leads to talking oneself out of recognizing biases in the moment. A smart person can easily rationalize their decisions and convince themselves that certain biases do not apply to them. The smarter one becomes, the more convincing these stories become. Moreover, confirmation bias can be used to address other biases, making it even harder to overcome them. Ultimately, it is important to understand that cognitive biases are intellectually satisfying but do not have a strong preventive power.

    The Importance of Positioning in Life and Finance

    Positioning is crucial in achieving success in different aspects of life. In finance, it involves having low debt, saving money, and having available resources to take advantage of opportunities. However, positioning extends beyond finances to other areas of life. It includes taking care of oneself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and investing in relationships. The position we bring into challenging situations, like arguments or exams, greatly impacts the outcomes. It's not just about doing our best in the moment, but also about being in the best position beforehand. By considering different possible futures and preparing for them, we can thrive even if our initial idea or plan doesn't work out. Looking at historical examples like Warren Buffett, we see that success often comes from exploiting weaknesses in others while having a strong position ourselves.

    Building a Business on Content: Focusing on Core Aspects and Making Better Decisions

    Building a business on content is a challenging endeavor. Shane Parrish emphasizes the importance of focusing on core aspects such as health, relationships, purpose, and community. He highlights the need to ask ourselves essential questions like whether we are working on something we truly want to be working on and if our destination aligns with our desired outcomes. To make better decisions, Parrish suggests using mental models to see problems from different perspectives and avoid cognitive biases. By adopting a different persona or considering how someone like Tim Ferriss would approach the situation, we can expand our understanding and reduce blind spots. Additionally, Parrish mentions the usefulness of tools such as inversion and asking "and then what?" as methods to gain new insights.

    Sharing timeless ideas for equal opportunity

    Shane Parrish's goal with Farnam Street is to share timeless ideas and information with the world in order to create equal opportunity for all. He believes in learning from other people and mastering their best ideas as a way of giving back and leaving the world a better place. He realized the importance of having direct access to his audience after losing a significant portion of it when Google shut down a platform he relied on. This led him to start an email list, which now has hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Parrish emphasizes the need to be platform-independent and prioritize direct connections with readers. He has expanded Farnam Street's offerings to include podcasts, books, and online courses, all aimed at providing accessible and practical tools for decision-making.

    The importance of defining the problem before seeking solutions.

    When faced with a problem, it is crucial to scrutinize and define the problem statement before jumping into solutions. The person making the decision should take accountability for understanding the problem and communicating it effectively. By doing so, they can avoid backfires and ensure that the right problem is being addressed. It's important to consider the different perspectives and inputs from others, but ultimately, the decision-maker must determine the problem and identify suitable solutions. By defining the problem clearly, they can avoid solving the wrong thing and prevent wasted time and resources. While this process may seem time-consuming to some, it ultimately leads to more effective and targeted solutions.

    Maximizing Team Talent Through Structured Problem-Defining Meetings

    Having structured and focused problem-defining meetings can maximize the talent and thinking of your team. Instead of long and unproductive meetings, breaking them up into shorter and highly structured sessions allows for better problem-solving. By assuming that everyone has read the required material and asking for unique contributions, you reward individual perspectives and unique lenses into the problem. This approach prevents unproductive posturing and encourages meaningful discussions. Additionally, asking the "and then what" question helps to evaluate the implications of solving a problem and ensures that you are not creating more problems in the process. Implementing automatic rules and policies can also help reduce decision fatigue and optimize cognitive and emotional bandwidth. Examples include setting workout routines, investing in index funds regularly, and scheduling no meetings before 12.

    Harnessing the Power of Automatic Rules for Success

    Creating automatic rules can help us align our behavior with our desired outcomes. By pre-deciding certain actions and turning them into rules, we can make them our default behavior, especially when we're at our best. These rules can act as a shield against social pressure and eliminate the need for constant willpower. For example, having a rule to always order the healthiest option and avoid dessert when eating out can help in weight management. Similarly, creating a rule to work out every day, even if it's just for a few minutes, can have significant impacts on our overall health. By consciously designing rules that align with our goals, we can create positive habits and achieve long-term success.

    The Importance of Rules in Achieving Success and Maintaining Discipline

    Having clear and specific rules can be instrumental in achieving success and maintaining discipline. Tim Ferriss shares several rules he follows, such as the slow carb diet, where he allows himself a cheat day once a week, ensuring he can enjoy his favorite foods without completely giving them up. Another rule he mentions is having pre-made meals ready to go in the refrigerator to prevent impulsive, unhealthy food choices. Additionally, Tim sets rules for his speaking engagements and business commitments to prevent his schedule from becoming overwhelming. These rules help Tim prioritize his big goals and ensure that he stays focused and on track. Establishing personal rules and sticking to them can lead to greater productivity, balance, and success in various areas of life.

    Prioritizing Trust and Fairness in Business Relationships

    When entering into any business relationship, it is important to prioritize trust and fairness. Tim Ferriss emphasizes the need for win-win scenarios, where both parties benefit and there is mutual trust. This means being cautious of deals that seem one-sided or unfair, as they may indicate a lack of integrity. Contracts should be seen as a last resort, and if the need for one arises, it may be a red flag in the relationship. Additionally, Ferriss highlights the importance of prepayment as a way to filter out potential partners who are not committed or reliable. By prioritizing trust and fairness, businesses can foster long-term partnerships and avoid future complications.

    The Importance of Building an Engaged Email List and Creating Valuable Content

    Focusing on building an engaged email list and creating timeless, valuable content can be key to success. By having a strong email list, you can effectively reach and communicate with your audience. James Clear serves as a great example of someone who excels in this area. Additionally, investing in long form content that remains relevant over time allows for a cumulative, compounding effect. Rather than spreading oneself too thin with multiple platforms, it is important to prioritize and create high-quality content that resonates with your target audience. Avoiding the misconception that building an online presence is easy is crucial, as it requires dedication and effort.

    Focusing on passion and relationships for content creation and investment success

    When it comes to creating content or building a business, it's important to stay true to your interests and passions rather than chasing popularity or trends. Shane Parrish emphasizes the importance of focusing on what you're truly curious about and where your energy lies. By doing so, you can develop a loyal following of like-minded individuals who resonate with your genuine enthusiasm. Additionally, in investing, Shane highlights the advantage of having deal flow through relationships and leveraging that to make sustainable long-term investments. One should prioritize investing in companies with a proven track record or those that align with their understanding. Diversification and minimizing losses are also important factors to consider. Ultimately, the key is to have a long-term perspective and prioritize sustainability over short-term gains.

    The Importance of Diversification and Patience in Investments

    Diversification is important but so is the ability to be flexible and patient in investments. By diversifying and waiting for opportune moments to invest, you can increase the likelihood of favorable financial returns. Having the ability to wait for the right opportunity without external pressure is a significant advantage for individual investors. Additionally, it is beneficial to mentally separate investments from personal finances to avoid overestimating one's abilities. While index investing can be a reliable strategy, it's important to adjust the amount invested based on market conditions. The rise of index funds may create opportunities for stock picking and active investing in the future. Lastly, it is crucial to consider the correlation and risks of investments and aim for a balanced portfolio.

    Prioritizing Sleep and Minimizing Stress in Financial Decision-Making.

    Prioritizing sleep and minimizing stress can be more important than chasing extra financial gains. Tim Ferriss, a successful investor, shares that he is making decisions to optimize for sleep and reduce complexity in his investments. He realizes that he doesn't need to continuously chase higher returns and that he already has an advantage in certain areas. By focusing on what brings him peace of mind and reducing unnecessary stress, he can make more sound decisions. While some may argue about the opportunity cost, Tim acknowledges that his circumstances and the investing landscape have changed over time. It's essential to consider both measurable and intangible factors, such as sleep and mental well-being, when making financial decisions.

    Prioritizing well-being over financial gain for a better life.

    Money should be used to improve your quality of life. It's important to prioritize making decisions that increase your overall well-being rather than sacrificing your happiness for financial gain. While it's natural to have periods of making both good and bad decisions, it's crucial to reflect on how these choices impact your happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, it's essential to remember that money alone does not guarantee a higher quality of life. Investing in relationships and personal growth can have a significant impact on your overall satisfaction. Ultimately, improving decision-making skills involves recognizing the importance of aligning your actions with your values and goals.

    Enhancing Decision-Making and the Importance of Writing in the Age of AI

    Making better decisions requires recognizing the moments in everyday life where decisions are being made. Three key aspects of decision-making are the position we're in at the time, managing our emotions and temperament, and thinking independently. It's important to focus on the outcome rather than proving ourselves, as this can lead to ignoring crucial information. Writing is a valuable tool in the age of AI because it helps us realize when we don't fully understand our ideas and allows for reflection and generation of new ideas. Writing also teaches humility and the ability to give up on ideas that don't make sense. We risk subjugating our own thinking if we rely too heavily on AI-generated content, as it can hinder our ability to reason and examine our own thoughts.

    The Power of Writing for Clear Thinking and Extraordinary Results

    Writing is not just a means of expression, but also a tool for thinking. Tim Ferriss and Shane Parrish discuss the importance of capturing your thoughts through writing, as it helps to strengthen your mind over time. By putting your thoughts on paper, you not only gain clarity but also develop a deeper understanding of your own ideas. This process of writing and reflecting allows for better decision-making and problem-solving. Moreover, it emphasizes the need to take things slow and avoid rushing, as rushing often leads to mistakes that ultimately consume more time in the long run. So, slow down, write down your thoughts, and harness the power of clear thinking for extraordinary results.

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    [1:19:03] Parenting lessons.

    [1:23:41] The psychic cost of sudden fame.

    [1:31:18] For whom was Amphibious Soul written?

    [1:33:58] Sea Change Project.

    [1:35:53] The short-sightedness of current climate policy.

    [1:41:52] Changing entrenched minds.

    [1:52:37] A camera-stealing octopus.

    [1:55:25] Hope for a shift in human perspective.

    [1:58:21] Parting thoughts.

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    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, listeners suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

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    Seth Godin: 00:08:11

    Hugh Howey: 00:15:44

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    Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More (#729)

    Barbara Corcoran — How She Turned $1,000 into a $5B+ Empire: PR Stunts, Sales Techniques, Critical Early Wins, Fighting Trump, and Becoming a Real Estate Mogul (#725)

    Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More (#728)

    Hugh Howey, Author of Silo and Wool — A Masterclass on Writing, Unorthodox Self-Publishing, and Living in The AI Age (#726)

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    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose — Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose —  Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    This week is officially the podcast’s 10-year anniversary, and there is no better way to commemorate such a wild milestone than with Kevin Rose and a little tequila. As many listeners know, Kevin was my very first guest for episode 1, way back in April 2014. Timestamps for this episode are available below.

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    [07:20] First live Random Show?

    [07:50] Reasons to celebrate.

    [08:30] How long can this go on?

    [10:15] Mmm…Mmm.

    [11:53] Inflection points.

    [13:00] Interesting over impulse.

    [14:46] Bitcoin ETFs.

    [17:22] PROOF news.

    [18:41] What’s Kevin’s next project?

    [21:15] Don’t DIY your TMS.

    [22:57] The SAINT protocol and accelerated TMS.

    [23:42] Kevin wonders how magnets work.

    [24:27] How accelerated TMS has helped me.

    [28:02] Consumer access to accelerated TMS.

    [31:50] How TMS feels, and other possible uses.

    [32:49] Potential downsides.

    [35:10] How to find out more about accelerated TMS.

    [38:18] How to appear human in social situations.

    [45:20] Jinjer and Sohn.

    [46:24] Android and Gemini.

    [48:41] Content production and future fame.

    [49:58] Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson.

    [52:02] Kevin’s deflated balls.

    [55:49] My single life.

    [59:39] Extending experiential lifespan.

    [1:06:12] This is (Henry Shukman’s) The Way.

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    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    Dr. Martha Beck has been called “the best-known life coach in America” by NPR and USA Today. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science and has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. Her recent book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller.

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    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is the founder of Reveri, the world's first interactive self-hypnosis app.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:00] How Herbert Spiegel was exposed to hypnosis.

    [10:14] Using hypnosis to cure non-epileptic seizures.

    [11:53] What is a forensic psychiatrist?

    [14:43] How hypnosis works.

    [17:54] Hypnosis and the flow state.

    [21:03] How hypnosis differs from meditation.

    [22:38] Determining one’s susceptibility to hypnosis.

    [27:21] I take the eye-roll test.

    [29:33] Thoughts on EMDR.

    [36:29] Therapeutic psychedelics and ego dissolution.

    [41:05] Potential adverse effects of hypnosis?

    [42:34] Accelerated TMS improves response to hypnosis.

    [44:25] Hypnosis as a tool for stress and pain relief.

    [48:56] David treats my back pain with hypnosis.

    [57:09] Replicating this effect with self-hypnosis.

    [57:57] Understanding the science of pain relief.

    [1:03:18] Filtering the hurt from the pain.

    [1:06:37] For us, not against us.

    [1:09:12] Hypnosis vs. other addiction interventions.

    [1:11:41] A mesmerizing tale of hypnotic history.

    [1:16:10] Most surprising patient outcomes.

    [1:24:53] Finding connection to treat the agitated.

    [1:28:40] Who is Reveri designed for?

    [1:31:15] Hypnosis as a first rather than last resort.

    [1:35:02] Further resources and final thoughts.

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    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    Reed Hastings became executive chairman of Netflix in 2023, after 25 years as CEO. He co-founded Netflix in 1997. Reed is also a majority owner of Powder Mountain. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara.

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    Timestamps:

    [06:34] Alfred Lee Loomis and Tuxedo Park.

    [07:53] Risk tolerance: nature or nurture?

    [10:56] Cultivating culture that “eats strategy for lunch.”

    [15:41] The logic behind generous severance.

    [17:02] Adapting to Pure chaos.

    [18:44] Reference checking potential hires.

    [20:29] Context vs. control.

    [22:35] Radical candor.

    [24:15] Guardrails for maintaining work/life balance.

    [27:04] Farming for dissent.

    [28:39] Believing in the green crystals.

    [30:54] High-performance team, not family.

    [31:59] The keeper test.

    [32:49] Fire and replace, or replace and fire?

    [33:59] Beyond Entrepreneurship and other recommended reading/viewing.

    [37:46] A favorite failure.

    [40:32] Outstanding leaders.

    [41:10] Reed’s two “religions.”

    [42:19] Powder Mountain.

    [44:44] How Powder Mountain differs from Reed’s other projects.

    [46:24] Powder Mountain’s biggest challenges ahead.

    [47:02] Could Reed ever really retire?

    [47:19] Best investments of time, energy, or money.

    [48:49] How can we improve education in the US?

    [52:48] What class would Reed teach?

    [53:59] Juggling projects without losing focus.

    [55:04] Philanthropy: Why Africa?

    [55:32] Being “big-hearted champions who pick up the trash.”

    [56:28] Reed’s billboard.

    [58:01] Parting thoughts.

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    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    Scott Glenn’s acting career spans nearly 60 years. His impressive film resume includes performances in Apocalypse Now, Urban Cowboy, The Right Stuff, Silverado, The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs, Backdraft, The Virgin Suicides, and The Bourne Ultimatum. This year, Scott will return to HBO to join season 3 of The White Lotus.

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    [07:10] Idaho vs. Los Angeles.

    [13:26] Apocalypse Now, self-confidence soon after.

    [17:26] Burt Lancaster’s movie star lessons.

    [23:06] The birth and death of Wes Hightower.

    [32:22] Catching the attention of James Bridges.

    [35:42] Scarlet fever.

    [37:29] From Marine to police reporter.

    [42:12] Berghof Studios and parental advice.

    [50:44] Converting to Judaism.

    [53:36] Lao Tzu: the ultimate mystic?

    [58:16] Letting go with Killer Joe.

    [1:02:53] “Crazy Whitefella Thinking.”

    [1:08:31] Getting out of the way and Erwan Le Corre.

    [1:11:51] Lessons from the “morally phenomenal” Marlon Brando.

    [1:16:26] How Scott’s childhood bout with scarlet fever informed his life’s course.

    [1:19:05] Daily routines and exercises of an in-shape 85-year-old.

    [1:35:12] Securing a serendipitous skill set.

    [1:42:13] Thailand talk.

    [1:46:18] Increasing surface luck.

    [1:47:04] How Scott met and fell in love with his wife.

    [1:53:04] “Just dance.”

    [1:53:46] Mistakenly calling Rudolf Nureyev Russian.

    [1:55:57] Poetry.

    [2:00:01] What Laurence Olivier knew about the value of tenacity.

    [2:01:41] Parting thoughts.

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    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    Seth Godin is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work. Seth’s books include Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. Seth writes one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world, and two of his TED talks are among the most popular of all time. His latest book is The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams

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    Timestamps:

    [06:14] Writing a provocation rather than a prescription.

    [13:08] Divvying up concepts.

    [16:25] Comprehension over complication.

    [18:58] How Seth fulfills a blog post’s purpose.

    [22:28] Claude AI vs. ChatGPT.

    [23:41] How Seth Godin as a Service (SGaaS) maintains consistency.

    [27:23] Simplification over exaggeration.

    [31:56] Working with Isaac Asimov and getting a Clue.

    [36:53] How Seth moves life’s story forward (even when he loves the current chapter).

    [43:28] Why does Seth write?

    [44:59] Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of sinecure?

    [45:15] Parting thoughts.

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    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

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    Cal Newport: 00:03:17

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    William Ury: 00:15:52

    Soman Chainani: 00:23:38

    Full episode titles:

    Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time (#722)

    Claire Hughes Johnson, Building Stripe from 160 to 6,000+ Employees — How to Take Radical Ownership of Your Life and Career (#724)

    Master Negotiator William Ury — Proven Strategies and Amazing Stories from Warren Buffett, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong Un, Hugo Chávez, and More (#721)

    Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani (#720)

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