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    #711: Andrew Rosener — Becoming The Hokkaido Scallop King, Leasing Blue Chip URLs, Life Tenets from Charlie Tuna, Selling 8-Figure Domains, and More

    Set small goals, focus on building confidence, and aim for bigger opportunities. Consider leasing the ideal .com domain name for your startup to mitigate brand match risks.

    enDecember 20, 2023

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    Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) is the founder and CEO of MediaOptions, which has been the #1 domain broker in the world for the last six consecutive years. Since 2008, Andrew has been involved in more than $600 million dollars in domain sales and has played a pivotal role in numerous high-profile domain-name transactions, including X.com to Elon Musk, Zoom.com to Zoom, and Prime.com and Podcast.com to Amazon, as well as thousands of others. 

    Andrew is an inductee of the Domain Name Hall of Fame; he was named Domain Investor of the Year by TRAFFIC; and he is the creator of the Rosener Equation, a formula for objectively valuing domain names, widely adopted by the industry.

    Andrew is also the owner of DomainSherpa.com, the industry’s leading educational podcast. 

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    [07:06] Who is Charlie Tuna, and what are his tenets?

    [30:11] Presidential ham and the value of owning coveted domains.

    [34:35] Tess Diaz enters the picture.

    [39:25] A domain industry overview.

    [43:14] Domain investors vs. domain squatters.

    [46:21] Getting a late start in the game.

    [50:16] Brokering the sale of pizza.net.

    [56:50] Why relocate to Panama in the midst of building a business that needed to make $250 per day?

    [1:00:40] Leasing vs. buying a domain as a startup.

    [1:10:36] Leasing vs. selling a domain as a holder.

    [1:13:42] How important is securing your brand as a .com?

    [1:15:50] Negotiating equity in lieu of cash.

    [1:19:35] Are we in the early stages of a digital real estate boom?

    [1:22:03] Why did Andrew buy Fuckyourself.com?

    [1:25:29] Anger management.

    [1:31:18] Email management.

    [1:33:57] How will AI affect the domain industry and SEO business?

    [1:39:53] Alternative uses for domains.

    [1:48:35] Finding Andrew and his projects online.

    [1:49:28] Pursuit of happiness.

    [1:55:08] Avoiding attraction to unnecessary pain.

    [2:03:13] Three most important influences.

    [2:06:05] Parting thoughts.

    [2:08:15] Hunting bigger fish.

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Success often comes from taking leaps of faith and embracing unexpected opportunities, even if they deviate from our original career plans.
    • Peter's mentorship helped Andrew focus his ambition and taught him the importance of accuracy and thoroughness in decision-making. Peter's successful seafood business emphasized adaptability and cost-efficiency.
    • Understanding customer preferences and building rapport can help small players outperform larger competitors and secure major contracts by delivering unique value propositions.
    • Successful selling requires approaching potential clients without fear, meeting them where they are, understanding their needs, and adapting to different individuals. Prioritizing freedom and pursuing a satisfying lifestyle are also important in business and life.
    • Being proactive, forecasting, and building relationships with suppliers ensures you have the right inventory to meet customer demands and stay ahead of the competition.
    • Identifying unique selling points or catering to specific needs can lead to success and profitability in niche markets.
    • The domain industry holds immense value and potential, catering to various players and methodologies, requiring education and understanding for maximum benefits.
    • The domain name industry has experienced significant changes, with the emergence of various tools and platforms, the presence of credible news sources, and the establishment of laws to prevent trademark infringement and discourage bad actors.
    • Identifying unique and in-demand domain names can lead to profitable sales and success in the domain name industry. Use online forums and publications to connect with potential investors and buyers.
    • Setting a daily profit target, calculating expenses, and staying committed can help build a sustainable business without excessive overhead and technology. Financial planning, discipline, and persistence are crucial for success.
    • Set small goals, focus on building confidence, and aim for bigger opportunities. Consider leasing the ideal .com domain name for your startup to mitigate brand match risks.
    • Repeat tech industry founders understand the strategic advantage of owning a domain name, leading to the rise of domain leasing as a de-risking strategy to secure their brand's online presence.
    • Leasing a domain allows businesses to test their venture's viability before making a long-term investment, while also providing domain owners with a steady stream of passive income.
    • Leasing a branded .com domain can enhance a company's branding, attract investors, and ensure long-term success by avoiding delays in going public and demonstrating commitment.
    • By treating domain names as capital and negotiating equity in startups, investors can secure a stake in the success of promising companies and benefit from the significant value of domain names in the evolving digital commerce landscape.
    • Self-reflection and seeking help are important in addressing anger issues, leading to personal growth and healthier relationships.
    • Our identities and behaviors are shaped by the narratives we create, but by reflecting on our triggers and letting go of old narratives, we can find healthier ways to manage our emotions and behaviors.
    • Despite advancements in AI and chatbots, domain names remain crucial for e-commerce and new businesses, and are unlikely to be replaced by AI in the near future.
    • In the AI era, domain names play a crucial role in maintaining authenticity, enhancing SEO, and differentiating unique products and experiences. They also serve as a means to verify real identities amidst increasing misinformation and content spamming.
    • Domain names now have the ability to function as digital identities and wallets, allowing individuals to link their crypto addresses for easier fund transactions. However, caution is needed in navigating the complexities of Web3 domains and decentralized information.
    • Web3 faces obstacles in addressing illegal content and gaining acceptance from major browsers, but offers opportunities for innovation and transforming traditional domain names into wallet addresses. Novelty drives individual lives.
    • Pursuing novelty and greatness requires pushing through discomfort and embracing challenges that others avoid. Success and fulfillment come from hard work, compromise, and leaning into the difficult aspects of life.
    • Having a clear understanding of your true desires and aligning your actions accordingly can lead to a fulfilling life that prioritizes personal freedom and quality time with loved ones.
    • Question societal narratives, prioritize well-being, value relationships, and safeguard personal freedom for a fulfilling and successful life.
    • Assessing and determining the worth of a domain name is a crucial skill in the industry, and can be learned through experience and working with clients who are willing to pay high prices for specific domains.
    • Demonstrating the objective worth of a domain is crucial in convincing others to see its value, by considering factors like search volume, advertiser interest, and industry durability.
    • A well-chosen domain name that aligns with user intent and builds trust can boost click-through and conversion rates, leading to business growth and a larger customer base.
    • The right domain name can significantly impact a company's success by reducing customer acquisition costs and allowing for unprecedented business scalability. Investing in the right domain name is crucial for a successful online presence.
    • Rebranding decisions should be made strategically, considering factors like website traffic, brand perception, and the power of a domain name in improving customer experience and driving business success.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Embracing Unexpected Opportunities: Andrew Rosener's Journey to Success

    Andrew Rosener's career trajectory illustrates the importance of being open to unexpected opportunities. Despite studying management information systems with the intention of pursuing a high-paying job, he quickly realized that it wasn't his true passion. When he received a call from Peter Murky, known as Charlie Tuna, offering him a chance to sell fish, Andrew took a leap of faith and embraced the opportunity. This decision led him into the seafood arbitrage business and eventually paved the way for his success as the founder and CEO of MediaOptions, the top domain broker in the world. Andrew's story serves as a reminder that sometimes, the most rewarding and fulfilling paths in life are the ones we never anticipated.

    Guiding Ambition and Precision

    Peter, Andrew Rosener's mentor, had a unique perspective on the world and helped harness Andrew's ambition and energy into a specific direction. Peter taught him the value of exactitude and having the right information to arrive at the right answer. He emphasized avoiding knee-jerk reactions and imprecision. Andrew's first task was to read Atlas Shrugged, a book that took him five days to finish. From there, Peter introduced him to the seafood business, particularly scallops, which was Peter's core business. Despite competing against companies that owned processing plants and boats, Peter successfully ran his business by staying nimble and keeping overhead low. The business model involved buying and sometimes adding value to the products before reselling.

    Leveraging Relationships and Differentiating in a Competitive Market

    Andrew Rosener was able to secure a major contract with Benihana, a global restaurant chain, by understanding their specific needs and delivering a unique value proposition. Despite being a relatively small player in the seafood industry, Rosener was able to outperform larger competitors and become the world's leading expert on Hokkaido scallops. He achieved this by leveraging his relationship with the buyer, who happened to be Nicaraguan and a cigar connoisseur. By offering him a special cigar and demonstrating his knowledge of the buyer's background, Rosener was able to establish a strong rapport and successfully pitch the advantages of Hokkaido scallops, such as consistent grading and plate cost. This highlights the importance of understanding customer preferences and finding creative ways to differentiate oneself in a competitive market.

    Fearlessness and Adaptability in Successful Selling

    Successful selling requires fearlessness and adaptability. Andrew Rosener attributes his success in sales to his willingness to sell without fear, taking the initiative to approach potential clients even if they didn't realize they needed his product or service. He emphasizes the importance of meeting people where they are and understanding their needs, rather than trying to convince them to see things from his perspective. Rosener's energy and ability to adapt to different individuals also played a significant role in his success. Furthermore, he learned valuable lessons about prioritizing freedom and pursuing a lifestyle that brings satisfaction and joy, rather than chasing material markers of success. These lessons, along with the tenets of "Charlie Tuna," continue to guide Rosener's approach to business and life.

    The importance of inventory management in running a successful business.

    Running a successful business requires having the right inventory or supply. Just like you can't run a whorehouse without any hors. In the domain brokerage business, for example, having the best domains in stock is essential for attracting customers and making sales. It's all about understanding customer demand and ensuring you have what they want. This requires being proactive, forecasting, and building relationships with suppliers or sources of inventory. By staying in touch with these sources and understanding global market trends, you can stay ahead of the competition and avoid getting caught with a shortage or being unprepared for price changes. It's about being strategic and knowing what will be in demand and scarce in the market.

    Finding Gaps in the Market: A Key to Success

    Identifying and fulfilling gaps in the market can give a significant advantage in business. Andrew Rosener's experience with importing Hamon Baro highlighted the value of having the product that others couldn't easily access. Despite the higher prices of other products, being the sole provider of the in-demand item allowed him to secure business. This realization led to the birth of his domain business, as he recognized that every business would want their respective domain names. It serves as a reminder that finding a unique selling point or catering to a specific need can lead to success and profitability, even in niche markets.

    The fascinating and diverse world of the domain industry: players, positions, and potential.

    The domain industry is a fascinating and diverse market with various players and positions. It all started with Andrew Rosener buying domains without a clear purpose until he spoke with someone from GoDaddy who introduced him to the domain industry and its potential for monetization. Seeing a need for a matchmaker between domain owners and potential end users, Rosener founded MediaOptions with his wife. The domain market has different levels and methodologies, ranging from casual collectors to serious investors using algorithms and data analysis. Tools from the SEO industry are utilized to evaluate domain value and ownership. Overall, the domain industry is a unique and valuable asset class that requires education and understanding for its full potential to be realized.

    The Evolution and Transformation of the Domain Name Industry

    The domain name industry has evolved significantly over the years. There are now various tool providers and platforms where domain name professionals connect, with Twitter being a prominent platform today. Additionally, there are credible news sources like Domain Name Wire and DN Journal that serve as true journalists for the industry. The industry is governed by ICANN, a crucial organization that many people are unaware of. In the past, owning high-quality domain names allowed for earning revenue through type-in traffic and parking them with Google or Yahoo. However, it's important to differentiate between domain investors and squatters, as the latter gives the industry a negative image. Laws and mechanisms like the UDRP now exist to prevent trademark infringement and resolve disputes. Overall, the domain name industry has changed, and the issue of bad actors has significantly decreased.

    Leveraging Online Platforms to Succeed in the Domain Name Business

    Andrew Rosener recognized the opportunity in the domain name business despite entering the market relatively late in 2008. He understood that the industry was capital intensive and needed cash flow to support it. To generate income, he started MediaOptions, selling other people's domain names and using the commissions to acquire better domain names for himself. Rosener leveraged online forums and publications like The End Journal to connect with domain investors and potential buyers. One breakthrough sale that solidified his belief in the business potential was pizza.net, a domain made famous in a 1994 movie. This demonstrates the value of identifying unique and in-demand domain names that can attract a diverse range of buyers.

    The importance of clear financial goals and disciplined approach in achieving business success

    Having a clear financial goal and maintaining a disciplined approach can lead to success in business. Andrew Rosener, the owner of pizza.net, shared how he set a daily profit target of $250 to ensure the survival of his brokerage business. He calculated his annual expenses and divided it by the number of business days to arrive at this number. Despite facing challenges and tough decisions, he remained committed to reaching his goal every day. This approach allowed him to keep his expenses low and build a sustainable business without the need for excessive overhead and technology. This story emphasizes the importance of financial planning, discipline, and persistence in achieving business success.

    Escaping the negative environment, finding success, and securing the right domain name in Panama

    Andrew Rosener and his wife relocated to Panama because they wanted to escape the negative environment in the US and find a warmer place to live. Panama checked all the boxes for them, as it was on the US dollar and had a rapidly growing economy with high GDP growth. Additionally, Rosener emphasized the importance of setting small goals, such as earning $250 a day, in order to build confidence and achieve success. While initially focused on this small target, he eventually shifted his focus to hunting bigger opportunities. Furthermore, Rosener advised startups to consider leasing the best possible .com domain name for their business with an option to buy later, as it provides a path to ownership and mitigates the risk of not having an exact brand match.

    The Importance of Domain Names and Domain Leasing in the Tech Industry

    Repeat founders in the tech industry have realized the importance of having a strategic advantage over their competitors. They understand that a domain name can provide them with a competitive edge and a sense of security in a crowded market. While some first-time founders may see buying their exact brand match domain as risky, successful entrepreneurs recognize it as a de-risking strategy. This trend has led to the rise of domain leasing as a more attractive option, especially as domain values continue to increase. By leasing a domain, founders can secure an exclusive option to buy it in the future, protecting themselves from potential higher offers and ensuring their brand's online presence. Utilizing third-party escrow services like escrow.com further safeguards the transaction process.

    The benefits of leasing a domain for startups and businesses.

    Leasing a domain can be a smart and cost-effective option for startups and businesses. Leasing typically involves an upfront payment that gives you the option to purchase the domain at a fixed price within a fixed period of time, usually around five years. This allows businesses to test the viability of their venture before committing to a long-term investment. The upfront payment also acts as an advance if the purchase option is exercised. The lease component involves paying a monthly fee, which is usually around 5% to 10% of the domain's value. Leasing a domain helps de-risk the business by avoiding the need for costly rebranding and signaling seriousness from the start. Additionally, for domain owners, leasing can provide a steady stream of passive income.

    Passive income through domain leasing: a hassle-free and lucrative opportunity.

    Passive income from domain leasing is a highly lucrative and low-effort opportunity. Unlike traditional real estate portfolios that require constant maintenance and time investment, leasing domains is set-it-and-forget-it. The domain is handed off to escrow.com, and the lessee simply points their servers to it while sending monthly payments. This hassle-free income stream is especially appealing for companies looking to enhance their branding. A branded domain name is crucial for raising capital, going public, and attracting serious investors. Without a.com domain, businesses may hit a ceiling in their growth potential. The risk of not owning their exact brand match.com includes potential delays in going public and perceptions of a short-term vision or lack of commitment. Hence, it is a wise investment to secure a.com domain for long-term success.

    Investing in Domain Names: A Strategic and Profitable Move in the Digital Age

    Investing in domain names can be a strategic and profitable move in the digital age. Andrew Rosener explains how he used domain names as capital, treating them like venture capitalists would treat investments in startups. By negotiating equity in lieu of cash, Rosener secured a position on the cap table, giving him a stake in the success of these startups. With a clawback clause in his contracts, he had the ability to reclaim the domain if the company failed and the equity became worthless. This approach offers a diversified business model and an opportunity to be part of the journey with promising companies. As the internet continues to evolve, domain names hold significant value as the place where businesses meet their customers, unlike other platforms where relationships can be easily shut off. Investing in domain names presents a unique advantage in the world of digital commerce.

    The Importance of Anger Management: Recognizing and Addressing Anger Issues for Personal Growth and Healthier Relationships.

    Anger management is an important aspect of personal growth and relationships. Andrew Rosener, the speaker in the conversation, acknowledges that while his anger may have served him well in the past, it has become a hindrance as he has evolved in business and relationships. He attributes his recognition of the issue to a podcast episode he listened to, where Tim Ferriss discusses his own experiences with anger management. This highlights the importance of self-reflection and seeking help when necessary. It's crucial to acknowledge and address any anger issues to maintain healthier relationships and personal well-being.

    Letting Go of Old Narratives: Changing Our Software for Better Emotional Management.

    Our identities and behaviors are often shaped by narratives we create to justify our actions or emotions. Andrew Rosener and Tim Ferriss discuss how these narratives can become ingrained in who we believe ourselves to be, even when they no longer serve us. Whether it's anger or other self-identifying characteristics, it can be difficult to let go of these tools that we think define us. However, through self-reflection and constant awareness of our triggers, we can begin to change our software and recognize that these narratives are no longer necessary. By reminding ourselves that we don't need these old tools, we can work towards finding healthier ways to manage our emotions and behaviors.

    The enduring importance of domain names in the digital world.

    Despite the advancements in AI and chatbots, domain names remain the foundation of the digital world, particularly for e-commerce and consumer internet. While various technologies and platforms have emerged over the years, such as social media and apps, none have been able to replace the importance of domain names. Each new innovation was predicted to diminish the significance of domain names, but they have proven to be resilient. Even with the rise of AI tools like chat GPT and Bard, domain names continue to play a crucial role in online commerce and serve as the bedrock for new ideas and businesses. So, while AI may have its uses, it is unlikely to supplant domain names in the near future.

    The Growing Importance of Domain Names in the Age of AI

    Domain names are going to become even more important in the age of AI. While AI can remix and combine existing ideas, it is not creating new frontiers or original content. Therefore, as human beings, we still need to continue creating new companies, information, and art. Furthermore, AI tools like voice agents can impact the SEO game, making it essential to have a semantically meaningful and easy-to-spell domain name. Additionally, AI may lead to some cannibalization of the search business, affecting ad revenue. However, unique products and marketplace platforms can still thrive by offering distinct experiences. With increased AI-enhanced misinformation and content spamming, domain names will be crucial for verifying real identities and maintaining online authenticity.

    Transforming Domain Names into Digital Identities and Wallets in the Cryptocurrency Era.

    Domain names have evolved beyond their traditional purpose and now have the potential to serve as digital identities and wallets in the world of cryptocurrency. With the use of DNS records, individuals can link their crypto addresses to their domain names, offering a more user-friendly way to receive funds. However, the emergence of Web3 domains and the potential for multiple wallet providers on different blockchains introduce confusion and the risk of sending funds to the wrong recipient. Furthermore, while decentralized money has its benefits, decentralized information can be problematic. The trade-off between centralization and decentralization in the digital world is something that deserves careful consideration.

    Challenges and Potential of Web3: An Alternative Internet

    The decentralized internet, known as Web3, may not become mainstream due to its inability to address certain crucial issues. Andrew Rosener highlights that the presence of unremovable illegal content, such as child pornography, poses a significant flaw in the concept. Moreover, the major browsers that handle the majority of internet traffic, like Firefox and Chrome, are unlikely to ever resolve Web3 domain names. This is primarily because they lack control over content censorship and data interception. While Web3 may not dominate the mainstream internet, it can still serve as a platform for innovative use cases, such as transforming traditional domain names into wallet addresses. Ultimately, Rosener emphasizes the pursuit of contentment rather than solely seeking happiness, considering the concept of novelty as a driving force in individual lives.

    Embracing Friction and Pain to Achieve Greatness

    To achieve greatness and stand out from others, we need to react to things in a way that is not typical. Andrew Rosener emphasizes the importance of not following the crowd and avoiding typical outcomes. He believes that pursuing novelty and excellence requires embracing friction, pain, and suffering. Society's focus on happiness and avoidance of risk can make us soft and hinder our progress. Rosener highlights that the best things in life, like love and success, often come from hard work and compromise. He further explains that great art and achievements are born out of darkness and adversity. To achieve novelty and greatness, we must lean into pain and embrace the hard stuff that others avoid.

    Defining Your North Star and Priorities for Decision-Making

    Having a clear North Star and knowing what you are optimizing for is crucial in navigating life's decisions. Andrew Rosener emphasizes the importance of defining what you truly want and aligning your actions with those desires. He shares his own experience with building a potentially successful business, but realizing that it would compromise the freedom and lifestyle he values. Instead of chasing traditional metrics of success, he chooses to optimize for personal freedom, quality time with loved ones, and the ability to make choices outside of work. This decision-making framework allows him to live a fulfilling life that aligns with his priorities, even if it means letting go of lucrative opportunities.

    Challenging societal expectations and prioritizing well-being, relationships, and personal freedom in pursuit of success.

    It's important to question our desires and ambitions, especially when they stem from societal narratives and expectations. Just because everyone else is hustling and sacrificing sleep doesn't mean we have to do the same. We should prioritize our own well-being and define success based on our own values and desires. Having a clear vision of what we want in life can help us endure hardships and work towards our goals. Another takeaway is the importance of strong personal relationships, particularly enduring and loving marriages. These relationships can offer support and keep us grounded, preventing us from self-destructive behaviors. Lastly, privacy and discretion should be prioritized, as they are essential in maintaining a sense of personal freedom and control over our lives.

    The Importance of Understanding the Value of Domain Names

    Understanding the value of a domain name is crucial in the industry. Andrew Rosener realized this when he had to pitch to domain owners about selling their domains to end users. To determine the worth of a domain, he had to think about what price he would suggest to potential buyers. Although he initially had to fake it till he made it and tell people what they wanted to hear, he eventually learned the objective valuation of domain names. This understanding came from working with a client who was willing to pay shocking prices for specific domains, which opened his eyes to the true value of these assets. So, when it comes to the domain name industry, knowing how to assess and determine the worth of a domain is a fundamental skill.

    The value of domain names and how to determine it based on data and market demand.

    When it comes to buying and selling domain names, having a compelling business case is crucial. Many people reject the idea of purchasing expensive domains because they don't see the value or have the intention to spend money on them. To overcome this, it's important to demonstrate the objective worth of a domain based on data that cannot be negated. A domain's value lies in its ability to connect a business or idea with its intended customer or reader. By measuring search volume and what advertisers are willing to pay for specific keywords or acronyms, one can determine the objective addressable market. The time value of a domain depends on factors such as industry durability and potential disruptions, which can affect the business multiple.

    The Value of a Domain Name in Customer Acquisition

    The value of a domain name lies in its ability to reduce the cost of customer acquisition. By having a domain name that matches the intent of the user and instills trust or recognition, businesses can significantly increase their click-through and conversion rates. This translates into a larger customer base and growth for the business. Calculating the worth of a domain name involves considering factors such as industry acquisition prices, search volume, and the potential market capture. However, determining the appropriate multiple to pay for a domain name can be a point of disagreement. While some may have emotional hesitations about paying for a domain name, understanding its potential impact on customer acquisition cost can justify the investment.

    The Power of Owning the Right Domain Name

    Owning the right domain name can have a significant impact on a company's success. It's not just a matter of branding, but also about the potential for cost reduction in customer acquisition. Once the idea of owning a specific domain name clicks for a business owner, it becomes a seed planted in their mind. They will eventually come to the realization that their business can scale in ways they previously couldn't imagine. This awakening can lead to a moment of inception, where they understand the value and power of the domain name. It's a long sales cycle, but once a company decides to acquire the domain, it becomes priceless to them because it becomes their brand. The.com domain is deeply ingrained in people's minds, and anything other than an exact match can result in traffic loss. So, investing in the right domain name is crucial for a successful online presence.

    The consequences of rebranding on a company's online visibility and brand recognition.

    Rebranding can have significant consequences for a company's online visibility and brand recognition. Overstock's attempt to rebrand as o.co resulted in a loss of 30 to 40% of their website traffic, highlighting the importance of strategic decision-making in such endeavors. Redirecting overstock.com to o.co could have mitigated this loss, but their focus on promoting the new brand led to missed opportunities and a negative impact on their brand perception. On the other hand, companies like Amazon understand the power of a domain name in streamlining the customer journey and increasing conversion rates. By removing even small points of friction, companies can significantly improve their top-line and bottom-line results. Jeff Bezos's strategic acquisition of domain names demonstrates his understanding of how they can enhance the customer experience and drive business success.

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    [05:55] Bao Tong’s calligraphy.

    [08:20] Matt’s decision to study East Asian languages.

    [10:13] Studying with Perry Link and the challenges of learning Chinese.

    [12:19] Tips for learning Chinese and other languages.

    [17:17] How TikTok has been weaponized by the Chinese Communist Party.

    [20:58] The origins of TikTok and its obfuscatory ownership structure.

    [26:30] How sowing chaos in the West serves the CCP’s aims.

    [31:37] “Politics stops at the water’s edge.”

    [33:11] How should the US rein in TikTok’s influence over its population?

    [40:23] The significance of Taiwan geographically, ideologically, and economically.

    [49:59] The semiconductor industry in Taiwan and its global importance.

    [52:07] Deterring China from attacking or coercing Taiwan.

    [58:51] Cultivating social depth in Taiwan.

    [1:01:09] Guessing at Xi Jinping’s timeline.

    [1:05:33] Demonstrating the will to match the capacity of following through.

    [1:07:47] Matt’s top priorities for stemming Chinese ambitions.

    [1:10:15] Architects of chaos.

    [1:14:21] Staying alert against informational warfare and united front activity.

    [1:21:00] Countering China’s influence on its Western-based citizens.

    [1:25:05] Checkers vs. Go.

    [1:26:56] How can the US reassert its position as a beacon of democracy?

    [1:33:05] What prompted Matt to join the Marine Corps at age 32?

    [1:38:50] Getting in shape for the occasion.

    [1:40:45] Leadership lessons learned.

    [1:46:59] The Boiling Moat, the importance of public service, and parting thoughts.

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    #735: Craig Foster of My Octopus Teacher — How to Find the Wild in a Tame World

    #735: Craig Foster of My Octopus Teacher — How to Find the Wild in a Tame World

    Craig Foster is an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, naturalist, author, and ocean explorer. He is the co-founder of the Sea Change Project, an NGO dedicated to the long-term conservation and regeneration of the Great African Seaforest. His film My Octopus Teacher has led to making the Great African Seaforest a global icon. His new book is Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World

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    Timestamps:

    [08:39] A morning ray.

    [11:01] Connecting with the sea is a family tradition.

    [13:24] Making The Great Dance.

    [15:28] Unnatural powers granted by natural attunement.

    [22:40] Observing the secret lives of animals.

    [26:44] What makes Kalahari trackers so impressive?

    [29:37] Connecting with nature in the big city.

    [32:43] Breath holding and cold exposure.

    [37:25] Land lessons via underwater tracking.

    [42:55] Connecting with a Cape clawless otter.

    [46:20] Interspecies alliances.

    [49:39] What compelled Craig to write Amphibious Soul?

    [52:58] Why pristine nature comforts and inspires us.

    [1:00:03] Is ancestral memory real?

    [1:04:16] Nature as a mirror.

    [1:07:48] The pros and cons of discovering new species.

    [1:10:03] Song catching.

    [1:16:30] The meaning of “home.”

    [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. 

    See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

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    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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    Timestamps:

    [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.

    Timestamps for this episode are available below. Links to everything discussed: https://tim.blog/2024/03/27/scott-glenn/

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    Timestamps:

    [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"

    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. 

    See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

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    Timestamps:

    Cal Newport: 00:03:17

    Claire Hughes Johnson: 00:07:56

    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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