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Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking (#41 & #42)

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Rolf Potts

“If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” – Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time.  It was one of just two books (the other was Walden) that I carried with me around the world from 2004-2005.  Those adventures led directly to The 4-Hour Workweek.

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World travel doesn’t have to be a wealthy person’s sport. In this often hilarious conversation, Rolf and I dig deep into travel tactics, creating time wealth, “managing success,” and much more.  It’s a fun romp through every imaginable topic, from business to poetry, and from Wall Street to psychedelics.

Enjoy!

You can find the transcript of Episode 41 here. You can find the transcript of Episode 42 here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

Ep 41: Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking
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Ep 42: Rolf Potts (Part 2) on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking
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