In this episode, we don’t have any special guests, unless you count the multiple personalities in my own head.
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- My favorite books
- Learning to take better notes
- How I develop skills
- Things that I’m excited about in the next 3-5 years
- Plus much more…
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Interested in AcroYoga? Check out Jason Nemer
- 40 oz. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
- Will you be in San Francisco? Visit flour + water
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
- The 4-Hour Workweek
- The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
- Set up social accountability and/or a betting circle:
- How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet and The Perfect Posterior
- Listen to my conversation with Cal Fussman
- Learn more about the Buxton School of Wrestling
- Interested in cryonics? Read this article on Wait But Why
- Learn more about Coach Sommer for gymnastics training
- Check out developments in virtual reality: Valve and Vive
- Learn more about MDInsider.com
- Dog training resources: Crate Training by Ian Dunbar
- Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
- Watch my video describing The Most Important Skill to Teach Your Dog
- Learn more about renting the SS Jeremiah
- How to Take Notes Like an Alpha-Geek
- Interested in the ketogenic diet? Listen to my conversation with Dom D’Agostino
- Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman, MD
- Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan
- Lying by Sam Harris (listen to our conversation here)
- Why I love Japan – Spirited Away and KARATE by BABYMETAL
- Guide for Travel in Japan – Hacking Japan
- Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (audiobook here)
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
- Slaine: The Horned God by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley
- The Baron In The Trees by Italo Calvino
- The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- If you were to do a zero-to-hero transformation with someone, what would be the path you would take? [8:17]
- If you were tasked with building a person from a blank slate, a la Frankenstein’s creature or an android, what skills/qualities would you give him first? [15:21]
- How do you build rapport with your podcast guests? [18:10]
- Expand more on your teens and twenties. What were you doing? What kind of person were you? What were your influences? [21:32]
- Do you believe that people have personal callings? [23:52]
- Do you believe in coincidences? [26:22]
- What is something you are increasingly getting excited about in the next 3-5 years? [28:31]
- Dogs and positive constraints [32:15]
- What have you learned about human behavior from Molly? [38:02]
- How did you meet and become friends with Kevin Rose? [41:45]
- If you were to go back to college, what would you choose to major in and why? [43:00]
- What do you think of studying abroad? [47:26]
- My exact note-taking system [47:38]
- Comparing the ketogenic diet and The Slow-Carb Diet [50:32]
- Cheat days and managing sugar cravings [51:14]
- Do you have any practical tips for dealing with people you dislike? [56:22]
- Why I love Japan [1:00:08]
- Most gifted books [1:02:28]
Posted on: April 27, 2016.
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