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- Education reform
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Subscribe to 5-Bullet Friday: tim.blog/friday
- Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality
- The Savant of Speed — Ryan Flaherty
- The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)
- Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance
- Charles Poliquin — His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More
- Slant boards
- Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
- The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training with Coach Christopher Sommer: Part 1 and Part 2
- XPT Extreme Performance Training
- How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany
- Inside the Actors Studio
- Edward Norton on Mastery, Must-Read Books, and the Future of Crowdfunding
- Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories
- Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules
- How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- My TED Talk from 2008: Smash Fear, Learn Anything, and the more recent one, Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month
- Stephen Colbert Unveils Donors for #BestSchoolDay
- Accelerated Learning and Mentors — My Personal Story
- The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss
- When to Quit — Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More
- Cal Fussman — The Master Storyteller Returns
- Why Tim Ferriss Sold His Muse by John Warrillow, Inc.
- Top 10 Muay Thai Knockouts
- Captains of Crush hand gripper
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- One Tech Investor on Why You Should Take a Break from Social Media, WBUR
- The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel)
- Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
- The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida
- As I approach 40, how do I see my training changing? [06:40]
- What’s my process for interview preparation? How do I ensure the end result is rewarding for my listeners? [15:46]
- Is networking my greatest superpower? How did I get connected with so many fascinating people? [23:17]
- In my 2008 TED Talk, I mentioned working on educational reform. What discoveries and developments have been made since then? [26:10]
- Effective lessons aren’t always easy lessons. [30:05]
- Where’s the line between stubbornly pursuing an idea that isn’t working, and the patience and persistence needed to actually make it work? [33:32]
- Five dream guests I’d love to have on the show. [34:30]
- I channel my inner Cal Fussman and share an untold story from my BrainQUICKEN days about getting attention at a trade show without a big budget. [36:12]
- Is Joe Rogan slated to be a future podcast guest? [44:28]
- Do I still follow the practice of screen-free Saturdays? [45:43]
- Current dating strategies? [47:22]
- Dom D’Agostino
- Amelia Boone
- Charles Poliquin
- Pavel Tsatsouline
- Jerzy Gregorek
- Christopher Sommer
- Bruce Lee
- Laird Hamilton
- Art De Vany
- Don Wildman
- Mark Bell
- Ryan Flaherty
- Eric Orton
- Eric Cressey
- Rick Rubin
- James Lipton
- Edward Norton
- Charlie Rose
- Larry King
- Jamie Foxx
- Ricardo Semler
- Chris Sacca
- Kevin Rose
- Darya Rose
- Stephen Colbert
- Michelle Obama
- Oprah Winfrey
- Charles Best
- Reid Hoffman
- Elon Musk
- Howard Stern
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
- Dwayne Johnson
- Cal Fussman
- Muhammad Ali
- Mikhail Gorbachev
- Al Pacino
- Brock Lesnar
- Joe Rogan
- Esther Perel
Posted on: August 6, 2017.
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