The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

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Please enjoy this transcript of my highlight reel episode with Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning and the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. It was transcribed and therefore might contain a few typos. When episodes last 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to […]

The Tim Ferriss Podcast is Live! Here Are Episodes 1 and 2

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Fuckin’ A–it’s finally here! After fantasizing about starting a podcast for nearly two years, after being asked hundreds of times, The Tim Ferriss Show is now live. Sometimes you have to stop over-thinking things, bite the bullet, and figure it out as you go. To launch, I’ve posted two episodes that are vastly different. I have […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Becoming the Best Version of You

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Please enjoy this transcript of my roundtable with Josh Waitzkin, Adam Robinson, and Ramit Sethi where we discuss how to become the best version of you. It was transcribed and therefore might contain a few typos. When episodes last 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or by […]

The Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning? Part 2

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In this continuation from Part 1, Josh Waitzkin further explores the “multi-tasking virus” and learning. At the end of this post, he also responds to readers’ comments and elaborates on his own experience. Bio: Josh was the subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer and an eight-time National Chess Champion in his […]

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers

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“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking for nails.” – Adam Robinson Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the “Becoming the Best Version of You” episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand, this […]

The Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning? Part 1

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Josh Waitzkin’s learning abilities–and principles–extend far beyond chess. Some of you might be familiar with Josh Waitzkin. He was the subject of the book and movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer and an eight-time National Chess Champion in his youth. He also holds a combined 21 National titles in addition to several World Championships in martial […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Accelerated Learning and Mentors – My Personal Story

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Please enjoy this transcript of my episode with Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, who interviewed me at SXSW EDU. It was transcribed and therefore might contain a few typos. When interviews last 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the […]