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


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 Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning? Part 2


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 […]

The Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning? Part 1


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 […]

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers


“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 […]

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity


“There are three things you can’t fake: 1. Fighting, 2. Sex, and 3. Comedy.” (Tweet It) – Bryan Callen Alright, this may be the funniest episode yet. Bryan Callen is a world-class comic and prolific actor. He travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences, and — in his spare time — regularly appears on shows like Frasier, Entourage, […]

The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives


This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” – Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup […]