Tao of Seneca – Free PDFs

My team and I have been working on this for more than six months, and it’s finally finished!   The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master is a small thank-you gesture to all of you — three volumes of Stoic writing starring Seneca, complete with original illustrations, profiles of modern Stoic figures, interviews, original …

The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master + On Groundless Fears (Letter 13) (#134)

“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.” – Seneca the Younger After 10+ years of fantasizing about it, I have turned my favorite writing of all …

How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi

(Photo credit: Graphistolage) The following interview is a slightly modified version of an interview that just appeared on BoingBoing. It explores philosophical systems as personal operating systems (for better decision-making), the value of college and MBAs, and the bridge between business and military strategy, among other things. Avi first reached out to discuss my practical …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Insights from Tara Brach, Ryan Holiday, Maria Popova, and Cal Newport (#626)

Please enjoy this transcript of a special compilation episode of 15-to-30–minute clips from some of the best podcasters—and also best interviewees—in the world, and certainly some of my favorites, as well as one or two of my favorite clips from episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show. You can view this episode as a buffet, and I …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Q&A with Tim on Wealth and Money, Book Recommendations, Advice on Taking Advice, C.S. Lewis, Relationships, Behavior Change and Self-Awareness, Why We Are All (Mostly) Making It Up as We Go, and Much More (#614)

Please enjoy this transcript of my most recent Q&A. As some of you know, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The 4-Hour Workweek, which was first published on April 24th, 2007 (4/24/07), I signed 424 copies of the book. As thousands of you threw your hat in the ring to win a signed copy, I wanted …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Jane McGonigal — How She Predicted COVID in 2010, Becoming the Expert of Your Own Future, Trust Warfare, the 10-Year Winter, and How to Cultivate Optimism (#579)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Jane McGonigal (@avantgame), a future-forecaster and a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games that improve real lives and solve real problems. She’s the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future and the lead instructor for their series on the Coursera platform. She …