The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning (#30, #31 and #32)


This single interview with Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Tradesy, was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Download the transcript (PDF, Word) Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click […]

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions (#79)


Goofing around with Sacca and his afro. “Fuck it… I’m just not going to play this traditionally anymore.” – Chris Sacca Chris Sacca was recently the cover story of the “Midas Issue” of Forbes Magazine. The reason: He is a newly-minted billionaire and the proprietor of what will likely be the most successful venture capital fund in history: LOWERCASE I […]

Is Venture Capitalism Dead? Not Yet. Advice from Kleiner Perkins, Hummer Winblad, Shasta Ventures, and Clearstone Venture Partners


The legendary John Doerr of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. (Photo: Thomas Hawk) Total read time: 12-15 minutes. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) has mentored some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, including 7 of the Forbes Midas Touch members. In fact, I volunteered for TiE when I first moved to Silicon Valley in […]

How to Become the Ideal Apprentice: Part V

Before starting Ford Motor Company in 1903, Henry Ford launched two failed automobile companies. He is here with Barney Oldfield in 1902. Do not think that what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; and if it is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach. —Marcus Aurelius Enter Robert Greene The […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others (#270)

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Please enjoy this transcript of a Roundtable Episode on investing, inspired by my episode with Ray Dalio and featuring Marc Andreessen, Chris Sacca, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Seth Godin, and yours truly. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or by selecting any of […]

Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)


“The main difference was that I was willing to outwork and outdo every competitor who walked in through that door.” — Ann Miura-Ko Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a […]

The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice (#97)


“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 […]

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes (#132)


“Mullet wigs change everything.” – Chris Sacca Sometimes one interview just isn’t enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca. Chris (who I interviewed before) was recently the cover story of the Midas Issue of Forbes magazine. He was on the cover because he’s a newly minted billionaire and the proprietor of […]

Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures (#317)


“Celebrate the childlike mind.” — Steve Jurvetson  Steve Jurvetson (@jurvetson) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He […]