Some Thoughts on Coronaviruses and Seatbelts

“Hope is not a strategy.“ — James Cameron A prescient article titled “Body Count” by Epsilon Theory/Ben Hunt (@epsilontheory) was recently sent to me by one of my smartest and most connected friends.  It paints a spooky picture of the Chinese reports of what has been informally referred to as “Wuhan coronavirus.” Per the WHO …

Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (#409)

Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (#409)

“We chase extraordinary moments instead of being grateful for ordinary moments until hard shit happens. And then in the face of really hard stuff — illness, death, loss — the only thing we’re begging for is a normal moment.”—Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston where she …

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”)

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”)

Let the cymbals of popularity tinkle still. Let the butterflies of fame glitter with their wings. I shall envy neither their music nor their colors. — John AdamsLetters of John Adams Addressed to His Wife “If I’m not famous by 30, I might as well put a bullet in my head.” That’s an actual sentence …

The Random Show — New Year’s Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More (#408)

The Random Show — New Year’s Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More (#408)

Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose),  rejoins me for another episode of “The Random Show.” In this one we explore the language of relationships, polarity, energy management, difficult conversations, finding peace and patience, the importance of self-compassion, the search for palatable decaf coffee, panic-selling, serving the moment, and …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Steve Jurvetson (#404)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Steve Jurvetson (#404)

Please enjoy this transcript of another episode of the “Books I’ve Loved” series, in which I invite amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. This episode’s guest is Steve Jurvetson (@FutureJurvetson), an early-stage venture capitalist with …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Tony Fadell (@tfadell), an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives. Sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” Tony is currently the principal at Future Shape, where he continues to help bring technology out …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness (#405)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness (#405)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Penn Jillette (@pennjillette), a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous, Emmy Award-winning magic duo and Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller. Together since 1975, Penn & Teller’s live show spent years on Broadway and is now the longest-running headliner show in …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney (#406)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney (#406)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. Iger is the steward of one of the world’s largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Iger has built on …