Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, the Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses (#437)

Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, the Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses (#437)

“I’m an optimist who worries a lot.”  — Secretary Madeleine Albright Madeleine K. Albright (@madeleine) is a professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman who served as the 64th secretary of state of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female secretary of state and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the …

Books I’ve Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen (#436)

Books I’ve Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen (#436)

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past …

Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement (#435)

Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement (#435)

“I don’t understand how you do something halfway. I did that through high school, and doing that, I saw the instant consequence.” — Kevin Hart Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, …

Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More (#434)

Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More (#434)

“So many of us destroy our aliveness through pretending. I wasn’t going to pretend.”  — Jim Dethmer Jim Dethmer is one of the world’s leading voices on conscious leadership. He is a co-founder at Conscious Leadership Group, co-author of the #1 best-selling book on conscious leadership, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, and an international speaker. …

Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

“Nothing’s changed, but yet, on some level, everything has changed, and I feel like I’m in a spaceship where at any moment, the leak or the breach in the wall can be catastrophic. It’s a very bizarre feeling, which I know everyone is sharing to one or another degree.”  — Sam Harris Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) …

Books I’ve Loved — Kevin Kelly (#432)

Books I’ve Loved — Kevin Kelly (#432)

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past …

Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions (#431)

Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions (#431)

“Move forward but with caution.” — Howard Marks Howard Marks (@HowardMarksBook) is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. He is the author of the books Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side and The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense …

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More (#430)

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More (#430)

“We live in a culture that says you should be able to power through anything. Life will very generously remind you that you cannot, and it will very generously break you at times and very generously show you.”  — Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, …

Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing (#429)

Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing (#429)

“My dad used to run his own business. He was only high school educated. Every time I tried to complicate things when I was in college and I’d talk to him about his business, he would be like, ‘It’s three shoeboxes, Nick. It’s the money in, the money out, and then the third box is …

Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms (#428)

Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms (#428)

“The rise is always better than the peak.” — Jim Jefferies Sydney native Jim Jefferies (@jimjefferies) is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He created and starred in the sitcom Legit and the Comedy Central late-night show The Jim …