Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business (#90)

Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business (#90)

“I think of problems as goldmines.” – Peter Diamandis Dr. Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine. His accomplishments are far too many to list, but here are a few: Peter is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation. He is also the Co-Founder (along with Craig Venter …

Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie) (#89)

Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie) (#89)

“There are no new ideas, just new applications of old ideas.” – Laird Hamilton Laird Hamilton (@LairdLife) is widely considered the greatest big wave surfer of all-time. He is credited with the creation of tow-in surfing, as well as the rebirth of stand-up paddle boarding. To get amped for my below interview with him, check out a few …

General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take (#88)

General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take (#88)

“Push yourself harder than you think you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself.” – Stanley McChrystal Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever …

Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read (#87)

Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read (#87)

“On one level, wisdom is nothing more than the ability to take your own advice.” – Sam Harris This is Sam Harris’s second appearance on the show. Sam is a neuroscience Ph.D. and the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up. His work has been discussed in …

General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness (#86)

General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness (#86)

Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.” From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where …

Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity (#84)

Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity (#84)

“In order for art to imitate life, you have to have a life.” – Whitney Cummings “I promise: if you just tell the truth and get your heart broken as a comedian, you will have a house.” – Whitney Cummings This episode how to turn pain and struggle into amazing creative projects. Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a …

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

“Yankees, we’ve won!” – Austrian sous-chef to unprepared Americans hustling at a Michelin 3-star restaurant “75% of success is staying calm. The rest you figure out.” – Sam Kass Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player.  Instead, he pivoted a history major from U. Chicago into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House. …

The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson's Path to $800 Million (#81)

The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson's Path to $800 Million (#81)

Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, the latter of which was bought by eBay in 2013 for $800 million in cash. Bryan launched OS Fund in 2014 with $100 million of his personal capital to support inventors and scientists who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting …

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

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 …