Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

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Chris Young

“The interesting jobs are the ones that you make up.” – Chris Young

Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator.

His areas of expertise range from extreme aviation (world-record goals) to mathematics and apocalyptic-scale BBQs. Above all, he is one of the clearest thinkers I know.

In this interview, we discuss a great many things, including his wild story and lessons learned from rainmakers like Bill Gates, Gabe Newell, Neal Stephenson, and many more. More topics we tackle:

  • How he managed to get jobs working for the best in the world…despite having no credentials.
  • Advice — and incredible questions — from self-made billionaires.
  • Why raw foodism isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
  • How geniuses show disappointment and ensure you correct yourself.
  • The “emoji egg” breakfast.
  • And much more…

If you only have 5 minutes, I highly recommend listening to Chris’s secret to working with hard-to-reach people.

Enjoy!

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#173: Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

Want to hear another podcast with a world-class chef and entrepreneur? — Listen to my conversation with Andrew Zimmern. In this episode, we discuss his meditation practice, morning routines, and creative process (stream below or right-click here to download):

Ep 40: Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction


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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

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