Jerrod Carmichael – Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy (#222)

Jerrod Carmichael – Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy (#222)

“Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.” – Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and …

Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil (#220)

Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil (#220)

“I don’t like depending on my art for income, because then I start to think in a mercenary way.” – Soman Chainani Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman’s debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million copies, has been …

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers (#219)

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers (#219)

“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking for nails.” – Adam Robinson Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the “Becoming the Best Version of You” episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand, this …

How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss (#159)

How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss (#159)

“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” – W. H. Auden This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. We discuss a little bit of everything, including: Optimizing creative output Systems thinking Quota setting Celebrating the small wins Success for type-A personalities Meditation techniques Absurdity The details of …

The "Wizard" of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez (#98)

The "Wizard" of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez (#98)

Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Rodriguez wrote the script for his first feature film while he was a paid …

The Tim Ferriss Show: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned (#22)

The Tim Ferriss Show: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned (#22)

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