Michael Lewis — Inside the Mind of the Iconic Writer (#427)

Michael Lewis — Inside the Mind of the Iconic Writer (#427)

“The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” — Amos Tversky Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of many books, including Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. Both of his …

The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More (#391)

The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More (#391)

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 discuss Japanese whisky, domestic speakeasies, wooden saddles, the rebooting power of Anthony de Mello’s Awareness, poetry, the art of surrender and letting go, mushroom cultivation in the …

Q&A with Tim — On Happiness, Dating, Depressive Episodes, and Much More (#390)

Q&A with Tim — On Happiness, Dating, Depressive Episodes, and Much More (#390)

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 to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time, we have a slightly different episode. As many …

A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude (#344)

A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude (#344)

“Paradoxically but wonderfully, focusing on someone else’s happiness will actually make you happier.” — A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the show for a special episode. A.J. is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was …

Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative (#305)

Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative (#305)

“Say something important rather than say important things.” – Daniel Pink This podcast explores how to make better decisions, ask better questions, and be more creative. The stories range from escapes to India and speechwriting for Al Gore, to writing bestselling books and using “motivational interviewing” with kids. The guest is Daniel H. Pink (@danielpink), the …

Own the Day, Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus (#302)

Own the Day, Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus (#302)

“Welcome to heaven. Population: everyone.”  – Aubrey Marcus Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products touching millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the …

Jack Kornfield – Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

Jack Kornfield – Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is the ancient and eternal law.”  – Dhammapada Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught …

Lessons and Warnings From Successful Risk Takers (#292)

Lessons and Warnings From Successful Risk Takers (#292)

“Don’t let someone knock you off your course after you’ve put in all the work.” – Soman Chainani This is a special episode of the podcast, which features three guests: author Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani), author Susan Cain (@susancain), and East Rock Capital co-founder and investor Graham Duncan. All three are featured in my latest book, Tribe …

Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity (#290)

Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity (#290)

“I wish I could not wish.” – Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies …