Toto Wolff: Avoiding the Doomsday

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 25 March 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Toto Wolff, Principal of the Mercedes F1 team. An excellent discussion of what is required for high performance in business and sport and for mental health in general.

Wish You Had More Time? What You Really Want is More Memories

The Art of Manliness | 1 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Laura Vanderkam about the ideas in Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. People aren’t as busy as they think. Unpacks what people who don’t feel oppressed by busyness do differently; why time goes by faster when you’re older; and how you can slow down time as an adult. Argues that what you really want is more memories, not more time, and suggests how to find more adventure in your ordinary life. Suggests tracking your time and keeping open spaces in your schedule.

Innovating in Bets

a16z | 8 May 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets in conversation with Marc Andreessen and Sonal Chokshi. Concrete examples and advice about improved decision making, particularly in a venture capital context.

Popping the Filter Bubble

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 14 May 2019 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo CEO and co-author of Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models. Covers data privacy; protecting yourself online; mental models, especially grey thinking; and parenting.

Thoreau: The Writer Who Went to the Woods

The Forum | 9 May 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the life and legacy of the American thinker Henry David Thoreau and his famous work Walden, which describes the Thoreau’s experiment in living simply at Walden Pond in Massachusetts in the 1840s. Walden offers insights into work and leisure, nature, solitude, society, the good life and more. Discusses Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience, and reflects on the legacy of Thoreau’s work.

Malcolm Gladwell’s 12 Rules for Life

Revisionist History | 29 June 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell contrasts what is rational in sport with what we typically do, showing the role of disagreeableness in allowing us to engage with the world as it really is.

The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

Context with Brad Harris | 2 May 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the ideas in Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students. Published in 1987, the book sold millions of copies and instigated a battle over the soul of the American University that’s been raging ever since. Bloom decried what he saw as a morally and intellectually crippling relativism and argued that the goal of education is not to become open to all ideas, but to cultivate the search for the best ideas.

Lazy: A Manifesto

The Tim Ferriss Show | 2 April 2015 | 0h 16m | Listen Later
An essay from Tim Kreider’s We Learn Nothing: Essays. Makes the case for emptying the clutter from our lives to give room for what’s important to emerge.