Todd Herman: Unlocking Your Secret Identity

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 28 November 2023 | 1h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Todd Herman about his book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. Discusses peak performance, the value of patience, the fear that prevents us from performing our best, imposter syndrome, and how he worked with Kobe Bryant to build the legendary alter-ego of The Black Mamba.

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Reid Hoffman: Better Decisions, Fewer Mistakes

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 20 September 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Reid Hoffman discussing lessons learned from decades spent as a hands-on operator and investor, including what he knows about scaling that others miss, the three principles of decision-making, how to constantly evolve your learning pattern, and why the best leaders adapt to the crisis at hand.

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Marc Andreessen: Interview with an Icon

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 25 January 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Marc Andreessen exploring investing, decision making, and the art of solving unsolvable problems. Discusses why the Internet has become the conduit for some people to disrupt traditional power structures and for others to enforce them; optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future of the Internet; assessing judgment; the unresolvable problems in education; and the book he turns to for insight.

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Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 23 March 2021 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley discussing writing books about science, the age-old battle between viruses and humans, rational optimism, the difference between innovation and invention, the role of trial and error and the effects of social media on seeing others’ points of view.

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Bethany McLean: Crafting a Narrative

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 9 June 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bethany McLean. Discusses our bias toward believing a business’s story; company purpose; the prevalence of the cult of personality; the fine line between visionary and fraudster; and more.

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Bill Ackman: Getting Back Up

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 28 April 2020 | 1h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with activist investor, Bill Ackman about lessons he’s learned growing up, raising a family, what drives him forward and back up from failure, consuming information and ideas, and facing criticism.

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Jason Calacanis: Taking Intelligent Risk

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 14 April 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with angel investor Jason Calacanis discussing high stakes poker, how to make intelligent investing decisions, how systems enable or forbid, and demystifying the culture of Silicon Valley.

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Mike Maples: Living in the Future

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 3 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mike Maples, partner at the VC firm Floodgate, about how mental models shape his decision-making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to rally people to your cause.

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