Susan Cain on Bittersweet

The Tim Ferriss Show | 31 March 2022 | 1h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Susan Cain about her book Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Describes how bittersweet minor-key music can transform pain into joy. Suggests we embrace feelings of sorrow and longing that trigger feelings of the sublime – resisting societal pressure to be always positive.

Morgan Housel – The Psychology of Money, Picking the Right Game, and the $6 Million Janitor

The Tim Ferriss Show | 2 March 2022 | 3h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Morgan Housel about his book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. Wisdom throughout on life in general as well as money. Covers compounding and Warren Buffett’s longevity compared to Jim Simons’ returns, writing, raising children, frugality, reading recommendations, the folly of status symbols, tolerance for petty annoyance as a life skill, and more.

Jessica Lahey on Parenting & Addiction

The Tim Ferriss Show | 9 December 2021 | 1h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Jessica Lahey about her books The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Discusses parenting, her journey to sobriety, and writing.

The Lost Presentation That Launched The 4-Hour Workweek

The Tim Ferriss Show | 18 November 2021 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
The 2007 presentation Tim Ferriss gave at SXSW that nicely summarises the ideas in his book The 4-Hour Workweek. While masquerading as lifestyle design, it’s most profoundly about methods and techniques to hugely improve personal productivity – to enable a business to run sweetly without its overworked CEO.

Walter Isaacson on CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

The Tim Ferriss Show | 4 March 2021 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Walter Isaacson about his book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Backgrounds CRISPR, tells the story of its development, and discusses the future for genetic technology.

Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant on Ethereum and Blockchain Technology

The Tim Ferriss Show | 9 March 2021 | 2h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes
Naval Ravikant and Vitalik Buterin discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, the development and applications of future versions of Ethereum, life extension, and more.

This follows on nicely from the 2017 Tim Ferriss episode with Naval Ravikant interviewing Nick Szabo, which is worth a listen as an accessible introduction to blockchain technology if you’ve not already heard it.

Richard Koch on the 80/20 Principle & Achieving Unreasonable Success

The Tim Ferriss Show | 22 September 2020 | 2h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Koch discussing his books The 80/20 Principle and Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It. Covers the widespread applicability of leveraging 20% of effort for 80% of the result and the nine strategies and attitudes Koch identified as critical to success. Also discusses the frameworks from BCG and Bain behind his remarkable investment performance.

Guy Raz on Building How I Built This

The Tim Ferriss Show | 10 September 2020 | 1h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Guy Raz about his book How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. Draws out themes and insights from Raz’s many interviews with entrepreneurs. Also discusses managing mental health and the future for podcasting.