Morgan Housel – Same as Ever

The Tim Ferriss Show | 31 October 2023 | 2h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Morgan Housel about his book Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes. Discusses investing from the perspective of what doesn’t change rather than forecasting changes, raising unspoiled children, writing, life’s contingencies, books versus podcasts, and more.

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Shane Parrish on Clear Thinking

The Tim Ferriss Show | 27 September 2023 | 1h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shane Parrish about his book Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results. Discusses positioning to be advantaged whatever the outcome, not dictated by circumstances to do things you don’t want to; the value of challenge in education; using mental models to avoid bad decisions due to blind spots; separating problem-solving from problem definition; automatic rules to make desired behaviours default behaviours; focussing on outcome over ego; and writing to think.

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Jonathan Haidt – Viewpoint Diversity, Anger & Morality

The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 December 2022 | 2h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Haidt, about The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind, the Heterodox Academy, why he no longer gets angry, safe spaces and character cancellation, Jon Stuart Mill on viewpoint diversity, social media, free-range parenting, the benefits of tough coaching, stoicism, and more.

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Russ Roberts on Wild Problems

The Tim Ferriss Show | 5 August 2022 | 1h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Russ Roberts on lessons from F.A. Hayek and Nassim Taleb, decision-making insights from Charles Darwin, the dangers of scientism, his book Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us, learnings from the Talmud, the role of prayer, and the journey to transcendence.

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Isabel Behncke – What We Can Learn from Bonobos and Chimpanzees

The Tim Ferriss Show | 1 June 2022 | 2h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Isabel Behncke about her work researching the social lives of bonobos, how bonobos play, and how play is at the root of creativity, social bonding, and healthy development – which has relevance to education, innovation, complex risk assessments, and freedom.

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Edward O. Thorp, A Man For All Markets

The Tim Ferriss Show | 25 May 2022 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ed Thorpe discussing his life and work. Covers his development of methods to win at BlackJack; Claude Shannon and developing a wearable computer to win at roulette; the exercise habits that have kept him well; how he determined that Bernie Madoff was a fraud years before he was prosecuted; how he thinks about investment, mental models; and more. Draws from his book A Man for All Markets.

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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.

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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.

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