Ben Horowitz – What You Do Is Who You Are

The Tim Ferriss Show | 24 October 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Lots of insights on business culture and ideas from his articles and books The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are.

Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

The Tim Ferriss Show | 11 August 2019 | 2h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Koch discussing ideas from his books The Science of Success and Good Profit. Discusses the thinkers that influenced the development of his philosophy of Market-Based Management, which helped him grow Koch Industries to be one of the largest private companies in the world. Covers MBM and his philanthropy, especially Stand Together, which partners with social entrepreneurs to improve their effectiveness and scale at tackling poverty, improving education, and reforming criminal justice.

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.

Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 March 2019 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Pollan about the ideas in and the reaction to How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More

The Tim Ferriss Show | 14 February 2019 | 1h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flicker and Yes VC. Tells the Flicker story, but also covers other startups and the value of bringing a humanities background to investing. Fascinating perspectives on time management and personal productivity. Deliciously sprinkled throughout with apposite poems, quoted from memory.

Catherine Hoke – The Master of Second Chances

The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 January 2018 | 2h 26m | Listen Later  | iTunes
This is a tear-jerker, with so many reasons to listen. Interview with Catherine Hoke, the founder of Defy Ventures, a nonprofit aimed at ending mass incarceration by harnessing entrepreneurship to transform prisoners. Hoke is the author of A Second Chance: For You, for Me, and for the Rest of Us. The conversation covers her background, advocacy for giving prisoners a second chance and deals openly and bravely with her redemption after her own second chance.