Weekly Roundup

471 – Eric Weinstein: The Formula for Innovation (And How to Escape Your Own Restrictions) (Part 1)

“I didn’t think I was going to finish college,” Eric Weinstein said. He has a PhD in mathematical physics. From Harvard. “I’m an imposter,” he said. “What do you mean?” “I didn’t…

“I didn’t think I was going to finish college,” Eric Weinstein said. He has a PhD in mathematical physics. From Harvard. “I’m an imposter,” he said. “What do you mean?” “I didn’t have a thesis advisor.” Meaning, he didn’t really do all the requirements. But he got the degree. And now he’s the Managing Director […]

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50 Things I Did Before I Turned 50

1. Got depressed because my dad went broke, lost our home, and went insane. He’d cry all the time, ask me, “What’s wrong with me?” and listen to music until he died.…

1. Got depressed because my dad went broke, lost our home, and went insane. He’d cry all the time, ask me, “What’s wrong with me?” and listen to music until he died. 2. Got depressed because the first 10 girls I asked out didn’t like me and said no. Two actually ran away before I […]

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469 + 470 – Ramit Sethi: The New Rules about Money & Wealth + What You Don’t Know About Achieving Financial Freedom (Part 1)

My brain is stupid. It only has a certain amount of space for cognition, trauma, friendship, work, parenting, etc. I failed at money. For decades… Before learning the basics. Ramit Sethi doesn’t…

My brain is stupid. It only has a certain amount of space for cognition, trauma, friendship, work, parenting, etc. I failed at money. For decades… Before learning the basics. Ramit Sethi doesn’t want the money part of your brain to be stupid. So he wrote a book, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”. And […]

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Everyone Is an Entrepreneur — No Excuses!

She said, “Not everyone is like you. I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” BS! That’s just an excuse and I’m tired of hearing it. Although I don’t consider myself in…

She said, “Not everyone is like you. I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” BS! That’s just an excuse and I’m tired of hearing it. Although I don’t consider myself in the “entrepreneur” category of podcasts, I am grateful to be on this attached list. People often think being an entrepreneur is about risk […]

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The Autobiography of My Meditation

I wanted to see women naked. But I was too ugly. I was 12. I had a cyst so big I could Airbnb it out if I had it now. I had…

I wanted to see women naked. But I was too ugly. I was 12. I had a cyst so big I could Airbnb it out if I had it now. I had acne all over my face. My hair was tangled like dreadlocks. My glasses were huge and bent. I had braces and metal all […]

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468 – David Epstein: Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Master Something New

Everyone says it takes 10,000 hours to become a peak performer.  But it didn’t feel right to me. I’ve interviewed 500 peak performers. And studied the 10,000 hour rule, which Anders Ericson…

Everyone says it takes 10,000 hours to become a peak performer.  But it didn’t feel right to me. I’ve interviewed 500 peak performers. And studied the 10,000 hour rule, which Anders Ericson discovered. And Malcolm Gladwell popularized.  Then I read David Epstein’s book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.”  And it confirmed what […]

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The Introvert’s Guide to Hitchhiking for Love and Fortune

The first time, I was chased. I had my thumb out. I was slouched over a little bit to look as unthreatening as possible (not difficult for me). It was night and…

The first time, I was chased. I had my thumb out. I was slouched over a little bit to look as unthreatening as possible (not difficult for me). It was night and it was raining a bit and I wanted to get home. A car pulled over. I only needed to go a few miles. […]

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I’m the Least Brilliant Idiot: The Most Intense Podcast I’ve Been On

Andrew got it all out of me. Which is why he was the most viewed comedian of 2018 on YouTube. He called me up the day before. “Charlemagne is out, can you…

Andrew got it all out of me. Which is why he was the most viewed comedian of 2018 on YouTube. He called me up the day before. “Charlemagne is out, can you come in and do the podcast?” He was ready to go: Do billionaires kill people? How the heck could I lose all that […]

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