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The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish Farnam Street

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    #110 Jim Collins: Relationships vs. Transactions

    #110 Jim Collins: Relationships vs. Transactions

    Renowned researcher and author Jim Collins makes his second appearance on The Knowledge Project, this time to share a wealth of life lessons learned from his mentor and collaborator, Bill Lazier. Jim recently released BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0), an ambitious upgrade of his first book Beyond Entrepreneurship, co-authored with Lazier and focused on effective leadership style. Shane discusses all new topics with Jim in their follow-up conversation, including what it means to be a mentor and a father, why we should trust by default, why we confuse living a long life with a great life, and the difference between being afraid of risk and being afraid of ambiguity.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #109 Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior

    #109 Angela Duckworth: Grit and Human Behavior

    Angela Duckworth is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She’s also the author of Grit, a New York Timesbestseller that examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Angela and Shane discuss whether human behavior is constant or circumstantial, the mindsets that help us succeed in life, developing our passion, and personal rules for success.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics

    #108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics

    Thomas Zurbuchen is currently Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, where he seeks answers to big questions about the universe and our place in it. Previously, he was a professor of space science and aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and a founding director of its Center for Entrepreneurship. In this episode, Thomas and Shane discuss the origin of his passion for astrophysics, commercial spaceflight, exciting experiments going on at the International Space Station, the challenges of space flight, how he makes decisions, whether humans will ever live on Mars, and more.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #107 Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation

    #107 Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation

    Matt Ridley is the author of several books related to science and human progress, biologist, newspaper columnist and member of the House of Lords in the UK. Matt and Shane discuss 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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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #106 Josh Kaufman: Maximizing Our Locus of Control

    #106 Josh Kaufman: Maximizing Our Locus of Control

    Author of one of the best business books of all time, The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman chats with Shane about rapid skill acquisition, mental models, decision making, overcoming fear and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    #105 Seth Godin: Failing On Our Way To Mastery

    #105 Seth Godin: Failing On Our Way To Mastery

    Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestselling books, founder of altMBA, the Akimbo podcast and runs one of the most popular blogs in the world. Seth and Shane chat about creative work, fear, shame, trusting yourself, what it means to be a professional, how to become an observer of reality, emotional labor, how we learn and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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I listened to your podcast from November 2018 with Canada’s First Lady and was in awe of how well she spoke and relayed her most intimate thoughts! I immensely enjoyed listening to her. I am embarrassed that Canada has not featured this strong woman more often! We hear in Canada more about American first wives , than our very own intelligent first wives. Inspiration to me Sophie ,thank you!

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