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Modern Wisdom Chris Williamson

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Learn to understand yourself and the world around you.

New episodes every Monday & Thursday with some of the most interesting humans on the planet.

    #137 - James Altucher - How To Improve Every Day & Harness The Power Of Ideas

    #137 - James Altucher - How To Improve Every Day & Harness The Power Of Ideas

    James Altucher is a chess master, writer, entrepreneur, invester, podcaster and comedian.
    Everyone talks about compound improvements being the key to progress, but how can you systematise that into your life so you're growing every day?
    And how can you harness the power of idea generation to build your mental muscles & create opportunities in your life? James explains how he experiments in his life by playing around with new ideas all the time.
    This is the first in a two-part episode with James, they can be enjoyed separately or together. I figured I'd try experimenting with ideas too!
    Extra Stuff:
    Buy Choose Yourself - https://amzn.to/2GlYDYd
    Check out James' Website - https://jamesaltucher.com/
    Follow James on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jaltucher
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #136 - Tucker Max - Personal Growth, Dating & Psychedelics

    #136 - Tucker Max - Personal Growth, Dating & Psychedelics

    Tucker Max is an author, speaker and the Co-Founder of Scribe.
    How do you go from being a professional a*****e to a dad? From beer bongs to boardrooms and drunken nights to ayahuasca retreats?
    There's a transition we all have to go through from the person we were to the person we want to be. Many of us go through this multiple times. But how do we know when it's time to change, and how can we let go of the people we used to be?
    Extra Stuff:
    Check out Tucker's company Scribe - https://scribemedia.com/
    Follow Tucker on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TuckerMax
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
    Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

    • 58 min
    #135 - Kamal Ravikant - How Loving Yourself Can Save Your Life

    #135 - Kamal Ravikant - How Loving Yourself Can Save Your Life

    Kamal Ravikant is an investor and writer.
    Do you love yourself? Do you even like yourself?
    The body and mind you inhabit is the only one you're going to get in this life. That means there is no greater priority than learning to love yourself and work collaboratively, instead of adversarially with your inner being.
    This is one of the most open and raw episodes I've recorded, thank you to Kamal for being a part of it.
    Extra Stuff:
    Buy Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - https://amzn.to/2TAEVQ9
    Follow Kamal on Twitter - https://twitter.com/kamalravikant
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
    Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #134 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz - How Much Does Google Know About Me?

    #134 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz - How Much Does Google Know About Me?

    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Data Scientist at Google and a writer.
    There are things which you write into Google which you have never told another person. Our search history is a window into the deepest recesses of our mind which has never before been available.
    Time for the big data analysts like Seth to step in and look at what we can discover from these information. Why do people commit suicide? How many Americans are racist? What is the most popular type of pornography in India? And what is the biggest determining factor in a child's development?
    Extra Stuff:
    Buy Everybody Lies - https://amzn.to/2QZqHH0
    Follow Stephen on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SethS_D
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
    Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #133 - Roderic Yapp - Lessons From Afghanistan & Capturing Somali Pirates

    #133 - Roderic Yapp - Lessons From Afghanistan & Capturing Somali Pirates

    Roderic Yapp is a business coach and former Royal Marines Officer.
    What was it really like to be on the front lines in Afghanistan? How do you recapture a ship which has been taken hostage by Somali pirates? What are the universalities we can learn about our own nature from seeing these cultures at war?
    Extra Stuff:
    Leadership Forces - https://www.leadershipforces.com/
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
    Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #132 - Charlotte Fox Weber - Do I Need Therapy?

    #132 - Charlotte Fox Weber - Do I Need Therapy?

    Charlotte Fox Weber is the Head of Psychotherapy at The School Of Life.
    Therapy is a term that comes with a lot of baggage. It's seen as a last ditch measure, a solution that is only needed by someone in a dire situation to "fix" a problem.
    But what even is therapy and what does it do? Should it only be used by the people who are at the end of their tether? Who is it for? And why is it so stigmatised?
    Extra Stuff:
    My Starting Therapy Video - https://youtu.be/jK-mw8rXziY
    The School Of Life Psychotherapy - https://www.theschooloflife.com/therapy/
    Freud - On Transience - https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Freud_Transience.pdf
    Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
    Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom
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    Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
    Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

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Very relatable with life and many interesting guests that’s opened my mind to a Multitude of changes made in my own life.

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