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#226 — The Price of Distraction
Waking Up with Sam Harris
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “We are constantly fragmenting our limited attentional focus with both external and internal distractions and multiple tasks, and there’s cost to this” Adam GazzaleyWe are usually not aware of the switching costs of diverting our attention away and then bringing it backThe abundance of available information creates a strong fear of missing out, which causes us to continuously switch to new websites, articles, etc.Easily available information also severely decreased our tolerance for boredomWhen in line at the grocery, even for a minute, we feel the need to intake more informationWays to improve focusLimit accessibility of distractions in your environmentConsciously practicing single-tasking and sustained attentionTake healthy “breaks” before going back to your taskAs an attention-training practice, meditation is a great way to improve our ability to focusThe brain has the capacity to modify itself at every level in response to experiences“You’re making yourself based on what you’re doing with your attention” Sam HarrisTechnology is harming our attention, but it can also help us improve itThe idea of “Digital Medicine” – Technologies that help us improve the functions of our brainsRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgIn this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Adam Gazzaley about the way our technology is changing us. They discuss our limited ability to process information, our failures of multitasking, "top-down" vs "bottom-up" attention, self-interruptions and switching costs, anxiety, boredom, "digital medicine," neuroplasticity, video games for training the mind, the future of brain-machine interface, and other topics.
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Q&A with Dr. Jed Fahey on Sulforaphane, Moringa and Chemoprotection
Found My Fitness - Rhonda Patrick
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Bacterial myrosinases found in the human gut convert unhydrolyzed glucoraphanin to sulforaphaneClinical studies have linked the benefits of sulforaphane to a variety of chronic diseases such as autism, aflatoxin toxicity, cancer, air pollution toxicity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes – and much moreSupplementing with sulforaphane helps restore glutathione (body’s potent, endogenous detoxifier) levels in the brainAll cruciferous vegetables are isothiocyanates but not all contain sulforaphaneBroccoli sprouts are the most efficient way to consume sulforaphane Moringa leaf powder is a great alternative to broccoli sprouts – use in smoothies, iced tea, hot teaRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgIn this special two-hour Q&A episode with Dr. Jed Fahey, a world-leading expert on the science of chemoprotection and, in particular, sulforaphane, we discuss many of the listener-submitted questions from the hundreds of live event participants.
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00:07:19 - The minimum daily dose of sulforaphane that elicits beneficial health effects 00:12:04 - Why gauging the amount of sulforaphane in foods presents challenges 00:17:37 - Workarounds to enhance the sulforaphane in cooked foods 00:23:38 - How often to consume broccoli sprouts and how long their effects last 00:39:28 - The effects of sulforaphane on glutathione production in the brain 00:43:12 - The effects of sulforaphane on cancer 01:17:26 - Alternatives to sprouts, such as supplements (and which ones Dr. Fahey recommends) 01:33:08 - Safety concerns regarding sulforaphane In this episode, Dr. Fahey mentions the following companies, websites, and supplements:
Brassica Protection Products Cullman Chemoprotection Center Crucera SGS® (Thorne) Oncoplex® (Xymogen) Avmacol® Vision Defense® (Swanson) MaxN-Fuze® MitoCORE® (Ortho Molecular Products) Extra resources
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#220 Robert Greene- Mastering The Laws of Human Nature
What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
Podcast Notes Check out Episode Page and Show Notes Writers need to break away from the tendency of writing books that are similar and indistinguishable from each otherRealize what makes you different and create a nicheSteps to finding your niche:1. Discover your uniqueness 2. Be fearless and believe in yourself 3. Develop skills 4. Bounce back from adversity Think of your audience when you’re writing and connect to them“The most important lesson is, if you’re starting a business, keep in mind that you are the one creating the culture. It all starts from you, your spirit, your mentality, your attitude”- Robert GreeneJust because you are more successful than others in a certain area, doesn’t mean you’re better than othersHumans are social animals but our culture is becoming more self-absorbed which increases narcissism and diminishes empathyRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgRobert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Laws of Human Nature, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. Robert was originally a guest on Episode #123.
This episode dives deep on many of the key lessons Robert learned throughout all of his writings and what he’s focusing on now.
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Reid Hoffman and Chamath Palihapitiya on Angel Investing and The Future of Venture
Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath), CEO of Social Capital, and Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman), partner at Greylock, joined Village Global co-founder and partner Ben Casnocha at a special Village Global event.
Angel Island brought together 100+ angel investors for talks from world-class investors, discussions, and opportunities to make new connections.
In this session they discussed:
- What is broken about venture and how to fix it.
- Why Reid is backing new experiments in venture.
- Their thoughts on the solo GP phenomenon.
- How to think about risk when evaluating an investment.
- Whether they're long or short Silicon Valley.
- Why SPACs are here to stay.
- How to think about diversification in an angel portfolio.
- The state of pricing across different rounds.
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663 - Scott Galloway on Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity
Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a public speaker, entrepreneur, and author of his latest book, Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, has been correctly predicted the podcast every time he came on! This time, he comes on again to predict what would the Post Corona World looks like! We even discuss the future of New York City, and is the city dead! We also talked about the future of educations, cities, and also entreprenuership.
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#482: Steven Rinella — A Short Introduction to True Wilderness Skills and Survival
Steven Rinella — A Short Introduction to True Wilderness Skills and Survival | Brought to you by Athletic Greens all-in-one supplement, 99designs global design platform, and The Ready State virtual mobility coach
Steven Rinella (@MeatEater, @StevenRinella) is the host of the Netflix Originals series MeatEater and The MeatEater Podcast. He’s also the author of seven books dealing with wildlife, conservation, hunting, fishing, and wild foods, including his newest, The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival.
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