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Master the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their lessons in your life to create an unstoppable advantage.

Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker. His newsletter (https://fs.blog/podcast) offers timeless insights you can use to change your life.

In The Knowledge Project, Shane interviews people at the top of their game. Every episode is packed with hard-earned lessons that you can use in your life. Tune in to create an unstoppable advantage.

Sit down and learn from the best. Previous guests include Reid Hoffman, Esther Perel, Daniel Kahneman, Tobi Lutke, Marshall Goldsmith, Kunal Shah, Ander Huberman, David Sinclair, Ret. General Stanley McChrystal, Marc Andreessen, Patrick Collison, Robert Cialdini, Walter Isaacson, Chris Bosh, Kat Cole, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Seth Godin, Matt Mullenweg, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Maria Konnikova, Bill Ackman, Annie Duke, Derek Sivers, Jim Collins, Naval Ravikant, and many others. They reveal hard-earned lessons on leadership, decision-making, hiring and firing, productivity, habits, and more.

New episodes are released every second Tuesday.

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Master the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their lessons in your life to create an unstoppable advantage.

Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker. His newsletter (https://fs.blog/podcast) offers timeless insights you can use to change your life.

In The Knowledge Project, Shane interviews people at the top of their game. Every episode is packed with hard-earned lessons that you can use in your life. Tune in to create an unstoppable advantage.

Sit down and learn from the best. Previous guests include Reid Hoffman, Esther Perel, Daniel Kahneman, Tobi Lutke, Marshall Goldsmith, Kunal Shah, Ander Huberman, David Sinclair, Ret. General Stanley McChrystal, Marc Andreessen, Patrick Collison, Robert Cialdini, Walter Isaacson, Chris Bosh, Kat Cole, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Seth Godin, Matt Mullenweg, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Maria Konnikova, Bill Ackman, Annie Duke, Derek Sivers, Jim Collins, Naval Ravikant, and many others. They reveal hard-earned lessons on leadership, decision-making, hiring and firing, productivity, habits, and more.

New episodes are released every second Tuesday.

Learn more at https://fs.blog/podcast

    #188: Bryan Johnson: Five Habits for Longer Living

    #188: Bryan Johnson: Five Habits for Longer Living

    What can you do (or avoid) tomorrow to guarantee you can live longer?

    In this episode, Bryan Johnson reveals the five simple disciplines you can start doing to live healthier and longer. Johnson shares what his daily routine looks like, the ins and outs of his experimentation process, and why he gave his father plasma.

    Johnson also opens up about the constant hate he receives from people online, how he deals with it all, and what he wishes he'd known when he sold his company.


    Bryan Johnson is the world's most measured human. Johnson sold his company to PayPal in 2013. Through Project Blueprint, Johnson has achieved metabolic health equal to the top 1.5% of 18 year olds, inflammation 66% lower than the average 10 year old, and reduced his speed of aging by the equivalent of 31 years.

    Johnson is also the founder of Kernel, creator of the world’s first mainstream non-invasive neuroimaging system; and OS Fund, where he invested in the predictable engineering of atoms, molecules, and organisms.
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    Timecodes:
    (00:00:00) Intro
    (00:03:45) On biographies
    (00:08:03) On depression and coping mechanisms
    (00:14:18) Self-destructive behavior and how to pitch Blueprint to someone
    (00:26:50) What a day looks like on Blueprint (exercise and what to eat)
    (00:42:06) How to turn Blueprint protocols into habits
    (00:45:17) Embracing the hate
    (00:49:07) The downsides and lessons of making money
    (00:59:22) The five habits
    (01:05:09) Why does posture matter?
    (01:07:48) Relationship between biological health and sexual health
    (01:09:50) Hair-loss prevention
    (01:15:46) Sunscreen, plastics, and other miscellaneous impacts on aging
    (01:18:30) How will AI help us?
    (01:22:10) On success

    • 1 hr 25 min
    #187 Dr. Becky Kennedy: The One Thing You Can Say That Changes Everything

    #187 Dr. Becky Kennedy: The One Thing You Can Say That Changes Everything

    Dr. Becky Kennedy shares the crucial life and parenting skills you need but didn't get taught on regulating emotions, setting boundaries, and the best sentence you can say when a partner tells you something difficult.
    This episode applies to EVERY relationship in your life, not just your kids.
    Get ready to parent more effectively with less stress, repair after a disagreement, regulate emotions, and unlock the next level in all of your relationships. 
    Dubbed the “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine, Dr. Kennedy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be. She also hosts “Good Inside with Dr Becky,” the top kids and family show on Apple Podcasts.
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    #186 Tom Gayner: Invest Like The Best

    #186 Tom Gayner: Invest Like The Best

    Tom Gayner, CEO of Markel Group, reveals the lessons he’s learned from Charlie Munger and Berkshire Hathaway, how he invests, and the specific way he thinks about opportunity cost.
    Gayner shares the difference between good debt and bad debt, where he disagrees with Munger, and why he focuses on the basics.
    This intimate conversation offers a level of insight and honesty that Tom hasn’t offered anywhere else.
    Gayner is currently the CEO of Markel Group and the Director of The Coca‑Cola Company. He also serves as chairman of the Davis Series Mutual Funds board and on the boards of Graham Holdings and Markel.
    Listen and Learn.
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    #185 Blake Eastman: Learn to Read Anyone

    #185 Blake Eastman: Learn to Read Anyone

    Blake Eastman has dedicated his entire life to psychology and nonverbal behavior.
     
    In 2009 he founded The Nonverbal Group, a  behavioral research and education company in New York City which conducts large scale studies on human behavior and uses a wide range of technologies to systematically deconstruct and improve human communication.
     
    Eastman dives deep into how we communicate with one another, including the ability to read nonverbal cues, his thoughts on big talkers vs. silent types, how we can communicate with our partners without complaining, the value of watching ourselves communicate on video, understanding the power structures and social dynamics at work, and so much more.
     
    Eastman has also served as an adjunct psychology professor at the City University of New York for six years where he taught General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Group Dynamics. He is also a former professional poker player and the founder of School of Cards, the first brick-and-mortar poker school in New York City.
     
    Listen and Learn
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    #184 Best of 2023: Conversations of the Year

    #184 Best of 2023: Conversations of the Year

    The Knowledge Project closes 2023 with a look back at some of the best conversations of the year. Featuring interviews from nine of the most downloaded and acclaimed episodes of 2023, this collection of conversations offers a variety of insights into the power of intention, how to become a better listener, how to give and receive feedback at work, the Four Pillars of Integrity, facing the realities of life, the importance of having deadlines, taking responsibility, building trust in a large organization, and when to double-down on your plans for success.
     
    Guests on this episode include: Mindfulness expert Jack Kornfield, executive coach Carloyn Coughlin, organizational expert Aaron Dignan, leadership expert Jim Dethmer, venture capitalist Ravi Gupta, author and Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly, doctor of psychology Julie Gurner, veteran CEO Frank Slootman, and performance psychologist Gio Valiante.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    #183: Paul Assaiante: Learning to Face Your Fears

    #183: Paul Assaiante: Learning to Face Your Fears

    When Paul Assaiante announced his retirement from coaching the men's squash team at Trinity College in Connecticut earlier this year, it marked the end of the most successful run for any coach in the history of college athletics.
    During his tenure, Assaiante guided Trinity to 17 national titles, including 13 consecutive championships and 252 wins in a row from 1999 to 2011.
    On this episode of The Knowledge Project, Assaiante draws on his 30 years of coaching to discuss the lessons he learned during his career. These lessons include how to conquer fear and anxiety, why safety is actually found when facing adversity, the importance of practice, and what's keeping you from reaching your goals.
    Assaiante is also the author of the 2012 book, Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear. Listen and learn.

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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eoione ,

Todd Herman conversation

This episode is so empowering! Thank you Shane for another great episode👍

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A must-listen!

I recently discovered The Knowledge Project and have been consistently impressed by the depth of insights and knowledge shared in each episode. No matter the subject - you’re guaranteed to gain something from the conversations between Shane and his incredible guests. Highly recommend tuning in!

sjobeck ,

Episode 69 with Jim Detmer is brilliant !!!!

Yes that is three exclamation marks. Episode 60 is maybe the best podcast I have heard. For business. For personal. For life.

He refers to: the Buddha; The Four Agreements; Radical Transparency; effective leadership; healthy relationships; death & grief.

I added listening to this recurring annually to my calendar.

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