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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

    #724: Claire Hughes Johnson, Building Stripe from 160 to 6,000+ Employees — How to Take Radical Ownership of Your Life and Career

    #724: Claire Hughes Johnson, Building Stripe from 160 to 6,000+ Employees — How to Take Radical Ownership of Your Life and Career

    Claire Hughes Johnson currently serves as a corporate officer and advisor for Stripe, a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the Internet. Claire previously served as Stripe’s chief operating officer from 2014 to 2021, helping grow the company from fewer than 200 employees to more than 6,000. Her book is Scaling People: Tactics for Management and Company Building.

    Please enjoy!

    Timestamps for this episode are available below. Resources from this episode: https://tim.blog/2024/02/27/claire-hughes-johnson/

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    Timestamps:

    [07:51] Say the thing you think you cannot say.

    [13:24] Detoxifying your left-hand column.

    [19:59] Victim versus player.

    [29:49] Recommended reading.

    [36:53] The case for reading fiction.

    [44:18] Crafting a working-with-me document.

    [52:07] Make the implicit explicit.

    [57:29] An Irish Goodbye.

    [58:34] Email policies.

    [1:03:58] Renegotiating the terms of expectations.

    [01:06:05] Listening for the quiet no.

    [01:08:27] Money versus time.

    [01:10:14] Good rules can be liberating.

    [01:12:59] Leadership and disappointment.

    [01:17:59] Renegotiating past disappointment.

    [01:37:05] Asking a question versus stating an opinion.

    [01:40:58] Training wheels for a “no.”

    [01:42:26] Time, talent, treasure, and testimony.

    [01:46:37] Spotting bad apples while hiring.

    [01:48:37] If you’re not self-aware, how would you know?

    [01:51:08] Work style assessments for self-awareness building.

    [01:58:38] Paragons of no.

    [02:00:51] No more boards.

    [02:04:58] Pushers and pullers.

    [02:11:50] Parting thoughts.

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    Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, Margaret Atwood, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, Dr. Gabor Maté, Anne Lamott, Sarah Silverman, Dr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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    • 2 hr 19 min
    #723: In Case You Missed It: January 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #723: In Case You Missed It: January 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, @hypersundays on Twitter suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

    See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast. 

    Please enjoy! 

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    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter that every Friday features five bullet points highlighting cool things I’ve found that week, including apps, books, documentaries, gadgets, albums, articles, TV shows, new hacks or tricks, and—of course—all sorts of weird stuff I’ve dug up from around the world.

    It’s free, it’s always going to be free, and you can subscribe now at tim.blog/friday.

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    Timestamps:

    Greg McKeown: 00:03:13

    Dr. Nolan Williams: 00:14:58

    Noah Kagan: 00:21:11:17

    Dr. Andy Galpin: 00:25:58:29

    Chris Beresford-Hill: 00:30:38

    Full episode titles:

    Walk & Talk with Greg McKeown — How to Find Your Purpose and Master Essentialism in 2024 (#719)

    Noah Kagan — How to Launch a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (#717)

    Performance Coach Andy Galpin — Rebooting Tim’s Sleep, Nutrition, Supplements, and Training for 2024 (#716)

    Chris Beresford-Hill — A Master Ad Man on Superbowl Confessions, How to Come Up With Great Ideas, Cold Emailing Mark Cuban, Doing Naughty Things, Poetic Mind Control, Creative Process and Insider Tips, How to Negotiate with Bosses and Clients, and The Power of a Stolen Snickers (#715)

    A Glimpse of the Future: Electroceuticals for 70%–90% Remission of Depression, Brain Stimulation for Sports Performance, and De-risking Ibogaine for TBI/PTSD (#714)

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    Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, Margaret Atwood, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, Dr. Gabor Maté, Anne

    • 48 min
    #722: Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time

    #722: Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time

    Cal Newport is a professor of computer science at Georgetown University, where he is also a founding member of the Center for Digital Ethics. His books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over forty languages. He is also a contributor to The New Yorker and hosts the popular Deep Questions podcast. His new book is Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout.

    Please enjoy!

    Timestamps for this episode are available below. Resources from this episode: https://tim.blog/2024/02/21/cal-newport-slow-productivity/

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    Timestamps:

    [06:14] Unforced Errors: The Internet Story.

    [09:41] Techno-selectionism.

    [18:06] Why YouTube and podcasts aren’t ideal bedfellows.

    [23:03] Amish technology and Steve Martin.

    [28:07] What prompted Cal to write Slow Productivity?

    [31:35] Becoming a better writer through blogging.

    [36:54] The benefits of obsessing over quality.

    [40:54] How did Cal decide to identify himself as a writer?

    [52:02] People who exemplify slow productivity.

    [58:45] Trade-offs on the path to 21st-century slow productivity.

    [1:03:16] Push systems vs. pull systems.

    [1:04:34] Quota systems.

    [1:06:08] Why slow productivity isn’t a zero-sum game.

    [1:09:33] Language that clarifies.

    [1:13:17] Sender filters.

    [1:16:20] What people might miss about Slow Productivity‘s message.

    [1:21:24] How Cal defines productivity.

    [1:25:36] Derek Sivers and money as a neutral indicator of value.

    [1:28:34] Contemporary slow productivity champions.

    [1:33:18] Asynchronous vs. real-time conversations.

    [1:35:51] Making group scheduling less hellish.

    [1:40:13] Cal’s problem with Frederick Winslow Taylor.

    [1:42:01] How The New Yorker maintains its old-timey charm where other publications fail.

    [1:49:05] Cal’s dream publications.

    [1:51:07] Mental models for cultivating a slow productivity mindset.

    [1:56:27] The consequences of playing the algorithm game.

    [2:03:14] The renewed viability of newsletters.

    [2:08:03] Parting thoughts.

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    Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill B

    • 2 hr 19 min
    #721: Master Negotiator William Ury — Proven Strategies and Amazing Stories from Warren Buffett, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong Un, Hugo Chávez, and More

    #721: Master Negotiator William Ury — Proven Strategies and Amazing Stories from Warren Buffett, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong Un, Hugo Chávez, and More

    William Ury, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known experts on negotiation. He is coauthor of Getting to Yes, the all-time best selling negotiation book in the world; the author of one of my favorite books on negotiation (Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations); and author of the new book: Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict.

    Please enjoy!

    Timestamps for this episode are available below.

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    Timestamps:

    [06:53] Connecting with Roger Fisher.

    [10:08] Devising Seminars.

    [12:31] Negotiating the Camp David Accords.

    [18:23] Writing the other side's victory speech.

    [21:17] Writing Kim Jong-un's victory speech.

    [26:20] Pondering possibilities in the modern Middle East.

    [29:26] Lessons from iconic possibilist Nelson Mandela.

    [32:17] Going to the balcony.

    [36:11] Mitigating the risk of emotional spiraling with Hugo Chávez.

    [40:50] The power of silence.

    [44:09] Respect and saving face.

    [51:08] Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA).

    [1:02:49] The trust menu.

    [1:06:29] The positive no.

    [1:12:14] Closing on a positive note.

    [1:14:56] What prompted William to write Possible?

    [1:19:38] Negotiating as a creative endeavor.

    [1:22:48] Sabbatical considerations.

    [1:23:56] Exercise and self-care routines.

    [1:29:27] Uncovering interests, not just positions.

    [1:35:18] Hopes for the impact of Possible.

    [1:37:25] Parting thoughts.

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    Resources from this episode: https://tim.blog/2024/02/13/william-ury/

    For show notes and past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast.

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    Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, Margaret Atwood, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, Dr. Gabor Maté, Anne Lamott, Sarah Silverman, Dr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    #720: Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani

    #720: Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani

    Soman Chainani is the bestselling author of The School for Good & Evil book series, which has sold more than 4 million copies, been translated into 35 languages across six continents, and been adapted into a major motion picture from Netflix that debuted at #1 in more than 80 countries. Visit SomanChainani.com to learn more and follow Soman on Instagram (@somanc).

    Please enjoy!

    Timestamps for this episode are available below.

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    Timestamps:

    [04:54] Who is Soman Chainani?

    [06:01] Follow the flow.

    [14:52] Give stories away.

    [23:34] Your bull might be gay.

    [30:13] Indispensable assistance.

    [36:36] Art appreciation: Christopher Marley.

    [40:35] Coach Alpha.

    [50:05] Mike Regula's Course of Action.

    [52:31] The catharsis of being an intermittent pop star.

    [59:20] How ketamine changed Soman's life.

    [1:08:09] The Shadow Self vs. The Double (refereed by Kelly Clarkson).

    [1:13:47] Thoughts on Netflix's Quarterback.

    [1:17:34] Career lessons from Taylor Swift.

    [1:24:07] Recommended reading.

    [1:29:55] Cross-collar dating.

    [1:35:12] The language of couples.

    [1:36:59] Hookups.

    [1:38:28] St. Louis vs. everywhere else.

    [1:42:48] Dodgy allergies.

    [1:48:41] Babysitting the fully formed.

    [1:52:07] Parting thoughts.

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    For show notes and past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast.

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    Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, Margaret Atwood, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, Dr. Gabor Maté, Anne Lamott, Sarah Silverman, Dr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    #719: Walk & Talk with Greg McKeown — How to Find Your Purpose and Master Essentialism in 2024

    #719: Walk & Talk with Greg McKeown — How to Find Your Purpose and Master Essentialism in 2024

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    Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. Together they have sold more than two million copies in 37 languages. He is also a speaker, host of The Greg McKeown Podcast and founder of The Essentialism Academy with students from 96 countries. More than 175,000 people have signed up to his 1-Minute Wednesday newsletter.

    He is currently doing a doctorate at The University of Cambridge, and he is easily one of my favorite thinkers on all things related to effectiveness, efficiency, and—at the end of the day—quality of life. 

    Greg is originally from London, England, and he and his wife Anna are parents to four children.

    Please enjoy!

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    [10:02] How 2023 informed 2024’s highest priorities.

    [16:09] Greg’s system for effortless execution of daily tasks.

    [27:42] Directional documents, shameless repentance, and shifting success.

    [36:53] Poetic mysticism and matchmaking introspection.

    [41:51] What compass guides you toward purpose?

    [45:10] The truth as a path to your best possible future.

    [50:34] Maslow’s forgotten pinnacle of self-transcendence.

    [54:28] Why self-actualization is an insuf

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4.6 out of 5
15.4K Ratings

15.4K Ratings

LakeHopatcong ,

Great value to life

Tims podcast has provided me amazing value over the years. Insights, ideas, different perspectives, challenges, changes, helpful thinking, and more. Appreciate all you do Tim. Thank you.

angelus658 ,

Always worth the time

I sometimes go a little while without listening to one of Tim’s shows, and then when I inevitably tune back in I berate myself for not keeping up to speed. He’s such a fantastic interviewer. Great questions and actionable insights. I think I’m a better person for having this show in my life.

TitanInTraining ,

Used to be great now self indulgent

I have been long time fan and reader of Tim and have consistently gotten value and enjoyment out of his thinking across different media formats. Increasingly, however I feel he is off course with his show. The conversations are dominated by Tim’s monologues and he is getting increasingly repetitive in his aging anecdotes. How many more times do we need to hear about his experiences at his first SXSW when he was trying to make it? The interviews feel more self-serving, with Tim indulging his need to be heard, and the desire to gain information that he wants. This approach rubs off on the guests who also are not providing as good material to the listeners as in previous episodes. How can they when their interviewer is dominating the conversation and directly asking them to respond to him. It is constricting and does not give the guests space to share their unique perspectives. Instead, they spend most of the episode responding to Tim’s. Tim, if you’re reading this, please course correct your podcast to bring it closer to what it originally was and what is reflected in your books. You interviewing high performers, and distilling their lessons and experiences for the rest of us. You talk about wanting to be more anonymous and more in the background but I don’t see it from the way you conduct your interviews. You seem to want to be the center of the story and that’s not how it was originally. In closing, I have to say this is still one of the better podcasts around, at least via the archive of past episodes, but it has lost its way.

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