This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex — the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google — and had a public chat.
Photo credit: Paul Marc Mitchell “I don’t really want to play scales; I want to play music!” – Nicholas McCarthy Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14.
“The interesting jobs are the ones that you make up.” – Chris Young Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator.
“If medicine wants to focus on prevention, there’s no better tool than nutrition.” – Dominic D’Agostino Dr.
This is not going to be a long-form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer…at least not in the usual fashion.
Image from Instagram “Doing the hard things is what will bring you success. Get used to work and fall in love with it.” – Shay Carl Shay Carl (@shaycarl) got his first computer at age 27.
“If ego has told you that you know everything, all of a sudden it’s impossible for you to learn.” – Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer.
“For every hour I spend writing, I spend three hours thinking about writing.” – Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath.
“If I told you that Oprah Winfrey is now a white man…what would you say?” – Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show.
“There are more valuable things than money in the short term.” – Ramit This episode is actually a workshop on negotiating.
Photo credit: ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media. “The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting.” – Ryan Holiday My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from the best in the military, entertainment, politics, chess, and athletics, and tease out the routines and habits that you can use.
This post is very exciting for me. It covers a subject I care deeply about (cancer), and it’s exclusive, unpublished material from a New York Times Magazine feature entitled “An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death.” Written by Sam Apple, this piece got a lot of attention.
“If somebody else can do it, I am not going to do it.” – Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) is back again and, as I’ve said before, he might be the real-life “Most Interesting Man In The World.” Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.
“Raise prices.” – Marc Andreessen Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide.
Photo credit: Instagram This episode is a role-reversal. I went to New York City and sat down with Stephen J.
“The point of journalism is to tell the truth. It is not to improve society. There are facts and truths that feel regressive, but that doesn’t matter.
Photo by Jimmy Chin “You take a dump into free space, and it just completely disappears.” – Alex Honnold Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold, Facebook: /alexhonnold) is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo (no ropes, no partner) ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world.
“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” – W. H. Auden This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly.
This is what a GST athlete looks like. “If the best in the world are stretching their ass off in order to get strong, why aren’t you?
Photo credit: Michael Segal “Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.” – Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I’ve ever had on the show.