The Tim Ferriss Show: Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire

Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies.

His new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and provides an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers.

Tim and Richard cover a lot, thank god for notes!

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others

This episode contains some of the best lessons Tim has learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by his recent talk with Ray Dalio, which has been incredibly popular and led to many additional questions about money and investing.

There is no doubt we need to create systems and procedures that work for each of us. What works for me might not work for you. But you can learn from some of the smartest money managers in the world, and this includes billionaires and legends in the world of finance.

This episode includes tips and recommendations from:

Marc Andreessen
Chris Sacca
Reid Hoffman
Peter Thiel
Seth Godin

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The James Altucher Show: Ep. 260 – Gary Vaynerchuk: Set a Flag on YOUR Thing

James Altucher sat down with self-help and entrepreneurship guru Gary Vaynurchuk. They discuss why you need to develop a business around your passion, patience, the art of documenting and much more!

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The James Altucher Show Ep. 255 – Marcus Lemonis: The Way To Gain Confidence in Yourself and Your Business

Marcus Lemonis is a self-made millionaire, serial entrepreneur and the front man of CNBC’s popular series, “The Profit”.

Since an early age Marcus has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and passion. When he was twelve he started his own lawn mowing business to generate enough money to open a candy store. After he graduated college, he started in automotive sales and managerial positions which ultimately led him to get involved in the camping and RV business.

Today he is the CEO of Camping World, a company specializing in products and services for RV owners. On “The Profit” Marcus lends his expertise and experience to help struggling businesses get back on their feet. Since the show premiered in 2013, he’s invested $50 million of his own money into the businesses featured on the show. On each and every episode Marcus uses his 3P formula, People/Process/Product, to analyze the pitfalls and how to improve the product and process.

James and Marcus discuss the importance of the 3P’s and much, much more.

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Tools and Tips for Better Sleep

In this episode Tim focuses on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle for many people: sleep.

Tim has found that if you prioritize sleep — and recovery, in general — it magnifies everything else in your life, from your emotional health to physical training. To help you take better care of your mind and body, he’s gathered some of the best advice from multiple guests about rest and regeneration.

This episode includes tips and recommendations from:

Strength coach Charles Poliquin
Obstacle course racer Amelia Boone
Comedian Mike Birbiglia
Dr. Peter Attia

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More

In this episode, Tim answers the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter he sends out every week.

In this Q&A, he reveals:

His 3-5 favorite books of the past year.
Technologies and apps that have made his life easier.
How to build a new network from scratch.
His top five supplements for longevity and well-being.
The exercises and self-talk he uses for avoiding (or minimizing) depression.

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Found My Fitness: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Summary:

Dr. Roland Griffiths is a pioneer in psychopharmacology research, having worked for over 40 years with mood-altering substances. Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Griffiths created the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins University.

Most recently his research demonstrated that high-dose synthetic psilocybin, when administered in a safe and clinical setting under the guidance of a team of professionals, was able to have a lasting effect on depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer mediated through mystical experiences that have a phenomenology and psychometric pattern that corresponds to the same sort of religious or mystical experiences documented throughout human history.

In addition to this most recent research, however, Dr. Griffiths has also done research on: the effects it can have on the so-called personality domain of openness, its effects in beginning and long-term meditators, and the effects it has on enhancing smoking cessation. He’s been a part of brain imaging studies and explored its pharmacological and neural mechanisms of action and conducted surveys on so-called “bad trips”, as well as looked at drug interactions.

This was a dense one, thank god for notes!

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing

Ray Dalio grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he has built Bridgewater into what Fortune considers the fifth most important private company in the U.S.

Along the way, Dalio became one the 100 most influential people in the world (according to Time) and one of the 100 wealthiest people in the world (according to Forbes). Because of his unique investment principles that have changed industries, CIO Magazine dubbed him “the Steve Jobs of investing.”

Ray believes his success is the result of principles he’s learned, codified, and applied to his life and business. Those principles are detailed in his new book Principles: Life and Work.

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art

Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler (the third U.S. film in history to win the esteemed Golden Lion award), Black Swan (which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and garnered four other Oscar nominations), Noah (His biblically inspired epic that opened at number one at the box office and grossed more than $362,000,000 worldwide), and his latest, mother!, a psychological horror-thriller film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

In this episode, Tim and Darren explore a wide range of topics, including:

Darren’s creative process and “nomadic writing”
Work environment and highly unusual desks
The “Month of Fury”
How to navigate tough conversations over creativity and control
Psychedelics
Dealing with critics
And much more…

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