The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition! | Kevin Rose on The Tim Ferriss Show

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Key Takeaways

  • Think like an investor; consider how you invest your time and capital
    • “You’re an investor and you’re looking for a result or return on investment from allocating those different resources. You can really think like an investor even if you don’t have much disposable income.” Tim Ferriss 
  • “I was reading books on investing when I had not a penny to my name”
  • For updates on the coronavirus, Kevin recommends Peter Attia’s podcast (read our notes here)
  • If people keep going outside, it will take longer for the US to recover from COVID-19
    • “The less strict we are in the next month or two, the longer this is going to last” – Tim Ferriss  
      • “The more seriously you take it now, the less seriously you can take it 12 months from now”
  • “We’ll get through this even if this is as Bill Gates would perhaps propose, the once in a century pandemic. The human species…has existed for a very long time and we have made it through many pandemics, many epidemics, over time and we will make it through this one.”Tim Ferriss 

Intro

  • This is another episode of The Random Show, between Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) and Kevin Rose (@kevirose)  
    • Check out the Podcast Notes from the previous episode of The Random Show, which aired in October 2019 

Books Mentioned

Thoughts on COVID-19 

  • Tim has lost 15 pounds in the last 4 weeks because he often forgets to eat when he’s stressed out
  • Kevin says Tim was the first person to tell him to prep for COVID-19 and quarantine
  • 20-25% of people who have the coronavirus are asymptomatic
  • What’s it like being in lockdown with your significant other?
    • “There’s certainly more pressure in the container, so whatever cracks you may have and everybody has their cracks, they’re going to be a lot more obvious” – Tim Ferriss
      • Tim’s friend compared it to a magnifying glass that shows you your psychological Achilles heel
  • For updates on the coronavirus, Kevin recommends Peter Attia’s podcast (read our notes here)
  • Tim is pessimistic we’ll have a vaccine in 12-18 months but is optimistic about therapeutics
  • Kevin’s 3 hypothetical plan to fight COVID-19
    • 1) Test everyone: “We have to be insanely aggressive about testing” – Kevin Rose
    • 2) We need antibody test people who’ve recovered and start letting those people go back to work
    • 3) We need contact tracing and telling people who’ve been infected to go into lockdown
  • If people keep going outside, it will take longer for the US to recover from COVID-19
    • “The less strict we are in the next month or two, the longer this is going to last” – Tim Ferriss  
      • Many countries are implementing fines for people who leaves their homes
        • If you’re going grocery shopping, wear a mask and gloves
          • “The more seriously you take it now, the less seriously you can take it 12 months from now”

Quarantine Tips

  • Exercise to maintain sanity during the lockdown
  • If you feeling stressed , talk to a friend or family member
  • Tim recommends having a different schedule for weekdays and weekends which makes every day feel less like groundhog day
    • Ex: He and his girlfriend only watch a certain show on the weekend and not the weekdays
  • “We’ll get through this even if this is as Bill Gates would perhaps propose, the once in a century pandemic. The human species…has existed for a very long time and we have made it through many pandemics, many epidemics, over time and we will make it through this one.”Tim Ferriss 
  • The book, The Lessons of History by Will Durant and Ariel Durant, will show you how similar pandemics have happened throughout history

Kevin & Tim Talk Books

Everyone Should Think Like An Investor

  • Think like an investor; consider how you invest your time and capital 
    • “You’re an investor and you’re looking for a result or return on investment from allocating those different resources. You can really think like an investor even if you don’t have much disposable income.” Tim Ferriss 
      • “I was reading books on investing when I had not a penny to my name”
        • You want to think like an investor before you start moving money around, not after
  • “Now’s a great time to invest in yourself”Kevin Rose
    • Take online classes or learn how to code. There are many YouTube classes available 
  • Kevin says The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore and Mel Lindauer, is a fantastic book that will introduce you to the concept of index investing

Tim & Kevin Talk Movies

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