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Chris Sacca on the Tim Ferriss Show

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Chris Sacca is an American venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and lawyer. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter. Topics: # What is Chris Sacca best known for? [6:10] Total Immersion swimming and how to invest like Chris Sacca [8:40] Pieces of advice given to Chris Sacca on early-stage investing [11:55] What disqualifies startup founders in Sacca’s mind [16:05] Travis Kalanick and Nintendo Wii Tennis [18:55] Traits of founders for whom success, at massive scale, is predestined [22:00] The whales that got away: GoPro, Snapchat, and more [27:40] On letting the negative case dominate one’s analysis for whether to invest or not [29:55] Differences between venture capitalists and private equity [35:15] Books for investing and cultivating emotional intelligence [41:00] Thoughts on modeling what it is to be successful [49:30] What Chris Sacca’s parents did when he was a kid [53:50] What Sacca looks for when hiring [58:25] What historical figure Sacca most identifies with? ...

Derek Sivers on FS

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Musician, speaker, writer and entrepreneur, Derek Sivers chats about creating and running CD Baby, reading, mental models, living a meaningful life and that biggest mistake he’s ever made. Topics: # Surprising Thoughts: # Embed: #

Dr. Andrew Huberman on JRE

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair. Topics: # Surprising Thoughts: # Embed: #

Dr. Andrew Huberman on Rich Roll

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # A neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Andrew specializes in neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to reorganize and repair itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Topics: # 1:26 - Andrew’s Background 15:29 - How Andrew Turned His Life Around 23:47 - How Andrew Combines Neuroscience with His Past 26:43 - The Human Brain: Internal State & External State 35:06 - Neural Plasticity - Steering the Nervous System 42:25 - State of Flow - The Dopamine System 59:07 - Process of Internal Rewards 1:05:55 - Studying Fear, Courage, and Resilience 1:16:03 - How to Deal with Problems of Motivation and Focus 1:24:41 - Panoramic Vision vs Focal Vision 1:30:45 - Methods of Focus and Deep Rest 1:34:50 - Optic Flow and EMDR 1:38:50 - Andrew’s Work in Addiction 1:47:06 - A Bio-Marker for Addicts to Avoid Relapse 1:49:36 - Neuroscience Perspective on Political Polarization 1:59:15 - The Importance of Internal Control 2:04:57 - Is There Hope for Us? ...

James O'Keefe on The Portal w/ Eric Weinstein

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # James O’Keefe is a dangerous man. He records people without their knowledge and publishes the results using the full power of our technological toolkit. He is well versed in the details of the law as to what can and cannot be legally recorded and/or published without the consent or even awareness of his targets. He is willing to risk prison to capture his stories and he has developed a policy of not settling out of court, even when it would be financially advantageous to do so. ...

Josh Wolfe on The Portal w/ Eric Weinstein

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital is a leading mind in the current wave of venture capitalists making waves. While aware of each other for some time, in this episode Josh sits down with Eric for their first meeting. Together the two explore various topics from comparing notes on their encounters with Jim Watson of DNA fame, to talking about what society gets wrong and how to see that as a source of opportunity. ...

Peter Thiel on The Portal w/ Eric Weinstein

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Billionaire Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio to Launch “The Portal”: a new podcast and video channel dedicated to our search for a path to a more transcendent and transformative future together. Peter and Eric discuss the link between growth and violence and the need to rejoin the quest for a more energizing future for all levels of society. ...

Ross Douthat on The Portal w/ Eric Weinstein

July 5, 2020
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Synopsis: # Just before the great indooring due to the Pandemic of 2020, Eric sat down with conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to discuss his book “The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.” Over champagne flutes filled with bubbly, the two discussed the various ways that the success and excesses of American Capitalism were now distorting the American Dream into a dystopian fever vision, making it far harder to wake up from this stasis in time to avoid the previous fates of fallen empires. ...