The Tim Ferriss Show

Tracy DiNunzio is a killer.  She's the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship.  She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and board members include the legendary John Doerr.

She's in the trenches 24/7, making it the perfect time to ask her... How has she created such high-velocity growth?  How did she recruit the investors she did?  What's been her experience as a female founder?  What are her biggest mistakes made and lessons learned?  This multi-part series, fueled by wine, will answer all this and more.  Even if you have no desire to start your own company, this 3-part series will get you amped to do big things.

This series is brought to you by the Tim Ferriss Book Club at www.audible.com/timsbooks

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Brendan Moynihan is a Managing Director at Marketfield Asset Management ($20 billion of assets under management). 

Mr. Moynihan is also the Senior Advisor to the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches both international finance and investment analysis. Previous to all of these posts, he spent more than 20 years on Wall Street as a trader and risk manager. 

He is the author of Next Time will Be Different: Why Economists Can't Predict Financial Panics and Crises (Infrared Press, 2013), the author of Financial Origami: How the Wall Street Model Broke (Bloomberg Press, 2011), and the co-author of What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars (Columbia University Press, 2013), which is about the losses and lessons of investor Jim Paul. He is currently writing a book on the "science" of risk management. 

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Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade, both as a founder and investor.  He is well known as the first outside investor in Facebook, but there's much more to the story...

Peter's first start-up was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998 and led to a $1.5 billion acquisition by eBay in 2002. After the eBay acquisition, Peter founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund. Peter also helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company which now books $1B in revenue/year, and he serves as the chairman of that company’s board.

He has invested in more than 100 startups.

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This is Part 3 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.  He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth.  And in all his spare times, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is Building an Archive of ALL documented human languages, and he serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation.  As part of the latter, he's looking into how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.  He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth.  And in all his spare times, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is Building an Archive of ALL Documented 

 

Human Languages, and he serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation.  As part of the latter, he's looking into how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.

 

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Kevin Kelly is amazing.  He is a co-founder of WIRED Magazine, diverse polymath, and my nominee for the real "Most Interesting Man In The World."  This is a multi-part interview.

Read all about him at kk.org.

Show notes and links coming soon to www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast

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Yes, Kevin Rose is back.

He was my first ever guest on this podcast, and now he's causing more trouble.

All shownotes and links at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast

Enjoy!

Tim

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This short (<10 min) episode explores the realities and science of "homeopathy," a controversial approach to medicine.  This episode also explains common logical fallacies that you can guard against in all areas of life.

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Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. Ed has received five Academy Awards, and -- as a computer scientist -- he has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics.  He is the author of Creativity, Inc., which Forbes has said "just might be the best business book ever written." (!)

This episode touches on a lot, including lessons learned from George Lucas and Steve Jobs, the origins of Pixar, personal challenges, routines, favorite books, and much more.

Enjoy!

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Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of Linkin Park, which has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy Awards in the process.

Mike has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Depeche Mode, and he's also the lead rapper in his side project Fort Minor, which I'm a huge fan of.

As if that's not enough, he's also provided artwork, production and mixing for all the projects that I just mentioned. The man is a beast... but did he start out that way? The answers might surprise you.

This episode covers how he got started, advice for beginning musicians (or creatives/artists of any type), navigating "entertainment" and Hollywood, daily rituals, how he writes songs, how he and his band rehearse, and much more.

Enjoy!


Tim

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