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#108 Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics

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  • 410 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:23:33

Thomas Zurbuchen is currently Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, where he seeks answers to big questions about the universe and our place in it. Previously, he was a professor of space science and aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and a founding director of its Center for Entrepreneurship. In this episode, Thomas and Shane discuss the origin of his passion for astrophysics, commercial spaceflight, exciting experiments going on at the International Space Station, the challenges of space flight, how he makes decisions, whether humans will ever live on Mars, and more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#107 Matt Ridley: Infinite Innovation

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  • 410 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:04:29

Matt Ridley is the author of several books related to science and human progress, biologist, newspaper columnist and member of the House of Lords in the UK. Matt and Shane discuss writing books about science, the age-old battle between viruses and humans, rational optimism, the difference between innovation and invention, the role of trial and error and the effects of social media on seeing others’ points of view. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#106 Josh Kaufman: Maximizing Our Locus of Control

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  • 550 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:17:08

Author of one of the best business books of all time, The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman chats with Shane about rapid skill acquisition, mental models, decision making, overcoming fear and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#105 Seth Godin: Failing On Our Way To Mastery

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  • 740 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:24:20

Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestselling books, founder of altMBA, the Akimbo podcast and runs one of the most popular blogs in the world. Seth and Shane chat about creative work, fear, shame, trusting yourself, what it means to be a professional, how to become an observer of reality, emotional labor, how we learn and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#104 Nir Eyal: Mastering Indistraction

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  • 650 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:22:38

Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable, Nir Eyal was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” In this episode, Shane and Nir discuss regaining control of our attention from technology, how to get more done in less time, controlling the things you have agency over and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Stay up to date by singing up for Brain Food, our weekly newsletter that comes out each Sunday with timeless insights for life and business. Sign up here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#103 Loch Kelly: Effortless Mindfulness

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  • 360 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:18:18

Loch Kelly is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Shane and Loch do a deep dive into mindfulness, consciousness, how to not let your emotions take over, ways to access your hidden awareness, debugging your mind and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Stay up to date by singing up for Brain Food, our weekly newsletter that comes out each Sunday with timeless insights for life and business. Sign up here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#102 Sendhil Mullainathan: The Chaos Inside Us

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  • 580 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:37:46

Sendhil Mullainathan is the Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Sendhil reflects on lessons he learned from his father, how creativity is the marrying of ideation and filtration, direct versus associative memory, what we can do to get better, rules versus decisions, positioning over predicting, outcome over ego and so much more. Listen now for some ideas that you can put into practice that will help you become a better version of yourself. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Stay up to date by singing up for Brain Food, our weekly newsletter that comes out each Sunday with timeless insights for life and business. Sign up here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#101 Jane McGonigal: The Psychology of Gaming

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  • 280 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 58:58

Jane McGonigal is a PhD Game Designer who advocates for the use of video games to help people learn skills that transfer to the real world, heal physical problems like concussions and improve attitudes and self-esteem in children. Shane and Jane discuss how video games help with decision making, post-traumatic growth as well as how much is too much, what to watch out for and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Stay up to date by singing up for Brain Food, our weekly newsletter that comes out each Sunday with timeless insights for life and business. Sign up here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#100 Matt Mullenweg: Collaboration Is Key

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  • 430 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 01:25:43

Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, the open platform that runs most of the sites you visit and the CEO of Automattic. In this episode Matt and Shane discuss distributed work, the 5 levels of autonomous organizations, decision making, running an organization with more than 1300 people, integrating acquisitions and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Stay up to date by singing up for Brain Food, our weekly newsletter that comes out each Sunday with timeless insights for life and business. Sign up here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

#98 Kris Cordle: Releasing the Ego

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  • 350 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 48:17

For over a decade, Kris Cordle has worked directly with some of the best CEOs at Yahoo, Twitter and Slack. She joined Twitter and Slack early on and helped them scale into public companies. Most recently she was Chief of Staff at Slack but is currently launching Devenu Colloborations, a firm dedicated to helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. In this episode, Kris and Shane discuss her upbringing in a religious cult and how that shaped her world, automatic rules for success, lessons in decision making and scaling, why it’s particularly hard for founders to scale, the common patterns to success and much more. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, and member only content. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#99 Kris Cordle: Releasing the Ego

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  • 340 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 48:17

For over a decade, Kris Cordle has worked directly with some of the best CEOs at Yahoo, Twitter and Slack. She joined Twitter and Slack early on and helped them scale into public companies. Most recently she was Chief of Staff at Slack but is currently launching Devenu Colloborations, a firm dedicated to helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. In this episode, Kris and Shane discuss her upbringing in a religious cult and how that shaped her world, automatic rules for success, lessons in decision making and scaling, why it’s particularly hard for founders to scale, the common patterns to success and much more. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, and member only content. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#98 Sahil Lavingia: Observing the Present

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  • 310 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:10:42

Founder and CEO of Gumroad, writer and angel investor, Sahil Lavingia hops on TKP to chat about building a billion dollar business, the hardest skills to succeed, what he looks for during the hiring process, his worst mistake, the patterns of failure and success and so much more. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, and member only content. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#97 Roger Martin: Forward Thinking

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  • 420 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:28:43

The former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Roger Martin was 2017’s number one management thinker in the world. You’ll walk away from this conversation a better leader and decision maker as he discusses patterns of good leadership, the hardest skill to transfer when decision making, self-sabotage, overcoming fear and integrative thinking. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, and member only content. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#96 Randall Stutman: The Essence of Leadership

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  • 590 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:35:59

The founder and co-head of the Leadership Practice at CRA and the Admired Leadership Institute, Randall Stutman is an incredible executive coach with an impressive roster of clients. You’ll walk away from this episode with some tools to put into practice to make you a better leader, partner and parent as Randall discusses the behavioral versus psychological view of leadership, what really drives results, and the uncommon routines of the world’s best leaders. Subscribe to TKP Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, and member only content. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#95 Code Cubitt: Coachability Is Critical

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  • 390 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:02:28

Managing Director of Mistral Venture Partners and venture capitalist, Code Cubitt has an interesting origin story. After being kicked out of University twice he still managed to graduate and quickly climbed the VC ranks for several prominent companies before starting a venture program of his own. Hear how he evaluates founders, his decision making process, common mistakes companies make as they scale and much more. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#94 Chamath Palihapitiya: Understanding Yourself

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  • 1.1K views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:26:38

The Founder and CEO of Social Capital, prominent figure in the venture capital business and part owner of the Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya sits down with Shane Parrish to chat about what it means to be an observer of the present, how to think in first principals, the psychology of successful investing, his thoughts on the best public company CEO’s and much more. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#93 Matt Holland: Zero Day

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  • 470 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:27:31

The Founder and CEO of Field Effect Security, Matthew Holland, is one of the world’s leading authorities in cyber security. He explains exploits, hacking and defending while providing insight on the mind of the attacker, Huawei, Snowden and what you should be asking your cyber security vendor. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#92 Lisa Feldman Barrett: Balancing the Brain Budget

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  • 450 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:20:10

Neuroscientist, psychologist and author, Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses the complexities of the brain, our emotions, improving ourselves and our relationship with others, making good decisions and giving yourself an existential break. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#91 Russ Hudson: The Pursuit of Presence

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  • 630 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:48:04

Author and co-founder of the Enneagram Institute, Russ Hudson, explains how the Enneagram was developed, how it helps us grow personally and with others, the nine interconnected personality types and what it means to be present. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

#90 Apolo Ohno: Process Versus Prize

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  • 540 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:18:03

8x Olympic medalist and short-track speed skating legend, Apolo Ohno chats about his origin story, recovering from multiple failures, mental training, confidence and leaving it all of the ice. GO PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/