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The 9 Biggest Takeaways From 4 Hour Work Week   This corresponds to the With Joe Wehbe Podcast series unpacking Tim Ferriss’ ideas on learning, early career and life. His famous breakout book, The 4 Hour Work Week has shifted the way a generation think about work, retirement, business and life.   While it has its shortcomings in very specific respects — and Ferriss discusses this — it is a key resource for a lot of big dreamers out there. I was one of those people who really got permission to think differently thanks to this book. This post unpacks my big takeaways, and

Rosebud whispers the croaky old voice.   A snowball drops and shatters, and Charles Foster Kane, the media tycoon turned failed politician dies a lonely old man in his Xanadu Mansion.   Citizen Kane   This is the genesis point of the storyline in Orson Welles’ 1942 masterpiece Citizen Kane. A reporter is investigating the meaning of this ‘Rosebud’, trying to unpack what the dying word of this noteworthy media figure might have meant.   Through this journey he learns Charles’ story — a boy born into a poor family, who was sold to a rich businessman to be raised and given a fortune once he came of

This is the second post on Naval Ravikant after unpacking his ideas on learning and education. Today we move into his famous Tweet storm-turned-podcast series 'How to Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)' which is also dissected over a series of episodes on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast.   This blog post corresponds to those episodes (circa #217-#226) and unpacks the ideas in written form. Enjoy!   Naval on the role of money   Naval’s Tweet-storm and podcast is called ‘How to Get Rich Without Getting Lucky’. He prefaces this — he thought it would be a controversial discussion but everyone was interested. We live in a

Who is Naval Ravikant? Why does he think education is extended day care? What is the one thing about education he disagrees with everyone on? Is there a problem with his famous ‘How To Get Rich’ Tweet storm and podcast series?   Find out below!   Who is Naval Ravikant?   Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor, having Founded AngelList in 2007 (amongst other companies). He’s a prominent Silicon Valley figure who burst onto the global scene in the last couple of years, particularly famous for his Tweet storm ‘How To Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)’ and short-form podcast Naval, which turned the Tweet storm into an

Alan Watts was a prolific philosopher, absolutely light years ahead of his time especially with the predictions he made about the education revolution before his death in 1973.   Philosophy is something that keeps popping up on this journey — those who dive into it seem to find the ability to really see things.   The episodes we did on Alan Watts on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast, (episodes #203-#211) are some of the most powerful episodes done to date, and go deep to unearth some tightly held assumptions we have about work and life.   Luke Smith, my high school friend and co-host of these

College can be good for learning about what’s been done before, but it can also discourage you from doing something new. Each of our fellows charts a unique course; together they have proven that young people can succeed by thinking for themselves instead of following a traditional track and competing on old career tracks. The hardest thing about being a young entrepreneur is that you haven’t met everyone you’ll need to know to make your venture succeed. We can help connect you — to investors, partners, prospective customers — in Silicon Valley and beyond.   Strike a chord? These quotes come from the

Peter Thiel is one of the Co-Founders of PayPal and a key member of the ‘PayPal Mafia’ who went to go on and dominate the startup world, creating companies like Youtube, Tesla, SpaceX, LinkedIN and many others.   He’s also the Co-Founder of Palantir, the first outside investor in Facebook and the author of Zero to One (2014). As we’ll discuss today and on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast, he’s also the creator of The Thiel Fellowship, which gives young people $100,000 to quit college for a year and go work on their ideas.   There are entrepreneurs and their are entrepreneurs

Okay this blog post is not like the usual stuff you get from me — it will probably require patience and note-taking. It corresponds with a mini-series on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast to do with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose books are pretty hard to read especially for young people!   Check out the podcast here — the Taleb series starts from episode 181.   I want to spend time on the podcast unpacking great thinkers about education, learning and careers and I wanted to start with Taleb. Taleb is a very entertaining, intellectually sassy figure known in particular for his epic books and ideas

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