The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
By Farnam Street
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We spend most of our lives moving from one thing to the next without thinking about how we can make it better. Entrepreneur Shane Parrish takes you inside the heads of remarkable people to explore the ideas and mental models you can use to make life more meaningful and productive. The Knowledge Project is a collection of signal in a world full of noise.
||CleanLearning How to Learn||Just when I start to think I’m using my time well and getting a lot done in my life, I meet someone like Barbara Oakley. Barbara is a true polymath. She was a captain in the U.S. Army, a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers, a radio operator in the..||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompany Culture, Collaboration and Competition: A Discussion With Margaret Heffernan||Today, I’m joined by speaker, international executive and five-time author Margaret Heffernan. We discuss how to get the most out of our people, creating a thriving culture of trust and collaboration, and how to prevent potentially devastating...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurvival of the Kindest||When Pixar was dreaming up the idea for Inside Out, a film that would explore the roiling emotions inside the head of a young girl, they needed guidance from an expert. So they called Dacher Keltner. Dacher is a psychologist at UC Berkeley who has...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Decision Making Jedi||Michael Mauboussin returns for a fascinating encore interview on the Knowledge Project. We geek out on decision making, luck vs. skill, work life balance, and so much more. *** Michael Mauboussin is back as a returning guest on the Knowledge Project!...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art of Letting Other People Have Your Way||In this episode, we get negotiation coaching from Chris Voss, former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI. *** Whether you’re buying a car, requesting a raise at work, or just deciding where to eat out with your spouse or partner,...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving The Questions You Ask||The quality of your outcome depends on the quality of your questions. Through asking the right questions we can spark innovation and creativity, gain deeper knowledge in the topics that are most important to us, and propel us forward in our personal...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Sugar Slowly Killing Us?||It seems that nowadays, aside from religion and politics, one of the most hotly debated topics is that of nutrition. Should we eat high carb diets? Low carb? High fat? High protein? What about wheat or gluten? Should we eat meat or adopt a vegan diet?..||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading the “Quiet Revolution”||For decades, introversion was looked at as something to overcome, almost like an illness. The way to win in life was through charisma, outspokenness, and self-promotion. Even now, in an increasingly noisy world, introverts may feel added pressure to...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Lessons from a Self-Made Billionaire||Are you in love with your own ideas regardless of how good they are Would you like to make better decisions and fewer mistakes? Would you like to improve the most important relationships in your life? These are just some of the topics I discuss with...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGivers, Takers, and the Resilient Mind||Are you a giver or a taker? Have you ever struggled to find work/life balance? How do you build resilience in yourself, your team, or your children? I tackle these topics and many more in this interview with my special guest, Adam Grant. In this...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret to a Happy Life||In this wide-ranging interview physics major, philosopher, and professional heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore and Shane Parrish talk about boxing, tough love, entropy, the worst that can happen, coaching, and so much more.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Transportation||Marc Garneau (@MarcGarneau) is a Canadian politician, Engineer, and the Minister of Transport. This interview was recorded live in front of an audience in Montreal. As a bilingual country, you'll hear bits of French from the audience...||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Psychology of Advertising, Complex Evolved Systems, Reading, Decision Making||Rory Sutherland (@rorysutherland) is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group, which is one of the largest advertising companies in the world. This interview was recorded live in London, England. Rory started the...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits, Radical Honesty||Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He’s invested in more than 100 companies, including Uber, Twitter, Yammer, and so many others. Don’t worry, we’re not going to talk about early stage investing. Naval’s an...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAristotle Koskinas on Greek History||This is one of 2 interviews that I conducted while visiting Greece this summer. Greek history is deep routed in many things as philosophy, democracy and culture and has laid the foundation of so much of what we know and how we live today. Today I...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSantorini Wine with Panayiota Kalogeropoulou||The island of Santorini has not only has breathtaking views but also a fascinating history. Traces of its first inhabitants have been linked back to 4500 BC. In 1613 BC the most powerful volcanic event in the last 10,000 years took place –...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSamuel Arbesman on Complex Adaptive Systems and the Difference between Biological and Physics Based Thinking||Samuel Arbesman (@arbesman) is a complexity scientist whose work focuses on the nature of scientific and technological change. Sam's also written two books that I love, The Half-Life of Facts and Overcomplicated. In this episode, Sam talks...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorgan Housel on Reading, Writing, Filtering Information||Morgan Housel and I talk about how he reads and why he's all kindle all the time. We also talk about the best teacher he's ever had, filtering information, and what indulgences he'd enjoy if there were no consequences.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtificial Intelligence, Where Knowledge Comes From, The Five Major Schools of Machine Learning, and More||On this episode, I am so happy to have Pedro Domingos who is a professor at the University of Washington. He’s the leading researcher in machine learning and recently wrote an amazing book called The Master Algorithm. In this conversation we...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Wine: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know||On this episode, I talked with Véronique Rivest, one of the most respected sommeliers in the world, about one of my favorite subjects: Wine. We're going to go through a tasting, and learn some everyday tips and tricks. (Apologies for audio...||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Holiday on Reading, What it means to be a Stoic, and How to Take Notes||On this episode of The Knowledge Project, Shane Parrish, from the online intellectual hub Farnam Street, talks with bestselling author Ryan Holiday about how he reads, what it means to be a stoic, the two sides of Seneca, dealing with...||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre we too busy to pay attention to life?||An inbetweenisode of sorts where Jeff Annello and I discuss whether we're too busy to pay attention to life - on whether we're too busy to live. If you want more of these let me know #tkp on twitter.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexander Shelley on The Architecture of Music, The Popularity of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, & The Necessity of Music||On this episode of the knowledge project you'll learn about what goes through conductor Alexander Shelley's mind as he walks from the dressing room to the podium, the architecture of music, why Beethoven's 5th Symphony is so popular, the...||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming More Rational, Changing Minds, and Filtering Information||On this episode of The Knowledge Project, I talk rationality, changing minds (our own and others), filtering information, and a lot more with Julia Galef. Galef is the President and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, a non-profit...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Three Types of Decision Makers, Mental Models, and How to Process Information||Venkatesh is the founder of the blog Ribbonfarm, the technology analysis site Breaking Smart, and the author of a book on decision making called Tempo. We talk about a host of fascinating subjects, including the 3 types of decision makers, mental...||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art and Science of Prediction||On this episode, I'm happy to have Philip Tetlock, professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He's the co-leader of The Good Judgement Project, which is a multi-year forecasting study. He's also the author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of..||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Companies Fail, The State of Venture Capital, Artificial Intelligence||On this episode, I have Chris Dixon. Chris is a partner at perhaps the most famous venture capital firm in the world, Andreessen Horowitz or commonly known as a16z. We talk about the history of venture capital, why companies fail, the future of...||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Zweig on Risk, Writing, and Why Historical Perspectives Matter||On this episode I have Jason Zweig. Jason writes The Intelligent Investor column for the Wall Street Journal. He has also written books like Your Money and Your Brain, The Little Book of Safe Money, and taken part in revised editions of the...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReading, Mental Models, and Worldly Wisdom||This episode features Sanjay Bakshi, one of India’s best-recognised finance professors. He teaches a course entitled Behavioural Finance and Business Valuation at the Management Development Institute. In this interview, we talk about a host of...||9/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Four Aspects of Leadership, Coaching, and Decision Making in the NFL||This episode features Michael Lombardi, former General Manager of the Cleveland Browns and current member of the coaching staff on the New England Patriots. He's widely regarded as one of the best evaluators of talent in the NFL and as we'll see a lot..||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Mauboussin on Intuition, Experts, Technology, and Making Better Decisions||The first episode of The Knowledge Project features Michael Mauboussin, the head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. He’s also written numerous books, including More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional...||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome podcast! Interesting conversation between 2 remarkably informed individuals. Very thought provoking and insightful… so when’s the next one?!
Love FSB - can't wait for the podcast to grow!
My fave Sunday reading
Retired- 30 year investment broker.
I love well read, very intelligent people. At the same time I alawys keep in mind a personal paradox I live by relating to occam's razor. "A simpler description may refer to a more complex hypothesis, and a more complex description may refer to a simpler hypothesis." I Love the podcast, too bad there is no video. Have you considered You Tube when it is feasable? Thanks for a great start. And a teaser...everyone I know is not tying their shoes (laces) correctly. One of the simplest things in our lives but still done incorrectly. The presumption of course is that the knot stays tight.