North Star Podcast
By David Perell | Perell.com
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A deep dive into the stories, habits, ideas, strategies and methods that drive fulfilled people and create enormous success for them. The guests are diverse, but they share profound similarities. They’re guided by purpose, live with intense joy, learn passionately, and see the world with a unique lens. Each episode lets us soak in their hard-earned wisdom and apply it to our lives. Guests include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, and Tyler Cowen.
||CleanSteve Schlafman: Meaning and Mindfulness||My guest today is Steve Schlafman, a venture capitalist, leadership coach and partner at Primary VC. This episode is a wide-ranging, emotional journey through the nooks and crannies of investing, introspection, and sobriety.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Gross: Dreams and Determination||Daniel Gross is a partner at Y Combinator, the world’s best startup studio. Daniel focuses on artificial intelligence at Y Combinator and recently founded AI Grant, a distributed AI Research Lab.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArianna Simpson: Bitcoin, Books and Burning Man||My guest today is Arianna Simpson, the Managing Director at a cryptocurrency hedge fund called Autonomous Partners.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerek Thompson: The Genius of Shakespeare||Derek Thompson is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic who writes about media, culture and economics.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAusten Allred: The Future of Education||My guest today is Austen Allred, the founder of Lambda School — a revolutionary new school.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDevon Zuegel: Cities as a Superpower||My guest today is Devon Zuegel, a writer of code and writer of words who spends her time unlocking human potential through incentive design and tools for thought and cities. In this conversation, we jump from coordination problems to urban planning to t||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Nielsen: Tools for Thought||My guest today is Michael Nielsen a scientist, writer and computer programmer who works as a research fellow at Y Combinator Research. Michael has written on various topics from quantum teleportation, geometric complexity and the future of science. Mich||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Kwok: How Systems Work||Kevin is particularly interested in understanding the underlying structures that shape industries and the core loops that drive companies. And among other things is currently working on a class on loops, network effects, and growth models.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSara Dietschy: The Life of a YouTuber||My guest today is Sara Dietschy, a YouTuber and content creator based in New York City. With more than 300,000 subscribers, Sara’s created a docu-series, a daily vlog and recently launched a new podcast called The Creative Exchange.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Cooper: The Timeless Allure of Ruins||In this episode, we talk about the academy in the internet age, compare functional and sacred architecture, and dream about time travel.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKyle Chayka: Musings on Minimalism||A conversation about the internet, the future, and new-age aesthetics.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Levine: Money Stuff||Today’s guest is Matt Levine, a columnist at Bloomberg covering finance, Wall Street and the broader business world.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTyler Cowen: Two Blundering Fools||Tyler Cowen is an economics professor at George Mason University. He runs the Mercatus Center, which bridges the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeoff Manaugh: Burglars, Buildings and Blueprints||Geoff Manaugh explores the intersection of architecture, technology, and landscapes. As a professor, he’s taught classes in both the United States and in Australia on topics such as blackouts, the future of cinema, geo-engineering, and the possibility||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEugene Wei: Compress to Impress||Today’s guest is Eugene Wei, who's spent his career working at some of the world’s best technology companies including Amazon, Hulu, and Facebook. He joined Amazon in 1997 after graduating from Stanford and it was at Amazon that he watched Jeff Bezo||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Belsky: Creativity Begins at the Edge of Reason||Scott Belsky helps creative people, teams, and networks make ideas happen.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDouglas Abrams: Journey to Joy||Douglas Abrams is the founder of Idea Architects, a book publishing, and media company that works with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlbert Wenger: World After Capital||Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor in Etsy and Tumblr.||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAri Paul: Betting on Crypto||Ari Paul is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital. He was previously a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's $8 billion endowment. Ari earned a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeather Harnett: Be Human||Heather Hartnett is the CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures. She leads the Human Ventures team and advises each of Human Ventures’ portfolio companies.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Wolfe: The Magic of Science||Josh Wolfe is the co-founder and managing partner at Lux Capital, which invests in the intersection of science and technology at the outermost edge of what is possible. He partners with innovators challenging the status quo and even the laws of nature.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShane Parrish: Brain Food||Shane reveals counterintuitive secrets to learning history through the lens of his recent trip to France. We also dissected one of my favorite mental models — why the map is not the territory. It’s a fascinating one that changed the way I see the wo||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreg Rosborough: Be Relentless||Greg Rosborough is the co-founder and design director of Abasi Rosborough. As a fashion designer, he thinks about the interaction between anatomy and functionality. He designs in juxtapositions, combining ancient with modern, minimal with monumental, an||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Arbesman: Think, Have Fun, And Be a Mench||Sam Arbesman is a complexity scientist and the author of two award winning books, Technology at the Limits of Comprehension and The Half Life of Facts. He has a PhD in Computational Biology from Cornell University and is the current Scientist in Residen||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I highly recommend this podcast to college students or young professionals who may be struggling in their careers. David does a phenomenal job diving into the life stories of his guests and pulling practical insights from them. Lots to learn!
A mind on fire
David has skin in the game; a mind on fire emerging from the coming generation of curious, driven, thoughtful innovators. Great podcast.