The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
By Farnam Street
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The Knowledge Project takes you inside the heads of remarkable people to explore the frameworks and mental models you can use to make life more meaningful and productive. Learn more at https://fs.blog
||CleanEarning Your Stripes||On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||CleanCollaboration and Competition||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 Warrior Poet and the 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||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|
||CleanAngel Philosopher: Naval Ravikant on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life||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|
||CleanFuture-Proof Your Knowledge||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|
||CleanReading, Writing, and Lifelong Learning||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|
||CleanThe Rise of The Machines||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|
||CleanWine Lessons From a World Class Sommelier||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|
||CleanThe Architecture 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|
||CleanThe Art of Changing Minds||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||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|
||CleanHow to See the Future||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|
||CleanThe State of Venture Capital||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|
||CleanElevate Your Financial IQ||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|
||CleanWhy Mental Models?||In this episode of The Knowledge Project, I have on the show one of my favorite people: Sanjay Bakshi. Sanjay is one of India’s most recognized finance professors. He teaches a course entitled Behavioural Finance and Business Valuation at...||9/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeadership on the Field, in the Office, and at Home||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...||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen To Trust Your Gut||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|
Farnam Street knowledge in a whole new medium
Farnam Street is a site that makes you smarter. Sometimes, without even realizing it. Shane's ability to pull the most salient pieces of information from the books and essays he reads is evident in this new podcast, where his quest for knowledge puts him in front of some of today's greatest thinkers. Great show to listen to, probably best to sit down with a pen & paper to take notes though!
Already learning so much -- Shane Parrish does it again!
Being a fan of Farnam Street for a long time, I was really excited for this and it did not disappoint!
Great first episode and I can't wait for more.
Love the questions, the Canadian accent and the guest.