The Tim Ferriss Show (general)

This conversation talks about doing HUGE things -- how do you even get started? How did Tony and Peter get started? Be sure to also check out the Global Learning XPRIZE at http://www.xprize.org

TONY ROBBINS

Tony Robbins has consulted or advised international leaders including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Francois Mitterrand, Princess Diana, and Mother Teresa. He has consulted members of two royal families, members of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marines and three U.S. Presidents, including Bill Clinton.  Other celebrity clients include Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, golf legend Greg Norman, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Robbins also has developed and produced five award-winning television infomercials that have continuously aired on average every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day somewhere in North America since their initial introduction in April 1989. 

PETER DIAMANDIS

Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune Magazine. 

In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight.  Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.   

Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.  

He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.   

In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials.

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This is Part 2 of a two-part interview.

Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month (http://www.ramitsethi.com), and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster.  I don't use that phrasing lightly.  In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty tools, software, and experiments he's used to turn a college side project into a multi-million-dollar business with 30+ employees.

This episode is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club. See the 4-6 books (and free samples of all) at http://www.audible.com/timsbooks

Also, would you like to join me and Richard Branson for a week of mentorship on his private island? Take a look at this: http://www.shopify.com/tim

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Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog (ramitsethi.com) up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster.  I don't use that phrasing lightly.  In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty tools, software, and experiments he's used to turn a college side project into a multi-million-dollar business with 30+ employees.

This episode is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club. See the 4-6 books (and free samples of all) at www.audible.com/timsbooks

Also, would you like to join me and Richard Branson for a week of mentorship on his private island? Take a look at this: www.shopify.com/tim

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

Part 3 of 3.

Tracy DiNunzio is a killer.  She's the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship.  She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and board members include the legendary John Doerr.  Tradesy is on a mission to make the resale value of anything you own available on demand. Their tagline is "cash in on your closet."

Tracy is in the trenches 24/7, making it the perfect time to ask her... How has she created such high-velocity growth?  How did she recruit the investors she did?  What's been her experience as a female founder?  What are her biggest mistakes made and lessons learned?  This multi-part series, fueled by wine, will answer all this and more.  Even if you have no desire to start your own company, this 3-part series will get you amped to do big things.

This series is brought to you by the Tim Ferriss Book Club at www.audible.com/timsbooks

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Part 2 of 3.

Tracy DiNunzio is a killer.  She's the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship.  She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and board members include the legendary John Doerr.  Tradesy is on a mission to make the resale value of anything you own available on demand. Their tagline is "cash in on your closet."

Tracy is in the trenches 24/7, making it the perfect time to ask her... How has she created such high-velocity growth?  How did she recruit the investors she did?  What's been her experience as a female founder?  What are her biggest mistakes made and lessons learned?  This multi-part series, fueled by wine, will answer all this and more.  Even if you have no desire to start your own company, this 3-part series will get you amped to do big things.

This series is brought to you by the Tim Ferriss Book Club at www.audible.com/timsbooks

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Tracy DiNunzio is a killer.  She's the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship.  She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and board members include the legendary John Doerr.

She's in the trenches 24/7, making it the perfect time to ask her... How has she created such high-velocity growth?  How did she recruit the investors she did?  What's been her experience as a female founder?  What are her biggest mistakes made and lessons learned?  This multi-part series, fueled by wine, will answer all this and more.  Even if you have no desire to start your own company, this 3-part series will get you amped to do big things.

This series is brought to you by the Tim Ferriss Book Club at www.audible.com/timsbooks

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Brendan Moynihan is a Managing Director at Marketfield Asset Management ($20 billion of assets under management). 

Mr. Moynihan is also the Senior Advisor to the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches both international finance and investment analysis. Previous to all of these posts, he spent more than 20 years on Wall Street as a trader and risk manager. 

He is the author of Next Time will Be Different: Why Economists Can't Predict Financial Panics and Crises (Infrared Press, 2013), the author of Financial Origami: How the Wall Street Model Broke (Bloomberg Press, 2011), and the co-author of What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars (Columbia University Press, 2013), which is about the losses and lessons of investor Jim Paul. He is currently writing a book on the "science" of risk management. 

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Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade, both as a founder and investor.  He is well known as the first outside investor in Facebook, but there's much more to the story...

Peter's first start-up was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998 and led to a $1.5 billion acquisition by eBay in 2002. After the eBay acquisition, Peter founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund. Peter also helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company which now books $1B in revenue/year, and he serves as the chairman of that company’s board.

He has invested in more than 100 startups.

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This is Part 3 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.  He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth.  And in all his spare times, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is Building an Archive of ALL documented human languages, and he serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation.  As part of the latter, he's looking into how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.  He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth.  And in all his spare times, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is Building an Archive of ALL Documented 

 

Human Languages, and he serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation.  As part of the latter, he's looking into how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.

 

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