How to Ask Better Questions, Take Better Risks, and More! | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)
This episode is a rare exception to the rule — unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a few times in the last few years, including for the celebration of the 100th episode of this podcast. In preparation for this episode, I solicited phone numbers from listeners who wanted to receive a call from me, and then I started drinking and dialing, answering questions and getting a little frisky along the way.
This time, I came in hot, starting after a few preliminary drinks with friends on a weekend — so it’s double trouble.
I ended up covering topics including:
How to reassess existing projects, specifically ones which you’ve put a lot of capital and time into, using 80/20 analysis and other tools.
How to learn to care less about what people think, social perception, and how to minimize herd mentality.
A framework for thinking about entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and how to cut your teeth as a business builder or creator.
How to learn to ask better questions, whether in dating or sales.
How to let the silence do the work.
And so much more!
Please enjoy this tequila-fueled Q&A!
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About Tim Ferriss:
Tim Ferriss is one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. He is also the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors. The Observer and other media have named him “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads and been selected for “Best of iTunes” three years running.
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