Reading and Podcast Round-Up

Here are some great things I read and listened to this week.


Tim Ferris Show Interview with Pavel Tsatsouline – This guy is not only the best of the best when it comes to strength training but a model for how to carry yourself and live simply.

Tim Ferris Show Interview with Peter Attia – Really brilliant talk about endurance, health, ketosis, etc.

Tim Ferris Show Interview with Maria Popova – God, I loved this one so much. I think Maria defined my life perfectly when she said this about herself: I read, I write, and I think about what makes a good life. Also, she reminded me of the value of writing for yourself and not worrying about your audience.


Antifragile by Nassim Taleb. I’m working my way through this for the 2nd time. It’s one of the most important books in my life and it was time for me to re-read it even if it’s preventing me from making progress on my 2015 reading goal.

The World Turned Upside Down by David Feinman. I didn’t really like this book much. It was poorly written and not edited well. If you want to read a book on how backwards the nutrition mainstream is, read Good Calories, Bad Calories or The Big Fat Surprise. I did get one useful heuristic out of this regarding how to tell if you are really hungry or not: imagine a steak and some broccoli (or some other source of protein you regularly eat). If that doesn’t sound good, you aren’t really hungry. You may want to eat and you may have an urge for something sweet, but you aren’t hungry.

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. I think this is my first Tony Robbins book. So far it’s not my favorite personal finance book but I do think it’s worth reading. The section on the 3 stages of financial freedom was really thought provoking. They are:

1. Financial Security: that amount of money that covers food, housing, cars, travel, and basic entertainment.

2. Financial Independence: where you don’t have to work and everything is covered.

3. Financial Freedom: you don’t have to work and EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF is covered.

Blog Posts:

Agree? In Order to Find Something You Must Possess it Already

In Praise of Limits

No Sidebar: A New Approach to Life

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