On the first part of this special series Anupam chats with Vishal Khandelwal, founder of Safalniveshak, one of India’s best blogs on value investing.On this episode Anupam chats with Vishal about his background, his education, what really drove him towards value investing, who are his teachers, what were his biggest succcesses and failures and much more.This is an IVM Production; for more such awesome podcasts, come find us: Website: Indusvox.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivmpodcasts/
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Eric’s humorous, practical blog, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree”, presents science-based answers and expert insights on how to be awesome at life. Over 300,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter. His first book, “Barking Up The Wrong Tree”, is a WSJ bestseller.
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[01:03] – Eric has been busy with his blog and book
[01:27] – His area of expertise is talking to experts and extracting the best information about how to get better at life
[01:56] – One BIG and Unique Value Bomb: Resourcefulness is one trait that doesn’t get enough credit
[02:49] – When Eric talks to people, he sees them on a constant quest
[03:30] – He appreciates when a resourceful person has exhausted all means to get an answer
[04:44] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Eric was working in the video game industry. His blog was growing by leaps, but he felt he didn’t want to be in video games forever. He decided to quit his job and focus on the blog. Unfortunately, apart from his savings, he didn’t think about the money. He decided that the next step was to write a book. Eric moved to his parents’ house in the middle of nowhere for 6 months and struggled mentally
[07:59] – The only stream of income Eric had was through his blog’s Amazon affiliate account
[08:05] – He was definitely going into the red if it wasn’t for the book proposal
[08:47] – Eric’s shift from the blog to the book proposal was extreme
[11:12] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Eric was talking to an author and asking about the process after taking a book deal. The author said he spent a year reading – something Eric didn’t account for. Then, Eric talked to another author who said the same thing – and then another, and another. He realized he already had 7 years of reading from his time posting on his blog
[13:35] – Eric realized he already had all the information he needed
[15:00] – Eric’s blog didn’t emerge fully-formed; he had to do his own research
[15:53] – He started out by finding things on the Internet that were interesting to him and other people
[17:40] – Eric started to contact experts in different fields to get the best information he could find for his blog
[19:07] – “Be transparent along the way”
[19:24] – The Lightning Round
What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “The fact that I’ve done it before and I’ve given up on it ”
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “When you enter a company, look around, and look at the people who are there. Realize that you’re going to become like them and they’re not going to become like you. If those people are not the people you want to be, it’s not going to work”
What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Obsessiveness”
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If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Sapiens – “you kind of get a sum up of the history of humanity in a very accessible format”
[21:52] – Sit down and think about traits you’re not happy about and imagine a context where these negative traits can be positive
22:13 – Connect with Eric on his blog
3 Key Points:
Be resolute in your quest for knowledge; learn from the experts.
Before jumping into a new field, make sure your finances are in order.
Be transparent with your audience.
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LISTEN HERE: ITUNES | OVERCAST | PLAYERFMShane Parrish is a partner at Syrus Partners and the mind behind one of my favorite blogs, Farnam Street. The blog is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. Shane writes about mental models, decision making, learning, reading, and the art of living. He draws from both the sciences and the humanities, expanding the intellectual horizons of his readers, helping them connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and cultivate meaning in their lives. I first discovered the blog in college and credit Shane for so much of my intellectual curiosity. He writes a weekly newsletter called Brain Food that covers all that he’s learned in the week beforehand. To help you cut through the noise, he includes his favorite books and articles with a high signal-to-noise ratio. He also hosts a podcast called The Knowledge Project. I recommend this episode with Rory Sutherland. In this episode, 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 world. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
Lots of people struggle with making good decisions. It’s an important skill to build, especially if you lead others (or aspire to), but there are many obstacles to good decision making. Writer, researcher, and thinker Jeff Annello of the popular Farnam Street website and newsletter talks to Halelly Azulay, host of the TalentGrow Show, about how to become better at making effective and efficient decisions. They discuss the role of mental models, intuition, and thinking errors and biases in decision making and how to become more aware of and fight against them. What specifically is important for leaders to know to make better decisions and help their teams to improve their decision quality. Finally, Jeff gives a very actionable tip that you can implement immediately to begin ratcheting up your own decision making skills. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes and share this episode with others who could also benefit!
Welcome to episode #515 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast. This is where I typically wax poetic about this week’s guest. This time, I think Farnam Street’s chief, curator and smarty pants, Shane Parrish, can best explain…
How To Stop Living Your Life On Autopilot, Take Control, and Build a Toolbox of Mental Models to Understand Reality with Farnam Street’s Shane Parrish — The Science of Success Podcast
Do you feel like your life is on auto-pilot? Do you want to take control and build a better and deeper understanding of reality? In this episode we discuss mental models, cognitive biases, go deep on decision-making and how to improve and build a smarter decision-making framework and we look at a number of key mental models that you can add to your mental toolbox.If you want to dramatically improve your decision making with a few short steps - listen to this episode! Shane Parrish is the founder and author of the Farnam Street blog, which has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and much more, its one of my personal favorite blogs and an incredible resource dedicated to making you smarter every day by mastering the best of what other’s have already figured out.We discuss the following topics:-Why you should focus on mastering things that change slowly or don’t change at all-Why reading “pop” books and news doesn’t make you smarter-How to pattern interrupt yourself when you get focused on the wrong things-What “mental models” are and how you can use them to your advantage-Why you should focus on your “circle of competence"-How to reduce your blindspots and make better decisions-Simple steps you can take right now to improve your decision-making-How to think about the world like Charlie Munger-How you can avoid becoming “a man with a hammer"-Why you should focus on avoiding stupidity instead of trying to be smart-Why its so important that you should keep a decision journal (how to do it)-And much more! Learn more and visit Shane at https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/
Interview with Jacob Lund Fisker, Author of “Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence” RPF0025 | The Radical Personal Finance Podcast: Financial Planning | Budgeting | Frugality | Investing | Lifestyle De
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| EmbedThis show is an interview with Jacob from The Early Retirement Extreme book and blog. Jacob is a former physicist who developed a plan that can help anyone, regardless of income, industry, or background, from where they are to financial independence in 5 years by learning to free themselves from the earn/pay cycle and substituting use of skills for purchasing everything.
Links from the discussion:
Personal finance blogs that were among the first Jacob read before starting Early Retirement Extreme: Lazy Man & Money, Get Rich Slowly, The Simple Dollar.
Skill acquisition can replace the need to spend money.
Thomas Stanley’s latest book, “Stop Acting Rich“
Liebig’s Law of the Minimum
“The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley
“Mortgage Free” by Rob Roy
The Passive Haus and Leed building standards
Allegory of the Cave
“Why You Need F-You Money” Jim Collins
“I Quit My Job to Live in a Tent and Write Code” and, an update on Thomas Backlund’s entrepreneurial journey
Charlie Munger’s Latticework of Mental Models
“The Warrior Diet” by Ori Hofmekler
The last people in the world to not have a cell phone: The Bumfuzzles
Helen and Scott Nearing
Jacob’s interview on “The Survival Podcast” “Everything you do should make your life better even if nothing goes wrong.” -Jack Spirko
Jacob’s interview on Paul Wheaton’s (from permies.com) podcast