Tagged with “book” (13)

  1. Entrepreneur On Fire | Eric Barker: The Real Science of Success

    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.

    Click to tweet: Fire Nation, Eric shares his incredible journey on EOFire today!

    Time Stamped Show Notes

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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”

    Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – RSS Feeds

    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.

    Resources Mentioned:

    RSS Feeds – Eric’s small business resource

    Sapiens – Eric’s Top Business Book

    Barking Up the Wrong Tree – Eric’s book

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    Barking Up the Wrong Tree – Eric’s blog

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  2. MiB: Ed Thorp on Beating Vegas & Wall Street - The Big Picture

    Macro Perspective on the Capital Markets, Economy, Geopolitics, Technology, and Digital Media


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  3. episode #515 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast

    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…


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  4. 1418: Ego is the enemy, and how to use this to your advantage with Ryan Holiday

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn E-mailRyan is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, Author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many best-selling authors and multi-platinum musicians.

    Click to tweet: Fire Nation, Ryan shares his incredible journey on EOFire today!

    Time Stamped Show Notes:

    (click the time stamp to jump directly to that point in the episode.)

    [01:00] – He was the director of marketing at American Apparel.

    [01:09] – He is finishing up his sixth book right now.

    [02:03] – How do you generate revenue in your business? – He makes money from royalties and advances with his books.

    [02:22] – He has a creative agency.

    [02:36] – A creator and an entrepreneur.

    03:12 – He introduced John to stoicism.

    [03:39] – What was your intro to stoicism? – He was introduced to stoicism through Dr. Drew.

    [04:17] – A robust philosophy “to help you with the difficulties of life.”

    [04:58] – Any problems that occur are fact, and you must choose how to respond to those facts.

    05:22 – Ryan’s book, Ego is the Enemy – How our arrogance holds us back.

    [05:55] – We are all trying to do hard things.

    [06:20] – How we can be objective, self-aware, and honest.

    [06:38] – John is reading the book for the second time this year.

    [07:20] – Breaking down the difference between ego and confidence.

    [07:49] – Ego is what we feel. Confidence should be based on the work we have done and the experience we have gained.

    [08:26] – Avoiding unrealistic optimism.

    [08:59] – Talk about a story from your book that epitomized this concept – “One cannot learn that which they already know.”

    [09:47] – A lot of people assume that any success means they are experts in a certain topic.

    [10:07] – As knowledge grows, ignorance grows.

    [10:25] – Humility makes us wise.

    [10:38] – Working to improve our chosen craft.

    [10:50] – How craftsmanship can suppress the ego — Focusing on your craft helps you find ways to improve.

    [12:00] – Larry King and how he has improved over thousands of interviews.

    [12:17] – Writing humbles you every day. That kind of craft is how you can avoid arrogance.

    [12:55] – Find your craft and continue to improve it.

    [16:26] – Expand upon meditation – If you don’t take care of yourself, your work will suffer.

    [16:54] – You have to look outside of yourself.

    [17:23] – Exercise can be meditative.

    [17:43] – Scheduling meditation as part of your workday.

    [17:53] – Set aside time for yourself every day.

    [18:11] – The value of going out into nature.

    [18:50] – John’s 4-mile jog through nature every day.

    [19:50] – What it feels like to be at the top of the hill, halfway through his jog.

    [20:06] – The sense of satisfaction that you can get from daily exercise or meditation.

    [20:47] – Why should we not believe our own hype? – Marketing is part of what we do.

    [21:05] – We are selling an idealized version of ourselves.

    [21:26] – People will simplify you.

    [21:42] – Avoiding both the good reviews and the bad reviews, and not needing approval from other people.

    22:26 – What resources do you recommend to people who want to know more? – The Score Takes Care of Itself

    22:53 – How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    [23:02] – Reading the classics and learning from history.

    [23:33] – Learning by the experience of others.

    [24:15] – Marcus Aurelius: “Accept it without arrogance, and let it go with indifference.”

    24:38 – Ryanholiday.net

    24:42 – @RyanHoliday on Twitter and Ryan Holiday on Facebook

    25:21 – Read Ego is the Enemy

    3 Key Points:

    Only worry about your personal progress. Ignore how others perceive you.

    Finding your craft will help you continue to improve and avoid arrogance.

    Reading helps you learn from the experiences of others.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Ego is the Enemy – Ryan’s new book

    The Score Takes Care of Itself and How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life – Ryan’s book recommendations


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  5. Ryan Holiday on stoicism and why ego is the enemy.

    Listen to this episode of the Moment with guest Ryan Holiday: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get y …


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  6. Special B&B Throwback Episode: The iPhone 7 Event — Shawn Blanc

    Design, tech, writing, and other creative matters.


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  7. Deep Work and Focus — With Special Guest, Cal Newport — Shawn Blanc

    Design, tech, writing, and other creative matters.


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  8. Episode Thirteen: Rohde — The Brooks Review – Podcast

    This week Mike Rohde joins me to talk all about note taking and, of course, Sketchnotes.



    Episode Links

    The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced techniques for taking visual notes you can use anywhere: Mike Rohde: 9780133831719: Amazon.com: Books

    New York City – Rohdesign – Designer Mike Rohde

    Storehouse: Your stories, as they happen.

    Washington DC Sketchnotes – an album on Flickr

    Alaska 09 Sketchnotes – an album on Flickr

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  9. 5by5 | The Pen Addict #17: Sketchnoting With Mike Rohde

    In this episode Brad and Myke talk with designer, illustrator, and sketchnoter Mike Rohde about how the idea of sketchnotes started and all of the great projects it has lead to. Mike also shares with us the pens and paper he uses to capture his ideas and


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  10. 5by5 | Mac Power Users #0: Another Mac Podcast, Really?

    Episode 0: Why should you subscribe to another Mac podcast, and what this show is all about. (Running time: 4:55)

    Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes


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