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Podcast #675: The Humble, Narcissistic Leader

Research, not to mention anecdotal observation, shows that a lot of narcissists end up in leadership positions. That’s because the qualities narcissism enlarges into extremes — confidence, assertiveness, a sense of destiny — help people rise to the top. Unfortunately, the same qualities of narcissism that help an individual obtain a leadership position, can prevent them from being effective in that position, and from holding onto it. My guest’s research has uncovered what can be a solution to...
Tags: Podcast, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, George Washington, Brad, Walter Isaacson, A Man's Life, Brad Owens, Brad Brad, Ron Chernow Steve Jobs


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple

Steve Jobs, left, and Bill Gates. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Trends, Tech, Features, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy


Best Business Books of All Time

What business books should I read? Below is our must-read list of the best business books of all time. Perhaps you are a beginner just entering the business world or are looking for the best entrepreneur books. Or perhaps you are an experienced professional seeking the best management books. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to find the best books on how to run a small business. Reading great business books is one of the most cost-effective methods to become a whip-smart business person. As busine...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, New York, Steve Jobs, Jay Z, Sales, Nike, Tesla, Ted, Fbi, New York Times, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Omaha


Podcast #658: In Praise of Maintenance in a World Obsessed With Innovation

Humans like starting new things much more than taking care of older things. This is true on both an institutional and individual level: it’s more exciting to build a new road than to maintain it; more exciting to lose weight than to keep it off. There’s plenty of short-term pleasure and intrinsic motivation when it comes to pursuing something novel, but the effort to keep up unsexy maintenance on what we’ve already got takes real intent.  My guest today says we’ve lost that intent and need to...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Lee, Walter Isaacson, Lee Vinsel, Chuck Marohn, Mike Rowe Connect With Lee TheMaintainers


First Look: Leadership Books for November 2020

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Align: Four Simple Steps for Leaders to Create Employee Fulfillment by Chris Meroff Align, part 1 of a 3-part series, shares four simple steps that transforms the way leaders lead and renew their self-confidence. Through the process Align offers, leaders develop the courage to connect with their team in a meaningful way and start winning toge...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Books, Leadership, Instagram, Jeff Bezos, Seth Godin, George Washington, Don, Bezos, Shelby, Godin, Mark Murphy, Walter Isaacson, Jennifer Egan, Anne Chow


The Psychedelic News Hour: New Breakthroughs, Compound Comparisons and Warnings (Psilocybin/LSD/Ayahuasca/N,N-DMT/5-MeO-DMT), Treatment of Trauma, Scalable vs. Unscalable Approaches, Making Sense of “Bad” Trips, and Much More (#458)

Photo by Todd White Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is normally my job to deconstruct world-class performers of various types, of all ilks. In this special episode, the tables are turned. Instead of interviewing someone else, I am interviewed by two experts on several topics I’ve both studied and supported, including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and what it can do to heal trauma and—broadly speaking—possible futures for mental health. This audio was re...
Tags: Stanford, Wikipedia, Lifestyle, Reid Hoffman, Whoop, Ayahuasca, Seth Godin, The Tim Ferriss Show, Lsd, Mdma, Psychedelic Drugs, Mike, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group, Walter Isaacson, Todd White


The Power of Myth — The Hero’s Adventure with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers (#456)

Photo by Félix Lam on Unsplash In psychological therapy, when people find out what it is that’s ticking in them, they get straightened out. . . . I find thinking in mythological terms has helped people. Joseph Campbell Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is normally my job to interview and deconstruct world-class performers of all different types. This episode flips the script, but you get a masterful interview in the process. It features the first program o...
Tags: Star Wars, New York, New York City, Lifestyle, Jerusalem, Nasa, Madonna, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonah, Luke Skywalker, The Tim Ferriss Show, Bill Moyers, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group, Arthur, Joseph Campbell


Apple's massive $2 trillion market cap proves Tim Cook's early doubters were dead wrong (AAPL)

Apple became the first US-listed company to hit a $2 trillion valuation on Wednesday, a milestone for the company under CEO Tim Cook's tenure. When Cook took over as CEO, there were many questions about whether the company could continue to innovate without Jobs. Nearly a decade into his tenure as Apple's CEO, Cook has put his stamp on the company, transforming Apple into a company that's focused on digital health, privacy, sustainability, and digital services. Cook was tasked with leading App...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Steve Jobs, China, US, Trends, Fbi, United States, Tim Cook, Saudi Aramco, Google Facebook, Walter Isaacson, Amazon Cook, Samsung Huawei


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "s...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Trends, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy, Bill, Pbs, Jeff Bezos


The simple productivity hack Steve Jobs used to hone Apple's focus and set the company on the path toward its $1.9 trillion valuation

Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable companies — Apple and Pixar. Successful leaders like Google cofounder Larry Page and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang both went to Jobs for leadership advice.  Jobs believed that smart leaders will focus on only one goal each year, instead of making a list of what they want to achieve.  Concentrating on one goal at a time can allow leaders to obtain greater focus, Jobs said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the fall of 2007, newly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Jobs, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Trends, Larry Page, Ben Franklin, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Tim Ferriss, Yang, Isaacson, Walter Isaacson


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


The Bit Player Who Changed the World

In 1937, at the precocious age of 21, an MIT graduate student named Claude Shannon had one of the most important scientific epiphanies of the century. To explain it requires some brief background. Before coming to MIT, Shannon earned two bachelors degrees at the University of Michigan: one in mathematics and one in electrical engineering. The former degree exposed him to Boolean Algebra, a somewhat obscure branch of philosophy, developed in the mid-nineteenth century by a self-taught English ma...
Tags: Amazon, College, Uncategorized, World, Mit, Alan Turing, University Of Michigan, Thomas Edison, Shannon, Goodman, George Boole, Claude Shannon, Walter Isaacson, Soni, Mark Levinson, Rob Goodman


Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


The 13 books Elon Musk says shaped his worldview and led him to business and personal success

No matter how busy executives seem to be, they always seem to have time to prioritize reading. Elon Musk follows this pattern. Instead of relying on self-help books or just nonfiction pieces, he reads across different genres.  We explored Musk's previous interviews and social media to compile a list of 13 books that he's recommended. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Elon Musk has made headlines recently.  Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, which recently launched two people into orbit for the fi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Mit, South Africa, Albert Einstein, SEC, Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Southern California, Erik


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have feuded for over a decade about space travel. Here are 9 other rivalries between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


15 books Steve Jobs always turned to for inspiration

Steve Jobs' lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. Some of the iconic CEO's favorite books included Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind," and the poems of Dylan Thomas. Here are 15 books that inspired Steve Jobs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Why did Apple "think different"? As Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.  "The reason that Apple is able to create pro...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Tibet, Jobs, California, Steve Jobs, India, America, Trends, Bloomberg, West, Dylan Thomas, Himalayas, William Shakespeare, Ashton Kutcher, Portland Oregon


The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "s...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Trends, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy, Bill, Pbs, Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have feuded for over a decade about space travel. Here are 9 rivalries between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, Trends, Tesla


6 tech executives who raise their kids tech-free or seriously limit their screen time

The effects of technology and prolonged screen time on children have been widely discussed and contested by experts and parents alike. Tech moguls like Steve Jobs raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other execs, like Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here's how some of the world's most notable tech executives limit their children's contact with technology.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Steve Jobs, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Reddit, The Guardian, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Victoria, Evan Spiegel, Susan Wojcicki


7 tech executives who raise their kids tech-free or seriously limit their screen time

The effects of technology and prolonged screen time on children have been widely discussed and contested by experts and parents alike. Tech moguls like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other execs, like Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, strictly limit their children's' screen time throughout the week.  Here is how seven of the world's most notable tech executives limit their children's contact with technology.   Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, New York Times, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Reddit, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Victoria


How ‘Finding Nemo’ Forever Shifted the Power Dynamic Between Disney and Pixar

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Finding Nemo .) Pixar Animation Studios had not stepped wrong with its first four feature films. Though they weren’t all perfect, the two Toy Story films, A Bug’s Life , and Monsters, Inc. had their fair share of fans, critical praise, and awards. What’s more, each of the films had been a big success at ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Australia, California, Disney, America, San Francisco, Features, Karen, Walt Disney Company, Ellen, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios


Reframing Brand Problems For A Bigger Future

When Steve Jobs met Robert Friedland in 1972, Robert was the spiritual seeking proprietor of an apple farm commune. He introduced Steve Jobs to a principle called the ‘reality distortion field’. In his 2011 biography Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, ‘Friedland…turned me on to a different level of consciousness’. The ‘reality distortion field’ is an extreme version of what the psychologist Daniel Kahneman calls a ‘pervasive optimistic bias’ in his book: ‘Most of us view the wor...
Tags: Google, Steve Jobs, Nike, Netherlands, Martin Luther King, Kennedy, Branding, Robert, Daniel Kahneman, Friedland, Walter Isaacson, Robert Friedland, Brand Management, Kogan, Thomas Gad, Tjaco Walvis


Walter Isaacson on How Book Editor Alice Mayhew Shaped Stories Like All the President’s Men

With a Salty Passion that could be abrupt but endearing (most of the time), book editor Alice Mayhew, who died on Feb. 4 at 87, helped create the nonfiction genre of the blockbuster Washington insider tale. For almost 50 years, she shepherded waves of writers whom she prodded to combine journalistic reporting with literary storytelling. She had a theological belief in chronological narrative, and would slash from a manuscript any self-indulgent diversions and scribble in the margins “all things ...
Tags: Books, News, Washington, Uncategorized, Bob Woodward, Albert Einstein Steve Jobs, Isaacson, Mayhew, Carl Bernstein, Walter Isaacson, Alice Mayhew


Why I won't buy an Ipad: ten years later

Ten years ago, Apple released the Ipad. I was in a hotel room in Seattle, jetlagged and awake at 4AM while my wife and daughter slept. I had been thinking about Apple's impending Ipad release and what a reversal it meant for everything I loved about tech: taking away your right to decide whose code you'd run -- even your right to change the battery! I wrote about my feelings and many people read it. It even rated a mention in Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. A decade later, th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Business, Copyfight, News, Toronto, Ipads, Aol, Drm, William Gibson, Rupert Murdoch, Seattle, War On General Purpose Computing, Queen Street, Wal Mart


Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67

Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring the best-selling business book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail,” passed away last night. The Desert News reported earlier today that the cause tied to complications from leukemia treatments that Christensen was receiving in Boston. He was 67 years old. Clayton had suffered from ill health for years, always battling his way back. By the age...
Tags: Apple, TC, Steve Jobs, Boston, Tech, Intel, Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Salt Lake City, New Yorker, Andy Grove, Marc Andreessen, Forbes, Christensen, Grove


Revisiting ‘A Bug’s Life,’ Pixar’s Frequently Overlooked Second Film

(Infinity and Beyond is a bi-weekly series in which Josh Spiegel looks back at the history and making of every feature in Pixar’s filmography. In today’s column, he takes a look at the 1998 film A Bug’s Life .) As the story goes, documented in the David Price book The Pixar Touch (and mentioned in an early teaser for the 2008 sci-fi film WALL-E ), a year or so before the release of Toy Story , there was a lunch. A number of the creatives involved in the making of the first fully c...
Tags: Movies, Steve Jobs, Disney, San Francisco, Features, Egypt, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Akira Kurosawa, Woody Allen, Pixar, Steven Spielberg, Toy Story, Coo, Grasshopper, Aesop


25 Years Ago, Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ Changed Animation Forever

(Infinity and Beyond is a bi-weekly series in which Josh Spiegel looks back at the history and making of every feature film in Pixar’s filmography. In today’s inaugural edition, he kicks off the column with the movie that started it all: 1995’s Toy Story.) There are only a handful of films released in the first century of cinema that can be categorized as truly influential to more than just a few young would-be filmmakers and/or critics. Films such as Birth of a Nation , Snow White an...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Steve Jobs, Disney, San Francisco, Features, Tom Hanks, Animation, John, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Tim Allen, George Lucas, Tron


Drake, Bloomberg, and Middle East peace: These are the 7 craziest details from Vanity Fair's WeWork exposé

Vanity Fair published an exposé on WeWork's rise and fall and the wild behavior of cofounder and former CEO Adam Neumann. Neumann waltzed barefoot through WeWork's offices with Drake and Ashton Kutcher in tow, helped Jared Kushner with his Middle East peace plan, and told his colleagues that "Steve Jobs" author Walter Isaacson might write his biography, the magazine reported. Scroll down for the seven craziest details from the Vanity Fair story. Jack Ma, Jedi, and surfing: These are the 10 jui...
Tags: Apple, London, Steve Jobs, Saudi Arabia, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Chicago, Canada, Gaza, Middle East, West Bank, Hugh Jackman, Albert Einstein


What do 6,500 clicks tell us about UK FIRE?

David Sawyer didn’t read the small print. Having written a guest post for us a year ago after publishing his debut financial independence bestseller, RESET, we’ve harassed him into writing a follow-up. You know, like The Godfather 2. Only with (slightly) fewer flashbacks. T hese days it’s all about the data. Or so they tell us. But what part-time author has time to get into all that? When you finish writing a book, the last thing you want to do is work on the manuscript full-time for another s...
Tags: Facebook, Books, UK, London, Marketing, US, Fire, America, Dave, David, Atlantic, United Nations, Glasgow, Skype, Feynman, Alain De Botton