Misfits: Wisdom from Unconventional Individuals
#44 Making Celebrity Friends, Monk Mode and Marketing Deep Dive, Nate Green
“You don’t want to do what they do, you want to see how they see”.– Nate GreenNate Green, is an author of multiple books, marketing strategist at Precision Nutrition and a recovering fitness junkie.Nate barely graduated high school with 1.7 GPA. Despite all odds, he became one of the most sought after writers and strategists in the fitness industry.He wrote one of the most popular blog post on Tim Ferriss' blog, The Extreme Weight Cutting Secrets of UFC Fighters.In this conversation, we spoke about:When it's time be aloneHow to make celebrity friends80/20 guide to be good at marketing
#43 Adventures and Advice From A Former World Class Pick-up Artist, Tynan
Tynan, is an entrepreneur, personal coach and minimalist nomad. He is the author of best-selling books, Superhuman by Habit and Forever Nomad.Tynan also pioneered the idea of Empire housing, to share homeownership with friends. With this, he brought an island in Canada and homes in Hawaii, Budapest, Tokyo and Vegas.In his former life, he is a pickup artist and instructor, best known as Herbal in The Game by Neil Strauss.In this conversation, we spoke about:What he learnt as a pickup artistHow to make friends as an adultHow to give advice that people listen
#042 The Becoming of a 27 Year Old CEO Coach & Matchmaker, Nina Barber
Nina Barber, is an executive and CEO coach & matchmaker. In 2 years, she is billing $2,500 - $10,000/month per client for her coaching services. She is also the founder of Prismaticco, a matchmaking service for startup executives to find coaches. Nina has also co-founded a social enterprise, Nika that brings clean water to more than 40,000 people every day. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why Nina spends $50,000 a year on self-development The emotional journey of operation to closing a $3 million dollar start-up How did Nina build her coaching practice in record speed
#041 How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, Dr Stephen Snyder
Dr Stephen Snyder is a sex and couple therapist for over 30 years. His goal, to help you have great sex. He is also the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. Stephen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why you should be sexually selfish How the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life Why our thinking brain is stopping us from having "great sex" and how to "turn it off"
#040 Derek Sivers on Tinder Dating Strategies, Finding Purpose and the Art of Singapore
Derek Sivers, is a kind of a reluctant entrepreneur, circus-clown musician turned author. In 1998, Derek created CD Baby by helping his friends sell their CDs. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He went to speak at the TED Conference, for 3 times in 2010 (which is unheard of), with more than 18 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I love so much. In this conversation, we spoke about: What Derek love about Singapore Things he learn about sex How and when to use "feeling" when making decisons This is one of my favourite interview, enjoy!
#39 The 25 Year Old Doctor that Amassed a 500K YouTube Following, Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal, is a YouTuber and junior doctor in the UK. His YouTube channel has more than 30 millions view and 500K subscribers. He is also the founder of 6med, the largest medical exam preparation crash course in the world. Ali holds a doctorate from Cambridge University. In this conversation, we spoke about: Ali's battle-tested learning techniques How to choose your doctors How to grow a YouTube while having a 50 hours/workweek doctor gig and much more!
#38 The Decision Coach from the Inaugural Team of Seth Godin’s altMBA, Michelle Florendo
Michelle Florendo, is a coach for Type-A professionals and executives. She has served on the inaugural coaching team for Seth Godin’s altMBA, guest-taught on Stanford’s famous Design Your Life course, and is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Michelle is also a mother of 2, admits these achievements. Her coaching philosophy is a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles. Michelle holds a bachelor from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In this conversation, we spoke about: Michelle’s evolution as a coach What is travel roulette? The hard truth about being a coach and much more!
#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith
Steph Smith (@stephsmithio), 25 is a senior analyst working on Trends, tracking up-and-coming trends. After less than a year of learning to code (while having a full-time job), she has won the Golden Kitty award for inclusion, on Product Hunt. Steph writes a blog about remote work, women in tech and learning to code. These days when she is not at work, she is building Upread, a tool connecting indie publishers with their readers. In this conversation, we spoke about: Things women face in the tech industry Steph’s transition from consulting to remote work The ups and downs of remote work and much more!
#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy
Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such as Grab and Bukalapa. Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired by Groupon and Says.com, which got subsequently acquired by Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company. BUT, even if you have zero interest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person. Enjoy this conversation with a curious character! In this conversation, we spoke about: Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage Principal to a kick-ass pitch