Misfits: Wisdom from Unconventional Individuals
#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
#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 friends 80/20 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 adult How 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