Baby Boomers, Millennials

A Must Listen to Podcast: Tim Ferriss and Seth Godin

Lately, I’ve become an avid listener of podcasts. I love the fact that I can listen to and learn from people way smarter than I am anytime of the day. It should come as no surprise that the majority of my podcast listening is centered around finance: Barry Ritholtz’s Masters in Business, The Meb Faber Show, and Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Invest Like The Best are currently in heavy rotation.

On our 15 hour drive home from Disney World, I decided to step outside the world of finance, and revisited a podcast I had listened to once before, but never really got into; it’s an extremely popular podcast, so I’m not exposing you to a hidden gem. I settled on the Tim Ferriss Show. For those of you not familiar with Tim, he is best known for being author of the 4 hour Work Week, along with a few other “4 hour” books. In his podcasts, he interviews successful people from all walks of life…business, entertainment, entrepreneurs, etc. The episode I listened to, and am encouraging you to listen to is episode 138, an interview with Seth Godin.

Seth Godin is a best selling author; I have read a few of his books in the past. He has an extremely successful blog, which I have to admit, I’ve never read. I’ll stop there with his bio because you can read it here, or listen to Tim on the podcast. To be honest, I’m not sure why I chose the Seth Godin interview, but I’m glad I did.

Here are three parts of the interview I made notes to revisit and listen to again; make sure to pay attention to them as they come up (I’ve noted when they start in the podcast).

  1. Money is a story (appx. minute 1:07:00).
  2. Build a business to change people (appx. minute 48:00).
  3. His philosophy on education and the role parents have at home (appx. 1:34:35).

I hope you enjoy this, and I encourage you to find a podcast to start listening to regularly.

Here’s a link to the podcast.


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