Richard Koch Sketchnote from the Tim Ferriss Show

Richard Koch (pronounced Kosh) is a British investor, entrepreneur, former strategy consultant and historian. But he is most well-known for his work on the 80/20 Principle (discussed below). I’ve gone direct to the source to tease out some bits of information that stuck out to me. Tim’s interview went for nearly 3 hours. If you give it a listen, you’ll soon realise that Richard loves to tell a story. He has a voice that induces you into listen, however, it can be a little long-winded in places. Richard Koch’s Approach To Investing The first link I will make is to …

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B.J. Novak Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

BJ Novak is a former writer of the American Office show. He is also the author of the One More Thing short story series. On the podcast he spoke about a list app called li.st. Googling has told me that it was rebranded to Kiyo, but I’m not having much love with it here in Australia. How To Use Systems To Push Through Fear Of Failure I’m going to make a rhyming link with Novak and Evacuation. Evacuation means to abandon or leave a situation and that’s what Novak did after his first standup appearance which he said was terrible. …

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Sophia Amoruso Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Sophia has humble beginnings. She was a thrift shopper back in the early 2000s and flipped them online on eBay. She grabbed a copy of eBay for Dummies and got to work. The two most defining factors that led to the success were the name of the item and the image. So copywriting and knowing how to take a good photo. Comically, she started commenting on the feedback of her purchasers that she was starting nastygal.com, which eBay frowned upon. You don’t want people in your community sending traffic away from your marketplace. So she was banned. This leads us …

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Peter Diamandis Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

What’s the magnitude of your thinking? According to Peter, you, me and the other person are part of the 99.9% of people who aren’t focussing on the big problems. Peter Diamandis is worth listening to. He’s rates in the top 50 of the world’s greatest leaders according to Forbes. He is founder and executive chairman of X Prize among other notable prizes. He is author of the books Bold and Abundance. According to Peter, the best way to find out how your company will be disrupted is to pay a 20 year old entrepreneur to reveal how they would take …

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Scott Belsky Sketchnote

How do you know when to give up or persevere? Scott points to a sense of conviction. What’s conviction in this context? It’s a sense of belief or knowing that you and what you’re doing will provide value to others. If you still have that, then persist. If you don’t, then it’s time to think alternatively. Ultimately, you never will know. I think another good filtering question to ask is “am I doing this for the benefit of others or for the benefit of myself? Scott spoke about passion and that not being a strong signal of success. He prefers …

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The Most Confronting Haircut I’ve Ever Had

Sometimes, you get what you need and not what you want. That happened to me today as I booked in a cut with a barber. I’ve been thinking about business of late and how the product or service is actually how you feel when you walk out the door. Having worked at a barbershop before as a barista (yep, you read that right), I knew that people get cuts to feel a sense of confidence among other positive feelings when they walk out its door. So that’s what I thought I was booking myself in for this afternoon: confidence and …

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Justin Boreta Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Justin Boreta is known as a founding member of the electronic group Glitch Mob. He has no formal knowledge of traditional instruments so is an outlier when it comes to success. I like this as it’s a demonstration of an obscure way to get to the same destination. He is a well-spoken and thoughtful speaker and I would encourage a listen of the podcast in its entirety. Tim’s DiSSS in Action The interview is an example of Tim’s learning process in action due to his curiosity around audio equipment and production. DiSSS stands for deconstruction, selection, sequencing and stakes. The …

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Mike Shinoda Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Mike Shinoda is a rapper, rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, principal song writer, artist, producer and mixer of Linkin Park, which has pulled in two Grammys. His side project is Fort Minor of which Tim is a fan. Interestingly, prior to listening to this podcast, I thought to myself that I ought to watch the Godfather series as I’ve never seen it before. Guess what Mike referred to as one of his favourites? Yep, you got it, so now I’ve scheduled it in. We seem to have similar film tastes as he also referred to Se7en, Fight Club and even Wall-E. S …

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Neil Strauss Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Neil is one of Tim’s good mates. He appeared as a guinea pig in Tim’s book 4-Hour Body. He’s the author of 8 New York Times best sellers and has edited for high profile magazines such as Rolling Stone. I’ve gone for a different flavour here. In terms of my recall, I’m trying to limit one bit of information per card as it makes it a little easier. Of course, this eats into production time but I’m going for a simple cue then response. I can see that eventually I’ll tire of creating more cards, so I’ll improve my visual …

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