Oct 13, 2018
This episode is a review of Eric Hoffer's book The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. Hoffer argued that all political and religious activists share the same motivations: Those who dedicate their lives to a cause are running from themselves. There are some interesting ideas in the book about the...
Oct 5, 2018
What do you need in order to start a business? This episode is a chapter from the audiobook Becoming An Entrepreneur by Jake Desyllas.
Sep 27, 2018
I've talked a lot about my strategy for investing in previous episodes, but in this interview you will hear from an investor who takes a different approach. Rob Marstrand is the founder of the investment newsletter and blog Ofwealth. He uses an approach called value investing, in contrast to the passive investing...
Sep 20, 2018
In this Touring Families podcast interview, Jake Desyllas talks about pursuing the travel lifestyle with kids, finding principles in parenting, and the challenges of choosing your own lifestyle.
Sep 12, 2018
This episode presents some interesting research demonstrating that following the news and current events can make you more stupid. Understanding the psychology behind this effect helps improve your rational thinking. It also explains why predicting doom is so popular and always sounds clever.