The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Master the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their lessons in your life to create an unstoppable advantage. Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker. His newsletter ( offers timeless insights you can use to change your life. In The Knowledge Project, Shane interviews people at the top of their game. Every episode is packed with hard-earned lessons that you can use in your life. Tune in to create an unstoppable advantage. Sit down and learn from the best. Previous guests include Reid Hoffman, Esther Perel, Daniel Kahneman, Tobi Lutke, Marshall Goldsmith, Kunal Shah, Ander Huberman, David Sinclair, Ret. General Stanley McChrystal, Marc Andreessen, Patrick Collison, Robert Cialdini, Walter Isaacson, Chris Bosh, Kat Cole, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Seth Godin, Matt Mullenweg, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Maria Konnikova, Bill Ackman, Annie Duke, Derek Sivers, Jim Collins, Naval Ravikant, and many others. They reveal hard-earned lessons on leadership, decision-making, hiring and firing, productivity, habits, and more. New episodes are released every second Tuesday. Learn more at

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Tue Jun 11 2024

#196 Brent Beshore: Business Brilliance and Happiness at Home

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This episode covers a wide range of topics including investing, personal growth, building trust, philanthropy, healthy relationships, debt management, private equity, business strategy, decision-making, and the journey of small businesses. The speakers share insights and experiences related to these areas, providing valuable lessons and perspectives for listeners.

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Tue May 28 2024

#195 Morgan Housel: Get Rich, Stay Rich

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This episode covers key insights on wealth accumulation, financial independence, decision-making, investing strategies, the impact of upbringing on income levels, the role of perspective and luck in life outcomes, the importance of patience and avoiding FOMO, the correlation between net worth growth and expectations, the impact of real home prices on housing affordability, the significance of owning a home, the qualitative factors of money, the role of personal values and relationships in financial decisions, the influence of parents' financial experiences on money management, the difference between wealth and being rich, the challenges and hidden costs of success, the importance of honest feedback, the impact of financial independence on motivation and drive, the subjective nature of risk, the distinction between accumulating and keeping money, the consequences of excessive spending without finding happiness, tips for better storytelling and writing, the insights comedians offer through humor, the importance of understanding human behavior in various aspects of life, the benefits of studying fields unrelated to finance for learning about money, different approaches to the writing process, the impact of Twitter on improving writing skills, the personal nature of money management and being cautious about advice from others, and the goal of raising good adults as parents.

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Tue May 14 2024

#194 Abigail Shrier: The Parent-Therapy Trap

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This episode explores the impact of bad therapy, the importance of parental authority, the risks of overemphasis on therapy and mental health, the influence of media and school systems on mental health, and building resilient kids and addressing mental health culture. Key insights include the potential negative effects of focusing excessively on happiness and wellness, the need for parental authority balanced with affection, the risks of overusing therapy for children without real problems, and the importance of teaching resilience and coping skills.

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Tue Apr 30 2024

#193: Dr. Jim Loehr: Change the Stories You Tell Yourself

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This episode explores the power of stories in shaping our lives and achieving success. It emphasizes the importance of character development, rewriting negative narratives, finding purpose, changing self-narratives, effective communication with children, igniting passion for learning, investing energy for success, balancing energy expenditure and recovery, achieving peak performance, and controlling fear to make a difference. The episode provides valuable insights and practical strategies for personal growth and fulfillment.

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Tue Apr 16 2024

#192 David Segal: Yearly Planning, Daily Action

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This episode explores the importance of managing psychology and building habits for success in entrepreneurship. It delves into the personal background and entrepreneurial drive of the speaker, highlighting the challenges faced and lessons learned while building a tea business. The episode also discusses overcoming failures, achieving success, and finding fulfillment beyond financial independence. Additionally, it explores the significance of perspective, personal development, and work-life balance in finding true happiness.

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Tue Apr 02 2024

#191 Dr. Rhonda Patrick: Diet Essentials For Healthy Living

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This episode covers the importance of micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, in maintaining overall health. It discusses common deficiencies, sources of these nutrients, and the impact on various bodily functions. The episode also explores the role of omega-3s, protein intake, and heat exposure in promoting cardiovascular health, muscle mass, and mental well-being. Additionally, it provides insights into sauna usage, vitamin D3 supplementation, and recipe tips for a healthy lifestyle.

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Tue Mar 19 2024

#190 Brad Jacobs: Building a Business Empire

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This episode covers a wide range of topics in business, including the importance of adaptability and rational thinking, effective communication and listening skills, the role of trends and curiosity, optimizing organizational structure and managing debt, being contrarian and taking calculated risks, the influence of parental figures on confidence and leadership skills, effective feedback and appreciation in meetings, creating shareholder value through mergers and acquisitions, strategies for successful M&A, due diligence and decision-making in acquisitions, effective board meetings and financial planning & analysis (FP&A), the role of financial metrics and compensation in business success, the importance of compensation and team dynamics, and the speaker's definition of success and the role of technology.

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Tue Mar 05 2024

#189 Chris Davis: Three Generations of Wealth

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This episode covers various topics including risk, retirement, writing, resiliency, raising kids in privilege, long-term mindset, assessing management quality, market views, changing one's mind, childhood dreams, entrepreneurial spirit, financial literacy, family dynamics, college experience, personal investment, economic crises, navigating financial crises, long-term success in money management, Berkshire Hathaway's conservative approach, uncertainty in the current economic environment, investing in resilient businesses, family businesses and philanthropy, lessons from Charlie Munger, business strategies and mindset, personal habits and well-being, parenting and family values, choosing a fulfilling lifestyle, travel experiences and character building, happiness and gratitude, effective team management, board meetings and company success, investment decisions and philanthropy.

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Tue Feb 20 2024

#188: Bryan Johnson: Five Habits for Longer Living

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The episode covers various topics including facing challenges, overcoming depression, handing over control to algorithms, changing behaviors and habits, optimizing health and rejuvenation, advancements in technology and intelligence, living a regret-free life, wealth and its impact, key power laws for health, sleep, posture, and hair health, advancements in aging and sun exposure, and aligning goals with AI and human interests.

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Tue Feb 06 2024

#187 Dr. Becky Kennedy: A Playbook for Better Parenting


This episode covers important topics related to parenting teenagers, including setting boundaries, effective communication, building confidence, regulating emotions, repairing relationships, and dealing with screen addiction. The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding teenagers' perspectives, providing a stable home base, and fostering healthy relationships based on trust and collaboration. They also discuss strategies for managing difficult conversations, validating emotions, and promoting independence in teenagers. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and practical advice for parents navigating the challenges of parenting teenagers.

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