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Outlier Academy  🏛  Iconic Founders, Investors, and Thinkers
Outlier Academy 🏛 Iconic Founders, Investors, and Thinkers
Daniel Scrivner

Decode what the World's Top 1% — including iconic founders, renowned investors, and bestselling authors — have mastered and what they've learned... more

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All-Time Top 10 Guests – #1 Luke Gromen (The Forest for the Trees: On Inflation, Retail Investors, Precious Metals, and Bitcoin)

We explore inflation, retail investors, precious metals, and Bitcoin. We’re joined by Luke Gromen, Founder of The Forest for the... more

30 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #1 Luke Gromen (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More)

We deconstruct Luke Gromen's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

30 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #2 Simon Mikhailovich (The Bullion Reserve: A Master on Why and How to Invest in Gold)

We explore why and how to invest in gold. We’re joined by Simon Mikhailovich, Co-Founder of The Bullion Reserve. We... more

29 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #3 Verlyn Klinkenborg (Several Short Sentences About Writing: A Masterclass on Becoming a Better Writer)

We explore becoming a better writer. We’re joined by Verlyn Klinkenborg, author and Yale professor. We cover learning from farm... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #4 Dan Roller (Maran Capital: Investing in Buy and Build Compounders in Public Markets

We explore investing in buy-and-build compounders in public markets. We’re joined by Dan Roller, Founder and CIO of Maran Capital.... more

27 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #5 Carey Smith (Big Ass Fans: The World's Least Sexy $500M Business)

We explore the world’s least sexy $500M business. We’re joined by Carey Smith, Founder of Big Ass Fans. We cover... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #6 Laurence Gonzales (Deep Survival: The Incredible Neuroscience of Survival, Who Lives, and Who Dies)

We explore Deep Survival: The Incredible Neuroscience of Survival, Who Lives, and Who Dies. We’re joined by Laurence Gonzales, best-selling... more

23 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #6 Laurence Gonzales (The Chemistry of Fire: Stories from the Top of Mount Washington to 12,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean to Night Assaults with the 82nd Airborne Division)

In Episode #16, we explore The Chemistry of Fire: Essays with the author, Laurence Gonzales. We cover an adventure story... more

23 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #7 Sebastiaan de With (Lux: On Building the Apple Design Award-Winning Apps Halide and Spectr

We explore building the Apple Design Award-winning apps Halide and Spectre with Sebastiaan de With, Co-Founder and designer at Lux.... more

22 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #8 Jessica Hansen (NPR: On Finding, Owning, and Loving Your Voice)

We explore finding, owning, and loving your voice. We’re joined by Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach at NPR. We cover... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #9 Brandon Johnson (JFG Multi-Family Office: On Managing $1.8 Billion in Wealth, Investment Philosophy, and Teaching Kids About Money)

We explore managing $1.8 billion in wealth, investment philosophy, and teaching kids about money. We’re joined by Brandon Johnson, CEO... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #10 Kevin Kelly (On Technology's Origins, What Technology Wants, and Advising Steven Speilberg on Minority Report)

We explore technology's origins, what technology wants, and advising Steven Spielberg on Minority Report. We’re joined by Kevin Kelly, founding... more

19 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
All-Time Top 10 Guests – #10 Kevin Kelly (Vanishing Asia: A Masterclass on the Past, Present, and Future of Asia)

We explore the past, present, and future of Asia with Kevin Kelly, author of Vanishing Asia: A Masterclass on the... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Space Week – Delian Asparouhov (Varda Space Industries: On Space Manufacturing, Microgravity, and Building Factories in Outer Space)

We explore space manufacturing, microgravity, and building factories in outer space. We’re joined by Delian Asparouhov, Co-Founder of Varda Space... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Space Week – Mo Islam (Payload Space: Building a Media Brand to Cover the Business and Policy of Space)

We explore building a media brand to cover the business and policy of space. We’re joined by Mo Islam, Payload’s... more

14 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
Space Week – Mo Islam (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits and More)

We’re joined by Mo Islam, Payload’s Co-Founder. We cover lessons we can learn from the Apollo space era, why killing... more

14 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Space Week – Dylan Taylor (Voyager Space Holdings: Building the Berkshire Hathaway of Outer Space)

We explore building the Berkshire Hathaway of outer space. We’re joined by Dylan Taylor, Founder and CEO of Voyager Space... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Joey Cofone (The Laws of Creativity: How to Unlock Your Originality and Awaken Your Creative Genius)

Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of the much loved “tools for thinkers” company Baronfig, joins me on Outlier Book Club... more

09 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Joey Cofone (Favorite Baronfig Products, Skill vs Renown, Daily Disciplines, Favorite Books, and More)

Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned as an award-winning designer, the Founder & CEO of Baronfig, and the author... more

09 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Marc Champagne (Personal Socrates: On Self-Reflection, Self Improvement, and the Socratic Method)

We explore self-reflection, self improvement, and the Socratic Method. We’re joined by Marc Champagne, author of Personal Socrates. We cover... more

08 Dec 2022 · 45 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Marc Champagne (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More)

We deconstruct Marc Champagne's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

08 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Brian Scudamore (Willing to Fail [WTF]: How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success)

We explore how failure can be your key to success. We’re joined byBrian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. We... more

07 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Brian Scudamore (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More)

We deconstruct Brian Scudamore's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

07 Dec 2022 · 34 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jacob Helberg (The Wires of War: The Fight Between Democracy and Autocracy for the Future of the Internet)

We explore the fight between democracy and autocracy for the future of the internet. We’re joined by Jacob Helberg, author... more

06 Dec 2022 · 55 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jacob Helberg (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More)

We deconstruct Jacob Helberg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

06 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jason Crawford (Roots of Progress: On Technological Progress and How Innovation and Invention Happens)

We explore technological progress and how innovation and invention happens. We’re joined by Jason Crawford, Founder of Roots of Progress.... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jason Crawford (My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More)

We deconstruct Jason Crawford's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

05 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Driehaus Capital: Investing in Emerging Markets and The Great Pendulum Shift | Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth

We explore emerging markets and the great pendulum shift. We’re joined by Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Trailer – Driehaus: Investing in Emerging Markets and The Great Pendulum Shift | Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s Spotlight episode featuring Driehaus Capital with Howie Schwab.

29 Nov 2022 · 5 minutes
Howie Schwab of Driehaus: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

We deconstruct Howie Schwab's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

29 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
Trailer – Howie Schwab of Driehaus Capital | 20 Minute Playbook

Listen to a trailer for our next 20 Minute Playbook episode featuring Howie Schwab of Driehaus Capital.

28 Nov 2022 · 2 minutes
#147 Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

Steven Pressfield’s The Warrior Ethos is a deep historical examination of the values and ethics of warriors throughout history—from the... more

28 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Trailer → Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

Steven Pressfield’s The Warrior Ethos is a deep historical examination of the values and ethics of warriors throughout history—from the... more

27 Nov 2022 · 3 minutes
Ezra: Using AI to Bring Fast, Affordable Cancer Screening to the World | Emi Gal, Founder & CEO

“I realized that the main reason why people die of cancer is because they found it too late. And the... more

25 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Trailer – Ezra: Bringing Fast and Affordable Early Cancer Detection to Everyone

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s Spotlight episode featuring Ezra with Emi Gal. Learn how Ezra has... more

24 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Cheat Sheet: On Category Creation, Languaging, and Why Competition is for Losers

Welcome to another edition of Cheat Sheet by Outlier Academy. Where each week we compress 6+ hours of research and interviews into 3... more

24 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
NfX: A Masterclass on Network Effects and Investing in Network Effect Businesses | James Currier, Co-Founder of NfX

We explore network effects and investing in network effect businesses. We’re joined by James Currier, co-founder and general partner of... more

23 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
NfX's James Currier: A Buddhist Perspective of Success, Bonding Curves, Your Life on Network Effects, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In this episode, we deconstruct James Currier's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the... more

22 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
Emi Gal, Founder & CEO of Ezra | Tracking 150 Biomarkers, Annual Challenges, Peak Health by 40, Becoming More Disciplined, and More

Emi Gal shares the lessons he’s learned building Ezra, why he tracks 150 different biomarkers, what he’s learned doing a... more

16 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Trailer - Ezra's Emi Gal: Tracking 150 Biomarkers, Annual Challenges, Peak Health by 40, Becoming More Disciplined, and More

Listen as we decode how Emi Gal tracks more than 150 different biomarkers, what he’s learned doing an Annual Challenge... more

14 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Cheat Sheet: On Obsessing Over Problems, Predicting the Future, and Why Healthcare Should be a Product (Not a Service)

This week we’re profiling Adrian Aoun, who founded Forward into 2017 to turn healthcare from a service into a product and reach 1B+... more

11 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Trailer - Cheat Sheet: On Obsessing Over Problems, Predicting the Future, and Why Healthcare Should be a Product (Not a Service)

This week we’re profiling Adrian Aoun, who founded Forward into 2017 to turn healthcare from a service into a product and reach 1B+... more

10 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Forward: Bringing Healthcare as a Product to a Billion People | Adrian Aoun, CEO and Founder

We explore healthcare as a product rather than a service. We’re joined by Adrian Aoun, Forward’s CEO and Founder, and... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Trailer – Forward: Bringing Healthcare as a Product to a Billion People | Adrian Aoun, CEO and Founder

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s Spotlight episode featuring Forward with Adrian Aoun, where we explore healthcare... more

08 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Forward’s Adrian Aoun: Being Stubborn and Persuasive, Fiction and Factfulness, Cycling as Meditation, Being Problem Focused, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

We deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on... more

08 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Trailer – #121 Forward’s Adrian Aoun: Being Stubborn and Persuasive, Fiction and Factfulness, Cycling as Meditation, Being Problem Focused, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s 20 Minute Playbook episode featuring Adrian Aoun of Forward. In it,... more

07 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Cheat Sheet: On Spotting and Owning Trends, Wedge vs Ramp Shaped Businesses, and Making Every Dollar Count

This week we’re profiling Justin Mares, who has built 3 direct-to-consumer brands in Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine that have all reached... more

05 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Trailer - Cheat Sheet: On Spotting and Owning Trends, Wedge vs Ramp Shaped Businesses, and Making Every Dollar Count

This week we’re profiling Justin Mares, who has built 3 direct-to-consumer brands in Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine that have all reached... more

04 Nov 2022 · 3 minutes
Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine: Spotting Trends and Building D2C Brands to Own Them | Justin Mares, Serial Entrepreneur

Learn how Justin Mares identifies trends and builds direct-to-consumer businesses (and brands) to own them. Including all of the hard... more

02 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
Trailer: Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine: Spotting Trends and Building D2C Brands to Own Them | Justin Mares, Serial Entrepreneur

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s Spotlight episode Justin Mares, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Kettle &... more

01 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
Kettle & Fire's Justin Mares | Identifying Trends, 5-Minute Mini Workouts, 6 To Dos Per Day, Favorite Books, and More

Justin Mares has a knack for identifying trends and building D2C businesses to own them—including Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto,... more

01 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
Trailer: Kettle & Fire's Justin Mares | Identifying Trends, 5-Minute Mini Workouts, 6 To Dos Per Day, Favorite Books, and More

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s 20 Minute Playbook episode featuring Justin Mares, Founder of Kettle &... more

31 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
Cheat Sheet: The Secret to Eternal Life in Business

Welcome to another edition of Cheat Sheet by Outlier Academy. Where each week we compress 6+ hours of research and interviews into 3... more

29 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Worm Capital: Investing in Disruptive Technology, Worm Theory, and The Worm Algorithm | Outlier Investors

We’re joined by Eric Markowitz, Head of Research at Worm Capital, to explore Worm Theory, the Worm Algorithm, and investing... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Trailer – Worm Capital: Investing in Disruptive Technology, Worm Theory, and The Worm Algorithm

Worm is one of my favorite hedge funds. I've been reading their quarterly reports for years. They run a concentrated... more

25 Oct 2022 · 4 minutes
Eric Markowitz, Head of Research at Worm Capital | Worm's Two-Step Research Process, Favorite Books, and More

Eric Markowitz shares his journey from being an award-winning journalist to the Director of Research at Worm Capital—leading all of... more

25 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Trailer - Eric Markowitz, Head of Research at Worm Capital | 20 Minute Playbook

In tomorrow's 20 Minute Playbook, we sit down with Worm Capital's Head of Research, Eric Markowitz. We cover everything from... more

24 Oct 2022 · 1 minute
The Laws of Creativity: How to Unlock Your Originality and Awaken Your Creative Genius | Joey Cofone, Author & Founder of Baronfig

Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of the much loved “tools for thinkers” company Baronfig, joins me on Outlier Book Club... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Trailer – The Laws of Creativity: How to Unlock Your Originality and Awaken Your Creative Genius | Joey Cofone, Author & Founder of Baronfig

Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s profile episode featuring Joey Cofone, author of The Laws of Creativity

18 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of Baronfig | Favorite Baronfig Products, Skill vs Renown, Daily Disciplines, Favorite Books, and More

Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned as an award-winning designer, the Founder & CEO of Baronfig, and the author... more

18 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
Outlier Academy  🏛  Iconic Founders, Investors, and Thinkers
Worm Capital: Investing in Disruptive Technology, Worm Theory, and The Worm Algorithm | Outlier Investors
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We’re joined by Eric Markowitz, Head of Research at Worm Capital, to explore Worm Theory, the Worm Algorithm, and investing in disruptive... more