Steve Jobs: On Life at 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Kevin Rose: On The Random Show with Tim Ferriss
Two of the best sit down regularly for a chat about everything from favorite tea to abstaining from booze to startup strategies.
Josh Waitzkin: On Learning & Flow from Talks at Google
Chess champion Josh Waitzkin visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence." This event took place on April 10, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.<br>Josh Waitzkin is an 8-time National Chess Champion, 13-time Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands National Champion, and Two-time Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands World Champion. In 1993 Paramount Pictures released the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, based on the highly acclaimed book of the same title written by Fred Waitzkin, documenting Josh's journey to winning his first National Championship.<br>The Art of Learning is an autobiographical discussion of the learning process and performance psychology, drawing from Josh's experiences in both chess and the martial arts. Interview by Peter Allen, director of Google University.
James Altucher: On entrepreneurship, failure and mindset with Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis welcomes James Altucher as his guest on 30 Days of Genius, a special series of Chase Jarvis LIVE featuring the world's top creative + entrepreneurial minds of our time. Chase is a favorite interviewer of ours. What makes James Altucher so compelling isn't only his success, but rather his failures and the candor with which he faces them. He joins Chase's 30 Days of Genius to talk about cutting out the habits that stifle us and nurturing the habits that serve us.
James Altucher: On Finding Himself by Losing Everything
James Altucher has rebounded from personal catastrophe so many times in his 49 years, it's hard to imagine a more qualified evangelist for personal reinvention. During the dot-com boom of the 1990s, Altucher made millions designing corporate websites, only to squander it all on gambling and a string of disastrous investment decisions. "I was probably losing about a million [dollars] a week for an entire summer," he tells Reason's Nick Gillespie. "I just made every stupid decision in the book."