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#116: Investor and entrepreneur Sahil Bloom joins Chris to discuss ways of optimizing life through the power of (philosophical) razors. Sahil shares his insights on simplifying the decision-making process to lead a meaningful life filled with optimal outcomes. They explore a range of topics from finding the right people to surround yourself with, seizing rare opportunities, starting conversations, choosing between career paths to expanding your luck surface area and more!
Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) is a renowned writer, investor, and an up-and-coming financial personality in the business world. As an advocate for personal growth and financial well-being, he writes The Curiosity Chronicle, a popular weekly newsletter that provides actionable ideas to help build a high-performing, healthy, wealthy life. He also runs a venture fund called SRB Ventures.
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Full Show Notes
(03:05) All About (Philosophical) Razors
(03:50) Occam's Razor
(05:25) The Optimist Razor
(07:23) Overcoming Unconscious Bias to Find the Right People to Work With
(09:05) Surrounding Yourself With Smart Friends
(11:10) The ChatGPT Growth Curve
(12:48) Separating Investments from The Hype Cycle
(13:59) Deconstructing Crazy Ideas
(19:34) Being Interested vs. Being Interesting
(21:17) Effective Conversation Starters
(24:41) Power Moves To Make a Lasting Impression
(26:13) Hanlon's Razor
(26:26) Making Decisions With Optimal Outcomes
(28:45) Putting Yourself In The Arena
(30:39) Responding To Negative Feedback
(32:22) Choosing Between Two Career Paths
(36:01) Why Cheap Is Not Always Cheaper
(39:04) Seizing Rare Opportunities
(42:00) The Regret Minimizing Framework
(47:35) Performance Coach for Decision Making
(50:47) Expanding Your Luck Surface Area
(51:23) Picking The Right Room For Growth
(56:34) The Time Billionaire Razor
(1:01:31) Fighting The Urge To Keep Up With The Joneses
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