July 20, 2021

#39 Rishi Garg of Mayfield: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#39 Rishi Garg of Mayfield: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #39, we deconstruct Rishi Garg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Rishi is the Co-Head of the Consumer Investing Practice at the Mayfield Fund. We cover the “people first” mindset, daily journaling, and living beneath your means.


In Episode #39, we deconstruct Rishi Garg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Rishi is the Co-Head of the Consumer Investing Practice at the Mayfield Fund. We cover the “people first” mindset, daily journaling, and living beneath your means.

“I never think about the failure of the what. I always think about the failure of the how. How did I show up in these contexts? Was fear a really important emotion during these experiences or did I feel light? Was I courageous and open hearted, or did I feel closed?” – Rishi Garg

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CHAPTERS

In this episode, we deconstruct Rishi Garg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:00:42) – Bringing the “people first” mindset to work every day
  • (00:04:35) – Rishi’s top habits for success, including journaling and physical activity
  • (00:07:11) – Rishi’s favorite tools: the legal pad and Flow Club
  • (00:12:10) – The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
  • (00:14:20) – Learning more from the ‘how’ of failure
  • (00:16:00) – Living beneath your means and playing with abandon
  • (00:18:04) – Success is resilient spiritual freedom
  • (00:20:36) – Respecting your voice, as well as other’s


ABOUT RISHI GARG

Rishi Garg is Co-Head of the Consumer Investing Practice at the Mayfield Fund, a seed and Series A focused venture capital firm. Before joining Mayfield, Rishi co-founded FanSnap, which was acquired by Nextag. He has led business and corporate development for Google, Square, MTV, and Twitter, and has invested in companies such as Quilt, Grove Collaborative, and Projector.

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