Nov. 17, 2021

#68 Jacob Helberg, Author of The Wires of War: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#68 Jacob Helberg, Author of The Wires of War: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #68, we deconstruct Jacob Helberg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jacob is the author of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power. We cover trend spotting, the wisdom of Winston Churchill, and avoiding procrastination.


In Episode #68, we deconstruct Jacob Helberg's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jacob is the author of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power. We cover trend spotting, the wisdom of Winston Churchill, and avoiding procrastination.

“If you know in your heart of hearts that something just doesn't feel right with the current path that you're on, I think being open and willing to take some pretty drastic changes, for me, has worked out pretty well.” – Jacob Helberg

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CHAPTERS

In this episode, we deconstruct Jacob Helberg'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
  • (00:01:42) – Investing in technology that advances national security
  • (00:02:39) – Trend spotting and forming deep-seated convictions
  • (00:06:17) – Avoiding procrastination and the importance of exercise
  • (00:09:07) – On Henry Kissinger and Winston Churchill
  • (00:14:35) – Dropping out of law school and trusting your gut


ABOUT JACOB HELBERG

Jacob Helberg is the author of the incredible new book, The Wires of War, which details the technical battle that's being waged that will determine the future of the internet and, in many ways, the future of global society. It's a battle that's being waged on both the front and back end of the internet, on the front end in the apps we use every single day from Google to Facebook to TikTok and Twitter, it's stuff like misinformation campaigns, fake followers, and fake news, and on the back end, in the hardware, routers, protocols, and even the undersea cables that travel hundreds of thousands of miles crisscrossing and connecting the entire world.

I loved reading The Wires of War because it's deeply compelling, it's really expansive, and it's an incredibly detailed picture that it paints of where we're at and what we face. It's out now and available on amazon.com.

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