Outlier Academy

20 Minute Playbook Episodes

Learn the tactics, tools, and habits of iconic founders, renowned investors, and bestselling authors. As well as the books, figures, and ideas that have shaped them. All in about 20 minutes. Past guests include Scott Belsky (Benchmark & Adobe), Gokul Rajaram (Square & Doordash), Alexandra Zatarain (Eight Sleep), Brian Scudamore (1-800-GOT-JUNK), Adrian Auon (Forward), and James Currier (NfX). New episode every Tuesday.
Dec. 14, 2022

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 them with kindness is the best option, and why founders should stay focused on what they love.

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Dec. 9, 2022

Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Joey Cofone (Favorite Baronfig Produc…

Listen as we decode daily disciplines, favorite books, favorite Baronfig products, and more with Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of Baronfig and author of The Laws of Creativity. We also cover the best advice he’s been given by mentors as …

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Dec. 8, 2022

Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Marc Champagne (My Favorite Books, Too…

We deconstruct Marc Champagne's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Marc is the author of Personal Socrates: Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life from Legends & World-Class Performers. …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Brian Scudamore (My Favorite Books, To…

We deconstruct Brian Scudamore's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of O2E Brands. We cover the power of branding and systematic …

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Dec. 6, 2022

Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jacob Helberg (My Favorite Books, Tool…

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 …

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Dec. 5, 2022

Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jason Crawford (My Favorite Books, Too…

We deconstruct Jason Crawford's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jason Crawford is the Founder and CEO of The Roots of Progress. We cover the Gutenberg press, startup …

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Nov. 16, 2022

#145 Emi Gal, Founder & CEO of Ezra | Tracking 150 Biomarkers, Annual…

Listen as we decode how Emi Gal tracks more than 150 different biomarkers, what he’s learned doing an Annual Challenge for the last 14 years, why he’s focused on achieving peak health by 40, how to become more disciplined, and …

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Nov. 8, 2022

Adrian Aoun of Forward: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits and More | 2…

We deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Adrian Aoun is the CEO and Founder of Forward. We cover why medical wearables don’t work, focusing on …

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Nov. 1, 2022

#143 Kettle & Fire's Justin Mares | Identifying Trends, 5-Minute Mini…

Justin Mares has a knack for identifying trends and building D2C businesses to own them—including Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine. Learn how he identifies trends, why he focuses on just 6 tasks each day, how he gets …

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Oct. 25, 2022

Eric Markowitz, Head of Research at Worm Capital | Worm's Two-Step Re…

Listen as we deconstruct Eric Markowitz's, Director of Research at Worm Capital, peak performance playbook. We cover everything from Worm's two-step investment process, to Eric's journey from journalism to investing, as well as his favorite books and more.

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Oct. 18, 2022

#141 Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of Baronfig | Favorite Baronfig Produ…

Listen as we decode daily disciplines, favorite books, favorite Baronfig products, and more with Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of Baronfig and author of The Laws of Creativity. We also cover the best advice he’s been given by mentors as …

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Oct. 11, 2022

#139 Nicolas Cole, Co-Founder of Category Pirates and Ship 30 for 30 …

Listen as we decode favorite books, writing tools, and the advice he’d give his younger self with Nicolas Cole, Co-Founder of Ship 30 for 30 and Category Pirates. We also cover why all great writing changes the reader and how …

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Oct. 4, 2022

#137 Jivko Bojinov, Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Projects at ShipB…

In Episode #137, we deconstruct Jivko Bojinov's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jivko Bojinov is the Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Projects at ShipBob. We cover falling …

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Sept. 23, 2022

Replay – #105 Gokul Rajaram of Doordash, Square, and Google: My Favor…

In this Replay episode, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Gokul is an angel investor and Product and Business Helper at DoorDash. We cover …

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Sept. 16, 2022

#134 Chris Sparks, Author of Experiment Without Limits: My Favorite B…

In Episode #134, we deconstruct Chris Sparks's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Chris Sparks is the author of Experiment Without Limits. We cover applying game theory to …

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