Outlier Book Club Episodes

In our Outlier Book Club series, we sit down with NYT bestselling authors to decode the big ideas in their books. We decode the ideas, frameworks, and strategies they used to write them, as well as the ways we can all put them into use in our work and lives. Past profiles include Deep Survival, Philosophy for Polar Explorers, The Wires of War, The Laws of Creativity, Vanishing Asia, and many other incredible books.
Sept. 21, 2022

Replay – #13 Erling Kagge: The Famed Norwegian Explorer on Silence, P…

In this Replay episode, we explore silence, philosophy, and summiting Mount Everest. We’re joined by Erling Kagge, famed explorer…

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Sept. 14, 2022

#133 Experiment Without Limits: Achieving Peak Performance Through Ex…

In Episode #133, we explore achieving peak performance through experimentation. We’re joined by Chris Sparks, author of Experimen…

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March 23, 2022

#92 Willing to Fail (WTF): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success | B…

In Episode #92, we explore how failure can be your key to success. We’re joined by Brian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT…

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Dec. 15, 2021

#72 Roots of Progress: On Technological Progress and How Innovation a…

In Episode #72, we explore technological progress and how innovation and invention happens. We’re joined by Jason Crawford, Found…

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Nov. 17, 2021

#67 The Wires of War: The Fight Between Democracy and Autocracy for t…

In Episode #67, we explore the fight between democracy and autocracy for the future of the internet. We’re joined by Jacob Helber…

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Oct. 20, 2021

#59 Personal Socrates: On Self-Reflection, Self Improvement, and the …

In Episode #59, we explore self-reflection, self improvement, and the Socratic Method. We’re joined by Marc Champagne, author of …

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Sept. 1, 2021

#46 Impact: Optimizing Risk, Return, and Impact in Investing | Sir Ro…

Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. In this episode, Sir Rona…

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Aug. 25, 2021

#44 The New Consumer: On The Future of Consumer Brands and What The B…

Dan Frommer is Founder and Editor in Chief of The New Consumer, a publication about how and why people spend their money. In part…

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May 12, 2021

#30 The Messy Middle: Lessons Learned as a Founder, Investor, and Bes…

Scott Belsky is a modern polymath. He founded Behance, which he later sold to Adobe. He’s a Venture Partner at Benchmark and has …

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April 27, 2021

#28 Vanishing Asia: A Masterclass on the Past, Present, and Future of…

Kevin Kelly is the Founding Executive Editor of WIRED magazine, a best-selling author, and the publisher of Recomendo. In this ep…

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Feb. 10, 2021

#18 Several Short Sentences About Writing: A Masterclass on Becoming …

Why is writing simply and clearly so difficult? I sat down with Verlyn Klinkenborg, who teaches creative writing at Yale, to find…

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Jan. 29, 2021

#16 The Chemistry of Fire: Stories from the Top of Mount Washington t…

Laurence Gonzales is the best-selling and multiple award-winning author of Deep Survival. In this episode, Laurence and Daniel di…

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Dec. 9, 2020

#14 The Art and Business of Online Writing: On Data Driven Writing an…

Nicolas Cole is a prolific writer and author whose writing has racked up more than 100 million views. He’s also the Founder and C…

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Dec. 2, 2020

#13 Erling Kagge: The Famed Norwegian Explorer on Silence, Philosophy…

In Episode #13, we explore silence, philosophy, and summiting Mount Everest. We’re joined by Erling Kagge, famed explorer and aut…

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Nov. 11, 2020

#11 Called Out: Fear, Faith, and Finding Your Calling | Paula Faris, …

In this episode of Outliers, I sit down with Paula Faris, formerly an anchor on Good Morning America, co-host on The View, and no…

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