Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
September 10th, 2014
Episode 28 of 455 episodes
Peter Thielhas been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade, both as a founder and investor. He is well known as the first outside investor in Facebook, but there's much more to the story...Peter's first start-up was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998 and led to a $1.5 billion acquisition byeBay in 2002. After the eBay acquisition, Peter founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund. Peter also helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company which now books $1B in revenue/year, and he serves as the chairman of that company’s board. He has invested in more than 100 startups.