Episodes
How to learn from the best in the world by applying the principles of reverse engineering.
Published 06/17/21
The former president of Fidelity Investments on how to be productive and happy while working remotely.
Published 06/07/21
How to live and work authentically, and how that contributes to a flourishing life.
Published 05/18/21
Today’s guest is a former designer from Apple who is now the Executive Director of the Stanford Design Program, and he teaches a hugely popular course at Stanford called Designing Your Life. His name is Bill Burnett and he’s the co-author of the book,Designing Your Life, How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life. Bill has taken the principles of design that he learned at Apple and he helps people apply them to design their life.  IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN:The importance of curiosity and how...
Published 05/10/21
 My guest this week is Robert Cialdini, Professor or Psychology at Arizona State University and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion . A new and expanded version is being release this week. Professor Cialdini's book has had an enormous impact on those of us in the Value Investing community. In fact, when Charlie Munger read the book he was so impressed, and he benefited so much from the principles in the book, he personally reached out to...
Published 05/03/21
A summary of Jeff Bezos' latest letter to shareholders with an emphasis on pulling out lessons to succeed in business and life.
Published 04/26/21
Investing secrets and life lessons from the world's greatest investors.
Published 04/19/21
Why should we read the Great Books of Western Civilization and how can we get started?
Published 04/12/21
How to escape the "hyperactive hive-mind" of work today, and design a workflow that minimizes unscheduled interruptions.
Published 04/06/21
Stoicism expert and author Donald Robertson describes the fundamental principles of Stoicism and how it can help you live a more flourishing life.
Published 03/29/21
What can we learn from Shakespeare's education to help us improve our own thinking?
Published 03/22/21
A summary of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism and how to apply it to our modern world.
Published 03/15/21
The topic of this week’s episode is Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. My guest is Jake Taylor, the Chief Executive Officer of Farnam Street Investments. Jake has been a previous guest on The Good Life as part of the Decision-Making Mastermind Group. Jake breaks down Warren Buffett's latest Letter to Berkshire Shareholders and helps us understand what we can learn. Jake is an incredibly knowledgeable investor, and he follows Berkshire carefully, so he's...
Published 03/09/21
Shane O'Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin talks about his new book "In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration." We discuss the many physical, psychological and social benefits of walking, and how it contributes to the "good life."
Published 03/01/21
James Romm, professor of Classics at Bard talks about his book "How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management."
Published 02/22/21
A guide to finding your philosophy of life and why that's important.
Published 02/15/21
An exploration into the mind of a brilliant mathematician and a creative genius: Claud Shannon - the most influential figure you’ve never heard of.
Published 02/08/21
Bill Cohen, the NBA reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the author of “The Hot Hand: The Mystery & Science of Streaks" discusses the "hot hand theory" and how it can help us make better decisions.
Published 02/01/21
Sean Murray talks with time management expert Paul Burton about how to stay focused, avoid distraction, get more done and feel better about what we’ve accomplished.
Published 01/25/21
On today's episode, Sean Murray talks with Brent Snow, the designer of the popular course on decision-making called, "Decision Mojo."
Published 01/18/21
In today's episode, Sean Murray talks with Nabil Ayers, a professional musician, successful entrepreneur, and U.S. head of the independent music label, 4AD.
Published 01/11/21
In today’s episode we pause to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned in the first year of The Good Life Podcast. In this retrospective, your host, Sean Murray revisits some of the most impactful guests and topics from 2020.
Published 01/04/21
On today's show, Sean talks with Andrew Kaufman, Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Virginia, and author of the book "Give War & Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times."
Published 12/28/20
On today’s show, we brought back by popular demand, our Mastermind group on Decision Making: Annie Duke, Jake Taylor & Brent Snow.
Published 12/21/20
On today's show, Sean interviews Trey, a former professional musician, the CEO and founder of Better Booch, and an avid value investor too.  
Published 12/14/20