350 - Mark Manson: The Origin of Hope (vs. Hopelessness)

You’ve heard of the book,“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.”  It’s the #3 most read book on Amazon and a “New York Times” bestseller. And the book, written by Mark Manson, is still skyrocketing. But ENOUGH. Mark is ready to move on. He’s been doing press for the book for over a year. And it’s pulling him back from getting to a place where his brain can look for new ideas. So I asked what he’s curious about. I wanted to know what’s next.

“I’m fixated on this idea of hope and meaning right now,” Mark said. He broke it down. And revealed his opinion on why there’s so much hopelessness and meaningless now. Our conversation went deep. And we got into topics I haven’t talked about much on this podcast. And now… thanks to Mark, I have new ideas, too.

Links and Resources

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

6 Things People Should Give Fewer Fucks About by Mark Manson

Check Out Mark’s website

Follow Mark on Twitter + Facebook

 

Also Mentioned

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress by Steven Pinker

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

Republic by Plato

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter).


He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech.



He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.

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