The Random Show — 2024 New Year’s Resolutions, Tim’s 30-Day No-Caffeine Experiment, Mental Health Breakthroughs, AI Upheaval, Dealmaking and Advising for Startups, The Next-Gen of Note-Taking, Digital Security Tips, and Much More (#712)

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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show!

Please enjoy!

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#712: The Random Show — 2024 New Year’s Resolutions, Tim’s 30-Day No-Caffeine Experiment, Mental Health Breakthroughs, AI Upheaval, Dealmaking and Advising for Startups, The Next-Gen of Note-Taking, Digital Security Tips, and Much More


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Want to hear the last time Kevin and I put on a Random Show? Listen to our conversation here, in which we discussed brain stimulation, 21st-century dating, phone data strategies for international travelers, carrot-free martinis, synchronous book clubs, creative CØCKPUNCH collaboration, overcoming delegation consternation, and much more.

#690: The Random Show, Rare Drinking Edition — Affordable Luxuries, Brain Stimulation, Sampling the Future (and Some Previews), Recharging with Creative Experiments, Tokenizing Humans with a Bonding Curve, Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, and Much More

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE

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SHOW NOTES

  • [04:57] Tequila disclosures and investment discourse.
  • [10:42] Startup advisor advice.
  • [18:40] The hit rate of past New Year’s resolutions.
  • [20:13] Henry Shukman’s new meditation app: The Way.
  • [22:44] An overlooked advantage for the early investor.
  • [24:15] Saucelessness and second brains.
  • [27:41] Protecting your phone’s collage of schwanzes.
  • [34:20] Privacy and liability concerns in an AI-guided world.
  • [40:42] Minimalist delegation, foot faults, and surrender.
  • [46:30] Quick, creative collaborations.
  • [51:39] My post-holiday physical reboot.
  • [59:02] Kevin’s physical reboot.
  • [1:03:18] Taking a break from caffeine, alcohol, sex, and sweetness.
  • [1:16:26] Cacao ceremonies and perilous tobacco cocktails.
  • [1:22:18] Radical Acceptance and the origin of TimTim.
  • [1:24:34] How NFTs drove Kevin to ketamine.
  • [1:57:09] Kevin’s robot-enhanced Tyler Hobbs tattoo.
  • [2:02:45] What kind of tattoo might I get, and why?
  • [2:09:11] Advice for our former (and current) versions.
  • [2:21:25] Ayahuasca agony alleviation and alternatives.
  • [2:34:07] Gratitude and parting thoughts.

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