Foundation: Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss


Kevin Rose and I go deep on a few subjects in this longer-format episode of “Foundation,” on which he’s interviewed many of my favorite entrepreneurs and investors, including Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square) and Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), among others.

I had a great time, as should be clear from the wine and laughter. It’s quite different from The Random Show and more of a Larry King-like format… but with more cursing.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted on: December 19, 2011.

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94 comments on “Foundation: Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss

  1. It’s funny seeing you Kevin present you professionally to the audience. I’m used to you guys just casually chatting on the “Random Show”

    Please thank Kevin for putting this together and you of course for doing the show! You are amazing and have truly changed my life (You have no idea, I will e-mail you with the full scoop very soon).




  2. Hey Tim

    I sent you a email recently through Amy. I feel like being the first to comment on this is the best way to get in contact with you and have you read my email. It would be great if you could get back to me.

    Thanks John


  3. Hi, I have to see the video yet but I am surprised there are no controls for play, stop, sound. I see them in the original website but not here using FF.


  4. Interesting new format. Seems less Larry King and more documentary format.

    I thought your grades in high school were so so if I recall re your application to Princeton story in the FHWW?


    • I think it’s clear that his transcript was “thin” based on ineligible grades from his previous school and his study abroad. So it is probably fair to say that they weren’t Princeton typical or “so so”.


  5. Tim,

    Thanks for sharing those stories. You had me thinking about my first teacher that spanked me because I wasn’t into the coloring book. I had a real good 1st grade teacher as well. You’re like the world’s most interesting man…



  6. You guys make a cute couple. ha… I joke I joke. Great vid until it restarted around Tim working in San Jose. Using Safari, there is no play bar to jump the video ahead to where it restarted. Keep the vids coming.


  7. Great vid guys! Tim, I recently read Michael Ellsberg’s new book, and now I’ve hired a personal assistant from Bangkok. It’s been hard to say the least, but like you say in 4HWW it’s also management education. It’s the best course in management!

    Question for Tim:

    Did you ever use outsourcing for Christmas shopping and family-related items?


  8. Was really helpful to hear about how stressed you get with putting a book together… in terms of my own perfectionism around projects. Good to hear I’m not alone.

    Also, the idea of writing each chapter as a stand alone, high value article is going to be super helpful for me and my readers.

    Thanks to you and Kevin.


  9. Tim, thanks for sharing your personal story.

    Talking about time reminded me of an expert from the Quran:

    “By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss,
    Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.”

    Thanks and take care


  10. The day you felt the richest, love it. A great question that almost always yields a great story. For those of you who find conversation often runs dry remember that question and ask it. You’ll be in for a great ride as you listen to the adventure.

    How you maintain the top quality on this site is incredible Tim. Thanks dude.


  11. Hey Tim,
    I’ve read all your stuff and watched your videos and presentations. It’s great to get new information on your early life in this biographical style video. When I first heard of you, I took extra precautions to make sure you weren’t a hack and searched for hit pieces against you (‘Tim Ferriss scam’ on google among other things). I thought you were too good to be true, which was an excuse not to make moves towards life improvements. Thanks for offering a separate path in life for those of us who weren’t exposed to experts and elite mentors, schools, or role models early in life. You’re a life saver, really.