The Darius Foroux Show

I have a podcast about productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance. Listen to the latest episodes here:

Jimmy Soni on Elon Musk The PayPal Mafia and his writing process The Darius Foroux Show

In this episode, I invited Jimmy Soni, who's an author, speaker, and speechwriter, to talk about the founders of Paypal and Elon Musk, We talked about work ethics, consistency, vision, leadership, and his writing process. The Founders by Jimmy Soni: Learn more about Jimmy here: Thanks for listening! — Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday and every other Thursday. Join for free here: — Timestamps: 00:46 – The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley 01:11 – Elon Musk & Twitter 02:24 – Zip2 02:56 – 03:39 – Space X 04:16 – Consistency of vision 07:18 – Scale of ambition 08:22 – How Elon Musk put the same amount of pressure. 11:15 – Leadership 13:44 – Max Levchin's management training 16:30 – Hiring and empowering people that are better than you 17:48  – Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, David O. Sacks 19:47 – Enough amount of confidence to get somewhere 20:04 – Sanjay Bhargava 20:59 – A company is an exercise and a recursive self-improvement 23:59 – Why is it called 26:09 – SB Master (Naming Paypal) 29:08 – Wealthfront 31:24 – First principles thinking 33:50 – Challenge your own habits 37:58 – "Money is an information system" 42:56 – On asking yourself, Why? 50:32 – Amy Klement 53:35 – Ways to convert difficulties 59:46 – David Goggins "Memoir" Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds 1:00:38 – Jimmy Soni's Writing process 1:12:43 – Seth Goldin – Purple cow 1:14:23 – Jimmy Soni's Reading habit 1:15:48 – Brad Stone's "Everything story" 1:17:37 – Walter Isaacson 1:19:07 – "a.k.a Amazon" 1:26:53 – Spend time and energy to do something and feel accomplished
  1. Jimmy Soni on Elon Musk The PayPal Mafia and his writing process
  2. Investing Through a Bear Market with Shane Neman
  3. How to Build a Career in Finance With Penny Phillips
  4. Bitcoin and Crypto as a Long-Term Investment? With Ben Dunkel
  5. The Desire for More & The Destruction of Happiness

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I also have a library of podcast episodes available in case you’re new to my work. You will especially enjoy my podcast if you have enough from listening to the same people on different podcasts. I only interview people who’s work I find valuable. To me, that’s the best way to have a conversation that’s also valuable for the reader.

If you’re into interviews, check out my conversations with Derek Sivers and Cal Newport. Listeners enjoyed those episodes a lot.

If you’re into productivity, check out “How To Focus Better” and “How To Beat Procrastination With Systems.” Those episodes were received well my listeners who want to get more done.

If you’re curious about personal finance and wealth building, check out my popular episode “5 Tips To Get Rich Slowly.” In that episode, I talk about several practical tips I’ve learned. Not the standard get rich quick advice.

I also have an episode on strength training and fitness. I’ve been working out since I was 16 and experienced many injuries. On “5 Tips For More Effective Strength Training” I talk about how I changed my approach. As a result, I feel stronger and I’m no longer injured several times a year.

I’ve also experimented with added audio articles to my podcast. For example, I recorded an audio version of 10 Career Mistakes I Wish I Had Never Made. That’s one of my most-read articles on careers.

Explore some of the most popular episodes

  • A Conversation With Derek Sivers
    I’ve been following Derek Sivers since 2014. He’s a writer, speaker, programmer, musician, blogger, and more. He’s also the founder of CD Baby, a platform for independent musicians.  On this episode, Derek and I talk about being meta-considerate, speaking your mind, being alone, knowing when to move on, focusing on one thing, saying no to […]
  • Stoicism As A Way Of Life
    How often have you finished a book and tucked it away on your bookshelf? Or how often have you borrowed a book, read it, and returned it? There’s a difference between reading and living a book. Most of us simply read books. And that’s a good thing because you can read hundreds of books, but […]
  • How To Improve Your Mindset, Build Strength, And Make A Living Doing What You Love
    What’s your definition of a good life? Ask 100 different people, and you’ll probably get 100 different answers. However, there are also a few universal pieces to a good life. Take happiness and health. We all want it. That’s why we collectively spend billions of dollars a year on gym memberships, supplements, training programs, gear, […]
  • How To Create Products That Sell For Decades
    Every single book that I’ve voluntarily read in my life is because someone else recommended it. That’s true for most of us. Think about it. What’s the last book you finished? Why did you read it? Most of us read books because others told us about them. It’s a great way to learn about good […]
  • Claude Shannon: Why Curiosity Is Critical To Your Success
    Claude Shannon, considered the Einstein of the Information Age, made many contributions to science and society during his lifetime. That thing you’re holding in your hand or that’s sitting on your lap, reading these very words, are made possible by Claude Shannon. Shannon was an American mathematician and electrical engineer known as “the father of […]