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Infinite Loops

May 4, 2023

Billy Oppenheimer is a researcher for Ryan Holiday. He is also known for his viral long-form tweets and Six at 6 on Sunday newsletter.

Billy is insatiably curious. He is a master at drawing lessons from anecdotes from the worlds of sports, music, comedy, business, and more.

He joins the show to discuss how to cultivate good taste, whether everything is a remix, why he learns through introjection, and a whole lot more.

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Show Notes:

  • Focus on doing the thing
  • SIX at 6’s origin story
  • Learning through introjection
  • Developing taste & cultivating curiosity
  • “People don’t have ideas, ideas have people”
  • How Billy practices his scales
  • Fiction vs non-fiction
  • Repetition, repetition, repetition
  • Should we study more failures?
  • Process compounds
  • “Care, but don’t care too much”
  • Has anyone succeeded without persistence?
  • Conceptual ancestors
  • Everything’s a remix
  • Taste, tools, markets & feedback
  • Finding your pain points
  • MUCH more!

Books Mentioned:

  • Trust Me, I'm Lying; by Ryan Holiday
  • Psychology of Money; by Morgan Housel
  • Atomic Habits; by James Clear
  • The Immortality Key : The Secret History of the Religion with No Name; by Brian C. Muraresku
  • Reality Hunger; by David Shields
  • The Power of Myth; by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
  • Cloud Atlas; by David Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Da Vinci Code; by Dan Brown