North Star Podcast

David Perell

A deep dive into the stories, habits, ideas, strategies and methods that drive fulfilled people and create enormous success for them. The guests are diverse, but they share profound similarities. They’re guided by purpose, live with intense joy, learn passionately, and see the world with a uniqueRead more
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Best Episodes

Matthew Kobach: Social Media Brands

Aug 10, 2020

"Social Media isn’t playing the long game Build Brands, not sales"



My guest today is Matthew Kobach, the Director of Content Marketing at Fast and the former Manager of Digital and Social Media at the New York Stock Exchange. Matthew and I met on Twitter, where he shares actionable strategies for building brands on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and YouTube. HeRead more

Balaji Srinivasan: Living in the Future

Aug 24, 2020

" Balaji Srinivasan on your diet vs your information diet"



My guest today is Balaji Srinivasan, an angel investor and entrepreneur. When it comes to the future, he's the single most creative person I know because he's so technical, innovative, and polymathic. Talking to him is an experience unlike talking to anybody else, which I tried to replicate in thisRead more

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Kevin Kelly: Seeing the Future

Nov 9, 2020

" The computer will end inside us...or us inside of it."




My guest today is Kevin Kelly, who co-founded Wired Magazine in 1993 and served as its Executive Editor for the first seven years. As one of the most important futurists of our generation, he's published a number of books including The Inevitable, What Technology Wants, and New Rules for the NewRead more

Will Ahmed: Founding WHOOP and the Future of Wearables

Nov 2, 2020

"Ask your customer’s about their problems, not their solutions "



Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next-generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance and health. I found him through an excellent interview he hosted with Rory McIlroy, a winner of four major championships who was once the #1 golfer in the world.Read more

Morgan Housel: Writing for the Internet

Sep 7, 2020

"Everyone is making money decisions based on the mental model that they have for their world."


Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He's the author of The Psychology of Money, where he shares 19 stories about the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to manage it. I revere Morgan'sRead more

Patrick McKenzie: Internet Famous

Jul 6, 2020

"Marketer and software engineer Patrick McKenzie on why he prefers writing an email newsletter over just posting on social media."


My guest today is marketer and software engineer Patrick McKenzie, who writes mostly about software-as-a-service businesses. He currently works for Stripe as a writer and an overall software business expert. I remember when I signed up for Stripe's Atlas program to incorporate my LLC, almost all ofRead more
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