Tuesday 30 May 2023
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Shane Parrish: Curating your life

A distinct pleasure to welcome Shane Parrish to the show. Shane joins me in a very intimate conversation about curating your life, being a wisdom seeker, and why you need to be serious about reading.

Shane Parrish, intrepidNOWYou know I’ve long been an advocate for all of us to read more. Well, Shane is one of the inspirations on this front…


Why we ALL need to be wisdom seekers.

The importance of thinking critically.

How this spirit of being a “wisdom seeker” makes for a more innovative and creative business culture.

How we change the societal paradigm from blindly

Curation as a personal development and business development strategy.

But whether you realize it or not, we are ALL curators, and we are all constantly curating our life. Not to mention curating “the next hour.”

How the process of curation builds loyalty and trust. And how YOU can do the same.

Are we all creatives?

The power of reading. How to read, why to read, and what reading opens up in your mind (the possibilities).

“Reading a news article is like seeing the tip of the iceberg. Reading a book is finding out what’s under the surface…”

Shane explains his intense (and utterly fascinating) process of how he consumes a book.


Shane Parrish is the mind behind Farnam Street an intelligently addictive website dedicated to mastering the best of what other people have already figured out.

On the site Shane describes himself as an entrepreneur, author, and wisdom seeker. That simple description however, fails to capture the volume of content he curates. He reads hundreds of books a year on subjects ranging from art and history to philosophy and math. His weekly email, dubbed Brain Food, goes out to over 55,000 subscribers. And he recently launched Re:Think a series of workshops aimed at disrupting the status quo.


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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.

3 thoughts on “Shane Parrish: Curating your life

  1. Larry

    Great interview. Shane’s work is very important, since he is seeking out and coalescing many great ideas. As a long time follower of Charlie Munger, I believe that Farnham Street is a great extension of that work.

    Shane’s reading techniques are a very useful way of gaining knowledge. While I use a somewhat different technique, his approach is a great tool for people who feel they aren’t getting everything out of their reading.

    1. Todd Schnick Post author

      Larry, thanks for listening. I’ve been a fan of Shane for a while, and was thrilled to have him on my show. We can all benefit from his thoughtful approach to learning and curating a grand life.

      Hope our paths cross again….

  2. Mursil Sayed

    You asked a question related to consumption of knowledge.
    In my opinion, most of our time and attention is consumed in activities which can be considered as an expense. Seeking wisdom, thinking critically and making efforts to improve ourselves is investment indeed. We are not making enough investments with our resources(time & attention) and some of us feel guilty of it.

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