19 January 2015
This weekend I listened to an episode of the Tim Ferriss Podcast in which he interviewed strength and conditioning expert Pavel Tsatsouline. It was an eye-opening interview, in which Pavel identified some surprising myths.
Since I was driving in the car, I’ll need to listen to the information-dense episode again at my desk, where I can take more detailed notes.
But here were some fundamental takeaways:
Pavel was asked what the USA could learn from the former Soviet Union, and vice-versa. He started by saying that, in general, most countries learned the wrong things from the USA, e.g. reality TV and fast food. Instead, he said the Soviet Union could have learned about free markets and free enterprise. Looking the other way, he said Americans could learn about the benefits of limited choices.
Since its launch, the Tim Ferriss podcast has become one of my favorites.