Tim Ferriss: You’re not Isaac Newton! Give yourself a break for being unproductive right now.

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Bestselling author, investor, and podcaster Tim Ferriss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his advice for people coping with the coronavirus quarantine, which includes giving yourself slack for being unproductive, afraid, and fatigued; the crucial difference between fast decisions and rushed ones; and why the pandemic crisis is a "natural culling of the herd" for businesses in a "bloated capitalist system" that have no resilience. Ferriss also discusses what he's starting to invest in after taking a five-year break, why he's holding onto his early stake in Uber, and why he's been funding research into psychedelic drugs at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Plus: How being a pessimist and keeping expectations low can lead to greater happiness.

Previously: Listen to Tim's earlier appearance on Recode Decode, from January 2017.

Featuring:

Tim Ferriss (@tferriss), host, The Tim Ferriss Show

Host:

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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