Here’s a few very valuable resources I’ve come across online. I will continually add to this and update you all via email when I do.
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The Tim Ferris Podcast
Tim Ferriss is one of the thought-leaders of the internet. His books are fantastic, but his podcast, in my opinion, is his best work.
He speaks to the top performers in almost any area – sport, business, spirituality – and picks apart what makes them, them. He looks at daily routines, personal philosophies, favourite books etc. An incredible resource, absolutely free.
The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan has the most downloaded podcast of all time. His long-form interviews (3+ hours) allow guests to explain complex ideas at a natural pace.
He hosts everyone from presidential candidates to comedians, martial artists to academics. He’s truly independent, objective, non-polarised and a world-class interviewer.
Brené is one of the wisest humans I’ve ever come across. She is a writer, researcher, and spiritual leader. Her Ted Talk, podcast and books are all exceptional. She’s probably made me cry more than any other writer. Get started with Brené here.
Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu is one of (if not the) most effective martial arts in the world. The Gracie family are largely to thank for the system.
Rener and Ryron, two Gracie brothers, have an incredible Youtube channel where they break down real-life altercations and describe how Jiu-Jitsu would have helped.
It’s an amazing self-defence resource.
Double Down News
Double Down News is a crowdfunded news platform. It takes on issues that mainstream outlets don’t. Trustworthy journalism, without a corporate agenda.
Their interviews with George Monbiot, Ayishat Akanbi and Stephen Fry are worth your time.
Rolling Stones “Top 500 Songs” Playlist
This is a playlist of the best songs of all time, according to Rolling Stones Magazine.
Regardless of your taste in music, you’ll find good stuff in here. If you don’t, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror. (I’m kidding, music taste is very individual.)
A Pulitzer Prize is the most prestigious award in journalism (like an Oscar for a film).
All of the winning work is available to read on their website for free. It goes all the way back to the 1910s.
I have it bookmarked on my safari homepage, and read one when I’ve got 10 minutes to spare.
The Huberman Lab
Dr. Andrew Huberman is a Professor of Neurobiology and Opthalmology at the University of Stanford.
His free podcast is a mind-blowing trove of information. I recommend starting from episode 1. , but you can jump in just about anywhere.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore Histories
This is another podcast of incredible depth. Dan Carlin does multiple 4+ hour episodes on a single period in history and describes what happened.
He’s a gifted storyteller and historian. “The Destroyer of Worlds” , on nuclear weapons, is a good place to start.
This podcast is quite dark, but if we don’t learn from history, we’re destined to repeat it.
Wait But Why
Tim Urban’s Wait But Why is one of the most-read blogs on the internet.
It’s quite difficult to describe his niche, better to just check it out yourself.
I liked this post on friendships and this one on procrastination.
Seth Godin is an OG of the internet. He was one of the first bloggers, and has been posting every day since the early 2000s.
He writes about life, marketing and people.
These are his most popular posts.
Seth is the reason I started Ross Blog.
Strava is an app for tracking your runs. But it’s also a social media platform. Your distances and times are posted to your feed, where your friends can give you kudos, and vice-versa.
It’s an extremely positive place, free to use, and useful to track progress.
Binance is a platform to buy cryptocurrency. It’s very easy to use and secure. It allows you to buy crypto with a debit card.
We’re still very early on in the crypto boom. Don’t miss out.
I have XRP and Bitcoin. (This is not financial advice.)
Binance does not give you a clear portfolio of your assets, so I recommend downloading Coinstats alongside it. You can easily link your accounts.
Duolingo is an app that will teach you a second language. It’s free and easy to use.
Ray Dalio started one of the largest hedge funds ever, Bridgewater, from scratch.
He’s now doing philanthropy, giving out insanely valuable information for free.
His personality test is fantastic – it’s a Myers-Briggs type test and will give you an insight into the type of person you are and what to do with that info.
This Youtube video he did on “how the economic machine works” is worth watching.
This is a Youtube Channel with high-level mixed martial arts analysis.
Scott is a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, a devoted mixed martial artist, and a close friend.