#327: Billy Oppenheimer – The Work Is The Win
Billy Oppenheimer is a writer. He is also the research assistant for Ryan Holiday.
In this conversation, we spoke about the future of AI and writing, playing the long game, why everything is a remix, what he learned driving Robert Greene from the airport, and why the work is the win.
(0:00 ) Intro
(3:02 ) Uncle Bill
(6:09 ) Ryan Holiday
(14:21 ) Research
(19:11 ) Writing Process
(22:41 ) Coffee Cup Theory of AI
(26:01 ) Improving Taste
(30:51 ) ChatGPT
(35:02 ) Creativity
(37:09 ) The Nerdy Dopamine Pathway
(41:20 ) How To Get Lucky
(46:09 ) Rick Rubin Connection
(50:00 ) Goal Setting?
(51:49 ) The Work Is The Win
(54:02 ) Robert Greene
(1:04:02 ) Be Okay Being The Freak
(1:07:24 ) Play The Long Game
(1:08:31 ) What Do You Admire?
(1:12:42 ) What Does Billy Love About Writing?
(1:15:45 ) Everything Is A Remix
(1:17:01 ) Falcon Oath (& Exploration)
(1:21:03 ) Challenges
The Cup of Coffee Theory of AI – https://every.to/p/the-cup-of-coffee-theory-of-ai
First We Read, Then We Write – https://www.amazon.com/First-We-Read-Then-Write/dp/1587297930
I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart – https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Make-This-Up-Lessons/dp/1501155571
Billy’s Rick Rubin Thread – https://twitter.com/bpoppenheimer/status/1596600415067537409
Fluke by Morgan Housel – https://collabfund.com/blog/fluke
Six at 6 Newsletter: https://billyoppenheimer.com/newsletter
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