DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More
#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More

#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More

Update: 2019-08-1678
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Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, which debuted #3 on Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. Loonshots describes what an idea from physics tells us about the behavior of groups and how teams, companies, and nations can use that to innovate faster and better.

Safi received his PhD in physics from Stanford and his undergrad degree from Harvard. After working as a consultant for McKinsey, Safi co-founded a biotechnology company specializing in developing new drugs for cancer. He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, Safi was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors on the future of national research. 

In this episode, we talk about many things we haven’t covered before, including hypnosis, conquering insomnia, thoughts on depression, optimizing incentives, and much more. You can also listen to my first interview with Safi at tim.blog/safi.  

Please enjoy!

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Comments (3)

Harman Bagha

The connections with the default mode network are super interesting. I've studied hypnosis for a decades. Since high school - now in law school. I have not been able to utilize hypnosis successfull, nor self hyonosis. I know the power this modality has but a great operator is needed. I lack the finances to find and afford one unfortunately. To be hypnotized by the late Milton Erickson is a dream of mine. Plz talk more about hyonosis! Love the show. Tim Ferris + hypnosis = super man.

Aug 19th
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Deven Johannessen

Harman Bagha Yes, I agree! Love the show~

Aug 19th
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Erik Holmwood

4:10

Aug 17th
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#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More

#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More