Episode Number: 999
Episode Guest: Tom Bilyeu
Original Airdate: August 16, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Five Four Club, Texture, Onnit
Guest Bio: Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition and also the co-founder and CEO of Impact Theory.
Topics Discussed: Joe has eaten a lot of the chocolate brownie Quest bars; why he started the company; counting carbs; Primal Kitchen chipotle mayonnaise; what Joe eats; exogenous ketones; keto flu; ketogenic 4:1 ratio; Peter Attia; he gets fat quickly; The Walking Dead TV show talk; The Stand book; The Road movie; would you want to die in the apocalypse or survive; humans are lucky to have survived this long; Homo Deus book; how did humans take over neanderthals; Yellowstone volcano; “How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C.” article; Yellowstone had 800+ earthquakes in two weeks; The Twilight Zone “To Serve Man” episode; more The Twilight Zone talk; Tower of Terror ride; working with other people; running a business talk; talk about hiring people and caring about his employees; millennials jump from job-to-job today; giving pieces of the company to his employees; the end game is to sell the Quest Nutrition; talk about Impact Theory; Fahrenheit 451 book; artificial intelligence (AI) talk; Alien: Covenant movie; Facebook’s artificial intelligence created its own language; more AI talk; Barking Up the Wrong Tree book; do nice guys finish last; prisoner’s dilemma game; more AI talk; it’s an amazing time to be alive; humans are imperfect; humans can’t make decisions without emotion; AI will need their own version of human emotions; AI will need a reason to do something; living off the land has become romantic to people; the internet has had an incredible impact on our lives; the first time they logged onto the internet; the first thing Joe did online was download UFO files; (1:00:00) evolution of cell phones; Samsung Galaxy Note 8; big phones; Joe had a plan to draw dicks on pictures with his Galaxy Note’s stylus; Windows 10; Microsoft is the biggest but not the best; Microsoft Surface laptop is the worst for reliability; talk about going to film school; he wanted to be like John Woo; realizing he wasn’t a talented filmmaker; he started teaching film school; he wanted to be rich and have six-pack abs; he left film school to work as a copywriter at a tech company; rolling with Firas Zahabi changed his life; he quit the tech company when he realized that money wasn’t important; starting Quest Nutrition; his new company is about making movies, comics, TV shows, etc.; he wants to pull people into “the matrix”; humans have a wide ability to adapt; talk about one of his employees; he wishes he made Star Wars and The Matrix (but not Avatar); The Power of Myth book; The Matrix changed his life and he talks about how; people brush off movies as just entertainment; how many people in the world are religious; Elisha and the two bears story from the bible; more talk about The Power of Myth book; he went through ritualistic scarification (just a tattoo) when he got married; life is too easy today; he made a movie and had a screenplay made into a movie; why he wears superhero T-shirts; more talk about what he hopes to accomplish with the movies he wants to make; how he plans to create movies with his new company; why he didn’t continue making movies himself; talk about working with a student who was abused by his parents; he says drug dealers can be amazing entrepreneurs; talk about interviewing potential employees; he wants to touch a million people; the mission for Quest Nutrition is to help people make the right dietary changes; (2:00:00) he wants Joe to come on his show; he thinks it’s hardest to inspire the people closest to him; he wants to surround himself with wildly successful people who inspire him; building his ego around being someone who learns.
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