#10: Fearlessness, Founding Companies, and Full–time Adventuring - Patrick Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney is making a career as an adventurer and fear guru. Whether it’s cycling the seven summits or biking to Everest Base Camp, Patrick is officially setting world records. His frontier-busting attitude was forged in the single scull, winning international races from Norway to Canada as a young man. Patrick then moved into startups, and has been successful as both entrepreneur and investor, founding multi-million dollar tech companies and now advising or investing in up to thirty companies.
The Swagmen uncover how you can instil fearlessness in your own life, as well as Patrick’s number one nugget of advice for founders, and some hair-raising adventure stories. Listen and live a fearless life!
– Check out Patrick’s website and stay up to date with his adventures
– Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
– Peak, Anders Ericsson (where he clears up Gladwell’s misappropriation of the 10,000 hours rule)
– The OODA Loop, John Boyd (very handy)
Patrick’s preferred podcasts (besides us, obviously):
– Training Beta
– The Good Life Project
– How hard can it be
As promised…a link to our favourite Stoic quote…