Helping you get in early on the next big trend
Sept. 22, 2022

The Art and Science of Spotting Trends with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Ferriss

The Art and Science of Spotting Trends with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Ferriss

Some people have a skill for spotting trends. Others have a talent for setting trends. When you combine both of those superpowers, anything is possible. Tim Ferriss and Gwyneth Paltrow have rare success with both, but you might be surprised if you think you know how they pick winners. Their abilities to shape the future come from an unlikely place of discomfort that most people ignore. In the first-ever episode of First In Line, you’ll learn how to spot a trend before it hits — and be able to identify the signs when a current fad is likely to fade. 

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In this episode, we cover:

(06:55) Why Tim Ferriss and Gwyneth Paltrow are both compelled to dive deep into topics

(10:08) The two different types of trend spotters

(11:03) What is the deal with the vagina-scented candle

(15:50) Types of trends and how Tim’s trends have all stemmed from trying to solve a problem for himself first. 

(24:20) How to spot unsustainable trends and why you should hang out with nerds

(28:00) Different tools for diving deep into an interest

(32:48) Why Tim moved to Austin

(37:57) Why you should learn the self-inquiry process of a respected thought leader 

(39:30) What intuition means to Tim 

(42:00) Why an audience of one matters a lot

(45:45) Why fame is the worst thing that could happen to a person

(51:36) Why Tim keeps social apps off his phone and the future of our mental health as a society

(52:50) How Tim chooses investments and why he avoids FOMO-related buys

(56:30) Why Gwyneth is excited about highly personal medicine

(59:39) Investment tips from Tim

(1:05:04) Brit’s closing


• Poosh:

• 11 Reasons Not to Become Famous on Tim’s blog:

• Kevin Rose’s website:

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