The Tim Ferriss Show

#381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

2:06:24 | Aug 11th, 2019

3 recommendations

“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric Bastiat This episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest came to me through channels I wouldn't have expected...Show More


christian recommended:Aug 18th, 2019

Interesting to hear one of the most powerful person in the world express his views. Really disappointed that Tim Ferris didn't dare challenge Charles Koch about Koch industries involvement with and funding of climate change denial

mmAug 18th, 2019

Maybe this episode about the Kochs that @pannndemonium found might be more interesting...'Secret-History'-Of-Koch-Industries-Fresh-Air

mmAug 18th, 2019

Interesting in terms of getting into their political influence.

dannyAug 18th, 2019

@mm it definitely paints a much more sinister picture of Koch Industries.

mmAug 19th, 2019

@chribben They're really more like tips from the rest of the fine folks of Podyssey community! Let us know what you think of either episodes :)

timbrennan recommended:Aug 12th, 2019

Didn’t know too much about Charles Koch but usually a hot button topic. Smart guy, lots of good ideas and takeaways. Keep an open mind...

mmAug 12th, 2019

Ok, maybe I'll try again on this one despite @danny's earlier review! I find Ferriss' shows are such a big investment of time. They're as long as a full feature movie!

timbrennanAug 12th, 2019

@mm it wasn’t great but worth listening to for me because I haven’t heard Koch much. Good for 1.5x speed during a commute.

mmAug 12th, 2019

@timbrennan Same here, but I’m sure it’s tough to get them to interviews too and that’s why we don’t hear from them lots. They seem so mysterious and private despite their wide influence. I can’t do 1.5x speed! I’m worried everyone will sound like chipmunks — even Koch! 🙈

danny recommended:Aug 12th, 2019

This was a very odd Ferris interview, surprised he had Koch based on the controversy it would cause and even more surprised Koch had pretty generic advice like: create value for your company and charge based on that 🤷🏾‍♂️.

mmAug 12th, 2019

@danny Thanks. You just saved me 2hrs.

adam_pAug 13th, 2019

@danny Yeah I was intrigued that Tim Ferris had him on at all. I was tempted to listen, I like what Ferris does, but he just doesn't seem to be the kind of interviewer to take on such a complicated figure (and as @MM says, he's a serious time investment). If Koch wasn't asked hard questions about ...Show More

dannyAug 13th, 2019

@pannndemonium tbh I was mostly bored 🤪. I didnt make it to the very end of the interview but I didnt hear any hard hitting questions or much advice over the first hour.

adam_pAug 13th, 2019

@danny thanks for taking one for the team!

dannyAug 13th, 2019

@pannndemonium 😁

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