#647: Mark Manson — The Path to 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,' The Ups (and Downs) of Success, The Craft of Writing, Personal Reinvention, How to Build a Lean Team, Protecting Boundaries, Decompressing with Fiction, and More
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Mark Manson (@IAmMarkManson) is a three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck as well as other titles. His books have sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide and have reached number one in more than a dozen countries.
Since 2008, he has written articles at MarkManson.net, one of the largest personal-development blogs in the world, with more than a million monthly readers. In 2023, a feature film about him and his work will be released in theaters by Universal Pictures. See SubtleArtMovie.com for more details, and click here for the trailer.
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[07:02] Difficult changes and modified default behaviors.
[10:22] Be careful what you wish for.
[12:14] How Mark’s feature film deal came to be.
[15:55] The teamwork that makes Mark’s dream work.
[20:26] Sourcing talent.
[24:45] How Mark knew he’d found the right agent.
[28:36] From Entropy to F*ckery.
[47:21] Learning the subtle art of strategic F-bombing.
[56:31] Prioritizing health maintenance.
[1:04:04] Co-authoring a book with Will Smith.
[1:11:34] In a post-slap world, what should we know about the real Will Smith?
[1:16:36] How Will Smith depends on and interacts with his team.
[1:18:41] Setting the course for the next few years.
[1:22:51] How Mark says no to financially tempting projects he doesn’t want to do.
[1:31:02] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck‘s cover story.
[1:33:39] Why Mark is pivoting to video production rather than podcasting.
[1:37:46] What can we expect from Mark’s future video trajectory?
[1:42:56] Staying relevant and creatively fulfilled in a crowded market.
[1:44:56] The software Mark uses to compose a book.
[1:46:10] Recommended reading,
[1:56:51] Parting thoughts.
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