A Minute with the Masters

Bill McKiernan, President, WSM Capital
10 Questions adapted from Tim Ferriss’s book ‘Tribe of Mentors’.

01.

What is the book you’ve given most as a gift?

Outlive by Peter Attia because I want my family and friends to be healthy and live long lives.

02.

What purchase of €100 or less has impacted mostly in your life?

3 prong charger for my iphone, ipad and iwatch.

 

03.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success?

Resilience is a critical attribute to success so any failure allows you to build up your resilience.

04.

Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?

Buddha says there is no easy path so choose something worth suffering for.

 

05.

What are the best investments you’ve ever made?

Getting an MBA.

 

06.

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

Cereal

07.

What new belief, behaviour, or habit has most improved your life in the last five years?

Weight lifting

 

08.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student?

Play for the asymmetric life. Do a hard thing and do your thing.

09.

What have you become better at saying no to in the last five years?

Ice cream after dinner.

 

10.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

Make a list.

 

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