Dave Asprey is founder of The Bulletproof Executive as well as a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, upgraded his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time.
I first heard of Dave from my friend PJ Manney who highly recommended Asprey for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. After such an endorsement I was certain that the Bulletproof Executive will not disappoint. However, I never suspected that, after our conversation, a total coffee fanatic like me would end up changing his morning routine and become an upgraded coffee fan. [It’s been 5 days since the interview was recorded and the results were so impressive that my wife couldn’t help it but join me in the bulletproof coffee morning routine.]
During our 1 hour conversation with Dave Asprey we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: biohacking and the bulletproof executive brand; interval training and electrical stimulation; Asprey’s experience as a technology executive; the bulletproof diet and upgraded coffee; the ethical and health implications of the paleo and vegan diets…
My favorite quote that I will take away from this interview with Bulletproof Executive Dave Asprey is:
“Hack the environment to hack yourself and you can reach levels of performance never imagined.”
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Who is Dave Asprey?
From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything on himself, obsessively focused on discovering the answers to this one persistent question:
What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?
What emerged is the idea of being “Bulletproof”, the state of high performance where you take control of and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way, if you were lucky enough to even know it was possible. Technology has changed the rules.
Dave founded The Bulletproof Executive to make these breakthroughs – and the body and brain you deserve — easily available to you in your everyday life.
Black Coffee is a three-hour documentary series that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics, and social structure of entire countries.
“Black Coffee: Episode 1, The Irresistible Bean” carries us back to coffee’s origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five continents sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business, and slavery all along the way.
“Part II: Gold in Your Cup” uses an elegant contemporary competition created to elevate the quality of coffee in Brazil to frame a portrait of 19th century coffee-fueled oppression in Latin America.
Part III: “The Perfect Cup” heralds what some coffee experts have called the “romantic age of coffee.” North Americans rediscover what their European counterparts have known all along: that the best cup is quality coffee that’s good for the farmer and good for the environment, and the best place to find it is in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the café.