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David Jilk

“We realized that Nietzsche’s approach represents a productive and healthy sequel to Stoicism, particularly for the disruptive entrepreneur.”

Investor, entrepreneur, and researcher, Dave Jilk, joins Caleb to talk about Nietzsche and Entrepreneurship.

With Brad Feld, Dave wrote The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche. They cover how Nietzsche challenges

In this conversation, Dave shares how Nietzsche challenges us to clarify our values, cultivate faith, and embrace reality.

(00:12) Who Was Nietzsche

(02:57) Why Nietzsche?

(07:00) Silent Killers

(11:54) Staring Into The Abyss

(19:20) Nietzsche and Stoicism

(28:34) Faith

(33:44) Nietzsche in David's Life

(36:39) Nietzsche's Business Ethics

(41:20) Amor Fati

Stoa Conversations is Caleb Ontiveros and Michael Tremblay’s podcast on Stoic theory and practice.

Caleb and Michael work together on the Stoa app. Stoa is designed to help you build resilience and focus on what matters. It combines the practical philosophy of Stoicism with modern techniques and meditation.

Become more Stoic with the Stoa app.

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Caleb Ontiveros has a background in academic philosophy (MA) and startups. His favorite Stoic is Marcus Aurelius. Follow him here:

Michael Tremblay also has a background in academic philosophy (PhD) where he focused on Epictetus. He is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His favorite Stoic is Epictetus. Follow him here:

Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.