Adam Robinson is an American educator, freelance author and a US Chess Federation life master, he is also co-founder of The Princeton Review and currently works as a global macro adviser through his company Robinson Global Strategies.
Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where I share the habits, tools and patterns of world-class performers. This special short episode features insights from Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson). His answers to my questions were highlighted in my most recent book, Tribe of Mentors.For those of you not familiar with Adam, he has made a lifelong study of outflanking and outsmarting the competition. He is a rated chess master who was awarded a Life Title by the United States Chess Federation. As a teenager, he was personally mentored by Bobby Fischer in the 18 months leading up to his winning the world championship.Then, in his first career, he developed a revolutionary approach to taking standardized tests as one of the two original co-founders of The Princeton Review. His paradigm-breaking — or “category killing,” as they say in publishing — test-prep book, The SAT: Cracking the System, is the only test-prep book ever to have become a New York Times bestseller. After selling his interest in The Princeton Review, Adam turned his attention in the early ’90s to the then-emerging field of artificial intelligence, developing a program that could analyze text and provide human-like commentary. He was later invited to join a well-known quant fund to develop statistical trading models, and since, he has established himself as an independent global macro advisor to the chief investment officers of a select group of the world’s most successful hedge funds and family offices.Adam has also been one of this show's most popular guests, and you can check out his first appearance here, and his second here.Enjoy!This podcast is brought to you by 99designs, the world's largest marketplace of graphic designers. I have used them for years to create some amazing designs. Whether your business needs a logo, website design, business card, or anything you can imagine, check out 99designs.I used them to rapid prototype the cover for The Tao of Seneca, and I've also had them help with display advertising and illustrations. If you want a more personalized approach, I recommend their 1-on-1 service. You get original designs from designers around the world. The best part? You provide your feedback, and then you end up with a product that you're happy with or your money back. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade.
Adam Robinson joins us on the heels of a noble effort in the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. It's been quite a journey from his early days in TV production in New York to now mixing some of Portland's best cocktails with his anchor laid down at Deadshot. Adam talks about what's on the horizon and the changes planned for that popular pop up, how he imagines his recipes and how best to cut off a heavy alcohol consumer. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com