Tai Lopez – How To Become Great

Tai Lopez is no stranger to the London Real hot seat. He believes that most of the success issues that people have, as well as most social issues the world has, could find some solution in getting away from chewing gum entertainment and upping the consumption of history’s genius.

To recap on who exactly Tai Lopez is – for those who may have missed him first time round – he’s an investor, entrepreneur, author and renaissance man. As a self-made millionaire by his 20s, he has started and overseen the foundation of 20 multi-million dollar companies. He’s formed a business mentorship program and is perhaps best known for his ’67 Steps To The Good Life’ – a distilled and compact course that explores the finest lessons on success, drawn from 8000 years of human thought.

Tai Lopez also runs the world’s second biggest book club, only to Oprah’s, from his home in the Hollywood Hills. On his search for the Good Life, he’s come to seek knowledge from ancient and modern minds – reading one book a day! At last count his personal library contained over 5000 books. It’s fair to say he likes to read, and the results speak for themselves. Most of us struggle to read just one book every few months, by the end of today’s episode this may change. Enjoy!

00:00 Trailer.
00.55 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:18 Brian’s Introduction.
06:38 Tai’s view of the focus on wealth.
11:38 Openness to logical evaluation of ideas.
20:06 Driving around in a Lamborghini whilst espousing non-conspicuous consumption.
21:19 What Tai learned whilst living with the Amish.
26:20 Tai wants to be remembered as the guy who got people thinking about ideas from experts.
27:09 What is Tai Lopez about, what does he do?
28:06 Abundance v scarcity concept.
48:23 Living your life with scarcity and abundance.
1:01:02 Maybe wealth accumulation is reciprocal altruism.
1:02:50 Mark Zuckerberg, IPs and PIs.
1:07:30 You must conquer your fear, think abundantly. PASE personality traits.
1:15:20 2011 wasn’t a good year for Tai. Why and how did he turn that around?
1:21:46 The seven steps of the scientific hypothesis. Brian takes the good life test.
1:29:39 Dollars and Sex.
1:33:40 Top five cognitive biases.
1:57:42 Valuation of yourself test Tai expounds on the love and fulfilment (happiness) components.
2:10:49 Double down and then anything that doesn’t work, just stop.
2:14:14 Tai will be 10x down on business, spreading ideas, both his and those of other people
2:14:48 Argue out of certain.
2:20:41 What is Tai going to do to improve on his health, wealth, love and happiness?
2:31:41 Doubling down on books.
2:40:44 Tai gives final goals to aim for.
2:56:46 Brian’s summing up.

Tai Lopez Links:
Tai Lopez website
Tai Lopez on Twitter
Tai Lopez on YouTube
Tai Lopez on Instagram
Tai Lopez on Facebook

Tai Lopez Books:
Become a Top Model

Topics discussed:
The Amish
Seneca the Younger
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
HEXACO model of personality structure
INFJ personality
Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
Curious by Ian Leslie
Winning by Jack Welch
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
300 (film)
Chaos theory
Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald
Dollars & Sex by Marina Adshade
Barnes & Noble
The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries
Sam Walton: Made in America My Story
Compelling People by John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Attached by Rachel Heller & Amir Ravine
Burpee exercise
The Happiness Hypothesis

People mentioned in this episode:
Charlie Munger
Sam Walton
Daniel Kahneman
Donald Trump
Albert Einstein
Sigmund Freud
Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephen Hawking
Peter Drucker
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Pinker
Dr David Buss
Joel Salatin
Jared Diamond
Thomas Edison
Will Durant
John Wooden
Bill Gates
Bill Mollison
Steven Johnson
James Altucher
Jeff Bezos
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Alexander the Great
Oprah Winfrey
James C Collins
Emmanuel Kant
Mark Zuckerberg
Carlos Slim
Alan Greenspan
Friedrich Nietzsche
Charles Darwin
Tim Ferris
Hugh Hefner
Muhammad Ali
Hillel the Elder
Chief Tecumseh
Mitchel Red Cloud Jr.
Robert Kiyosaki
Alexander Pope
Helen Keller

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Very Impressive, great memory Tai , the ability to keep track of the ideas and support it with lots of evidence from different books and historic personalities makes Mr. Lopez an icon. Great Job Brian!


Brian great interview , Tai its a very smart guy and you keep him entertained !!!


It’s funny.
I did what Tai said at 2:03:29 and it has changed my life.

You are the best interviewer Brian.
I liked your follow up questions.
You are smart and Tai can tell.
I watched Tai’s interview done by others and they sucked. LOL.

I took so much notes.

You both are inspiring.

Thank you for this video. It’s so valuable.


It’s funny.
I did what Tai said at 2:03:29 and it has changed my life.

You are the best interviewer Brian.
I liked your follow up questions.
You are smart and Tai can tell.
I watched Tai’s interview by others and they sucked. LOL.


Tai is the ultimate dinner guest!!


Omg…It just made sense at 2:14:02 mark. You can actually tell if a speaker is being sincere based on if the story is all about them instead of them telling you what you can do to better yourself. There is one particular speaker that I like, but dammit man his story never changes. He is good for one-liners and letting people know he was once categorized as mentally retarded.


oh thank goodness!
so this is where i can watch the complete 3-hour-interview!

what a very intelligent guy.

you did so good at this interview Brian.
you’re a really good interviewer you know.


hmmm….for me as a painting artist, who makes decisions and lives maybe 80% out of the stomach/heart….and Tai is sooo much brain/logic/Knowledge (a walking library…xd)….his messages are often polarising(just for me). Esp. when he s mentionning ‘succesful’ ppl like Arnold, Gates, Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. These ppl are – for me – anything else than good rolemodels…the way I see the world. Believe me or not, but I would never chance my life with these ppl….not even for a day. I think at the words of Steve Jobs on his death bed, for example…..stuff like that. A lot of what… Read more »


3 hours worth of more knowledge than 3 years at university.


Amazing video, absolutely loved it! Thanks for all the value!


I saw Tai’s ad years ago and I thought he was arrogant. This interview have changed my perspective with regards his ideas and persona. Brian you’re doing amazing interviews and stay always curious.


I could not stop listening to him. Even though I’m before a big test. : 0


damn he’s clever

Filip Todoroski
Filip Todoroski

smart guy


Here in my garage….


Amazing interview, very inspiring, thank you Tai & Brian.

Fred Freemantle

I didn’t realise that Tai was such an interesting guy.
Good video.

Gareth Newall
Gareth Newall

Thank you Tai and London Real for making so much helpful information free, good for guys like me who want to improve buy are still on the way up

Gareth Newall
Gareth Newall

you can see the intensity in the hosts face expression, haha

Jason Briggs
Jason Briggs

Just so everyone knows, the comment on Tibetan’s Monk attention about 1 hour 55min in was completely off, out of context of the whole spectrum of their training and desired results from that training. Worth looking into Mathieu Ricard’s research with the Mind and Life Institute about studies on monks brain. Just adding this in here for accuracy sake. Otherwise, interesting and intriguing talk.