Mar 2, 2022
Francis Tapon rejected his normal Harvard Business school life
and instead chose to hike the Appalachian trail and travel in
Africa for 5 years. He hosts the Wander Learn
podcast where he talks about the benefits of being a
Top 3 Takeaways:
- "Sometimes I think the best way to learn is just to forego
college and then just go travel the world and spend a few years
going traveling around. This probably costs you even less than
- "That is a more important question than how to make a billion
dollars is what you do once you have a billion dollars, because
once you have a billion dollars, how you spend your time is
extremely telling it shows whatever you're spending your time at
that point is your passion is what you really want to do."
- "The protest during the Occupy Wall Street and people are
saying like "the top 1%, the top 1%, top 1%." And I felt like
walking into that crowd and just saying "You guys are all in the
top 1%, every single one of you protesters, because compared to
most of this planet, which lives in India, China, Asia, and
certainly Africa, you guys are way wealthier than most people out
0:45 "Do you want to do a brief synopsis of all the travel
you've done and then why you think why you like this name wander
7:45 "Have you continued doing robotic vision stuff or have you
done only the travel stuff?"
13:45 "So you haven't grown tired of this?"
16:15 "Let's talk about Wander Learn"
21:45 "Sounds like you like hiking"
23:45 "So what's the point of walking so much for weeks and
months? What do you get out of it?"
30:30 "How about you for the meditative hiking stuff? Does time
go by quickly?"
38:15 " Is there anything that you wanted to talk about that you
wanted to cover?"