#042 Achievement With Friedrich Nietzsche and Mary Pilon

The Happier Hour// Photo by Shot by Rod

The Happier Hour// Photo by Shot by Rod

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

In this episode you’ll learn what the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about taking charge of our own legacies. You’ll also hear from author and investigative reporter Mary Pilon about Olympic athletes, our culture’s obsession with winners, and why we should welcome the long road to success. #TheHappierHour

In thinking about your legacy, would you make the choices you have made so far, and if not, what is something you can still change starting today?


Mary Pilon is the author of bestsellers “The Monopolists,” (Bloomsbury, Feb 2015), which tells the true story of the board game, Monopoly, and "The Kevin Show," (Bloomsbury, March 2018), the true story of an Olympian's battle with a rare mental illness. Previously, Mary has worked as a staff reporter covering sports at the New York Times and business at The Wall Street Journal. In addition to the Times and the Journal, as a freelance journalist, Mary regularly writes about sports, business, and politics for the New Yorker, Esquire, Vice, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, MSNBC, among other outlets. An honors graduate of New York University, Mary made the Forbes magazine’s first-ever 30 Under 30 list for media, but is more proud of being a native Oregonian, a fledgling marathoner and once landing an apartment in Brooklyn by writing a love letter invoking Virginia Woolf. Find her at marypilon.com and @marypilon.