Tim Ferriss
Author of 3 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers (The 4-Hour Workweek, etc.). Investor (http://www.angel.co/tim ), host of The Tim Ferriss Experiment: http://fourhourworkweek.com/tv/
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Tim Ferriss's Review:

I grabbed a copy of What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, and I’ve since read it many, many times. For less than $20, this tool has helped me avoid multiple catastrophes, and I can directly credit its influence to roughly 1/2 of my net worth (!). The ROI has been incredible.

The book — winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal — begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Jim Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to 7-figure losses, and the essential lessons he learned from it. The theme that emerges: there are 1,000,000+ ways to make money in the markets (and many of the “experts” contradict one another), but all losses appear to stem from the same few causes.  So why not study these causes to help improve your odds of making and keeping money?

Even if you don’t view yourself as an “investor,” this book can help you make better decisions in life. Also, the stories, similar in flavor to Liar’s Poker, are hilarious and range from high-stakes baccarat to Arabian horse fiascos.  For entertainment value alone, this book is worth the time.

I hope you enjoy — and benefit from — the lessons and laughs as much as I have.

Ref:  http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/09/15/what-i-learned-losing-a-million-dollars/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

I’m endlessly fascinated by routines and rituals.

What do the most successful people do first thing in the morning? Or last thing at night? How do writers, artists, and creatives engineer “inspiration” when it eludes them? Naps? Drugs? Exercise? Weird sexual habits or eating regimens? Other?

The answers can help you.

For my birthday last year, I received a incredible book: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. It was given to me by Josh Waitzkin, the renowned chess champion (best known fromSearching for Bobby Fischer) and a master at deconstructing the world’s top performers.

He loved the book, and I fell head over heels in love with it.

It became my daily companion. There were gems everywhere, and I underlined nearly every page. I began to read 1-2 page-long profiles each morning with my pu-erh tea, and this ritual not only shocked me out of a major depressive funk, it also triggered a creative explosion.

I was having fun again… and getting tons done in the process!

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/12/15/daily-rituals-mason-currey/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This post includes several things, including:

  • A brief personal story about Josh
  • A sample chapter, both in audio and text
  • A video overview

But perhaps you’re in a rush. Want the book synopsis in one sentence? Here it is:Through stories of martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday methods, including systematically triggering breakthroughs, cultivating top-1% technique in any field, and mastering the art of performance psychology.

The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons into a page-turning narrative.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/03/20/the-art-of-learning-joshua-waitzkin/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

The Obstacle Is The Way, penned by Ryan Holiday, is a collection of stories and principles about Stoicism, which I consider to be the ultimate personal “operating system” for entrepreneurs…or anyone who wants high performance under high stress.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/05/08/the-obstacle-is-the-way-the-tim-ferriss-book-club-book-4/

We Learn Nothing: Essays
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by Tim Kreider

Tim Ferriss's Review:

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider, a dazzling collection of humor and insight, is the newest book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club. I loved this book so much that I reached out to Tim and we produced the audiobook together. “Lazy: A Manifesto” is one small chapter.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/04/03/lazy-a-manifesto/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This post is a dream come true.

Starting in college, I’ve fantasized about somehow driving fantastic but under-appreciated books into the limelight. I have a soft spot for out-of-print tomes and niche publications.

Flash forward, nearly 15 years later…

After three #1 bestsellers, I’ve finally pulled the trigger. For the last several months, I’ve been quietly buying audiobook and e-book rights to books that have changed my life, and producing audiobooks in professional studios.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/11/11/vagabonding/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

'This is one of two books that I took with me in 2004 around the world. The other is Walden by Thoreau. This is arguably, the most practical manual of life philosophy that I’ve found. It’s an outstanding book for those people who feel trapped in any situation in their business or career or who simply want to experience more of life."

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

 

Tim Ferriss's Review:

John Wood is on track to be Dale Carnegie 2.0. If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to really change the world, outside of perhaps your business or using your business, maybe a change in direction to give a test by dipping your toes into the world of philanthropy or causes this is a book you need to read.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application
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by Jason Fried, Heinemeier David Hansson, Matthew Linderman

Tim Ferriss's Review:

It does have a software focus but all of it can be applied to entrepreneurs in general. It’s really about creating a lean startup and testing assumptions that you may have. ls offering options, more options, always the best decision? The answer is no.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This book is awesome. How Tony and Zappos grew to $1 billion in gross revenue in 10 years is just the beginning. From fundraising to finding happiness, from actual e—mails to checklists, it covers it all. lntensely personal and intensely practical.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)
book
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Tim Ferriss's Review:

"Someone who’s able to help control an empire indirectly, but
also amass wealth without being controlled by it. Seneca is an
outstanding thinker and this is I think one of his most accessible
books."

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

 

Tim Ferriss's Review:

I’ve re-read this before every product launch that I’ve done or even in the product development phases. Talks about things like creating a category versus trying to be the best in an existing category.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Motherless Brooklyn
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by Jonathan Lethem

Tim Ferriss's Review:

A lot of philosophy in that as well, but it’s about a detective with Tourette’s Syndrome.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

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Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?

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How To Lose 20-30 Pounds In 5 Days: The Extreme Weight Cutting Secrets of UFC Fighters

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Networking Tips from the White House

How to Cage the Monkey Mind
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How to Cage the Monkey Mind

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Only a few books to sign (900+)... See you tonight, Seattle! #coffee...

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A Conversation with Kevin Rose About Our Top 5 Must-Read Books #tbt

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The Top 5 Uncommon Timesavers for Bloggers/Writers

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The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

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Playing B-Ball with Obama: 6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List

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Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions

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Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato

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Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read

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James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015

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#tbt Vanity Metrics vs. Actionable Metrics

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The Top 10 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Addicts

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How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

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Two E-Mail Autoresponses That Work

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Finding “Unicorns:” Questions to Ask Before You Invest in a Startup

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How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months

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How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies

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The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

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How to Never Forget Anything Again

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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

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“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking...

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Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain into Creativity

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What My Morning Journal Looks Like

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Behind the Scenes: How to Make a Movie Trailer for Your Product (or Book)

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Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig

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How to Lose 20 lbs. of Fat in 30 Days… Without Doing Any Exercise

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#tbt How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself

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The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy

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Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

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Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

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Dom D’Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer

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The Creativity Elixir: Is Genius On-Demand Possible?

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How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

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How Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder

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Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks #tbt

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Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall

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Scott, the creator of Dilbert, has an incredible approach to “career planning” that's as effective as it is unusual. He’s beaten all the odds and can help you do the same.

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Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life

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Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

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How to Travel the World with 10 Pounds or Less

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Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer

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Don't Like Meditation? Try Gratitude Training.

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5 Travel Lessons You Can Use at Home

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Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

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A Beginner's Guide: How to Rent Your Ideas to Fortune 500 Companies (Plus: Video)

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The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now

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How I Built a #1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads

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Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too

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The Random Show: Contrast therapy, dating apps, and books you should be reading.

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How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time

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12 Lessons Learned While Marketing “The 4-Hour Body” #tbt

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How to Surf Life: Attorney Turned Surf Guru

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The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades

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Low-Cost, High-Reward Mini-Retirements: Explore the World with International Volunteering

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How to Become a Model Photographer in Brazil

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The Art of Long-term World Travel… and Travel Writing

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Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

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Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions

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How It Works: Clinton's "Reality Distortion Field" Charisma

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The Unusual Books That Shaped 50+ Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

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How to Get Busy Influencers to Share Your Stuff

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving, Using, and Reading

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The Perfect Posterior: Kettlebell Swings and Cheap Alternatives

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The Shortcut to the Shortcut: The 4 Key Principles of The 4-Hour Body

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Ten Popular Diets — Which Work and Which Are Hype?

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Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

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How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

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Krill Oil 48x Better Than Fish Oil?

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Tools of Titans — Full, Comprehensive Index!

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Case Study: What Does a Real 4-Hour Workweek Look Like…With a Family?

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Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

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How to Test-Drive Friends and Irritate People

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20 Things I've Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years

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Public Speaking – How I Prepare Every Time

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The Margin Manifesto: 11 Tenets for Reaching (or Doubling) Profitability in 3 Months

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How a First-Time Author Got a 7-Figure Book Deal

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The Power of Less: Changing Behavior with Leo Babauta

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Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

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Shay Carl on Wealth, Parenting, and the Future of Video

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Is Beet Juice Really a Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?

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Lack of Seriousness – The Last Interview with Vonnegut

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Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes

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How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics

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New Research and a Dirty Truth: Read This Before Chasing the Dollar

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Matt Mullenweg: Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers

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28 Festivals and 8 Reasons They Can Change Your Life

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The "Wizard" of Hollywood

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How to Think Big Like Elon Musk and Create Maximum Leverage

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Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies

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The Truth About “Homeopathic” Medicine

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The Art of Developing Mental Toughness

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Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant

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Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

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Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories

How to Live in the Moment
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How to Live in the Moment

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This man defied all the odds

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Real-World Blueprint for a $5-Million Week

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Anti-Snob Wine Appreciation: 7 Tips from Sonoma

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How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi

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Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and The End of Cancer

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Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger)

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The Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning?

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How to Travel: 21 Contrarian Rules

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How to Build an Upside-Down Fire: The Only Fireplace Method You'll Ever Need

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How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream

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So, You Want to Be a Writer? Read This First.

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Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

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12+ Gems of the Pacific Northwest Coast

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What Evernote’s Phil Libin Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and Others

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“I don’t like depending on my art for income, because then I start to think in a mercenar...

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The Morning Cocktail I Drink Instead Of Coffee

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What's Your Start-up's "Bus Count"? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming

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“Smart people like to be challenged and they like smart people challenging them.” – @kara...

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Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs

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The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

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How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend #tbt

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NEW podcast up! Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil

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"Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

Push vs. Pull Processes
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Productivity: Push vs. Pull Processes

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5 World-Class Vices for Less Than $5

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Harnessing Entrepreneurial Manic-Depression: Making the Rollercoaster Work for You

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Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…

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Edward Norton on Must-Read Books and Mastery

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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

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The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

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Relax Like A Pro: 5 Steps to Hacking Your Sleep

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Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt

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12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

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The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman

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How to Ski Powder – 15 Tips for Learning in 24 Hours

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Tony Robbins: How to Suffer Less (and Invest Intelligently)

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Scott, the creator of Dilbert, has an incredible approach to “career planning” that's as effective as it is unusual. He’s beaten all the odds and can help you do the same.

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How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet – Real Pics and Stories

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The 10 Most Common Words You Should Stop Using Now

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Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

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Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon

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Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read

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How to Take a Mini-Retirement: Tips and Tricks

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Transcript: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman

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How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days)

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Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

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My Evening Routine for Optimal Relaxation and Sleep

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The First-Ever Quantified Self Notes (Plus: LSD as Cognitive Enhancer?) #tbt

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Optimizing Investing, Blood, Hormones, and Life

Books by Tim Ferriss
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Here's a little secret I've been working on (at the top)...

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Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

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How Tucker Max Got Rejected by Publishing and Still Hit #1 New York Times

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Daily Rituals — The Tim Ferriss Book Club

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How to Never Check Luggage Again

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Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

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How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton

Tim Ferriss's Review:

I grabbed a copy of What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, and I’ve since read it many, many times. For less than $20, this tool has helped me avoid multiple catastrophes, and I can directly credit its influence to roughly 1/2 of my net worth (!). The ROI has been incredible.

The book — winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal — begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Jim Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to 7-figure losses, and the essential lessons he learned from it. The theme that emerges: there are 1,000,000+ ways to make money in the markets (and many of the “experts” contradict one another), but all losses appear to stem from the same few causes.  So why not study these causes to help improve your odds of making and keeping money?

Even if you don’t view yourself as an “investor,” this book can help you make better decisions in life. Also, the stories, similar in flavor to Liar’s Poker, are hilarious and range from high-stakes baccarat to Arabian horse fiascos.  For entertainment value alone, this book is worth the time.

I hope you enjoy — and benefit from — the lessons and laughs as much as I have.

Ref:  http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/09/15/what-i-learned-losing-a-million-dollars/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

I’m endlessly fascinated by routines and rituals.

What do the most successful people do first thing in the morning? Or last thing at night? How do writers, artists, and creatives engineer “inspiration” when it eludes them? Naps? Drugs? Exercise? Weird sexual habits or eating regimens? Other?

The answers can help you.

For my birthday last year, I received a incredible book: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. It was given to me by Josh Waitzkin, the renowned chess champion (best known fromSearching for Bobby Fischer) and a master at deconstructing the world’s top performers.

He loved the book, and I fell head over heels in love with it.

It became my daily companion. There were gems everywhere, and I underlined nearly every page. I began to read 1-2 page-long profiles each morning with my pu-erh tea, and this ritual not only shocked me out of a major depressive funk, it also triggered a creative explosion.

I was having fun again… and getting tons done in the process!

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/12/15/daily-rituals-mason-currey/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This post includes several things, including:

  • A brief personal story about Josh
  • A sample chapter, both in audio and text
  • A video overview

But perhaps you’re in a rush. Want the book synopsis in one sentence? Here it is:Through stories of martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday methods, including systematically triggering breakthroughs, cultivating top-1% technique in any field, and mastering the art of performance psychology.

The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons into a page-turning narrative.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/03/20/the-art-of-learning-joshua-waitzkin/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

The Obstacle Is The Way, penned by Ryan Holiday, is a collection of stories and principles about Stoicism, which I consider to be the ultimate personal “operating system” for entrepreneurs…or anyone who wants high performance under high stress.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/05/08/the-obstacle-is-the-way-the-tim-ferriss-book-club-book-4/

We Learn Nothing: Essays
book
by Tim Kreider

Tim Ferriss's Review:

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider, a dazzling collection of humor and insight, is the newest book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club. I loved this book so much that I reached out to Tim and we produced the audiobook together. “Lazy: A Manifesto” is one small chapter.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/04/03/lazy-a-manifesto/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This post is a dream come true.

Starting in college, I’ve fantasized about somehow driving fantastic but under-appreciated books into the limelight. I have a soft spot for out-of-print tomes and niche publications.

Flash forward, nearly 15 years later…

After three #1 bestsellers, I’ve finally pulled the trigger. For the last several months, I’ve been quietly buying audiobook and e-book rights to books that have changed my life, and producing audiobooks in professional studios.

Ref: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/11/11/vagabonding/

Tim Ferriss's Review:

'This is one of two books that I took with me in 2004 around the world. The other is Walden by Thoreau. This is arguably, the most practical manual of life philosophy that I’ve found. It’s an outstanding book for those people who feel trapped in any situation in their business or career or who simply want to experience more of life."

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

 

Tim Ferriss's Review:

John Wood is on track to be Dale Carnegie 2.0. If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to really change the world, outside of perhaps your business or using your business, maybe a change in direction to give a test by dipping your toes into the world of philanthropy or causes this is a book you need to read.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application
book
by Jason Fried, Heinemeier David Hansson, Matthew Linderman

Tim Ferriss's Review:

It does have a software focus but all of it can be applied to entrepreneurs in general. It’s really about creating a lean startup and testing assumptions that you may have. ls offering options, more options, always the best decision? The answer is no.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Tim Ferriss's Review:

This book is awesome. How Tony and Zappos grew to $1 billion in gross revenue in 10 years is just the beginning. From fundraising to finding happiness, from actual e—mails to checklists, it covers it all. lntensely personal and intensely practical.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)
book
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Tim Ferriss's Review:

"Someone who’s able to help control an empire indirectly, but
also amass wealth without being controlled by it. Seneca is an
outstanding thinker and this is I think one of his most accessible
books."

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

 

Tim Ferriss's Review:

I’ve re-read this before every product launch that I’ve done or even in the product development phases. Talks about things like creating a category versus trying to be the best in an existing category.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Motherless Brooklyn
book
by Jonathan Lethem

Tim Ferriss's Review:

A lot of philosophy in that as well, but it’s about a detective with Tourette’s Syndrome.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html

Tim Ferriss's Review:

Scott, the creator of Dilbert, has an incredible approach to “career planning” that's as effective as it is unusual. He’s beaten all the odds and can help you do the same.

Tim Ferriss's Review:

Scott, the creator of Dilbert, has an incredible approach to “career planning” that's as effective as it is unusual. He’s beaten all the odds and can help you do the same.

Tim Ferriss's Review:

Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?

Tim Ferriss's Review:

How To Lose 20-30 Pounds In 5 Days: The Extreme Weight Cutting Secrets of UFC Fighters

Tim Ferriss's Review:

Networking Tips from the White House

How to Cage the Monkey Mind
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How to Cage the Monkey Mind

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A Conversation with Kevin Rose About Our Top 5 Must-Read Books #tbt

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The Top 5 Uncommon Timesavers for Bloggers/Writers

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The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

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Playing B-Ball with Obama: 6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List

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Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions

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Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato

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Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read

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James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015

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#tbt Vanity Metrics vs. Actionable Metrics

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The Top 10 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Addicts

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How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

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Two E-Mail Autoresponses That Work

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Finding “Unicorns:” Questions to Ask Before You Invest in a Startup

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How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months

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How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies

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The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

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How to Never Forget Anything Again

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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

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Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain into Creativity

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What My Morning Journal Looks Like

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Behind the Scenes: How to Make a Movie Trailer for Your Product (or Book)

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Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig

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How to Lose 20 lbs. of Fat in 30 Days… Without Doing Any Exercise

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#tbt How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself

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The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy

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Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

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Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

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Dom D’Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer

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The Creativity Elixir: Is Genius On-Demand Possible?

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How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

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How Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder

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Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks #tbt

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Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall

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Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life

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Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

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How to Travel the World with 10 Pounds or Less

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Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer

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Don't Like Meditation? Try Gratitude Training.

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5 Travel Lessons You Can Use at Home

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Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

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A Beginner's Guide: How to Rent Your Ideas to Fortune 500 Companies (Plus: Video)

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The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now

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How I Built a #1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads

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Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too

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The Random Show: Contrast therapy, dating apps, and books you should be reading.

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How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time

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12 Lessons Learned While Marketing “The 4-Hour Body” #tbt

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How to Surf Life: Attorney Turned Surf Guru

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The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades

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Low-Cost, High-Reward Mini-Retirements: Explore the World with International Volunteering

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How to Become a Model Photographer in Brazil

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The Art of Long-term World Travel… and Travel Writing

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Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

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Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions

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How It Works: Clinton's "Reality Distortion Field" Charisma

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The Unusual Books That Shaped 50+ Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

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How to Get Busy Influencers to Share Your Stuff

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving, Using, and Reading

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The Perfect Posterior: Kettlebell Swings and Cheap Alternatives