You are the average of the five people you associate with most. Choose your books and authors wisely.
“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené Brown Dr.
My life has been a series of questions and odd experiments. Here, horseback archery in Japan. (Photo: David West) The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition.
“You’re not going to succeed at stuff you don’t want to do.” – Mark Bittman Mark Bittman (@bittman) is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and his latest, How to Bake Everything — which is on a coveted shelf in my own kitchen.
Getting festive with Chris Sacca, who suggests mullet wigs (long story) for every occasion. I dislike shopping, but I love finding the perfect gift.
“I cultivate empty space as a way of life for the creative process.” – Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he’s been a guest not just once, but twice).
David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required.
“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice.
I’m excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I’ve been working on — The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour.
“Dogs are here to teach us. And if you don’t open your eyes to that, you’re going to miss life lessons.” – Susan Garrett Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer.
I’m still having a total blast. (Photo: Chase Jarvis, also pictured) Holy schnikes! At the end of October, The Tim Ferriss Show shot past 100,000,000 downloads.
“Storytelling has a power that goes well beyond the sum of its parts.” – Stephen Dubner Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show.
Speaking as a Long Island kid raised on Commando and Predator, this post is a dream come true. Arnold Schwarzenegger–the freaking Terminator–was kind enough to write the Foreword for Tools of Titans.
“If you’re 80% good and 20% terrible, you can’t expect to have 100% results.” – Charles Poliquin Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast.
By request, we have another drunk dialing episode (the most recent one can be found here, and the original can be found here).
“Rocket science is not rocket science if you’re a rocket scientist.” – Dave Camarillo Dave Camarillo (@DaveCamarillo) was my long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach (see him kicking my ass repeatedly here).
I’ve been experimenting with different breakfast options for decades. In 1998-1999, it was at least 80% fat while on a while on a Cyclic Ketogenic Diet (CKD).
Photo credit: Jiri Krenek “It’s not about being eight hours in an office. It’s about increasing the quality of the hours that you spend.” – David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required.
This blog post will share the first chapter in my new book, Tools of Titans. It’s been nearly five years since my last book.
Photo credit: Sarah Rice “Your brain has expectations, and it doesn’t want to be wrong. So when it’s wrong, it just makes up the difference.” – Erik Vance Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City.