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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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Episodes

Lessons and Warnings from Successful Risk Takers

1/18/2018
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This is a special episode of the podcast, which features three guests: author Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani), author Susan Cain (@susancain), and East Rock Capital co-founder and investor Graham Duncan. All three are featured in my latest book, Tribe of Mentors, and all three share something in common: they're experts at mitigating risk. I don't view them as a throw-caution-to-the-wind; nonetheless, they've been good at capping downsides and making various career decisions that have paid...

Duration: 01:14:43


Overcoming, Managing, and Using Fear

1/14/2018
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Welcome to another edition of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour, where I share the habits and patterns of world-class performers revealed over nearly 300 interviews. In this episode, we'll explore fear. Specifically, how to manage, mitigate, and overcome fear, which is something I've battled for decades. This has been such a focal point of my life that my last TED Talk focused on an exercise called fear setting, which is something I practice at least one a month and have found to be a life...

Duration: 01:11:29


Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity

1/10/2018
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Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they've been called the "Click and Clack...

Duration: 02:20:34


How to Handle Information Overwhelm (and Social Media)

1/4/2018
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After reading Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, many of you have asked me how I process all of the information I receive. This episode will help you manage information overwhelm, recommend a few techniques for dealing with social media, and answer a few questions that have been frequently asked about building a world-class network and writing books. I hope this information strengthens the signal, discards the noise, and helps you make every piece of information that you choose to...

Duration: 00:43:13


Lessons from Bozoma Saint John -- From Spike Lee to Uber, From Ghana to Silicon Valley

12/27/2017
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Bozoma Saint John (@badassboz) is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. Until June 2017, she was a marketing executive at Apple Music after joining the company in its acquisition of Beats Music. In 2016, Billboard named her Female Executive of the Year, she appeared on Fortune's 40 under 40, and Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People. Bozoma was featured in Tribe of Mentors, but this conversation covers topics that go far beyond what was covered in the book. Enjoy! This podcast is brought...

Duration: 01:45:51


Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want

12/20/2017
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Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The Newsroom, Arrested Development, and Everybody Hates Chris, and films including White Chicks, the Expendables franchise, Bridesmaids, and The Longest Yard. He now stars on the Golden Globe award-winning Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2014,...

Duration: 01:57:54


The Man Who Taught Me How to Invest

12/16/2017
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Mike Maples, Jr. (@m2jr) is the man who taught me how to invest. He's one of my favorite people and a personal mentor. He is a partner at Floodgate, a venture capital firm that specializes in micro-cap investments in startups. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and named one of Fortune magazine's "8 Rising VC Stars." Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was inolved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back starup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (acquired by...

Duration: 01:52:33


Preserving Human Life, Battling the Busy Trap, and How to Stay Focused -- M. Sanjayan

12/7/2017
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M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life. He serves as CEO for Conservation International, having joined CI in 2014 as executive vice president and senior scientist. He has led several key divisions including Oceans, Science, Development, Brand and Communications and Strategic Priorities. Sanjayan holds a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his peer-reviewed scientific work has been...

Duration: 01:28:43


The Answers to My Favorite Questions

12/3/2017
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This is an unusual episode. Instead of the typical interview format where I ask other people questions, I did what thousands of you have requested; I answered the 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and add in a few bonus answers). From beliefs that have changed my life to how I cope with feelings of overwhelm, I go into depth on all of my answers. I also recorded some of the answers on video, which you can watch on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy this solo...

Duration: 01:00:18


Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim Urban

11/30/2017
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Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet's most popular writers. According to Fast Company, Tim has "captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of." Wait But Why receives more than 1.5 million unique visitors per month and has over 550,000 email subscribers. Tim has gained a number of prominent readers as well, like authors Sam Harris (page 365 in Tribe of Mentors) and Susan Cain (page 10),...

Duration: 01:45:46


How to Say No

11/25/2017
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This is a special episode of the podcast. In writing Tribe of Mentors, I reached out to many people to be featured in the book. More than 130 people said yes -- but many others said no. This episode covers rejection, and -- more specifically -- how to reject other people and opportunities (even if they seem great). How you can you say no to seemingly burdensome "obligations," and say yes to the critical few opportunities. Understanding the difference -- and how to do it -- can make a...

Duration: 00:28:44


Stewart Brand - The Polymath of Polymaths

11/21/2017
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Stewart Brand (@stewartbrand) is the president of The Long Now Foundation, established to foster long-term thinking and responsibility. He leads a project called Revive & Restore, which seeks to bring back extinct animal species such as the passenger pigeon and woolly mammoth. Stewart is very well known for founding, editing, and publishing The Whole Earth Catalog (WEC), which changed my life when I was a little kid. It also received a national book award for its 1972 issue. Stewart is...

Duration: 02:52:43


The Erotic Playbook of a Top-Earning Sex Worker (NSFW)

11/17/2017
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Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4'8" legal sex worker at Nevada's world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW). In this wide-ranging episode, we cover a lot of ground, including: Alice is also a vocal advocate for legal sex workers and the founder of the political movement "Hookers for Healthcare." Featured on ABC's Nightline, Alice is no stranger to the...

Duration: 02:27:32


The Most Curious Man in Hollywood — Brian Grazer

11/12/2017
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Brian Grazer (@BrianGrazer) is an Academy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author (A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, with Charles Fishman) who has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. Grazer and his longtime friend and business partner Ron Howard began their collaboration in 1985 on the hit comedies Nightshift and Splash, and in 1986 they founded Imagine Entertainment. In 2002, Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A...

Duration: 01:39:43


Tim O'Reilly - The Trend Spotter

11/8/2017
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Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) is one of the most fascinating polymaths I've ever encountered. Wired has called him "the trend spotter" in the world of tech and macrotrends. Tim is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was pretty simple: "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. His company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue doing everything from online learning, book publishing, running conferences,...

Duration: 02:20:14


Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

11/2/2017
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Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books -- from her seminal...

Duration: 01:16:27


Terry Laughlin, The Master Who Changed My Life

10/29/2017
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This episode will forever have special meaning for me. While I didn't know it at the time, this ended up being the final long-form interview with Terry Laughlin (@TISWIM). Terry passed away from cancer complications on October 20, just two weeks after we recorded this interview. Terry was the founder of Total Immersion Swimming and co-author of Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. He had a profound impact on me -- teaching me to overcome a lifelong...

Duration: 02:18:35


Discipline Equals Freedom -- Jocko Willink

10/20/2017
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Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. Trust me, it's fantastic. In this talk he discusses: Jocko is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL...

Duration: 01:07:12


Arianna Huffington, Media Maven

10/18/2017
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Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post. She has been named to Time magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People and Forbes' Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, Arianna moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge with an M.A. in economics. In late 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and...

Duration: 01:36:59


Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

10/13/2017
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Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of many biographies I have recommended to thousands of people, including The Innovators, Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, and his...

Duration: 01:31:29

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