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Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig

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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.


#82: Sam Kass on Trials by Fire and Cooking for The Obamas

June 17th, 2015

Episode 112 of 455 episodes

Sam Kassalmost became a pro baseball player. Instead, he pivoted a history major into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House. He then broke into national nutrition policyand was named #11 on Fast Company magazine's 2011 list of "100 Most Creative People" for his work, which focused on establishing private-sector partnerships to reduce childhood obesity to just 5% by 2030. His story is amazing, his career turns are unexpected, and his trials by fire are hilarious. In this conversation, we talk about: - Baseball and the art of fielding - His odd leap to the culinary world and his escapades in Austria - How he met the Obamas - His favorite books, routines, and breakfast eggs - Simple cooking tricks and common mistakes - Nutrition, top-soil depletion, and organic food - Why he doesn’t like black pepper - And much, much more... Show notes (links, resources, books, etc.) for this episode can be found atfourhourworkweek.com/podcast And...please visit the sponsors for this episode! I've used them both. Mizzen + Mainmakes the only “dress” shirts I now travel with — fancy enough forimportant dinners but made from athletic,sweat-wicking material. No more ironing, no more steaming, no more hassle.Click here to see the exact shirtsI wear most often. 99Designsisthe world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. I used 99Designs torapid prototype the coverforThe 4-Hour Body, which hit #1 New York Times.Here are some of the impressive results. Click this linkand get a free $99 upgrade.Give it a test run…

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