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.
July 24th, 2015
Episode 142 of 451 episodes
Maria Popova (@brainpicker)has written for amazing outlets likeThe AtlanticandThe New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to beBrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5 million readers per month (!). I read very few blogs regularly, but BrainPickings is one of the few that makes the cut. It’s a treasure trove. Maria is massively successful, and her output is staggering. None of it’s accidental, and she’s great at teaching what she’s learned. This episode answers the top-10 most popular questions you all had for Maria, including: The single attribute that leads to greatness in any given field Required reading and habits for anyone in public office How Henry David Thoreauwas the first to talk about the dangers of sitting Why we must stop calling our work, "content" Links, resources, and show notesfrom this episode can be found athttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This podcast is brought to you byVimeo Pro, which is ideal for entrepreneurs.In fact, a bunch of my start-ups are already usingVimeo Pro.WealthFrontuses it to explain how it develops personalized investment portfolios.TaskRabbituses it to tell the company's story. Twitter uses it to showcasePeriscope. Why are they using it instead of other options out there?Vimeo Proprovides enterprise level video hosting that typicallycosts thousands of dollars for a tiny fraction of the cost. Features include: Gorgeous high-quality playback with no ads Up to 20 GB of video storage every week Unlimited plays and views A fully customizable video player, which can include your company logo, custom outro, and more You get all this for just$199 per year (that's only $17 per/mo.)There are no complicated bandwith calculations or hidden fees. Just go toVimeo.com/businessto check it out. If you like it, you canuse the promo code "Tim" to get 25% off. This is the deepest discount you will find anywhere forVimeo Pro. This podcast is also brought to you byMizzen + Main.These are theonly “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 forthe exact shirtsI wear most often. Don't forget to use the code “TIM” at checkout. Enjoy!