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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.


#99: How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time

August 26th, 2015

Episode 163 of 395 episodes

Welcome to a special edition ofThe Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007, I experienced a massive tipping point forThe 4-Hour Workweekat theSouth by Southwest (SXSW)conference held in Austin, Texas. Two or three days played a key role in the book becoming a worldwide bestseller in 40+ languages. So what exactly happened at the event? How did I optimize those 2-3 days? The below audio is a presentation I recently gave about a better, more effective way to network. My suggestions might surprise you or seem counterintuitive–the best way to build a world-class network quickly is to spend very little time networking, at least not in the “ugh, gross” sleazy sense of the word. In this episode, you’ll learn: How SXSW played a role in the success ofThe 4-Hour Workweek How you can “stack the deck” for your own product launches Simple biohacks for handling booze overload and sleep deprivation Why it’s so important to meet people in person to build your network The most common mistakes people make when attempting to “network” How to interact with A-listers (or opt not to) How to enjoy the ride and not end up exhausted with a pocket full of business cards that do nothing And much, much more… If you are able to apply a few lessons from this talk, you may find that you never have to network again. There is a better way. For all links, show notes, resources from this episode, please visithttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This episode is brought to you advertisement free. Want this to happen more often? Every Friday I send out a very short email called5-Bullet Friday. These are thecoolest thingsI've been playing with that week. It could include favorite articles, gizmos and gadgets, and a lot of otherawesome stuffyou could use immediately. Sign up for a week, and give it a try. It would mean a lot to me and I think you'll enjoy it. Enjoy!