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The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig

Business, Investing, Education, Health

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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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#99: The "Wizard" of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

August 24th, 2015

Episode 161 of 408 episodes

Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman ofEl Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Robert Rodriguez wrote the script to his first feature film while he was apaid subject in a clinical experiment at a drug research facility. That paycheck covered the cost of shooting his film. He planned to make the money back by selling the film to the Mexican home video market. The film, “El Mariachi,” went on to win the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and became the lowest budget movie ever released by a major studio. Rodriguez wrote about these experiences inRebel Without a Crew, a perennial guide for the independent filmmaker. Rodriguez went on to write, produce, direct and edit a series of successful films including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin City, andMachete. I hope you find listening to this episode as much fun as it was to record. For all links, show notes, resources from this episode, please visithttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This podcast is brought to you byAthletic Greens.I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably,Athletic Greens.It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it inThe 4-Hour Bodyand did not get paid to do so.Get 50% off your orderat http://Athletic Greens.com/Tim This episode is also sponsored by99Designs,the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs torapid prototype the coverforThe 4-Hour Body?Here are some of the impressive results.Click this link(http://99designs.com/tim) and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run. Enjoy!

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