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.
June 17th, 2015
Episode 111 of 432 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…