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The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig

Business, Investing, Education, Health

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Top 200 33

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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The Master Creator - How Jon Favreau Went from Swingers to Elf to Ironman to Chef

April 13th, 2015

Episode 80 of 407 episodes

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau)is a man of many talents. Heburst onto the acting scenewithhis role in Rudy. He first established himself as a writer with the iconic cult hit Swingers, in which he starred. Then, Favreau made his feature film directorial debut with Made, which he also wrote and produced. Other directing credits include Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens, Elf, Zathura, and Chef, which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. Lots of commas! This man does everything. Recent acting credits include The Wolf of Wall Street and Identity Thief. Favreau is currently directing a live-action filmwithgroundbreaking technologythat blow your mind—an adaptation of Disney’s Jungle Book, set to be released onApril 15, 2016. In ourconversation, we dig deep into his creative process, how he writes, the inflection points in his career, how he prepared for Chef, and much more. The impact of Dungeons and Dragons? The value and danger of motorcycle treks? It's all in here. All shownotes, links, and resources related to this episode can be found atfourhourworkweek.com/podcast This show is sponsored by: Onnit Labs—See thegear I use by clicking here. 99Designs—See the competitions I’ve run there, including the mock ups for the cover of The 4-Hour Body, which hit #1 NY Times.

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