The Tim Ferriss Show

by Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig · · · · 32 subscribers

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.

Jason Fried (@jasonfried) is the co- founder and CEO at Basecamp, and the co-author of Rework, _Remote: Office Not Required, and Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application. The upcoming It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work will be out later this year. Jason writes a regular column for _Inc. magazine and is a frequent contributor to Basecamp's popular blog Signal v. Noise, which offers "strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and tech." Enjoy! This podcast is brought to you by Peloton, which has become a staple of my daily routine. ...

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This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show showcases two chapters from [_Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less_](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804137382/offsitoftimfe-20) __ by Greg McKeown ([@GregoryMcKeown](https://twitter.com/GregoryMcKeown)), one of my favorite books of the past few years. The first chapter explains how to say "no" gracefully (and why most of us have trouble doing this ...
**Aisha Tyler** (@aishatyler on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/aishatyler), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/aishatyler), and [Vimeo](https://vimeo.com/aishatyler)) is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster, and activist. She’s amazing. If you enjoyed my episodes with [Brandon Stanton](https://tim.blog/2018/06/18/brandon-stanton-humans-of-new-york/), [Debbie Millman](https://tim.blog/2017/01/12/how-to-design-a-life-debbie- millman/), or [Adam Robinson](https://tim.blog/2017/02/02/lessons-from-warren- buffett-bobby-fischer-and-other-outliers/), among others, you will love this one. Whether you do any type of creative ...
**_"In order to scale, you have to do things that don't scale."_** — Reid Hoffman This episode is a showcase from [Masters of Scale](https://mastersofscale.com/), one of the few podcasts I recommend repeatedly to entrepreneurs. It's a conversation between LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ([@reidhoffman](https://twitter.com/reidhoffman)) and Airbnb co- founder Brian Chesky ([@bchesky](https://twitter.com/bchesky)), ...
This particular episode of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour explores success, a slippery and dangerous term if ever there was one. The particular guests selected for this episode represent not only achievement, but also appreciation and a well-rounded version of what I consider to be a successful human being. This ...
I’ve interviewed legendary storyteller Cal Fussman ([@calfussman](https://twitter.com/calfussman)) on this show before ([here](https://tim.blog/2016/03/11/the-interview-master-cal-fussman-and-the- power-of-listening/) and [here](https://tim.blog/2016/08/31/cal-fussman-the- master-storyteller-returns/)), but this time, the roles are reversed, and he interviews me! If you are not yet familiar with him, Cal is a _New York Times_ bestselling author and a writer-at-large for _Esquire_ magazine, where ...
In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and, ultimately, incredibly rewarding and ...
Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where I share the habits, tools and patterns of world-class performers. This special short episode features insights from **Adam Robinson** ([@IAmAdamRobinson](https://twitter.com/iamadamrobinson?lang=en)). His answers to my questions were highlighted in my most recent book, [_Tribe of Mentors_](https://tribeofmentors.com/). For those of you not ...
Brandon Stanton ([@humansofny](http://twitter.com/humansofny)) is the photographer behind [Humans of New York](http://www.humansofnewyork.com/). He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before moving to New York to pursue photography. Followed by over 25 million people on social media, Humans of New York features daily glimpses into ...
**Liz Lambert** ([@thelizlambert](https://twitter.com/thelizlambert/)) first purchased a seedy motel on South Congress Avenue 23 years ago, and she transformed it into [Hotel San José](https://www.sanjosehotel.com), which has become known today as the quintessential "Austin" hotel. The success of Hotel San José, which sparked a revitalization in the city's now thriving South Congress ...
**_“A good person dyes events with his own color…and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.”_** _\- Seneca_ From the outside looking in, the last several weeks have been disaster after disaster for me: * Death in the family * Several deals that have been worked on for 6+ months ...
This podcast episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is coming up on the 11th anniversary of my first book, [_The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich_](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002WE46UW/offsitoftimfe-20). While there are parts written by my 29-year-old self that make me cringe, I'm both honored and amazed that ...
**Steve Jurvetson** ([@jurvetson](https://www.facebook.com/jurvetson)) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in [SpaceX](http://www.spacex.com/), [Tesla](http://tesla.com), [Planet](https://www.planet.com/), [Memphis Meats](http://www.memphismeats.com/), [Hotmail](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook.com), and the deep learning companies [Mythic](https://www.mythic-ai.com/) and [Nervana](https://experiencenervana.com/). He also led ...
**Whitney Wolfe Herd** ([@whitwolfeherd](https://www.instagram.com/whitwolfeherd/)) is the founder and CEO of [Bumble](https://bumble.com), one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has led to Bumble's growth to more ...
This episode explores travel, and I'll take the partial credit or blame in advance, as it might want to make you quit your job and head off to the airport with a backpack. I have interviewed some fascinating people from around the world and in the next hour we will ...
**Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead)** ([@cindypinkceo](https://twitter.com/cindypinkceo/)) is an entrepreneur with 1.5 billion dollars in exits who currently serves as the founder and CEO of [The Pink Ceiling](http://www.thepinkceiling.com/), an investment firm and consulting enterprise nicknamed the Pinkubator with a mission to invest in, launch, and build other women-led or focused businesses. She ...
This might be the most important podcast episode I've put out in the last two years. Please trust me and give it a full listen. It will surprise you, perhaps shock you, and definitely make you think differently. **Michael Pollan** ([@michaelpollan](https://twitter.com/michaelpollan/)) is the author of seven previous books, including [Cooked](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143125338/offsitoftimfe-20), ...
**Joseph Gordon-Levitt** ([@hitRECordJoe](https://twitter.com/hitRECordJoe)) is an actor whose career spans three decades, and ranges from television ([3rd Rock from the Sun](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0749SC3WL/offsitoftimfe-20)) to arthouse ([Mysterious Skin](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002L6M6TY/offsitoftimfe-20), [Brick](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000J2DAYM/offsitoftimfe-20)) to multiplex ([Inception](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0047WJ11G/offsitoftimfe-20), [500 Days of Summer](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002U1F32M/offsitoftimfe-20), [Looper](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A9X7X6C/offsitoftimfe-20), [Snowden](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LWYVHKV/offsitoftimfe-20)). He made his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with [Don Jon](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GJ0GOVO/offsitoftimfe-20) (Independent Spirit Award nomination, Best ...
**Nick Thompson** ([@nxthompson](https://twitter.com/nxthompson)) is the editor-in-chief of [WIRED](https://www.wired.com). Under his leadership, Wired has launched a successful paywall, a Snapchat channel, and an [AMP Stories](https://www.ampproject.org/case-studies/wired/) edition; it has also been nominated for [National Magazine Awards](http://www.magazine.org/asme/national-magazine-awards) in design and feature writing. Nick is a contributor for CBS News and regularly appears on ...
**Tim Kennedy** ([@TimKennedyMMA](https://twitter.com/TimKennedyMMA)) is a former [UFC](http://www.ufc.com) middleweight contender who simultaneously served in the US Army as a Green Beret sniper and had tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a three-time winner of the [Modern Army Combatives](http://www.benning.army.mil/Armor/316thCav/129/Combatives/) tournament, a grueling three-day event that tests mixed martial arts skills ...