About the Book

The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.

From the author:

“For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.

“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.

“What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?

“I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested.

“Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.

“I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”

About the Author

TIM FERRISS has been listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People," one of Forbes's "Names You Need to Know," and one of Fortune's "40 under 40." He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and his latest, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim "the Oprah of audio" due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which has exceeded 100 million downloads and has been selected for "Best of iTunes" three years running.

About the Reviews

The best thing I can say about Tim Ferriss is that he's introduced me to an incredible group of people that have changed my life. These people are world class performers that look at their skills, the world, and their lives in deeply contemplative, humble, and surprising ways.

And that's how you should read this book. Look at it as a phone book of introductions to Titans.

In each section, "Healthy", "Wealthy", and "Wise", you'll get questions to ask yourself and a path to head down. You won't necessarily get the full plan, but you'll get the questions and the direction to go.

Again, this is not a manual, but a phone book and a map. Use it accordingly to your advantage.

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I would count myself as one of Tim's original "raving 1000 fans" but that does not compromise my objectivity. Having studied philosophy and the Great Books at St. John's College and then later becoming an entrepreneur in the financial services business, I feel have a unique perspective to confidently say that Tim Ferriss is the closest thing to the Montaigne of our age. This book, more than his others, exhibits the broad range of Tim's interests and insights. It shows that he is becoming more philosophical about what it means to live a well lived life. He is getting a little older, and for sure a lot wiser. His tone in this book reflects a little more softness and perhaps even artistic approach to life. His hard edges of the past are filed down by his interviews with the likes of Maria Popova and Sam Harris. Don't be deterred by the physical size of the book, it is written in an extremely readable manner that allows you to breeze through it quite fast. The salient notes that he has taken from his interviews of world class performers had be underlining and dog earring almost every page. I took 10 pages of notes myself on Evernote while reading this book it was so incredibly helpful and insightful. This book will change your life for the substantially better. Not reading this book would be the equivalent of actively choosing ignorance over enlightenment. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Tim deserves all good fortune that flows to him because he has given so much knowledge to so many. I wish him nothing but prosperity and to keep sharing and teaching.

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I have previously read two of Tim's other books, The Four Hour Chef, and Tribe of Mentors, but in both I came away a little disappointed. I decided to give Tools of Titans a try anyway and am sure glad I did! In some ways Titans is very similar to Tribe of Mentors, but I felt like in Tribe of Mentors it got too repetitive and lacked depth and insight. Titans has it all and more. The interviews with all the great leaders and achievers are all great but I also found the personal information that Tim added invaluable as well. There is so much good information here that I anticipate going back and reading sections over and over. I think a lot of the personal information that was added with Titans has made the book feel more intimate and appealing, whereas for me Mentors almost came off as cold and detached.

If anyone wants to know how ultra successful people have achieved their success this is the book for you! It's fascinating seeing the similar habits that world class performers have used and how anyone can incorporate these habits into his or her own life. This isn't a book to plow through in a few weeks, rather it's a book to savor and read slowly and to absorb the vast amounts of information and insights that it contains.

Product Info

Hardcover: 736 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Tim Ferriss, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Foreword by) edition (December 6, 2016)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 2,199 customer reviews

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