Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, bestselling author, angel investor/advisor, and one of the most powerful online personalities. He’s known as the king of self-optimization, always approaching the world as a student. He’s the author of 5 best selling books dedicated to personal development: The 4-Hour Workweek (2007), The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors (2017). His books have been published in 30+ languages. Ferriss is an advisor and angel investor in technology startups (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and 50+ others). He’s called “The Oprah of audio”, due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, where he deconstructs world-class performers. It’s the first podcast that has exceeded 200 million downloads. In 2001, Ferriss founded BrainQUICKEN - a company he successfully exited in 2010. His first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, is based on this period. In 2013, he started an audiobook publishing venture, Tim Ferriss Publishing. In 2015, Ferriss declared he took a break from new investing, because of the pressure and stress, preferring to spend his time on his writing and media projects. In 2017 he moved to Austin, Texas, after living for 17 years in Silicon Valley. By the way, we mention Tim and the books he recommends quite often in our weekly newsletter about books (see more details about it here, maybe you will sign up to see what we talk about). Also, here are two collections of books curated by the best entrepreneurs in the world here:

Books recommended or written by Tim Ferriss:


Books Written by Tim Ferriss

Books Recommended by Tim Ferriss

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right

by Atul Gawande

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

by Ed CatmullAmy Wallace

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

by Peter F. Drucker

Moral Letters to Lucilius

by Seneca

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

by Brad FeldJason Mendelson

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

by Derek Sivers

Growth Hacker Marketing

by Ryan Holiday

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

by Michael E. Gerber

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

by Richard Koch

Principles: Life and Work

by Ray Dalio

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

by Jocko Willink

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

by Jocko WillinkLeif Babin

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

by Scott Berkun

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

by Amanda Palmer

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

by Ben Goldacre

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

by Tara Brach

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

by Scott Adams

Live Your Truth

by Kamal Ravikant

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