Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
By Tim Ferriss
This book has 9 recommendations
Nick Janetakis (Founder/NickJanetakis.com)Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferriss has awesome stories from some of the most successful people in the world.
Cristina Riesen (Founder/We Are Play Lab)Most recent favourite book is Tim Feriss' Tools of Titans. I am a huge fan of Tim.
James Altucher (Founder/StockPickr)It only came out recently. I had so many questions about it that I flew to California and interviewed him about it for my podcast.
It’s the collection of all the knowledge and wisdom he gained from the 100s of people he interviewed.
I leave it out on my floor and read a page or two whenever I pass it.
It’s already filled with 100s of my notes (see below). It’s maybe the one physical book I keep around. The rest, including my own books, I keep on my Kindle.
Jilliene Helman (CEO/Realty Mogul)Tools of Titans is another great one, which is the new Tim Ferris book, but I read veraciously that it's so hard when people ask me my favorite book or what I recommend. I think part of it depends on what stage you're in.
Irina Botnari (Managing Partner & Co-Founder/Bucur's Shelter Hostel)I’m reading more books at the same time. Guilty. Some of them are Tools of Titans - Tim Ferriss, My Berlin Child – Anne Wiazemsky, Women who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Tim is full of lessons to learn, remember & implement, I’ll see what the rest of the books will unfold.
Sergey Sapelnyk (Co-Founder/Society Socks)Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss has many practical tips that can generally improve your life or career. I particularly enjoy how he combines the two to provide a general ‘playbook’ on improvement. For example, I particularly enjoyed his interview with Marc Andreessen (Partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz), where he discussed his approach to decision making (‘Strong views, loosely held’). Another example is the numerous interviews Tim Ferriss has conducted about fitness, health, nutrition, etc. Plenty of great advice in his books/podcasts!
Marvin Liao (Partner/500 Startups)My list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian).
Omar Taheri (Founder & CEO/Spark Plus)My favorite book on the business side would be “Tools of Titans” by Timothy Ferriss. The reason is that I was able to learn from top performers in their respective industry be it from health, business and spirituality. The book dives into how elites of their respective industry think, perform, and dives into their “drive”. To be able to understand what an elite business leader who founded a listed company is driven by is very intriguing to me and gave me the confidence to set up my own business.
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.”
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