The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss


He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with a long list of icons who’ve shaped the last 50 years of world history. He’s the recipient of the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism, an Emmy, the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, ten CableACE awards — the list goes on.

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He turned a massive gamble into an opportunity to create the 24-hour programming cycle used universally by networks today.

We recorded three hours of material and only one hour was used for the TV show.

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It explores five cool things I’ve found, including apps, books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks or tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff I dig up around the world.

Whether for personal use or business, you’re in good company with WordPress — used by The New Yorker, Jay Z, FiveThirtyEight, TechCrunch, TED, CNN, and Time, just to name a few.

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Many people ask me about startup investing and how to get started.

Based on his AngelList profile, Calacanis’ investments includes: Tumblr, Cozy, Thumbtack, Rapportive, Uber, Chartbeat, Groundcrew, Evernote,, Nimble, Crossfader, Signpost, Calm, many many more.

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His clients include Olympic gold medalists, Super Bowl champion NFL coaches, you name it.

Are there any types of clients Michael won’t work with?

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How to Turn Failure into Success [0.20]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 1:21 a.m. by The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss @ [source]

In this episode, we discuss another frequently requested question from listeners.

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I’m very excited to share this episode.

Please check out Tools of Titans, my latest book, which shares the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers.

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Morning Routines and Strategies [0.30]

Posted on July 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m. by The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss @ [source]

This is a special episode of the podcast.

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How to Create a Perennial Bestseller [0.20]

Posted on July 13, 2017, 11:41 p.m. by The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss @ [source]

Note from the editor: The following is a guest post by Ryan Holiday. It was distilled from more than 10,000 pages of notes, and everything has been vetted and tested in my own life in some fashion.

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Mark is no stranger to the iron. Mark is also the inventor of the patented Slingshot, a device used to assist in maintaining proper bench press form while also helping use more weight or perform more reps.

Mark now has an entire line of products and is spectacularly successful.

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Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and, following a few rough middle school football seasons, he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

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In this episode, I’m answering your questions.

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Blake is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps a person in need with every product purchased.

How did Blake’s mom and dad differ in parenting styles?

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When Reid Hoffman — who is rightly called “the Oracle of Silicon Valley” by many tech giants — returned to the podcast, I figured it would be popular, but it exploded. More accurately, it’s a draft script, so all words from Reid and other CEOs are accurate, but mine were modified substantially in the audio version.

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Reid has been on the show before, and you might remember him as the co-founder of LinkedIn, and the partner at Greylock who invested early in Facebook, Airbnb, Zynga, and a bunch of other extremely successful startups.

On this new podcast, Reid shares his theories on how companies scale from zero to a gazillion, and he tests them with famous founders like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Reed Hastings of Netflix.

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I’ve always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel tools.

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Please excuse casual grammar.

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He is an 8-time CrossFit Games competitor, a 3-time Team USA CrossFit member, and — among other athletic feats — he has deadlifted 550 pounds, squatted 450 pounds, and performed 64 pullups at a bodyweight of 210 pounds. He is the founder and CEO of NC Fit, which has more than 20 locations in 8 different cities.

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He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. I reached out to these Finnish entrepreneurs after a very talented acrobat introduced me to one of their products, which blew my mind (in the best way possible).

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The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding.

He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency.

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