Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris: Book recommendation

Tim's latest book is superb.
It's not going to win a Pulitzer, and it ain't literary genius...but it is a superb book. One thing that Tim does extraordinarily well (almost annoyingly so) is synthesize information. He did it in the Four Hour Workweek (a must-have for anyone in business), and again in the Four Hour Body and Four Hour Chef.
In short, Tim's books sometimes make me want to stop writing because he has that uncanny knack of writing just what you had wanted to write....but more importantly what you needed to read.

In Tools of Titans, Tim summarises some of the key learnings and most pertinent quotes and concepts from the various influencers ('Titans') that he has interviewed on his podcast. The list of influencers is quite extraordinary (e.g. Laird Hamilton, Dom D'Agostino, Peter Attia, Tony Robbins, Rick Rubin, Peter Thiel and so many more), and the tips and lifehacks you can gain from this book are immense. I read it through, taking only sparse notes, and immediately felt like a lot of the information in the book had already changed my perspective on life, which in turn had a BIG effect on my personal happiness, productivity, and wealth generation.