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Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig

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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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Mike Novogratz on Bitcoin, Macro Trading, Ayahuasca, Redemption, and More | Brought to you byMagic Spoon, Four Sigmatic,and LMNT. Michael Novogratz(@novogratz) is the founder and CEO ofGalaxy Digital. He was formerly a partner and president of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. Prior to Fortress, Michael spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected partner in 1998. Michael served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from 2012–2015. Michael serves as the chairman ofThe Bail Projectand has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation. He also serves as the chairman ofHudson River Park Friends, and sits on the boards ofNYU Langone Medical Center,Princeton Varsity Club,Jazz Foundation of America, andArtists for Peace and Justice. Michael received an AB in Economics from Princeton University, and served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army. * This episode is brought to you byMagic SpoonCereal!Magic Spoonis a brand-new cereal that is low carb,high protein, andzero sugar.It tastes just like your favorite sugary cereal.Each serving has 12g of protein, 3g of net carbs, 0g of sugar, and only 110 calories. It’s also gluten free, grain free, keto friendly, soy free, and GMO free.And it’s delicious! It comes in your favorite, traditional cereal flavors like Cocoa, Frosted, and Blueberry. Magic Spoon cereal has received a lot of attention since launching last year.Timemagazine included it in their list of Best Inventions of 2019, andForbescalled it “the future of cereal.”My listeners—that’s you—get free shipping and a 100% happiness guarantee when you visitMagicSpoon.com/TIMand use code TIM. * This episode is also brought to you byFour Sigmaticand their deliciousmushroom coffee featuring lion’s mane and chaga.It tastes like coffee, but there are only 40 milligrams of caffeine, so it has less than half of what you would find in a regular cup of coffee. I do not get any jitters, acid reflux, or any type of stomach burn. It’s organic and keto friendly, plus every single batch is third-party lab tested. You can try it right now by going toFourSigmatic.com/Timand using the codeTIM. You will receiveup to 39% offon the lion’s mane coffee bundle.Simply visitFourSigmatic.com/Tim.If you are in the experimental mindset, I do not think you’ll be disappointed. * This episode is also brought to you byLMNT!What is LMNT? It’s adelicious, sugar-free electrolyte drink-mix. I’ve stocked up on boxes and boxes of this and usually use it 1–2 times per day.LMNTis formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or Paleo diet. If you are on a low-carb diet or fasting, electrolytes play a key role in relieving hunger, cramps, headaches, tiredness, and dizziness. LMNTcame up with a very special offer for you, my dear listeners. They’ve created Tim’s Club:Simply go toDrinkLMNT.com/TIM, select “Subscribe and Save,” and use promo code TIMSCLUB to get the 30-count box of LMNT for only $36.This will be valid for the lifetime of the subscription, and you can pause it anytime. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please considerleaving a shortreviewon Apple Podcasts/iTunes?It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visittim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) attim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go totim.blog/transcripts. Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form attim.blog/sponsor. Discover Tim’s books:tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twitter:twitter.com/tferriss Instagram:instagram.com/timferriss Facebook:facebook.com/timferriss YouTube:youtube.com/timferriss

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#450: Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss

Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss| Brought to you byAudible. Welcome to another episode ofThe Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.”I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better.I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life. Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss) is a ten-time New York Times best-selling author, award-winning writer for Rolling Stone, and former reporter at the New York Times. Strauss has also contributed to Esquire, Salon, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Details, The Source, New York Newsday, and many other magazines and ...

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#449: Grandmaster Maurice Ashley — The Path and Strategies of World-Class Mastery

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#448: Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

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#447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko

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#446: Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics

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#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face

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#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face

#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More

Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and Magic Spoon “Everyone takes a shower every day, and we don’t complain about it. We do it out of discipline. There will always be an excuse not to meditate.”— Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman(@TheHughJackman) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful onstage in front of live crowds as he is on film. I’ve wanted to have Hugh on the show for nearly a decade, and—even with my sky-high hopes—he absolutely over-delivered. In our conversation, we dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, exercises, intuition, meditation, and much, much more. Hugh was very gracious with his time, and this is one of the longest interviews he has ever done. Trust me—Hugh delivers the goods, and we had a blast. Enjoy! *** This episode is brought to you byExpressVPN.I’ve been using ExpressVPN since last summer, and I find it to be a reliable way to make sure that my data is secure and encrypted, without slowing my Internet speed. If you ever use public Wi-Fi at, say, a hotel or a coffee shop, where I often work and as many of my listeners do, you’re often sending data over an open network, meaning no encryption at all. One way to ensure that all of your data is encrypted and can’t be easily read by hackers is by usingExpressVPN. All you need to do is download the ExpressVPN app on your computer or smartphone and then use the Internet just as you normally would. You click one button in the ExpressVPN app to secure 100% of your network data.Use my linkExpressVPN.com/Timtoday and get an extra three months free on a one-year package! *** This episode is also brought to you byMagic SpoonCereal!Magic Spoonis a brand-new cereal that is low carb,high protein, andzero sugar.It tastes just like your favorite sugary cereal.Each serving has 11g of protein, 3g of net carbs, 0g of sugar, and only 110 calories. It’s also gluten free, grain free, keto friendly, soy free, and GMO free.And it’s delicious! It comes in your favorite, traditional cereal flavors like Cocoa, Frosted, and Blueberry. Magic Spooncereal has received a lot of attention since launching last year.Timemagazine included it in their list of Best Inventions of 2019, andForbescalled it “the future of cereal.”My listeners—that’s you—get free shipping and a 100% happiness guarantee when you visitMagicSpoon.com/TIMand use code TIM. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please considerleaving a shortreviewon Apple Podcasts/iTunes?It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visittim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) attim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go totim.blog/transcripts. Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form attim.blog/sponsor. Discover Tim’s books:tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twitter:twitter.com/tferriss Instagram:instagram.com/timferriss Facebook:facebook.com/timferriss YouTube:youtube.com/timferriss

101 MINJUL 1
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#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More

#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All

David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All | Brought to you by Honey, Thrive Market, and LegalZoom "I must never again put myself in a position where my work ethic can be undone by things totally beyond my control." —David Yarrow In his genre, David Yarrow (@davidyarrow) is one of the world’s best-selling fine art photographers. Most recently, he has focused on capturing the animal and human worlds in fresh and creative ways, with philanthropy and conservation central to this drive. In 2019, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images exceeded $2.5 million. David’s photography of life on earth has earned him a large and ever-growing following among art collectors, and he is now represented by some of the top contemporary fine art galleries around the world. In the last two years, three of Yarrow’s works have sold for more than $100,000 at Sotheby’s auctions in London and New York, and UBS has also appointed David as its global ambassador. In this conversation, we'll talk about his photography, but also touch on how his double life as a hedge fund manager informed his art. You can buy David’s #1 best-selling book with a $50 discount and a one-year free subscription to his new quarterly photographic journal at davidyarrow.photography/Tim. Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Honey! Honey is a free browser extension that finds promo codes for you and automatically applies them to your shopping cart. Just shop at your favorite sites, click the Honey button that drops down at checkout, and wait a few seconds as Honey scans its database of all the working coupons for that site. And watch the prices drop. Honey has found its 17+ million members over 2 billion dollars in savings. If you don’t already have Honey, you could be missing out on free savings. Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/TIM. * This episode is also brought to you by Thrive Market,which saves me a ton of money and is perfect for these crazy times.Thrive Marketis a membership-based site on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. You can find all types of food, supplements, nontoxic home products, clean wine, dog food—just about anything. Members earn wholesale prices every day and save an average of $30 on each order. I personally saved $39 on my most recent order. Go toThriveMarket.com/timto give Thrive Market a try! You can choose the membership model that best fits your lifestyle. They have affordable one-month and 12-month options. When you go toThriveMarket.com/tim, you can receive up to $20 in shopping credit. Starta risk-free membership today, as you can cancel for any reason within your first 30 days for a full refund. * This episode is also brought to you byLegalZoom.I’ve used this service for many of my businesses, as have quite a few of the icons on this podcast, including Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame. LegalZoomis a reliable resource that more than a million people have already trusted for everything from setting up wills, proper trademark searches, forming LLCs, setting up non-profits, or finding simple cease-and-desist letter templates. LegalZoomis not a law firm, but it does have a network of independent attorneys available in most states who can give you advice on the best way to get started, provide contract reviews, and otherwise help you run your business with complete transparency and up-front pricing. Learn more at LegalZoom.com. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please considerleaving a shortreviewon Apple Podcasts/iTunes?It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visittim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) attim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go totim.blog/transcripts. Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form attim.blog/sponsor. Discover Tim’s books:tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twit

150 MINJUN 26
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#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All

#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will feature some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, and they are now both finally available at audible.com/ferriss. Today’s episode will focus on my first chapter in Tribe of Mentors, as well as the profiles of Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari. Just a few notes on the format before we dive in: I recorded the introduction and selected three fantastic, top-ranked narrators to handle the rest. The short bios, which you will hear at the beginning of each profile, are read by Kaleo Griffith. Ray Porter reads my words as well as those of the male guests. The words of the female guests are performed by Thérèse Plummer. Tribe of Mentors is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from more than 100 of the world's top performers. From iconic e...

60 MINJUN 23
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#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari

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#451: Mike Novogratz on Bitcoin, Macro Trading, Ayahuasca, Redemption, and More

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#450: Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss

Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss| Brought to you byAudible. Welcome to another episode ofThe Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.”I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better.I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life. Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss) is a ten-time New York Times best-selling author, award-winning writer for Rolling Stone, and former reporter at the New York Times. Strauss has also contributed to Esquire, Salon, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Details, The Source, New York Newsday, and many other magazines and ...

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#449: Grandmaster Maurice Ashley — The Path and Strategies of World-Class Mastery

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley — The Path and Strategies of World-Class Mastery| Brought to you by Helix Sleep, ExpressVPN, and Athletic Greens. Maurice Ashley (@MauriceAshley) made history in 1999 when he became the first African-American chess Grandmaster. He is a three-time national championship coach, an author, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. Maurice is well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world-class chess competitions and matches. His high-energy, unapologetic, and irreverent commentary combines Brooklyn street smarts with professional ESPN-style sports analysis. He has covered every class of elite event, including the World Chess Championships, the US Chess Championships, the Grand Chess Tour, and the legendary “man vs. machine” matches between Garry Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue. Traveling the world as an ardent spokesperson for the many character-building effects of chess, Maurice consults with univer...

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#448: Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

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#447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko

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#446: Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics

Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics | Brought to you by LMNT, Ascent Protein, and Readwise. Blake Mycoskie (@BlakeMycoskie) is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and best-selling author, most known for founding TOMS Shoes. He is also the person behind the idea of One for One, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased. Since its inception, TOMS Shoes has provided almost 96 million pairs of shoes to children around the globe. In 2014, after selling half of the company to Bain Capital, Blake stepped down as CEO of TOMS. Utilizing half of his proceeds, he started The Social Entrepreneurship Fund to help early startups with core social missions get off the ground with much-needed funding. Since then, he has invested in more than 25 social enterprises. In the spring of 2020, Blake co-founded his newest company, Madefor, which offers a 10-month program that applies the principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better. Created alongside scientists from Stanford, Harvard, and other top universities, Madefor helps people learn and sustain positive habits and practices that have the greatest impact on their lives. Listeners of this podcast can use code TIM to get 20% off the all-in and monthly plans. As the New York Times best-selling author of the 2011 book Start Something That Matters, Blake offered his own story of inspiration and the power of incorporating giving in business. Blake also recently expanded his philanthropic efforts to include the funding of The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins, making it the first such research center in the US and the largest of its kind in the world. * This episode is brought to you byLMNT!What is LMNT? It’s adelicious, sugar-free electrolyte drink-mix. I’ve stocked up on boxes and boxes of this and usually use it 1–2 times per day.LMNTis formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or Paleo diet. If you are on a low-carb diet or fasting, electrolytes play a key role in relieving hunger, cramps, headaches, tiredness, and dizziness. LMNTcame up with a very special offer for you, my dear listeners. They’ve created Tim’s Club:Simply go toDrinkLMNT.com/TIM, select “Subscribe and Save,” and use promo code TIMSCLUB to get the 30-count box of LMNT for only $36.This will be valid for the lifetime of the subscription, and you can pause it anytime. * This episode is also brought to you by Ascent Protein! I’ve been using Ascent as my primary protein powder for the last three years. It’s clean, efficient, and easy on my stomach. Many protein powders are filled with excess sugar, questionable artificial sweeteners, or low-grade protein. Ascent Protein is an exception—it contains zero artificial ingredients, zero artificial sweeteners, and zero added sugar. All Ascent products are Informed-Sport certified to be free of banned substances, and one small scoop contains 25g of protein and more muscle-repairing BCAAs than an equivalent serving of chicken, beef, eggs, salmon, or plant-based proteins. Visit AscentProtein.com/tim and use the code TIMASCENT for 20% off your purchase.The discount code will also work on Amazon.com if you shop Ascent Protein. * This episode is also brought to you byReadwise!Readwiseis an app that helps you remember significantly more of what you read. How often do you read a book or an article and then look back a couple of weeks later to realize you barely remember anything from it?Readwisesolves this problem by integrating with Kindle, Pocket, iBooks, Instapaper, and more to send you a daily digest of all your highlights. On average, their users report remembering 84% more of what they’ve read and highlighted. It helps you build a fun, daily habit of reviewing and actually using the hundreds of highlights that are just sitting in your reading devices,

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#446: Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics

#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face

Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face | Brought to you by Allform and LinkedIn Jobs. “I used to resent obstacles along the path, thinking, ‘If only that hadn’t happened life would be so good.’ Then I suddenly realized, lifeisthe obstacles. There is no underlying path.”— Janna Levin Janna Levin(@jannalevin) is the Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. Janna is also director of sciences atPioneer Works, a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines, as well as Pioneer Works’ virtual homeThe Broadcast. Janna’s books includeHow the Universe Got Its Spotsand the novelA Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. In 2012, she was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant award...

113 MINJUL 10
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#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face

#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More

Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and Magic Spoon “Everyone takes a shower every day, and we don’t complain about it. We do it out of discipline. There will always be an excuse not to meditate.”— Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman(@TheHughJackman) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful onstage in front of live crowds as he is on film. I’ve wanted to have Hugh on the show for nearly a decade, and—even with my sky-high hopes—he absolutely over-delivered. In our conversation, we dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, exercises, intuition, meditation, and much, much more. Hugh was very gracious with his time, and this is one of the longest interviews he has ever done. Trust me—Hugh delivers the goods, and we had a blast. Enjoy! *** This episode is brought to you byExpressVPN.I’ve been using ExpressVPN since last summer, and I find it to be a reliable way to make sure that my data is secure and encrypted, without slowing my Internet speed. If you ever use public Wi-Fi at, say, a hotel or a coffee shop, where I often work and as many of my listeners do, you’re often sending data over an open network, meaning no encryption at all. One way to ensure that all of your data is encrypted and can’t be easily read by hackers is by usingExpressVPN. All you need to do is download the ExpressVPN app on your computer or smartphone and then use the Internet just as you normally would. You click one button in the ExpressVPN app to secure 100% of your network data.Use my linkExpressVPN.com/Timtoday and get an extra three months free on a one-year package! *** This episode is also brought to you byMagic SpoonCereal!Magic Spoonis a brand-new cereal that is low carb,high protein, andzero sugar.It tastes just like your favorite sugary cereal.Each serving has 11g of protein, 3g of net carbs, 0g of sugar, and only 110 calories. It’s also gluten free, grain free, keto friendly, soy free, and GMO free.And it’s delicious! It comes in your favorite, traditional cereal flavors like Cocoa, Frosted, and Blueberry. Magic Spooncereal has received a lot of attention since launching last year.Timemagazine included it in their list of Best Inventions of 2019, andForbescalled it “the future of cereal.”My listeners—that’s you—get free shipping and a 100% happiness guarantee when you visitMagicSpoon.com/TIMand use code TIM. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please considerleaving a shortreviewon Apple Podcasts/iTunes?It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visittim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) attim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go totim.blog/transcripts. Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form attim.blog/sponsor. Discover Tim’s books:tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twitter:twitter.com/tferriss Instagram:instagram.com/timferriss Facebook:facebook.com/timferriss YouTube:youtube.com/timferriss

101 MINJUL 1
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#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More

#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All

David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All | Brought to you by Honey, Thrive Market, and LegalZoom "I must never again put myself in a position where my work ethic can be undone by things totally beyond my control." —David Yarrow In his genre, David Yarrow (@davidyarrow) is one of the world’s best-selling fine art photographers. Most recently, he has focused on capturing the animal and human worlds in fresh and creative ways, with philanthropy and conservation central to this drive. In 2019, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images exceeded $2.5 million. David’s photography of life on earth has earned him a large and ever-growing following among art collectors, and he is now represented by some of the top contemporary fine art galleries around the world. In the last two years, three of Yarrow’s works have sold for more than $100,000 at Sotheby’s auctions in London and New York, and UBS has also appointed David as its global ambassador. In this conversation, we'll talk about his photography, but also touch on how his double life as a hedge fund manager informed his art. You can buy David’s #1 best-selling book with a $50 discount and a one-year free subscription to his new quarterly photographic journal at davidyarrow.photography/Tim. Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Honey! Honey is a free browser extension that finds promo codes for you and automatically applies them to your shopping cart. Just shop at your favorite sites, click the Honey button that drops down at checkout, and wait a few seconds as Honey scans its database of all the working coupons for that site. And watch the prices drop. Honey has found its 17+ million members over 2 billion dollars in savings. If you don’t already have Honey, you could be missing out on free savings. Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/TIM. * This episode is also brought to you by Thrive Market,which saves me a ton of money and is perfect for these crazy times.Thrive Marketis a membership-based site on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. You can find all types of food, supplements, nontoxic home products, clean wine, dog food—just about anything. Members earn wholesale prices every day and save an average of $30 on each order. I personally saved $39 on my most recent order. Go toThriveMarket.com/timto give Thrive Market a try! You can choose the membership model that best fits your lifestyle. They have affordable one-month and 12-month options. When you go toThriveMarket.com/tim, you can receive up to $20 in shopping credit. Starta risk-free membership today, as you can cancel for any reason within your first 30 days for a full refund. * This episode is also brought to you byLegalZoom.I’ve used this service for many of my businesses, as have quite a few of the icons on this podcast, including Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame. LegalZoomis a reliable resource that more than a million people have already trusted for everything from setting up wills, proper trademark searches, forming LLCs, setting up non-profits, or finding simple cease-and-desist letter templates. LegalZoomis not a law firm, but it does have a network of independent attorneys available in most states who can give you advice on the best way to get started, provide contract reviews, and otherwise help you run your business with complete transparency and up-front pricing. Learn more at LegalZoom.com. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please considerleaving a shortreviewon Apple Podcasts/iTunes?It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visittim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) attim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go totim.blog/transcripts. Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form attim.blog/sponsor. Discover Tim’s books:tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twit

150 MINJUN 26
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#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All

#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will feature some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, and they are now both finally available at audible.com/ferriss. Today’s episode will focus on my first chapter in Tribe of Mentors, as well as the profiles of Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari. Just a few notes on the format before we dive in: I recorded the introduction and selected three fantastic, top-ranked narrators to handle the rest. The short bios, which you will hear at the beginning of each profile, are read by Kaleo Griffith. Ray Porter reads my words as well as those of the male guests. The words of the female guests are performed by Thérèse Plummer. Tribe of Mentors is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from more than 100 of the world's top performers. From iconic e...

60 MINJUN 23
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#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari
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