Who Is Tim?
Tim Ferriss is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads.
You can learn more at his about page.
The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show — focused on deconstructing world-class performers — is often ranked #1 across all of iTunes (also selected for “Best of iTunes” three years running) and has exceeded 200,000,000 downloads.
- How I Built a #1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads
- How Tim Ferriss Became the ‘Oprah of Audio’—Behind the Podcast With 70M-Plus Downloads
- 25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015
Tribe of Mentors
Tribe of Mentors is a short-form podcast series from Tim Ferriss and highlights short life advice from the best in the world.
How did Tim Ferriss seemingly come from nowhere? It all came down to learning how to spread a “meme“, an idea virus that captures imaginations and takes on a life of its own.
4 Hour Body
This post is Charlie Hoehns first guest post on Tims blog. In it, he describes 12 lessons learned while marketing The 4-Hour Body, as he was involved from the earliest editorial stages straight through to #1 on The New York Times
This post will explain exactly how the trailer was created, including early concepts, tools, the team, and more.
4 Hour Chef
Instead of marketing The 4-Hour Chef as a book, Tim Ferriss marketed it as a startup; relying on an iterative release schedule and spreadable, targeted content. Ferriss let usage drive product upsell, and users drive book seeding and distribution. He built in mechanisms for reward and social echo throughout the promotional cycle, mobilizing potential readers to act. This post by Ryan Holiday shows how you can hack publishing in sixty days or less.
Interested in how Tim sequence launches. This post shares a very partial list of media coverage and partnerships.
In this post, Tim deconstructs The 4-Hour Chef (4HC) book trailer, which is now the most-viewed non-fiction book trailer of all time. Roughly 1.5 million views and counting.
This post shares some hand edits of the Introduction to The 4-Hour Chef, which–much improvement later–hit the NYT and WSJ bestseller lists in November of 2012.
Tools Of The Titans
This post is a sample chapter from Tools Of The Titans. It contains 17 questions that have dramatically changed his life. Each one is time-stamped, as they entered the picture at precise moments.
Tribe Of Mentors
The podcast star and bestselling author sent the same 11 questions to more than 100 of his dream interviewees. He shares their answers in his new book, ‘Tribe of Mentors.’
After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, Tim Ferris has tried a lot. Having experimented with everything from “traditional” (Random House) to Amazon Publishing, from BitTorrent Bundles to self-publishing audiobooks, he has developed strong opinions about” what works and what doesn’t, what sucks and what doesn’t, what makes the most money and what doesn’t. In this meaty post, he shares his top tips.
One of Tims favorite presentations he gave in 2009, an opening keynote at the last San Francisco WordCamp, titled “How to Blog without Killing Yourself”. More than 700 people from 32 countries were in attendance, which made for a wonderful experience.
This episode will help you manage information overwhelm, recommend techniques for dealing with social media, and answer a few questions that have been frequently asked about building a world-class network and writing books.
Interviews + Articles
- Behind the Scenes of Tim Ferriss: His Secrets of Success (and More) (OkDork)
- The 4-Hour Workweek’ author Tim Ferriss reveals what he’s learned after a difficult year of introspection, and how he built a passionate fanbase of millions
- SPI 110: Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation, and if He Had to Start Over
- The Answers to My Favorite Questions
- A Few Thoughts on Content Creation, Monetization, and Strategy