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Description: Author of #1 NY Times bestsellers, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek, Japanophile, tea drinker, tango world record holder, language learning fanatic.
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19 Reviews for Tim Ferriss
March 24, 2013
Tim is a great resource, I highly recommend reading his
articles and books.
February 23, 2012
Tim Ferriss makes me want to set extreme new goals and
seriously challenge myself. Makes me ask "why
not?" when it comes to my dream lifestyle. My #1
resource for lifestyle design!
November 14, 2010
I've been reading his blog on and off for awhile. I'll
often stop reading because everything he says just
seems too good to be true. It's difficult because he
makes so much sense, but it always feels too good to be
November 12, 2010
For me, the 4 hour work week was a life changing
experience. Its one of the best books I have ever read.
The energy behind the words is amazing, it makes so
thumbs up for Tim
November 11, 2009
Reading the 4-Hour Work Week by this fancy, smart guy,
does not worth 4 hours, but much more. It a lifestyle
after all, you are reading about, and you are about to
start doing benefiting stuff like Breakdancing in the
middle of the town, just to get to spirited by this
intelligent writing. Good job Ferris!
June 13, 2009
I've enjoyed Tim's book and blog for more than a year
now. He is pragmatically provocative and has sound
ideas about radically changing your worldview about
life and work. His fault is that he is over-the-top in
the hype department at times, but at the end of the day
his material is far more innovative and cutting edge
than most of us are capable of delivering from our own
2 / 2 found this review helpful:
June 10, 2009
Tim Ferriss in an inspiration to many people in the
lifestyle design field, partially because he more or
less invented the modern version of that field.
Hit techniques are VERY controversial, and although I
don't agree with all of his methods, I think his
message is great and has definitely helped me make some
tough choices regarding my own lifestyle.
2 / 2 found this review helpful:
May 13, 2009
The man can write; I won’t deny it. And I found some
of his articles very intriguing. Ferriss is an
athlete, entrepreneur, survivalist and international
philanthropist. I admire that; don’t get me wrong.
I’ve said it before, though, and I’ll say it again:
I’m pretty analog. Technology, to me at least, seems
to complicate, rather than simplify one’s life. The
advice he publishes on his blog regarding social media
is useful, I’m sure, for those seeking to use it for
profitability. Me? I use social media to keep in
touch with friends and send pictures to Grandma.
While I admire Ferriss’s unconventional ideas,
intelligence and energy; I just don’t see a practical
application for them in my own life.
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May 11, 2009
I really like the writing style that Ferriss uses, but
unfortunately his topics wander greatly, and it is
somewhat to his detriment. I recognize that he is
trying to attract a great variety of people to his blog
through offering advice and that's not a bad thing, but
it seems to me that the topics could benefit from a
tighter focus. His writing style, when he does write
however, is beautiful and thought-provoking. Concrete,
good advice abounds and he doesn't give anyone any of
the fluff that usually comes with people who are giving
"advice" in the business world.
May 04, 2009
Tim Ferris is author of the BusinessWeek bestseller,
The 4-Hour Workweek. His blog, Experiments in Lifestyle
Design, captures a wide variety of topics that range
from online networking, including Twitter and specific
blog writing approaches, to precise fire building
His posts are inventively random and designed to draw
in a multitude of diverse readers. The blog is well
organized and well written, though getting through some
of the topics takes commitment and interest that goes
above and beyond the norm.