Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies (#61)

Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In this episode, I attempt to get him drunk on tequila and make him curse. Matt is most associated with a tool that powers more than …

The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?  Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes…it’s books. On The Tim Ferriss Show (iTunes, SoundCloud), I dissect world-class performers to find the tools and tricks you can use.  Here’s a full list of guests.  One …

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (#29)

(Photo: Ariel H.) “One of the rare noncharlatanic books in finance.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile “There is more to be learned from Jim Paul’s true story of failure than from a stack of books promising to reveal the secret formula for success…this compact volume is filled with a …

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator (#28)

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost This episode’s guest is the incredible Peter Thiel. Peter is a serial company founder (PayPal, Palantir), billionaire investor (first outside investor in Facebook, 100+ others), and author of the new book Zero to One. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or simply a free thinker aspiring to do …

The Tim Ferriss Show: James Altucher on How to Say "No," Fail Better, and Build Businesses (#18)

Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream it now below: This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by Bluehost, which I used for my first WordPress blog, and I still use them for sites today. Click here for a special offer! Now, on to our guest… James Altucher is an American …

The Tim Ferriss Podcast: Ryan Holiday (#4)

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus Aurelius This post includes: – Sponsor intro (please visit them) – Episode description – Quick favor – Show notes and tons of useful links, including mentioned books and documentaries This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by HipDial, …

8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials

(Photo: ElMarto) Michael Ellsberg has been a good friend since 2000.  In the last few years, he has made a study of self-study. How do the best in business do what they do? Using his findings, he has: – Overcome a debilitating case of bipolar II (here’s how). – Landed one of the most powerful …

Why Language Classes Don't Work: How to Cut Classes and Double Your Learning Rate (Plus: Madrid Update)

Coffee shops vs. classrooms – who wins? (Photo: eye2eye) This is one of several articles planned as supplements to the original “How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour.” This piece focuses on acquisition of new material; for reactivating “forgotten” languages and vocab, I recommend also reading “How to Resurrect Your High …