The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss Revisit “The 4-Hour Workweek” (Plus: The Allure and The Void of Remote Work, Unsustainable Behaviors, Burning Out, The Cult of Productivity, and More) (#594)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss Revisit “The 4-Hour Workweek” (Plus: The Allure and The Void of Remote Work, Unsustainable Behaviors, Burning Out, The Cult of Productivity, and More) (#594)

Please enjoy this transcript of past podcast guest Cal Newport interviewing me for an article he ended up writing for The New Yorker titled “Revisiting ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’: How Tim Ferriss’s 2007 manifesto anticipated our current moment of professional upheaval.” Who is Cal? Cal Newport (calnewport.com) is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University who previously earned …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The Lost Presentation That Launched The 4-Hour Workweek — “Secrets of Doing More with Less in a Digital World” from SXSW 2007 (#548)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The Lost Presentation That Launched The 4-Hour Workweek — “Secrets of Doing More with Less in a Digital World” from SXSW 2007 (#548)

Please enjoy this transcript of my very first speech at SXSW in March of 2007! This speech was really the event that put everything into high gear for The 4-Hour Workweek. Influential tech bloggers who had heard the SXSW talk wrote about the book, which put it on the radar of bigger media outlets. Eventually, …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited (#295)

Please enjoy this transcript of an episode marking the tenth anniversary of The 4-Hour Workweek, in which I discuss common questions and misperceptions, as well as how I would adjust certain chapters and recommendations. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or …

How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics (#162)

How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics (#162)

This episode is a role-reversal. I flew to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics fame. He proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions that I’d never heard before, and we recorded the entire thing.  It was a blast. His team did an incredible job with post-production, and I wanted to share …

What I'd Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More) (#49 & #51, plus bonus episode #44)

What I'd Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More) (#49 & #51, plus bonus episode #44)

(Photo: Aaron Benitez) “Luxury is feeling unrushed. It is designing a life that allows you to do what you want with high leverage, with many options, all while feeling unrushed.” -Tim Ferriss [30:36] The short audio below answers your 20+ most popular questions, as determined by 7,000+ votes.  For those who missed it, I’ve included a …

Win the Laptops I Used to Write The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body…and More (EFF Benefit)

Win the Laptops I Used to Write The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body…and More (EFF Benefit)

(Photo: Aaron Benitez) Would you like to win one of four laptops (and a dozen other items) that I used to write three bestselling books? Given that a galley of The 4-Hour Workweek once sold on eBay for $2,600, these could end up being collector’s items.  Stranger things have happened. This post details how to …

How to Create a Global Phenomenon for Less Than $10,000

Here is my most recent keynote from the 2,000-person+ Le Web in Paris, which focused on how to catalyze a global phenomenon on a very limited budget. Topics include: How to sell “around the product” for more coverage. The three necessary types of media exposure. Real-world tipping points from the launch of The 4-Hour Workweek …