The DV Weekend Pickup #42

Okay, here it is, the 42nd installment AND last book review of 2016...

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

What I like best:  This book is an encyclopedia on what "the best in the world"  are saying, doing, and thinking.  While being basic in concept, it's not basic in content.  It distills Tim's wildly successful podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, into one behemoth of a book (674 pages to be exact.)  His podcast is easily one of the most listened to in the entire country with over 100 million downloads since it's inception. 

The book layout is three segments - healthy, wealthy, and wise - and each segment features 2-3 page mini-chapters/profiles of these modern day titans.  Additionally, Tim features some of his personal best in 40 non-profile chapters.  You'll get to hear from over 100 world class - athletes, tech giants, doctors, trainers, generals, billionaires, and entertainers.  People like Shaun White, Chris Sacca, Peter Thiel, Peter Diamandis, Tony Robbins, Paulo Coelho, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jamie Foxx.  Some of my favorite questions...

  • What are your morning rituals?
  • If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?
  • What advice would you give to your 20 or 30 year old self?
  • What's the worst advice you hear being given on a regular basis?

...and these are just a small sample size.  It's going to be fun to use this book as a reference throughout 2017.  If you have an open mind, willingness to learn more, and curiosity to understand what makes the best, the best then look no further.  As always pick it up and let me know what you think!

Best quote:  "Free education is abundant, all over the internet.  It's the desire to learn that's scarce."  -  Naval Ravikant

*Disclaimer - There are an INCREDIBLE amount of excellent one-liners, anecdotes, and quotes in this book so picking just one wasn't easy!

Crush the day!


Yup, that's my slipper...smh.

Yup, that's my slipper...smh.