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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; 01 edition (6 Dec. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785041274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785041273
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 4.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
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"The Tools of Titans...is the perfect read for obsessives wanting to boost their new year productivity."
--Financial Times


"A Poor Richard's Almanack for the 21st century, Tools of Titans is a practical and inspiring guide to being your best."
--BookPage

"Tools of Titans...is the perfect read for obsessives wanting to boost their new year productivity."
--Financial Times


"A Poor Richard's Almanack for the 21st century, Tools of Titans is a practical and inspiring guide to being your best."
--BookPage

-Tools of Titans...is the perfect read for obsessives wanting to boost their new year productivity.-
--Financial Times


-A Poor Richard's Almanack for the 21st century, Tools of Titans is a practical and inspiring guide to being your best.-
--BookPage --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author ofThe 4-Hour Workweek.

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Tim Ferris

We are huge fans of Tim Ferris. He is one of our VUCA gurus. I was looking forward to his new book “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers”.

Listen to the podcasts instead

Just finished the book and it has been a struggle. Not sure what to make of it. Don’t like the structure, it is self-indulgent in some places, and it is basically a summary of his podcasts, which I would highly recommend you subscribe to those podcasts. If you do that, you don’t need to read the book.

I guess I was hoping for a more accessible way to pick up on the life lessons of the cool dudes and dudettes that Tim Ferris has an opportunity to interview. He likes the shortcuts, hence the 4-hour body and the 4-hour chef, but this book is the opposite of the shortcut.

That doesn’t mean that there are lessons to be learned and I will try to give you a flavour.

Here are some of the key messages and lessons

More than 80% of the interviewees have some form of daily mindfulness or meditation practice
They all focus on 1-2 key strengths and create habits around them. Amplify your strengths.
Big changes can come in small packages, and it is about the consistency of practice. Training. Showing up. Mastery.
You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Rehearse the worst-case scenario” to become more resilient. It is never as bad as the scenarios in your head.
The Ketogenic diet is good for you. So is stretching. Reminds me of "Move, eat, sleep".
Failure is overrated, and the focus should be on long-term success
It is all about doing and movement. Inspiration is for amateurs—the rest of us just show up and get to work. Read "Do!
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This book is huge at over 700 pages and as such, it's also very daunting.

The author has interviewed many leaders in different fields and has tried to bring together the best of the best ideas. Interspersed between the interview snippets and summaries are sections written by the author where he shares his compiled knowledge.

It's split into three main sections that when combined, create happiness - being healthy, wealthy and wise.

I may have counted incorrectly but this is how many interviews I think there are in the book:
Healthy - 19 interviews
Wealthy - 36 interviews
Wise - 46 interviews

My biggest gripe with the book is the way that it's organised. Instead of being ordered by solution or even better by problem, it's by person. That may be OK if you've heard of the people and know what their focus is but I don't. There are very few names I recognise and that puts up a barrier to me. They are probably better known in America. The author introduces each person but, with time so precious, I'm having to work hard before I know if I'm interested.

This seems a strange way to go about things when the author admits that the book is designed for people to pick up, browse and choose like a menu. He wants you to use the bits you like, skip over the bits that you don't. It's also quite a hard book to skim through because I found too many of the subheadings are in capital letters and they are difficult to absorb without slowing down.

I have the Kindle version of the book. The sections containing the author's own thoughts and other more structured content by guests, aren't listed in the Kindle table of contents.
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I'm a big fan of Tim's podcast series on which this book is based and I have listened to maybe 50 of the 200+ interviews. As such I was really interested to find out how the 400 hours of discussion would be distilled into a reference manual/toolkit.

I've read the introduction / explanation and probably about 10 of the interview notes in detail. I've skimmed another 20 or so and as such I cannot claim this to be a review of the entire product.

I'm not sure the structure really helps in making this a reference book as it's hard to know which interview subjects have advice on which specific themes unless you've already listened to the podcast or have a prior knowledge of their work. Organising the book into three major sections doesn't seem quite enough to fulfill this purpose.

There are clearly a ton of great tips in this book and Tim's done an admirable job of turning his show notes into something publishable. For me however it feels somehow light on detail and coherent structure. Having listened to the Chris Sommer and Pavel Tsatsouline podcasts in full a couple of times, these summaries don't seem to do them justice. The long form Podcast structure works because there is no rushing to the bullet points and the subjects are discussed in full with appropriate context.

I'm going to keep reading and will update this review if I feel it merits additional stars!
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I like reading information on the habits and routines of other people. I like that glimpse into other people's lives, but most of all I like the thought of finding interesting ideas, then nicking them and adapting them to my life. I don't mean that in a criminal way, like nicking intellectual property, but more that someone else has done the bulk of the work for me and given me a better place to start than from zero. I like to learn from others.

I cannot understand anyone who would read this book and not come out of it with about hundred things to read, watch, and try to see if there is anything that can take them a bit further, a bit faster, towards their goals. I've never listened to the podcasts - I don't retain information best this way as I usually get distracted and miss bits. In addition, unless you make notes and revisit them frequently, it is too easy to move on, do nothing with what you've heard and eventually forget. Having a book puts it into a format that allows me to revisit specific bits again and again. As you can see from my image, post-it notes have been my friend while reading it. I'm looking forward to going back through it, to check out some of the recommendations, consider some of the ideas and concepts more deeply, and see what I can implement to help me reach my goals

Only one suggestion: an index at the back would be nice.
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