Apps I Use. Here are some of the apps that I use on a daily or near-daily basis.
I can’t live without them, and most are free. Enjoy! Evernote — My external brain, used for all note-taking, decluttering, research, and more. I normally use it 10+ times per day. So does Adam Savage of Mythbusters. F.lux — Prevents laptop-induced insomnia. Boomerang — Get the upgraded extension for Gmail. Email Game (emailga.me) — If you use Gmail or Google Apps, this could help you clear your inbox in 40-50% the usual time. 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. Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money. Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business. If you want detailed tactics and hilarity, Ramit Sethi is your man.
Here one quote from this episode, to give you an idea: “Indian people don’t get punched, dude. We don’t get into fights. We’re doing spelling bees.” Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG. Podcast – The Tim Ferriss Show. The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 (of all 300,000+ podcasts) on many occasions.
It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as iTunes’ “Best of 2014,” “Best of 2015,” and “Best of 2016” (most downloaded). Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. Prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Whitney Cummings, Mike Shinoda, and dozens more. Salon has included the podcast in their list of “suggestions to make you remember the world can be a good place.” How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Mr. A.J. B.J. The Art of Strategic Laziness. David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.
Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progressHow “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related)A basic intro to computer programming abstraction Note: the technical aspects of programming have been simplified for a lay audience. Enter Shane Snow The team was in third place by the time David Heinemeier Hansson leapt into the cockpit of the black-and-pink Le Mans Prototype 2 and accelerated to 120 miles per hour.
Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man’s Attempt… Can you rewire your brain in two weeks?
The answer appears to be — at least partially — yes. The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company and author of the new book SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments.
He knows how to stir up controversy. In this post, Shane tests the “brain-sensing headband” called Muse. The Art of Strategic Laziness. How to Never Check Luggage Again. Travel has many joys.
Luggage is not one of them. NOTE: If you signed up for my email list, please see this post in your email (perhaps on Saturday afternoon PT) for the Monday night Q&A info. This post will explore three options for never checking luggage again. Some of them are extreme; all of them are effective. Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too. Is it possible to get good at swimming late in life? Yes. (Photo: Shutterhack) Swimming has always scared the hell out of me. Despite national titles in other sports, I’ve always fought to keep afloat. This inability to swim well has always been one of my greatest insecurities and embarrassments. What Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and Bob Dylan Have In Common. Dr.
Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. He’s no underachiever. I’ve known Peter for many years, both as a friend and as advising faculty at Singularity University. Here is a short essay from Peter on exactly this. Enter Peter In 1997 Apple introduced its “Think Different” advertising campaign with the now famous declaration: “Here’s to the crazy ones”: How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need) This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand.
Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.) Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps.
I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at BranchOut, a startup I advise. Before joining BranchOut, Mike had explored a variety of career paths, including preparing for the priesthood at Yale Divinity School and serving as a peacemaker in the West Bank. Earlier this year, Mike came to me with a new product idea called Soma.
Soma is, in its simplest form, a high-end competitor to Brita water filters. It combines Apple-inspired design (e.g. sleek glass carafe) with a subscription service that delivers the world’s first compostable water filter to your door. To launch Soma on Kickstarter (and raise $100,000+ in just nine days), Mike and his team used some of the techniques that helped BranchOut grow to 25 million users in just 16 months. You can replicate what he did. (Resources For Lana) The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 10: Brian Koppelman. The writing duo: David Levien and Brian Koppelman 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… “Everyday, it’s about building a practice that enables you to try and forget that you’re afraid.” - Brian Koppelman My guest in this episode is Brian Koppelman.
Why Can’t You Draw The Face of a Penny? Understand the Reason and Learn Spanish Twice as Fast. Allow me to explain using a related problem. Vocabulary lists in a run-of-the-mill Spanish textbook usually look something like the below, taken from real-world sources I won’t shame by naming: La mano – the handEl arbol – the treeLas muñecas – the wrists¡Nos vemos mañana!
– See you tomorrow! How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide. If you want to write a bestselling book, don’t reinvent the wheel. I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books. After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, I’ve tried a lot. Potential Tactics for Defeating Cancer — A Toolkit in 1,000 Words. (Photo: Irina Souiki) I’ve wanted to publish this post for years. It will propose a few simple approaches for minimizing the occurrence of cancer. With 19 billion capillaries in our bodies, on average, virtually 100% of us have microscopic cancers by the time we’re 70 years old, more than 40% of us by age 40. There’s a good chance you have pinhead-size cancers in your body right now. These “cancers without disease” aren’t typically a problem, as they can’t grow larger than 0.5 mm without a blood supply.
But if cancer cells gets constant blood and glucose? The War on Cancer. A couple of weeks ago Tim Ferriss and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up. As some of you may know my background is in oncology, specifically in exploring immune-based therapies for cancer by exploiting the properties of regulator T-cells. But that was a long time ago. William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? How to Dominate Any Tradeshow, and Why Even Solo Entrepreneurs Should Try.
Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler of Yes To Carrots Intro by Tim. How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It. Preface from Tim. 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need. How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)
Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes Conversational Russian in 60 minutes? This post is by request. The Obstacle Is The Way — The Tim Ferriss Book Club, Book #4. This post is about the fourth book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. All previous selections can be found here.
The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives. This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” - Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup Champion “[This book] is a testimonial to the timeless principle of ‘do less and accomplish more.’ Highly recommended.” - Deepak Chopra “Josh provides tools that allow all of us to improve ourselves every day.” - Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee.
Tim ferriss book club. This post is about the second book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. The first selection was Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. The second is Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. Enjoy! The Tim Ferriss Book Club Launches — Book #1: Vagabonding. The book Vagabonding traveled with me around the globe for 18 months. This post is a dream come true.
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