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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

by Timothy Ferriss

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"We all need mentors. Here are more than 100 of the world's best. When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn: The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often. Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more. How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests. The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree. The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others. The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life. and how you can use the lesson. Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks "pursue your passion" is terrible advice. Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance. How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller. The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years. Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone. The "bar complex" exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young. Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys. Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts. Astrophysicist Janna Levin's unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities. Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning. Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston's cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more"--… (more)
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In this book, you'll read people's answers to the same 10 questions. You will quickly see the same thoughts, insecurities, pain points and ways to refocus that "successful" people use and have. It only reinforces that the path is riddled with ups and downs. Everyone goes through it. I will be returning to this book over and over again. ( )
  danjrosenbaum | Oct 29, 2020 |
One of the books I selected to read during January 2018 was Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World written by Tim Ferriss. As I listen to The Tim Ferriss Show, where he interviews world-class guests, I wanted to have some of that wisdom in written form. This book did not disappoint. Read more ( )
  skrabut | Sep 2, 2020 |
I am not the target audience for this book. I am 65 and retired so 90% of the advice offered in this book by various mentors (business executives, authors, entrepreneurs etc.) was not for me. I am past being concerned about business or life planning. However, there is some good advice on strategies on planning your career, books to read, productive tools to buy, how to say "No" and people to follow. It's a big book and admittingly I picked and choosed among the mentors to check out their advice. ( )
  writemoves | Jun 17, 2019 |
Summary: a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.
  WendyH0516 | May 2, 2018 |
Another great book from Tim Ferriss.

This has lots of short advice about life from successful people from all walks of life.

Its a smorgasbord – you can open it randomly and learn something new.

It follows on from his podcast and the Tools of Titans – another great book.

Many of his podcast questions are answered by people who haven’t been on the podcast. ( )
  Neale | Apr 6, 2018 |
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"We all need mentors. Here are more than 100 of the world's best. When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn: The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often. Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more. How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests. The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree. The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others. The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life. and how you can use the lesson. Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks "pursue your passion" is terrible advice. Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance. How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller. The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years. Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone. The "bar complex" exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young. Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys. Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts. Astrophysicist Janna Levin's unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities. Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning. Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston's cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more"--

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