The Tim Ferriss Experiment, a new show in which Tim Ferriss attempts to play the drums like a rock star, learn the art of parkour and apply his life hacking skills to dating, among many other seemingly impossible tasks, is part of Upwave, a new programming block on HLN. In honor of the premiere, we have five gift bags to give away to our readers. Read More
Even those out there who are disinclined to read self-help literature might find something worthwhile in The Tim Ferriss Experiment, precisely because it’s not The 4-Hour Workweek or the sequels it spawned. The new half-hour show on upwave on HLN (Sundays at 8 pm EST) is as much about content as it is about methodology. So for every week Mr. Ferriss brings his credo to a new undertaking, the focus is as much on the subject as how fast the author can learn it.
The pilot episode of the series has Mr. Ferriss working out how to play the drums during a live rendition of Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded,” on-stage during a live stadium show with the band. Though he applies his “80-20 Rule” methodology–finding the 20 percent of work to focus on that will yield 80 percent of the results–to learning how to both play the drums and the song in under a week, he admitted during a live screening with The New York Observer that it’s not always a case of mind over matter.
“The point of ["The Tim Ferriss Experiment"] is not to be the ‘Look How Awesome Tim Is’ show, because that’s boring and not interesting to me,” Tim Ferriss told The Observer before a screening of his upcoming show on HLN. “It’s to show people that you can do seemingly superhuman things if you have a better toolkit. You don’t need better genetics, and you don’t need a bigger budget.” Read More
Money Money Money
Bad news, guys: It sounds like Startupland might be losing 4-Hour Workweek scribe and Valley guru Tim Ferriss. Or at least his money, anyway.
Mr. Ferriss recently sat down for a chat with Fortune and revealed that, in fact, he’s “considering dialing my startup involvement.” Why’s that? Too much dumb money:
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Tim Ferriss is the kind of guy who’d be easy to hate—speaks five languages, won a national kickboxing title, ranked seventh on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012, everything he touches sells a million copies, does it all working just a few hours a week, and he’s great-looking to boot—if he weren’t so damn Read More
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