Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.
From the author:
"For the last two years, I've interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.
"This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and 'inside baseball' you won't find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new 'guests' you haven't met.
"What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first 60 minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?
"I don't view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can't test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I'm not interested."
"Everything [in this audiobook] has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I've used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.
"I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It's changed my life, and I hope the same for you."
Cover design by Brian Moore
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
|Listening Length||22 hours and 41 minutes|
|Narrator||Tim Ferriss, Ray Porter, Kaleo Griffith, Therese Plummer, Ryan Holiday, Kevin Rose, Jocko Willink, Tim Kreider, Mike Del Ponte|
|Audible.in Release Date||02 June 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #51 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1 in Developmental Psychology (Audible Books & Originals)
#5 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement
#16 in Personal Success
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Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 20 December 2022
What strategies they used to stand out from their competitors and paved their wave to the top.
Great book to learn different strategies used by super brains and great people of their times.
I rated it 3 stars because:
- it could have been a lot more shorter. At times it felt like you were being fed filler pages so that the book is longer.
- Tim's own voice/ comments often drowns the voice of the rest.
- at times, it just reads like the transcript of the podcasts which wasn't what I was expecting.
- there is such good wealth of material here. And you have sold it well. Couldn't you have edited it well as well.
All that being said, i have learned from this book. So 3 stars.
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 3 August 2022
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Was looking forward to reading more about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins etc but it doesn’t go deep enough into it. Save your money and just focus on the podcasts involving such people that does interest you.
Gave up on this book half way through due to the nature of it. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Going to try the 4 hour Work Week as it’s his biggest title but surely can’t be worse than this book.
Ferriss, along with his many companions, has helped me transform my life into a more enjoyable, healthy and productive experience. Before finding all this advice and guidance I was really stuck in a rut. This book, along with all the other resources he offers, helped me finally climb out of it.
Firstly, I should say I originally bought Tools of Titans as an audiobook. However, I quickly realised that if I wanted to get the most out of it, absorb the information and really retain it, then I would need to get the physical book. Obviously some people might be capable of doing this whilst listening (I only recently discovered the ‘bookmark’ button on Audible which would certainly have helped in this regard).
So, with my physical book in hand, I got stuck in to the first of all 674 pages. It may seem like a lot for a book with no through-line (other than self-improvement I suppose) but I found the key is to take it slowly, and read only a few chapters at a time. Take in what each interviewee is saying and consider it.
I also made notes and highlights as I read, which I highly recommend doing.
The interviews, in and of themselves, are not going to be life changing for the vast majority of readers, although every once and a while I did come across something I found particularly profound that stuck with me for days or even weeks.
But what you get from this book is a glimpse into the insights of the minds of people that have achieved so much and are on a path of success. From this I gathered a greater appreciation for the small, simple steps required to start that journey, and of the habits that need to be nurtured to continue it.
Also, this is a fantastic reference and baseline book for anyone who is trying to become better in productivity or self-improvement etc..
From this book alone I have discovered so many _other_ resources that have and will help me continue to improve, be it other books, or videos on youtube, podcasts, articles, movies, other people to follow and look into, and much more besides.
This isn’t a book you are going to love start to finish. There are definitely parts that didn’t apply to me what-so-ever. It will be the same for every reader unless you happen to have a very intriguing, eclectic lifestyle (good for you!). But as Ferriss himself says at the start, his goal for the book is for readers to like 50%, love 25% and never forget 10%. I think that for most readers, who start with an attitude of willingness and open-mindedness, this will be the case.
Had I had this book from the start, I would have been where I am now within a year, avoided half the mistakes and saved a lot of time. Really recommend to anyone who wants to gain a range of advice covering business, development and most importantly I think outlook on things.
Very good. If Tony Robbins was the King, Tim Ferriss has become a very able prince.
I wanted a book that was useful, this certainly isn't. We don't need to go to ridiculous extremes to be successful. All in all, a waste of money, a waste of time reading it and a big, big, big disappointment.