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Tim Ferriss

Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

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Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss shares the wisdom of successful people from various fields. It features their routines, favorite books, quotes, and life-changing advice.

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    To help you grow and succeed, turn to books that inspire and stimulate you.

    The word “success” means different things to different people, but most of us would agree that being known to the world as a leader or a mentor is indicative of a high level of accomplishment. That’s why, when trying to pinpoint the habits of successful people, the author interviewed a series of renowned leaders and mentors. So what did he discover?

    If asked to list the habits of success, you might not put reading at the top – and yet the author found that, for many leaders, books are an important source of inspiration.

    For instance, the British journalist Matt Ridley, whose books on science and economics have sold millions of copies and been translated into over 30 languages, cherishes The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins. Dawkins’s book not only provided Ridley with an answer to that most pressing of questions, “What is life?” – it revolutionized how people write about science and think about evolutionary biology.

    In general, the books that mentors hold dear tend to offer spiritual or personal guidance.

    Both the talk-show host Jimmy Fallon and the actor and former NFL star Terry Crews value Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. Fallon believes the book made him a better person, and it keeps Crews focused on what’s truly important in life.

    Social science researcher and TED Talk superstar Dr. Brené Brown says that Harriet Lerner’s Why Won’t You Apologize? revolutionized her approach to apologizing. And then there’s that infamous book, The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, which taught Wired magazine cofounder Kevin Kelly the importance of self-reliance – so much so that he dropped out of school after reading it!

    Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova gained priceless insight into happiness from The Beggar and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story, by Joel ben Izzy.

    Even children’s books can contain life-changing insights: TED Talk curator Chris Anderson will never forget the way C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia ignited his imagination. And, for Jimmy Fallon, The Monster at the End of the Book, by Jon Stone, continues to be a touchstone on the important subject of bravery.

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    What is Tribe of Mentors about?

    Tribe of Mentors (2017) is an insightful collection of interviews with mentors – highly regarded professionals who are widely considered to be leaders in their respective fields. To understand the secrets of their success, Tim Ferriss asks these mentors a variety of questions, from “What are your favorite books?” to “What are your daily habits?” The answers add up to a trove of useful tips for getting to the top.

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    Tribe of Mentors (2017) is a book that shares wisdom and advice from a diverse group of successful people. Here's why you should read it:

    • Featuring insights from over 100 accomplished individuals, it provides a wealth of practical knowledge and diverse perspectives.
    • This book offers a wide range of topics, including health, career, relationships, and happiness, making it relevant and applicable to different aspects of life.
    • With its authentic stories and valuable lessons, it keeps readers engaged and motivated throughout, proving that personal development can be enjoyable and enriching.

    Best quote from Tribe of Mentors

    Ray Dalio says he enjoys the unusual habit of reflecting on painful mistakes.

    —Tim Ferriss
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    Who should read Tribe of Mentors?

    • Those seeking life advice from highly successful individuals
    • Readers who love self-help books
    • Anyone craving insight into the lives of famous people

    About the Author

    Tim Ferriss, sometimes referred to as “the human guinea pig,” has conducted countless experiments on himself in a quest to find the best and most effective self-help techniques. His diligence has resulted in his best-selling 4-Hour series of books, which include The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. He’s worked as a consultant for top companies like Facebook and Twitter, and hosts his own popular podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.

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    Discover the advice and insights from a diverse group of successful people.

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    Who is the author of Tribe of Mentors?

    Tribe of Mentors is written by Tim Ferriss.