Timothy Ferriss


Timothy Ferriss

Timothy Ferriss (b. 1977) is an American author, public speaker, and productivity guru.cite news
last = Grant
first = Elaine
title = 4 Questions for Productivity Guru Tim Ferriss
publisher = US News and World Report
date = March 25, 2008
url = http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/small-business-entrepreneurs/2008/03/25/4-questions-for-productivity-guru-tim-ferriss.html
accessdate = 2008-04-04
] In 2007, he published "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich" which was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/10/books/bestseller/0210besthardadvice.html New Times Bestseller List] Feb. 2008] [ [http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/08/06/how-does-a-bestseller-happen-a-case-study-in-hitting-1-on-the-new-york-times/" Tim Ferriss:] "...4HWW is simultaneously #1 on the NY Times and #1 on the Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists"] [ [http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/booklist.htm # 5: 4 Hour Work Week] as of March 30th, 2008]

Productivity and teachings

Ferriss is known for his application of the Pareto Principle to business and personal life. [cite news
last = R. della Cava
first = Marco
title = Services cater to our speeded-up lives
publisher = USA Today
date =
url = http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2008-01-27-speeded-up_N.htm
accessdate = 2008-04-04
] He has also taken the position that technology such as email, instant messaging and internet-enabled pda's complicate life rather than simplify it.cite news
last = Ferriss
first = Tim
title = I receive 500 to 1,000 emails per day
publisher = The Economist
date = March 4th, 2008
url = http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=article&debate_id=5&story_id=10795313
accessdate = 2008-04-04
] [cite news
last = Williams
first = Alex
title = Meet the Press
publisher = The New York Times
date =November 11, 2007
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/fashion/11guru.html?ex=1352610000&en=c84216adfad48b9c&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg
accessdate = 2008-04-04
"Most fundamentally, Mr. Ferriss turned ruthless against e-mail. "
] His teachings fit under the umbrella of what he calls "lifestyle design" which he positions as an alternative to the "deferred-life" career path where one would work a 9 to 5 job until retirement in their 60's.cite news
last = Dannen
first = Chris
title = Seven Questions with the 4-Hour Workweek Evangelist
publisher = Fast Company
date = September 2007
url = http://www.fastcompany.com/articles/2007/09/4-hour-work-week.html
accessdate = 2008-04-24
] [Ferriss, Timothy "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich' Crown (2007)] This involves breaking what he calls "outdated assumptions" and finding ways to be more efficient so that 'work' takes up less of people's time.

Ferriss delivered guest lectures on High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering at Princeton University [ [http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/about/ The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss] About Section] [ [http://youtube.com/watch?v=2pu172VHCjM&feature=related YouTube: Tim Ferriss Guest Lecture at Princeton Q&A] Added: March 06, 2007 ] , where he is also a graduate. [ [http://www.princeton.edu/~paw/web_exclusives/alumni_spotlight/as_112206ferriss.html PAW: Alumni Spotlight] ]

The 4-Hour Workweek

In April 2007, Random House released his book "The 4-Hour Workweek" through its Crown imprint. The book warns against information overload, recommends what Ferriss calls 'selective ignorance' and coins the phrase "'lifestyle design".' [Ferriss, Timothy "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich' Crown (2007)] He also advocated hiring virtual assistants from developing countries such as India. [Ferriss, Timothy "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich' Crown (2007)]

Before the release of the 4HWW, Ferriss was an unknown.cite news
last = Scoble
first = Robert
title = Meet the Press
publisher = Fast Company
date =March, 2008
url = http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/124/meet-the-press.html
accessdate = 2008-03-21
"A year ago, Timothy Ferriss was a relative unknown. If the serial entrepreneur was known at all, it was likely for being the only Princeton University guest lecturer..."] He marketed the book heavily through bloggers who he created personal relationships with.cite news
last = Williams
first = Alex
title = Meet the Press
publisher = The New York Times
date =November 11, 2007
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/fashion/11guru.html?ex=1352610000&en=c84216adfad48b9c&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg
accessdate = 2008-04-04
"...Ferriss has seen his book quickly become a best seller, largely on the strength of blog chatter in the tech community."] He has since been praised for this technique.cite web
last = Rubel
first = Steve
title = The 4-Hour Workweek - Behind the Meme
publisher = MicroPersuasion.com
url=http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/05/the_4hour_workw.html
accessdate = 2008-04-05
] The book eventually hit number 1 on both the New York Times bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. [ [http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/08/06/how-does-a-bestseller-happen-a-case-study-in-hitting-1-on-the-new-york-times/" The Blog of Tim Ferriss:] How Does a Bestseller Happen]

The release of his book moved Ferriss' blog [http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog] to the Top 1000 on Technorati. [ [http://technorati.com/blogs/fourhourworkweek.com%2Fblog Technorati profile: 4hww] ] According to Fast Company, it is read by many of the "top tech CEOs in the world." [cite news
last = Dannen
first = Chris
title = Seven Questions with the 4-Hour Workweek Evangelist
publisher = Fast Company
date = September 2007
url = http://www.fastcompany.com/articles/2007/09/4-hour-work-week.html
accessdate = 2008-04-24
"My blog is on the blogroll of some of the top tech CEOs in the world. "
]

Other life

Ferriss is founder and CEO of BrainQUICKEN, [ [http://brainquicken.com/ BrainQUICKEN/BodyQUICKEN (Cognamine)] Company webpage] a company that sells sports nutrition supplements. [cite news
last = Ferriss
first = Tim
title = How I Work
publisher = CNN Money
date = September 5, 2007
url = http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/04/magazines/fsb/4_hour_week.fsb/index.htm
accessdate = 2008-04-05
"I run BrainQuicken (brainquicken.com), a six-year-old developer and distributor of sports-nutrition products in San Jose with wholesale customers around the world."
] [ [http://www.mahalo.com/Timothy_Ferriss Mahalo:] Tim Ferris Bio] He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records' record for the most consecutive tango-spins in one minute. [ [http://www.princeton.edu/~paw/web_exclusives/alumni_spotlight/as_112206ferriss.html PAW: Alumni Spotlight] "...Ferris and Monti executed a jaw-dropping 37 tango spins in a minute. They shattered their own record of 27, set in June 2005 during the tango world championship in Buenos Aires."] Ferriss and his dance partner Alicia Monti set the record live on the show Live with Regis and Kelly. [cite video
people = Tim Ferriss
title = Tango World Record
medium = http://youtube.com/watch?v=H9pWKB2D23k
publisher = Live with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
year2 = 2006
]

In 2008, he won Wired Magazine's "Greatest Self Promoter of All-Time" prize [cite news
last = Tweney
first = Dylan
title = Tim Ferriss Takes Wired.com's Self-Promotion Prize
publisher = Wired
date = March 31, 2008
url = http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/03/tim-ferriss-tak.html
accessdate = 2008-04-04
] and was named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People of 2007." [cite news
last = Hannessian
first = Kevin
title = Fast Company's Most Innovative Business People of 2007
publisher = Fast Company
date = February 15, 2008
url = http://www.fastcompany.com/multimedia/slideshows/content/innovators-2007.html?page=12
accessdate = 2008-04-22
]

ee also

* Lifehacker.com
* Robert Scoble

References

External links

* [http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ Tim Ferriss Blog]
* [http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/04/26/tim-ferris-interview-part-i/ Problogger Interview:] with Tim Ferriss
* [http://brainquicken.com/ Ferriss' company BrainQuicken]
*Youtube|wX3eJRwJqlc|Tim Ferriss"

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