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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World Hardcover – 21 November 2017
-Viv Groskop, The Pool Praise for Tools of Titans: "Tools of Titans . . . is the perfect read for obsessives wanting to boost their new year productivity."
-Financial Times "A Poor Richard's Almanack for the 21st century, Tools of Titans is a practical and inspiring guide to being your best."
About the Author
TIM FERRISS has been called "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk" by The New York Times. He is one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People" and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. He is also the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, and Tools of Titans. The Observer and other media have named him "the Oprah of audio" due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads and been selected for "Best of iTunes" three years running.
- Publisher : HMH Books (21 November 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1328994961
- ISBN-13 : 978-1328994967
- Dimensions : 17.78 x 4.61 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 178,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, it was useful as a cultural research tool. As an Australian, therapist, chaplain, poet looking aghast at contemporary situation of shame and shadow, in the US political sphere, it was telling.
It was a throw together of the podcasting, twitter,hyped up view of the personal "success paradigm" at any cost. Almost none of the "mentors" displayed any sense of care or kindness for their fellow men or society. Tom Peters was one exception. I am a mentor and like to think that qualities of wisdom, heart and compassion are important. Not at all to the exclusion of skill, competitive and productive but a good balance of both.
A great metaphor is to see the froth and bubble of the ocean's waves as the superficial aspects of life and the calm depths of the sea as the home of wisdom and peace. This book is predominately froth and bubble, trapped in the head, endless intellectual wrestling matches, ego and success on a superficial and materialistic plane. I read many many books each year and have never written a review before. This so-called best seller frightened me about where things are going especially in the US sphere. To put this book out as a guide is a really scary thing, the king has no clothes call it out. Paddy
The structure of the interview questions (deservedly) has its own chapter and it's clear Tim spent significant time working out which questions would result in answers to maximise knowledge and tips to readers. Tools of Titans is a bit all over the place, but this book is far more structured.
I have got several great life tips, hacks and recommendations that I've now bought into my life. It's hard to read cover to cover, but once you pick it up you can easily get through countless interviewees. It's great reading when you're looking for inspiration!
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The nature of the format makes it an easy read in bite sized chunks. The different takes on the same questions by the multiple contributors are serious food for thought. There are some very valuable lessons to be had without this in any way feeling like text book or must read College bibliography.
I loved this book. The only reason I have given it four stars & not five is that the list of contributors is very US-centric. If you live elsewhere in the world as I do then you might find yourself doing a quite a few internet searches to put faces to names.
The idea is great, but some of the answers seem forced. I think it's a book to come back to at a different point in life and keep reading until something hits you.
Also, many of the people are so far into the future, so famous, so successful, that I find it difficult to imagine applying what they say to my life.