Timothy Ferriss

Timothy Ferriss4 posts
20 Nov, 2012

The 4-Hour Chef

Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Chef. It is marketed as the way to learn anything. The key concepts are failure points and margin of safety. It is the 3rd book in the 4-Hour series.

Here it is [The 4-Hour Chef] who currently have two books in Amazon’s, Most Highlighted Books of All Time top-10 list Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games and me. Crazy but true. Many, many months ago, The 4-Hour Body was #1 for months. I would love to add The 4-Hour Chef to that top-10 list. That list, which reflects readers’ feeling after buying, is much more important to me than the bestseller lists, which can be gamed.



14 Dec, 2010

The 4-Hour Body


Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Body. It is about testing protocols to maximize results for body tweaks. The primary take-away that Ferriss suggests is that of the minimum effective dose:

The minimum effective dose (MED) is defined simply: the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome.

25 Apr, 2007

The 4-Hour Workweek


Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The book is about defining what a person wants out of life, and then building an income around that.

BNET Book Brief: The 4-Hour Workweek

20 Jul, 1977

Timothy Ferriss born in East Hampton, NY


Timothy Ferriss is born in East Hampton, NY to Donald and Frances Ferriss. He is born six weeks premature and given a 10% chance of living.

I survive instead and grow so fat that I can’t roll onto my stomach.  A muscular imbalance of the eyes makes me look in opposite directions, and my mother refers to me as “tuna fish.” So far, so good.

In 1983 he nearly fails kindergarten because he refuses to learn the alphabet.

My teacher refuses to explain why I should learn it, opting instead for “I’m the teacher–that’s why.” I tell her that’s stupid and ask her to leave me alone so I can focus on drawing sharks.  She sends me to the “bad table” instead and makes me eat a bar of soap. Disdain for authority begins.

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