Four Hour Book Club

300+ Books recommended on the Tim Ferriss Show πŸ“š



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Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
This is cool. I wonder, are there any books that come up time and time again? It'd be great to have an at a glance stat here, "this book has been recommended 5 times". Then being able to sort the books by number of times its been recommended.

Great work though πŸ™Œ
Ed ShelleyΒ β€” @ChartMogul, @ Berlin Startup Radio
@fredrivett Thanks Fred! Yeah it'd be super cool to have some more filtering & sorting functionality built in -- I'd love to see that too. Pretty sure "How to win friends and influence people" would be a winner there ;)
Marko OksanenΒ β€” Co-founder, Tebla
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
@_mark0 @mr_ed Good shout. I've read HTWFAIP but not Seneca, looks like I'll be adding that to my list then! Cheers guys πŸ™Œ
Faiz MunshiΒ β€” Software
@mr_ed @fredrivett I started figuring this out (with a friend) over the past 2 weeks. Since you are further along, would love to share what I built.

Here is the data in an excel sheet (podcast and book recommendations) for anyone who is interested:

Here is the python script I was experimenting with to extract data in to a CSV:

Seems like the most recommended books (after cleaning the data for duplicates, etc.) are as follows:
Book (Count)
Black-Swan-Improbable-Robustness-Fragility (8)
Antifragile-Things-That-Disorder-Incerto (7)
Stumbling-Happiness-Daniel-Gilbert (7)
Atlas-Shrugged-Ayn-Rand (6)
Fooled-Randomness-Hidden-Markets-Incerto (6)
Lying-Sam-Harris (5)
Surely-Feynman-Adventures-Curious-Character (5)
The-Psychedelic-Explorers-Guide-Therapeutic (5)

Hope this helps you build on your idea. Would love to see filtering options based on genre, ratings, etc. and who has recommended the book (based on podcast guest).
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
@faiz_munshi @mr_ed Very cool, thanks for sharing Faiz!
Ed ShelleyΒ β€” @ChartMogul, @ Berlin Startup Radio
@faiz_munshi nice work! Looks like you went down a very similar path :) will take a look at this, appreciate you sharing your work.
Faiz MunshiΒ β€” Software
@mr_ed Let me know if I can help :)
Richardson DackamΒ β€” Founder/Partner at Rich DX Studio
Congratulations! neat platform :)
Trevor HatfieldΒ β€” Founder @Inturact
Damn nice list. Must have taken some time to put together. Thanks for sharing
Ed ShelleyΒ β€” @ChartMogul, @ Berlin Startup Radio
@trevorhatfield thanks Trevor! It was a fun little challenge for a weekend project 😊
Bas GrasmayerΒ β€” MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
@mr_ed I hope you're rewarding yourself by putting some affiliate codes in :) Well-deserved!
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