Tim Ferriss Experiment

Tim Ferriss' new digital series "Mythbusters meets Jackass"

#4 Product of the WeekApril 28, 2015
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Chris Sacca@sacca · Chairman, Lowercase Capital
Tim has deeply impacted me as a friend and a collaborator. Whether teaching me how to melt 23 pounds off my weight (who is counting?), encouraging me to not be my inbox's bitch, working together on our hottest investments like Uber and Twitter, or letting me in on the secret that the best scrambled eggs in the world have two yolks per white, I always learn from Tim. This television project highlights his insatiable curiosity and his skill for reducing even the most complex endeavors down to the most approachable steps. It's great content. But I think even more important for PH users is the entrepreneurial journey Tim took to get this show made and then to wrest it from the hands of the corporate interests who held it hostage. Tim is a founder through and through. Just when life gets comfortable, he risks it all over again. Hell yeah.
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@sacca Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words. You've taught me so much over the years. Swimming and investing are just the tip of the iceberg. Watching you grow as a dad and family man -- while continuing to slay it -- has been a huge inspiration and made me think about kids again. This is a big deal for me. Thanks for doing what you do.
Andrew Mager ♫@mager · Moving people with code at Postmates.
@sacca @tferriss Don't forget tarragon with the eggs. I second everything @sacca said. Tim, you've influenced me a ton! Excited for your latest project.
Kevin WimerHiring@kevinace · CEO of LootMarket.com
@sacca Agreed. I'd love to hear more about how you figured out licensing / ownership of the content to finally get it released.
Kevin WimerHiring@kevinace · CEO of LootMarket.com
@tferriss Same for me and I don't know him on a personal level. He has inspired more than he realizes I'm sure. Exact same for you also Tim Tim (using @kevinrose pet names for you makes me feel more a part of your circle).
Kevin WimerHiring@kevinace · CEO of LootMarket.com
@kevinace Spoke to soon. Tim speaks to this on The @jaltucher Show - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc...
Tucker Max@tuckermax · CEO, Book In A Box
Two part question: 1. Who's the coolest #1 best selling author you know? (If it's not me, please ignore this question) 2. Seriously though, I think a lot of people will be interested in this: if I was in my 20s and looking for a really promising area to focus on, what should I pick? Not to invest, but to work in? In other words, if you were to start again today, what fields would you focus in and why? (I get this question all the time, I think it's a really good one)
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@tuckermax #1) 100% Tucker Max, obviously. He's also 10x the man I'll ever be :) #2) I've thought about this. I would say any 15-25-person startup that is growing super quickly, where you'd be able to observe (or ideally report to) the principal dealmakers (CEO, COO, VP biz dev, VP sales, etc.). The "hot" sectors change so quickly in tech, and you can definitely choose a great industry but a bad company with bad leadership. I prefer to focus on size and growth rate. That will max out your learning and skill acquisition, even if it's a waste disposal company.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I remember hearing about this upcoming show on an episode of This Week in Startups with @Jason. Here's the teaser video:
@tferriss - what do you wish you could have done on the show that you legally (or for other reasons) could not do?
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@Jason @rrhoover Hey Ryan and Jason -- I wish I could have done a wing suit episode, but we ultimately decided the high risk of death wasn't worth it :) I also wanted to do a few things internationally (e.g. polo in Argentina), but we had to constrain for budget and deadline reasons.
Jared Schnelle@schnelle · Founder, Forge
@Jason @rrhoover @tferriss I'm curious who you spoke with regarding wing suits. Are you specifically talking about the crazies that jump off cliffs and mountain flying? If you are interested in learning to fly a wing suit out of a normal plane, I could get you in contact with the right people. My girlfriend was a Golden Knight for 4 years and I see many of the active team regularly as they train a few miles away from me. They're the best skydivers in the world and I can guarantee they'd teach you whatever you wanted to learn.
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@Jason @rrhoover @schnelle Thanks so much for the offer, Jared! I would DEFINITELY use a wing suit out of a normal plane. I was referring to the crazies who splatter themselves on mountains.
Jared Schnelle@schnelle · Founder, Forge
@tferriss My email address is my last name at gmail dot com. Send me some contact info for you or an assistant and I'll pass it along to the GK Tandem Team (they are the ones that jump the President). Many of those guys fly wing suits and you can take it from there!
Troy Carlson@troy_carlson
You ruined my life, @tferriss. I've read your books, followed your blog, and listened to your podcast. And after hours of reading, listening, practicing, re-listening, and experimenting, all I got out of it was a completely new perspective on my life goals, endless inspiration, and a monkey on my back constantly pushing me to challenge the status quo. In tough situations where I might otherwise complain or quit, I find myself asking WWTFD? And the answer is usually something like, "he would fuckin' deal with it immediately and move on." So that's what I do. But the worst part is the sense of urgency regarding my goals and dreams. It's really hard to concentrate on a 9-5 consulting gig after you realize and truly understand that you can do anything. It sounds cliche, but your work pushed me to reflect and define what I really wanted, and showed me it was entirely possible to attain. So thank you for that, and looking forward to the show!
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@troy_carlson Troy, this made my day. Thank you :) Kia kaha! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia...)
Oliver Waters@oliverwaters · Co-founder, d3i / Momento
Congrats on the launch @tferriss! Show looks great. Such a shame us Brits can’t watch it just yet. Fingers crossed you manage to get the international rights soon.
Tim FerrissMaker@tferriss · Human Guinea Pig (itunes.com/timferriss)
@oliverwaters Still working on it, brother!