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Tools of Titans is a short-form podcast series from Tim Ferriss, one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. The show highlights short life advice from the best in the world. The Observer and other media have named Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his long-form podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 500 million downloads and been selected multiple times for “Best of Apple Podcasts.”

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of World-Class Performers Tim Ferriss

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Tools of Titans is a short-form podcast series from Tim Ferriss, one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. The show highlights short life advice from the best in the world. The Observer and other media have named Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his long-form podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 500 million downloads and been selected multiple times for “Best of Apple Podcasts.”

    Derek Sivers

    Derek Sivers

    This episode features the profile of Derek Sivers from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. This chapter's narrators are Kaleo Griffith (bio) and Ray Porter (profile). To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss.

    Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with more than 5 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I’ve personally read 10+ times. 

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

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    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

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    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 23 min
    Maria Popova

    Maria Popova

    This episode features Maria Popova's chapter from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. The bio is read by Kaleo Griffith, and the profile is read by Ray Porter and Therese Plummer. To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss.

    Maria Popova (@brainpicker) is a reader and a writer who writes about what she reads on Brain Pickings, which is included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive of culturally valuable materials. She is the author of Figuring, the editor of A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, and the creator and host of The Universe in Verse, an annual charitable celebration of science through poetry at the interdisciplinary cultural center Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts?

    Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email.

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

    Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss

    Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss

    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 13 min
    Jocko Willink

    Jocko Willink

    This episode features the profile of Jocko Willink from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. This chapter's narrators are Kaleo Griffith (bio) and Ray Porter (profile). To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss.

    Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds and a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the special operations world, and his viral podcast interview with me was the first public interview he ever did. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy and commanded SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit from the Iraq War. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the officer-in-charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world.

    After retiring from the Navy, he co-founded Echelon Front, a leadership and management consulting company, and co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. He is also the author of multiple books, including The Dichotomy of Leadership, Way of the Warrior Kid,  Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, and Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual. 

    Jocko also discusses human nature through the lens of war, leadership, and business on the top-rated Jocko Podcast.

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts?

    Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email.

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

    Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss

    Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss

    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 19 min
    Chris Sacca

    Chris Sacca

    This episode features the profile of Chris Sacca from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. This chapter's narrators are Kaleo Griffith (bio) and Ray Porter (profile). To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss.

    Chris Sacca (@sacca) is a venture investor, company advisor, and entrepreneur. Chris manages a portfolio of over seventy technology and consumer startups through Lowercase Capital. Primarily known for its investments in early stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, Stripe, and Kickstarter, Chris and his wife and venture partner, Crystal English Sacca, have grown Lowercase into one of the most successful funds ever. Yet in early 2017, Chris announced that he and Crystal were stepping back from day-to-day investing to focus exclusively on their ongoing efforts to rescue democracy, heal the planet, promote diversity within venture capital and technology, and reform the criminal justice system.

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts?

    Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email.

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

    Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss

    Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss

    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 13 min
    Robert Rodriguez

    Robert Rodriguez

    This episode features the profile of Robert Rodriguez from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. This chapter's narrators are Kaleo Griffith (bio) and Ray Porter (profile). To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss.

    Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, a genre-busting cable network. There, he hosts one of my favorite interview-format shows, The Director’s Chair. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Robert wrote the script for his first feature film while he was a paid subject in a clinical experiment at a drug research facility. That paycheck covered the cost of shooting over two weeks. The film, El Mariachi, went on to win the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and became the lowest-budget movie ever released by a major studio. He went on to write, produce, and direct many successful films, including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin City, Machete, and others. You might also enjoy my interview with Robert on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.  

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts?

    Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email.

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

    Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss

    Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss

    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 29 min
    Whitney Cummings

    Whitney Cummings

    This episode features Whitney Cummings' chapter from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. The bio is read by Kaleo Griffith, and the profile is read by Ray Porter and Therese Plummer. To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss. 

    Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer. She has appeared in multiple television shows and films, and has performed in stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central, one of which was nominated for an American Comedy Award. You can subscribe to her podcast, Good For You, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Whitney is also the author of I'm Fine...And Other Lies, and her most recent comedy special, Can I Touch It?, is now available for streaming on Netflix. For more Whitney, check out our conversation in 2015 on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.

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    The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts?

    Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email.

    Follow Tim:

    Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss

    Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss

    Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss

    YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss

    • 14 min

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