Reading List: Tools of Titans

At 673 pages, this book looks and feels like a bible. With interviews and tips from 112 people—including leaders, entrepreneurs, doctors, actors, comedians and more—Tools of Titans could very well be considered a holy book on personal growth. The author and host of his eponymous podcast, Tim Ferriss calls it a “compendium of recipes for high performance.” The book is organized into three parts: Healthy, with insights from likes of former U.S. National Team gymnastics coach Christopher Sommer; Wealthy, with advice from Daymond John, Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis and others; and Wise, with ideas from several thought leaders including Brené Brown, Paulo Coelho, Malcolm Gladwell and even Seth Rogen.

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Ferriss stands by every single word of advice in his book because he’s personally tried them all. “If I can’t test something or replicate results… I’m not interested,” Ferriss writes. He adds by using tactics from the book in “high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings,” he’s made millions of dollars and saved countless hours of wasted efforts.

Tools of Titans
By Tim Ferriss
December; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $28


This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

Chauncey Mabe

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