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Tribe of Mentors

Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Written by: Tim Ferriss
Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
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Tim Ferriss, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book - a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life. 

From the author: 

In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people. 

It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource. 

With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions: 

  • Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want? 
  • How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning? 
  • How could I be kinder to myself? 
  • How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few? 
  • How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world? 

To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned. 

This book contains their answers - practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes. 

This book, Tribe of Mentors, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show, more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks. 

No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in this audiobook can help. 

Among other things, you will learn: 

  • More than 50 morning routines - both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed. 
  • How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go. 
  • The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again). 
  • How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success. 
  • Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest. 
  • How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy). 
  • Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.” 
  • How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic). 
  • How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering. 
  • Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day. 
  • How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities. 
  • And much more. 

This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life. I certainly hope the same for you. 

I wish you luck as you forge your own path. 

All the best,
Tim Ferriss   

Cover design by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Timothy Ferriss (P)2019 Tim Ferriss
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Very insightful.. with elements of cliché

Learned a lot. About 12 well worth listening to. Way too many anti-sugar/silicone valley hipster "hackers" in there. Gretchen Rubin is a constant disappointment to be honest.

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a cash grab

this was really disappointing. I found many of the answers the same for different people, which makes me think ferris looked for like minded people to reach out to. maybe I've read too many books but there wasnt anything of value in this book.

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  • M. Arthur Cré
  • 2020-06-13

Maybe not a good format for an audio-book version

There are a lot of redundancies (repeating the same questions to each person) that become annoying fast on audio, while you will easily look over it on text.

Also the Q&A dialogue style is more confusing on audio, especially when it's the same men reading and answering the questions (He did a good voice acting though).

I tend to listen to audio-book for at least 30 minutes to hours straight, and with this book of dense advice delivered fast it gets overwhelming. So I think I will enjoy it more on paper, to pick up a chapter or two on the fly.

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  • A. Mark
  • 2020-06-26

Tools For Titans 2?

After just listening to Tools For Titans (which was great) I didn’t really understand the need for this book which really seemed to repeat a lot of the same info. I guess if you are a diehard Tim fan it’s worth picking up, but if you are rationing your credits i suggest just getting Tools For Titans.

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  • James
  • 2020-07-10

Great advice. Keep a note pad handy!

I'll admit that the narration is a little bit "monochrome," but I suspect that's better than the contrast of great narration against the interviewees who don't speak well.

Tremendous variety of (almost) entirely great advice and insight from the subjects...and Tim instructs the readers on how to deal with the stuff you might not find relevant.

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  • Ray
  • 2020-07-05

Tim delivers again

Read 4 hour work week years ago, but Tribe of Mentors is a new favorite. Lots of great advice and ideas for what to read and do next. Would recommend to anyone going through tough times so they can get access to dozens of great stories and inspirations.

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  • El Grande
  • 2020-07-03

Great insights from highly successful people.

I Will listen to this great audiobook many times over! So many golden nuggets and many commonalities.

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  • Robert ONeill
  • 2020-06-29

Rare gem

Let me say 15 words as I have no choice this is A rare gem full of concise insightful lessons you can read again and again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-28

Thanks for getting back to audiobooks, Tim

I have severe back and neck pain so for me it is very hard to read a book, staying in the same position for a long time, so audiobooks are a blessing for me.

I am huge fan of Tim and have really missed the fact that he didn't have published his books in audio format in a while and the 4 hour work week title is not available in Brazil.. but thankfully I can enjoy now 2 excellent books from Tim: Tribe of Mentors and Tools of Titans.

Regarding the book content, some of the best short life advice from the best in the world..several different opinions and points of view, I loved it, but it is also up to the listener to know how to take advantage of this format.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-24

Great listen for the morning commute

easy listen.
really enjoyed different type of book, it makes room for forgetting.

thank you,

Ish

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  • D. Pender
  • 2020-06-23

Hands down must listen!!!

Absolutely one of the most inspiring books I’ve heard in a very long time. Two hours in and I had to go and get the actual hardback to have a physical copy to always refer back to so I could be inspired all over again. The wealth of knowledge contained in this book is immeasurable and has inspired me to fully re-examine every aspect of my life and every decision moving forward. I must’ve added 25 recommended books to my Audible wish list. I cannot say enough about this title. Once again Tim does it bigger, better and more humbly than anyone out there. Thank you Tim for making all of this accessible for anyone who wants it. Good on ya mate!