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Author Tim Ferriss has parlayed his self-experimentation into two mega-hit books including The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. In this compelling presentation prepared for The Long Now Foundation Ferriss talks about the meta-skill of aquiring new skills and excellerated learning.

Publisher's Summary

As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.

©2011 The Long Now Foundation (P)2011 The Long Now Foundation

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It's free on YouTube

I love Mr ferriss' work, but this is better on YouTube with visuals and free.

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Good stuff; but is a retread

This is a talk Tim gives a lot, but the end q and a is what differs. if you have ninety-five cents, and you like Ferriss, get it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • 02-28-15

too many references to visuals

I really like Tim Ferriss' stuff but there were way too many references in this audio to visuals he's using in the actual presentation and the whole audio kicks off with several minutes of a visual presentation with no talking to tell you what's going on.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • JC
  • 09-03-16

Great ideas and inspiration

Skip over the first ten minutes, the interview starts a little bit later. Tim Ferriss is a very knowledgable and inspirational person. Great talk!

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The Best Substitute For 10,000 Hours

Loved it. I want more! The swimming story is particularly encouraging because it also addresses a long held fear.

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  • James
  • ALFORD, FL, United States
  • 09-15-15

Good lecture, not all Tim.

The content of this lecture is good. But just be aware that it is not all Tim speaking. There is audio from a video at the beginning and then a lot of question-and-answer at the end.

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Memorable Instruction !

Well worth your time. With so much information and such a pleasant delivery I've listened to it several times. Each time getting more of Tim's insights.

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Key Points of Four Hour Chef

This is a recording of a presentation that Tim Ferriss did while working on 4-Hour Chef. It covers the highlights of his learning strategy, and has a great Q&A session at the end.

I really wish the slides were included as a separate download, because I felt like I missed a few things there.

At this time, there is no audio book for 4-Hour Chef. I felt like this was enough to get me going until I have time to read the book.

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Gold

Tim Ferris always strikes me with a raw sense of originality. Tim is the Bruce Lee of learning and simplification.

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  • Marc
  • Minnetonka, MN, United States
  • 07-13-16

He's one the GREATEST MINDS!

Sharing the ultimate hacks to life.
5 STARS! Read this book for the best life possible.

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  • RODRIGO TORRES LADINO
  • 03-27-17

Very Useful

Great talk Tim and very useful information thank you. I would of liked a break down of your 8 metric questions for language learning. Anyone know where I can find more info about this? thank you.

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  • D. Fenton
  • 03-23-17

disappointed

you can get this material from YouTube for free.
was very disappointed when I found this out.

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  • Molly
  • 12-21-16

Classic Tim - super technical & methodical

The headline says it all. If you like tim and learning. You'll love this short digestible little morsel. Top work as always Timothy.

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  • Nikhil Vijayan
  • 10-29-16

if you like Tim Ferris, this won't disappoint

if you don't know who tim is, this is a great introduction. would definitely recommend!

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  • Francois
  • 08-21-16

Clearly better watched as a video

The first 4 min are actually a short movie which could have been skipped as we cannot understand what is being showed.
Then Tim shows lots of slides that are not all explained verbally.
Overall still quite interesting about his technics on learning languages.

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  • Mr. S. B. D. Henderson
  • 06-06-15

Meta learning with Tim

A great insight into an extremely interesting and successful dude!
Gives some key elements to language acquisition and other meta learning skills...
Check out The Tim Ferriss Experiment if you enjoy this

2 of 6 people found this review helpful