Tim Ferriss

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I’m trying to decide whether Tim Ferriss is my new hero or a shameless self-promoter — or both:

Serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond Timothy Ferriss has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, NBC, and MAXIM. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.
As a professional polymath, he has amassed a diverse roster of credentials and experience:
  • Princeton University guest lecturer in High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering
  • Cage fighter in Japan, vanquisher of four world champions (MMA)
  • First American in history to hold a Guinness World Record in tango (video)
  • Advisor to more than 30 world record holders in professional and Olympic sports
  • National Chinese kickboxing champion (video)
  • Glycemic Index (GI) researcher
  • Political asylum researcher and activist
  • MTV breakdancer in Taiwan
  • Hurling competitor in Ireland
  • Actor on hit TV series in mainland China and Hong Kong

Tim received his BA from Princeton University in 2000, where he studied in the Neuroscience and East Asian Studies departments. He developed his nonfiction writing with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee and formed his life philosophies under Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe.

His new book — pardon, magnum opusThe Four-Hour Work Week, argues that you can “outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants” and travel the world without quitting your job.

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