Tribe of Mentors

Tribe of Mentors

By Tim Ferriss

Tribe of Mentors is a short-form podcast series from Tim Ferriss, one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage tech 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 him “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 500 million downloads and been selected for “Best of Apple Podcasts” three years running.

Episodes

Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari

Please note that this episode originally aired on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.  This episode features some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, and they are now both finally available at audible.com/ferriss. Today’s episode will focus on my first chapter in Tribe of Mentors, as well as the profiles of Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari. Just a few notes on the format before we dive in: I recorded the introduction and selected three fantastic, top-ranked narrators to handle the rest.  The short bios, which you will hear at the beginning of each profile, are read by Kaleo Griffith. Ray Porter reads my words as well as those of the male guests. The words of the female guests are performed by Thérèse Plummer. Tribe of Mentors is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from more than 100 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. I am really happy with how the book turned out, and the universe helped me pull off some miracles for Tribe of Mentors (e.g., Ben Stiller; Temple Grandin; Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Yuval Noah Harari, whom you will hear in this episode; Arianna Huffington; Marc Benioff; Terry Crews; Dan Gable; and many more). It includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. So thanks, universe!  And if you only get one thing out of this book, let it be this: In a world where nobody really knows anything, you have the incredible freedom to continually reinvent yourself and forge new paths, no matter how strange. Embrace your weird self. There is no one right answer… only better questions. I wish you luck as you forge your own path. Please enjoy this episode, and if you’d like to listen to the other 100-plus profiles from Tribe of Mentors, please check out audible.com/ferriss.
08/07/201h 0m

James Cameron & Suzy Amis Cameron — Favorite Failures, Bad Advice, and Most Gifted Books

"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar. Both Titanic and Avatar (the highest grossing film of all time) won the Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture and were nominated for a record number of awards. Cameron was also at the vanguard of the 3D renaissance, developing cutting edge 3D camera systems. As an explorer, in 2012, Cameron set the world's solo deep diving record of 35,787' in the Challenger Deep in a vehicle of his own design. A dedicated environmentalist, Cameron founded The Avatar Alliance Foundation to take action on climate change, energy policy, deforestation, indigenous rights, ocean conservation, and sustainable agriculture. He is currently in production on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. Suzy Amis Cameron (@suzymusing) is a noted environmental advocate, mother of five, and the author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet and the founder of the OMD Movement, a multi-pronged effort to transform eating habits and the food system. She is also a founder of Plant Power Task Force, focused on showing the impact of animal agriculture on climate change and the environment, founded in 2012 with her husband James Cameron and Craig McCaw. In 2005, she founded MUSE School, the first school in the country to be 100% solar powered with zero waste and a 100% organic, plant-based lunch program. Additionally, she is a founder of Verdient Foods, Cameron Family Farms, Food Forest Organics, and Red Carpet Green Dress. As an actor she has been featured in more than 25 films, including The Usual Suspects and Titanic. This episode features Suzy and James's answers to three questions. You can also find the full, uncut version of their questions and answers on this podcast (Tribe of Mentors), and you can listen to Tim's favorite answers and highlights on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.
12/11/1833m 43s

James Cameron & Suzy Amis Cameron (Uncut)

"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar. Both Titanic and Avatar (the highest grossing film of all time) won the Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture and were nominated for a record number of awards. Cameron was also at the vanguard of the 3D renaissance, developing cutting edge 3D camera systems. As an explorer, in 2012, Cameron set the world's solo deep diving record of 35,787' in the Challenger Deep in a vehicle of his own design. A dedicated environmentalist, Cameron founded The Avatar Alliance Foundation to take action on climate change, energy policy, deforestation, indigenous rights, ocean conservation, and sustainable agriculture. He is currently in production on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. Suzy Amis Cameron (@suzymusing) is a noted environmental advocate, mother of five, and the author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet and the founder of the OMD Movement, a multi-pronged effort to transform eating habits and the food system. She is also a founder of Plant Power Task Force, focused on showing the impact of animal agriculture on climate change and the environment, founded in 2012 with her husband James Cameron and Craig McCaw. In 2005, she founded MUSE School, the first school in the country to be 100% solar powered with zero waste and a 100% organic, plant-based lunch program. Additionally, she is a founder of Verdient Foods, Cameron Family Farms, Food Forest Organics, and Red Carpet Green Dress. As an actor she has been featured in more than 25 films, including The Usual Suspects and Titanic. This episode features the entire set of questions and answers with Suzy and James, and if features all the answers that are in the two short episodes, one of which is published on "The Tim Ferriss Show" and the other published on this podcast.
12/11/1856m 26s

Adam Robinson - The Power of the (Unconscious) Mind

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Adam Robinson, who has made a lifelong study of outflanking and outsmarting the competition. He is a rated chess master who was awarded a Life Title by the United States Chess Federation. As a teenager, he was personally mentored by Bobby Fischer in the 18 months leading up to his winning the world championship. Then, in his first career, he developed a revolutionary approach to taking standardized tests as one of the two original co-founders of The Princeton Review. His paradigm-breaking — or “category killing,” as they say in publishing — test-prep book, The SAT: Cracking the System, is the only test-prep book ever to have become a New York Times bestseller. After selling his interest in The Princeton Review, Adam turned his attention in the early ’90s to the then-emerging field of artificial intelligence, developing a program that could analyze text and provide human-like commentary. He was later invited to join a well-known quant fund to develop statistical trading models, and since, he has established himself as an independent global macro advisor to the chief investment officers of a select group of the world’s most successful hedge funds and family offices.
21/12/1732m 41s

Katrín Davíðsdóttir - Discovering Your Absolute Best

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Katrín Davíðsdóttir, an Icelandic CrossFit athlete. She is the 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games women's champion, which christened her "Fittest Woman on Earth." Katrín is the second woman to repeat as champion, following in the footsteps of her countrywoman, Anní Þórisdóttir.
20/12/1728m 53s

Neil Strauss - Learn More, Know Less

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Neil Strauss, an eight-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules of the Game, for which he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists, made him an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men around the world. In his follow-up book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, Strauss dives deep into the worlds of sex addiction, nonmonogamy, infidelity, and intimacy, and explores the hidden forces that cause people to choose each other, stay together, and break up. He most recently co-authored with Kevin Hart the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons.
19/12/1730m 58s

Whitney Cummings - Find Your Calm

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Whitney Cummings, a comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Whitney co-created the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, and is currently writing and executive producing the ABC reboot of Roseanne. Her first book, “I’m Fine...and Other Lies,” is now available wherever books are sold, and her movie directorial debut -- The Female Brain -- will be released in February of 2018.
18/12/1728m 40s

Jocko Willink - Discipline Equals Freedom

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Jocko Willink, who is one of the scariest humans imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds and a Brazilian juijitsu 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 has since authored a best-selling children's book, Way of the Warrior Kid, and his latest, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, which details his unique mental and physical "operating system."
11/12/1728m 50s

Stephanie McMahon - The Queen of WWE

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Stephanie McMahon, chief brand officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) and is the organization's global brand ambassador. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE's corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Be a STAR, WWE's anti-bullying program. In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, established Connor's Cure, a fund dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. She has been recognized as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" for the past five years by CableFAX magazine. Adweek has included Stephanie in their list of the "Most PowerfulWomen in Sports" for the past two years. Most recently, Stephanie received the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award at the 2018 ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards.
08/12/1720m 33s

Bear Grylls - From SAS to TV Star

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Bear Grylls, one of the most recognized faces of outdoor survival and adventure. Bear spent three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, servings with 21 SAS. It was there that he perfected many of the skills he now showcases on television. His Emmy-nominated show Man vs. Wild/Born Survivor became one of the most-watched programs on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. On his hit NBC adventure show Running Wild, he takes some of the world's best-known starts on incredible adventures, including former President Barack Obama, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, ac Efron, and Channing Tatum. He has authored 20 books, including the #1 best-selling autobiography, Mud, Sweat & Tears.
08/12/1713m 41s

Liv Boeree - Poker's 'Iron Maiden'

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Liv Boeree, a poker player, TV presenter, and writer. As a European Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Champion with more than $3.5 million in tournament winnings, she is one of the best-known faces on the international poker circuit and has been nicknamed the "Iron Maiden." Liv is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and is a four-time winner of European Female Player of the year. Her biggest passion is science, and she holds a first class honors degree in physics with astrophysics from the University of Manchester. In 2014, she co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, a fundraising organization that raises money for the world's most cost-effective and globally impactful charities.
06/12/1713m 52s

F*ck You, Pay Me - Veronica Belmont

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Veronica Belmont, a bot-obsessed product manager. She works for Growbot, helping to make sure employees get the recognition they deserve on their teams. She also helps to admin Botwiki.org and Botmakers.org, a huge community of bot creators and enthusiasts. As a writer, producer, and speaker, her primary goal has been to educate audiences of all types about how technology can enhances their lives. She is also a podcaster and hosts IRL for Mozilla and Sword & Laser.
01/12/1713m 47s

Curiosity, Obsessions, and Fascinations - Brian Koppelman

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer -- Brian Koppelman. Prior to his hit show Billions, which he co-created and executive produced (and co-wrote on spec), he was best known as the co-writer of Rounders and Ocean's Thirteen, as well as a producer of The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. Brian also hosts The Moment podcast. It's like film school and an MFA in screenwriting wrapped into one conversation.
30/11/1716m 14s

Wait But Why -- Tim Urban

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode breaks the mold and features a longer conversation with Tim Urban, the author of the blog Wait But Why and has one of the Internet’s most popular writers. Tim, according to Fast Company, has “captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of.” Tim’s TED Talk, “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator,” has received more than 21 million views.
24/11/171h 31m

How to Say No

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode covers rejection, and -- more specifically -- how to reject other people. How you can you say no to seemingly burdensome "obligations," and say yes to the critical few opportunities. Understanding the difference -- and how to do it -- can make a significant impact on your life and your happiness.
23/11/1717m 27s

Busy is a Decision - Debbie Millman

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Debbie Millman, who has been called "one of the most influential designers working today" by Graphic Design USA. She is the founder and host of Design Matters, the world's longest-running podcast about design, where she's interviewed nearly 300 design luminaries and cultural commentators. She's designed everything from wrapping paper to beach towels, notebooks to T-shirts, and Star Wars merchandise to global Burger King rebrands.
22/11/1726m 38s

Great Opportunities - Scott Belsky

Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode features Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), who is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. He is a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as CEO until Adobe acquired the company in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across creative industries. He is an early investor and advisor in Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, among many other fast-growing startups.
21/11/1714m 16s

Intro and The 11 Questions That Changed My Life

A new short-form podcast series from Tim Ferriss, one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. The Observer and other media have named him “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads and been selected for “Best of iTunes” three years running. He is also the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, and Tools of Titans.
21/11/1730m 31s
-
-
Heart UK