I just finished reading Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris for some reason I thought the book was a brand new release, not sure where I got that idea when I found out it was published in 2016. The book is a collection of interviews of people that have featured on the Tim Ferris Show. I enjoyed the book I listened to Tools of Titans to it through Audible.
It’s a difficult one to write an article reviewing as each chapter is a different person with only 3 overarching themes of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
Part of the book Tim asks the guests what is your most recommended or most gifted book so I figured why not collect the recommendations up and post them here. I am always on the hunt for new book suggestions and those in Tools of Titans seem as good as any.
Tools of Titans Recommended
The below list notes the most recommended books listed in Tools of Titans. I have left off who has recommended them so if you want that extra level of infomation I would suggest picking up the book.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (5 mentions)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (4)
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (4)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (4)
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (4)
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (4)
Dune by Frank Herbert (3)
Influence by Robert Cialdini (3)
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (3)
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom (3
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman (3)
The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss (3)
The Bible (3)
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (3)
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (3)
Watchmen by Alan Moore (3)
Zero to One by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters (3)
Overall I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to others, chapters are short enough to drag on and with the variety of people interviewed it makes of nice reading as every new chapter is almost like starting from the beginning with a different perspective. I listened to the book in audiobook format, I do think a hard copy would be a good purchase to use for reference and inspiration, jumping to a chapter or a specific person as you please rather than reading/listening to it cover to cover as I did.
Interestingly or maybe not I have already checked off The 4-Hour Work Week, Dune, The Bible and Watchmen over the years.
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