I am starting to get excited, it is now only a fortnight until I head to AREC 2015 conference. The excitement stems in part from one of the keynote speakers. Tim Ferriss is comming down under for this conference. Yes that Tim Ferriss, Tim Ferriss of the 4 Hour Workweek fame.
While there are a number of speakers that I am looking forward to hearing, Tim Ferriss is reason enough to attend by himself, all the other speakers are just added bonuses. I first came across Tim Ferriss a couple of years ago when I read the 4 Hour Workweek. First published in 2007, the book about escaping the 9-5 rat race was different from any other productivity book I had read.
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
Tim Ferriss is not like your typical author (to be honest your typical anything), as this excerpt from his bio highlights:
First American in history to hold a Guinness World Record in tango
Speaker of 5 languages (video samples here)
National Chinese kickboxing champion
Horseback archer (yabusame) in Nikko, Japan
2009 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute
Political asylum researcher
MTV breakdancer in Taiwan
Hurling competitor in Ireland
Recently I have started listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast, it is probably easier to use Tim’s description of the show:
Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics and tricks you can use.
Prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ed Catmull (President of Pixar), Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel (billionaire investor), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Neil Strauss (7x NYT bestselling author), Josh Waitzkin (chess prodigy), and many, many more.
Needless to say listening to some of these episodes has only hightened my excitement at hearing Tim Ferriss speak live. Without a doubt I will write more on this topic, about some of the podcasts episodes and you can be sure that there will be a blog post comming about the Keynote, only two weeks…