Tim Ferriss (born July 20, 1977) is an American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is best known for his book The 4-Hour Workweek, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Ferriss has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent guest on podcasts and radio shows.
Here are all the books recommended by Tim Ferris on different occasions. And let me know if you already read any of them.
A Collaboration with Nature by Andy Goldsworthy
In his book, A Collaboration with Nature, Andy Goldsworthy shares his process for creating site-specific sculptures using materials he finds in the natural world.
Goldsworthy says that his work is a collaboration between himself and the materials he uses. “I never come to a place with a preconceived idea of what I’m going to make,” he says. “I let the materials dictate what I do.”
He often uses found objects in his sculptures, like stones, leaves, and branches. He arranges these objects into patterns or shapes that are inspired by the natural world around him.
“For me, the act of making something is as important as the finished work,” Goldsworthy says. “The process is just as important as the product.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
In his travelogue “A Walk in the Woods”, Bill Bryson walks the Appalachian Trail with his friend, Katz. Bryson’s account of their journey is filled with self-deprecating humor, as he recounts the many mishaps that befall them along the way.
Despite the challenges, Bryson and Katz ultimately find themselves enjoying the experience and each other’s company.
Awareness by Anthony De Mello
In his book “Awareness”, Anthony De Mello draws on his own experiences as a Jesuit priest to explore how we can become more aware of God’s presence in our lives.
He shares stories and insights that can help us to see the world through new eyes and to find joy and peace in the midst of our busy lives.
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
In his book, “Benjamin Franklin” An American Life, Walter Isaacson tells the story of one of our most important and fascinating founding fathers.
From his humble beginnings in Boston to his years as a printer and publisher in Philadelphia, Franklin was a true Renaissance man.
He was also a key figure in the American Revolution and the early days of our Republic. This is a must-read biography for anyone interested in American history.
Biocentrism by Robert Lanza
In his book, Biocentrism, Robert Lanza argues that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. He claims that the laws of physics are created by consciousness and that the universe itself is a living organism.
Lanza’s theory of biocentrism has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the cosmos. If he is right, then it means that death is an illusion; that there is no such thing as objective reality; and that time and space are mere constructs of the mind.
Lanza’s ideas are sure to provoke debate among scientists and laypeople alike. Whether or not you agree with his conclusions, Biocentrism is a thought-provoking read that will challenge your notions about the nature of reality.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott’s book, “Bird by Bird” is a must-read for any aspiring writer. The book is full of advice and encouragement, and Lamott’s own experiences as a writer make the book all the more relatable.
Lamott covers everything from how to deal with rejection to how to find your voice as a writer. She also offers up some great tips on writing itself, such as always starting with the easy stuff and being willing to revise your work.
Overall, Bird by Bird is an essential read for anyone who wants to be a better writer. If you’re struggling with your writing or just looking for some inspiration, this is the book for you.
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
In today’s business world, it’s all about finding new ways to create value and stand out from the competition. That’s where the Blue Ocean Strategy comes in.
W. Chan Kim’s book provides a framework for businesses to achieve just that. By looking at new markets and untapped potential, businesses can create their own blue oceans of opportunity.
The book is full of real-world examples and case studies, making it an essential read for anyone looking to take their business to the next level.
Biography of the Dollar by Craig Karmin
Craig Karmin’s “Biography of the Dollar” is a fascinating account of the history and evolution of America’s currency.
From its humble beginnings as a fledgling nation’s first currency to its current status as the world’s reserve currency, the dollar has come a long way.
Karmin chronicles the dollar’s journey through turbulent times, including economic depressions, wars, and periods of inflation and deflation.
He also discusses how the dollar has been affected by political decisions, such as President Nixon’s decision to sever the link between gold and the dollar in 1971.
Overall, Karmin provides a detailed and insightful look at the dollar and its place in American history.
Whether you’re an economist or just someone interested in learning more about money, this book is definitely worth reading.
COAN: The Man, The Myth, The Method by Marty Gallagher
Marty Gallagher is a man of many talents. Not only is he an accomplished powerlifter, but he’s also a successful businessman and author. His book, COAN The Man, The Myth, The Method, chronicles his life and career in the strong world.
From his humble beginnings as a small-town high school wrestler to his days as one of the top powerlifters in the world, Marty has always been driven to be the best. He’s also always been willing to share his knowledge with others.
In COAN The Man, The Myth, The Method, he gives readers an inside look at his training methods and philosophy.
Whether you’re a fan of Marty’s or just interested in learning more about strength training, COAN The Man, The Myth, The Method is a must-read.
Consciousness Medicine by Françoise Bourzat
In her book, Consciousness Medicine, Francoise Bourzat explores the healing power of consciousness.
She shows how consciousness can be used to heal physical and emotional ailments.
Bourzat provides readers with exercises and techniques to help them connect with their own inner wisdom and healing power.
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
In his book, Daily Rituals, Mason Currey explores the daily rituals of some of history’s most creative minds. From Beethoven to Virginia Woolf, Currey delves into how these influential figures structured their days to maximize their creativity.
Through extensive research, Currey reveals that many of these creative geniuses followed similar patterns when it came to their daily routines. Many arose early in the morning and started their day with a period of contemplation or exercise.
They then spent the majority of the day working diligently on their craft, taking breaks only for meals and brief periods of rest.
Currey’s book provides valuable insight into how some of the world’s most creative minds organized their days. It is a must-read for anyone looking to boost their own productivity and creativity.
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
In his book, Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh shares his unconventional approach to business and offers readers a new way to think about work and success.
Hsieh’s unique perspective is shaped by his own unlikely journey from first-time entrepreneur to CEO of one of the most successful companies in the world.
In Delivering Happiness, Hsieh shows how he created a corporate culture based on happiness and explores how businesses can apply these lessons to create their own “delivering happiness” organizations.
Don’t Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor
Karen Pryor’s book, Don’t Shoot the Dog!, is a must-read for animal lovers and anyone who wants to learn more about training their pets. The book covers a wide range of topics, from how to properly discipline your pet to how to teach them tricks.
Pryor’s years of experience as a professional dog trainer shine through in her clear and concise writing. Every page is packed with useful information that will help you build a better relationship with your furry friend.
Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
Dune by Frank Herbert
Emergency by Neil Strauss
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
Genghis Khan and the Making of the World by Jack Weatherford Modern
Getting Real by 37signals
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Getting Past No by William Ury
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
I Heard God Laughing by Hafiz
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You by Tim Kreider
In Other Words by Ellen Bialystok
In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki
In Pursuit of the Common Good by Paul Newman
Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Seneca
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Levels of the Game by John McPhee
Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
Little, Big by John Crowley
Lying by Sam Harris
More Money Than God by Sebastian Mallaby
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez
On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
One Blade of Grass by Henry Shukman
One Simple Idea by Stephen Key
Open by Andre Agassi
Payoff by Dan Ariely
Plants of the Gods by Richard Evans Schultes
Play It Away by Charlie Hoehn
Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Principles by Ray Dalio
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Rework by Jason Fried
Save The Cat! by Blake Snyder
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Simple & Direct by Jacques Barzun
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Suggestible You by Erik Vance
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The Healing Journey by Claudio Naranjo
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
The Art of Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Moth Presents All These Wonders by Catherine Burns
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger
The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider
Where Mountains Roar by Lesley Hazleton
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis