Hanging Out with Tim Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferris This evening I visited ETech. Despite it being a presumptuous conference, it had nice lax security later in the evening. So, I slipped in and found people who I haven’t seen in a while and some I hadn’t met before. One of those people was Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek.

I’ve read his book, subscribed to his blog, and talked about how it’s changed my life. I’d pretty much be a stalker if I tracked his every movement (which I don’t). But seeing him today was completely random. I just went over to the table he was at and introduced myself, had a nice long chat with him. I might do some work for him in the future, which would be a cool gig to put on my portfolio.

Anyway, even though we hung out for a bit talking I completely had a bonehead moment. I thought of some great questions a while driving home tonight regarding our traveling, and how basically I’ve been thinking and living what he wrote in that book since I was 15 years old.

What’s this teach you about traveling? Well, not much. Except perhaps you think about what you’d do if you met someone you’d like to get to know more (or admire, or whatever). Not that you need to write down your questions and keep them with you at all times… that would be weird, and probably too specific. But you never know when you’ll bump into someone like that, and it’s probably better if you have something smart to say.

In case I bump into him again (I’m going to try to sneak into ETech again tomorrow night), I’ll have some better questions next time.

What would you ask Timothy Ferris if you ran into him in your town?

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I’d be curious to hear more about how he outsourced his e-mail and the potential problems he had with it

Brian, Tim just touched on that recently on his blog here.

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