Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World


Tim Ferris is best selling author of Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World. His first book, The 4-hour Workweek, remains a top seller on Amazon. He also host The Tim Ferris Show podcast where primarily he interviews top performers in all walks of life. Interviews are typically 2 hour long form where he discusses leadership, management, investing, failure, and life transformations.


In Tribe of Mentors, Tim ask over 130 of the world’s top performers the same 11 questions. Here’s two of the questions:

What is the book (or books) you have given the most as gifts?

If you could have a giant billboard, what would it say and why?


Answers to these and other questions reveal how to overcome fear, how to handle failure, and how to achieve success. What is so interesting about this book to me is that very famous people to people you have likely never heard of are answering the same questions. Their answers are different, but also similar. For example, each one of them overcame some obstacle to achieve their success. How they did it offers you keys to tactics and practices that you can use in your own life transformation.

Top Performers

Have you ever wondered what you might be missing ingredient to achieving your goals? Ever wondered how (fill in the blank) did it? It is very likely that you will find a few, if not many, sources of inspiration.

Think about what top performers mean. These are the people that are one of the best in the world at what they do. And for less than $20, you get their tactics for success all in one book.

Tribe of Mentors Description from Amazon

“Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ 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.”

And from Tim Ferris

“Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?
How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?
How could I be kinder to myself?
How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few?
How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?

To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.

This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.”

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