Tribe of Mentors

This was the exact style of book I needed after the heady ‘Thinking Fast and, Slow‘.

It’s more like a collection of short interviews than a book. I got a ton of amazing book recommendations.

It’s a massive book but you can’t get through it quickly cause some people you just won’t care about and skip over them.

I’ve read a few of Tim Ferris’s others books and this one is similar. I get a ton out of them.

All the questions are the same so it’s interesting to here different perspectives of questions like “What purchase of $100 or less has brought the most value in last year or recent memory”.

Definitely recommend this book, especially for Ferris fans but it is quite similar to Tools of Titans. Tim asks most interviewee’s what they’d put on a billboard so a ton a great quotes. A few of my faves below.

“Be interdisciplinary” – Vatalik Buterin 

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get”- Warren Buffet

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all” – Peter Drucker

“Don’t hire a dog, then bark yourself”- David Ogilvy

“Money in a business is like gas in your car. You need to pay attention so you don’t end up on the side of the road. But your trip is not a tour of gas stations” – Tim O’Reilly

“Think for yourself while being radically open minded” – Ray Dalio

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So what you can see the place came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently , too. Coming to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

“Don’t believe everything you think” – Buddhist saying

Other great pieces of advice I’ll be implementing.

When I’m old, how much would I be willing to pay to travel back in time and relive the moment that I’m experiencing right now?” – Muneeb Ali

I really like this one for gratitude and helping to live in the moment. I can sometimes get caught up always looking for the next project or thing.

New month resolutions.- Ryan Shea

I love making lists so I make a ton of goals, especially each year but this idea intrigues me. Doing something for a month is far easier than a year and I like the idea of switching it up. He did ‘no tv’, ‘daily reading’ etc.

Chug water bottles, it’s the only way I stay hydrated.- Stephanie McMahon

I am perpetually dehydrated and never drink enough. I think it’s pure laziness but this idea of chugging when I’m thirsty may be a move a try.

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