David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

8 Responses to “Tim Ferriss's new book about learning”

  1. Jorpho says:

    Posts about Mr. Ferris here seem to draw an interesting variety of angry comments from those who find him rather less than inspiring.  See for instance http://boingboing.net/2011/05/17/interview-tim-ferris.html and such amusing links as http://beyondgrowth.net/lifestyle-design/the-4-hour-body-scam-review-works-60-percent-of-the-time-it-works-every-time-tim-timothy-ferriss/ . Most unsavory.

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Sure, nothing wrong with disagreement (so long as it’s polite and respectful). I like Tim personally and I dig his work. And fortunately, the only thing I need to consider when determining if I should post something to BB or not is if it’s interesting to me.

    • Sigmund_Jung says:

      I cannot vouch for the guy and I do think he brags too much, but I did lose +20 pounds after reading one chapter of the 4H body — and everyone I referred the book to did lose weight. So it might worth checking.

  2. TheOven says:

    I understand his book is being given the cold shoulder by those who have an issue with the way the Google publishes. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/technology/booksellers-resisting-amazons-disruption-660737/

  3. I think it odd when Tim mentions a person’s spirit..when he is agnostic. For a guy who is so fascinated with learning and obviously is an intelligent fella, he still can’t ‘get it’ when it comes to God.

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