It's hard to put into words how excited the ZURB team is to have Timothy Ferris get on his soapbox next Friday January 28th at 12 noon here at ZURB HQ to share his hard-earned lessons in promotion and marketing. For those who don't know Tim, he's an amazing guy with extraordinary energy. Here are just some accomplishments of this 33 year old who we'd say is a little superhuman:
- Tim is the national champion in the USAWKF Sanshou (Chinese kickboxing) championship
- After getting out of college he started BrainQUICKEN, a nutritional supplement company
- Turned BrainQUICKEN from a 80 hour a week time-suck to a 4 hour-a-week "muse" and then sold it to a London based private equity firm
- Became a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most consecutive tango spins in one minute live on Regis & Kelly
- Wrote a tremendously popular ""4 Hour Work Week" book which became the #1 best seller on New York Times bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal bestseller list
- In December 2010 released "4 Hour Body" book which became #1 best seller on New York Times bestseller list for hardcover advice in a week
- Created a show called Trial By Fire which aired on History Channel in which Ferriss had a week to learn a skill which would usually take years to master. He practiced the Japanese art of horseback archery called Yabusame.
- Won Wired Magazine's prize for "Greatest Self-Promoter of All Time" and was named as one of FastCompany's: "Most Innovative Business People of 2007"
- Tim is also an angel investor in Twitter, Posterous, Foodzie, DailyBurn and many other companies and acts as an advisor for Shopify and StumbleUpon
During his soapbox talk next Friday Tim will discuss and answer:
- Tell us what your life goals were back in 2000 after graduating from Princeton, how did you get started? Did you have a plan? What was your driver?
- How do you market yourself, your books, your blog? How did you market yourself back in 2000? 2005?
- Tips on starting a business
- Tips on how to manage email
- Are email, IM, smart phones really bad or just misused?
- You talk a lot about productivity, saving people time and work/life balance. How does this do more than make life pleasurable, but actually lead to fulfillment by challenging people to create great things as part of a company, a startup for instance.
- Is there any correlation between people who try to push the limits of technology and people who become a "superhuman version" of themselves?
We have a feeling this event is going to be packed so go ahead and RSVP now to make sure we have a spot for you! You can listen to past soapbox talks and skim through summaries on ZURBsoapbox.com
Got a question to ask Mr. Ferriss? Go ahead and add it in the comments.