I usually stick to one book and finish it before moving on, but this book grabbed my attention instantly. Firstly because I love the way the authors run their company. They are so unconventional and so intentional at the same time. So I dropped my current book (The Undoing Project) and jumped into this book.
I read Tribe of Mentors, a year ago, and wrote down all the recommended books. I made notes on these books as I wanted to see if there are commonalities between the things highly successful people read. To no surprise, I found that many of the mentors recommended the same books.
I thought it would be helpful to create a list of the top ten recommended books. This list is in order of most occurrences and according to my naive method for counting and making notes.
The book contains 100+ interviews with highly successful people, the mentors. These people share their best advice and struggles.
If you don’t like reading, this is the perfect book for you. You can start at any point and stop where you like.
In this book Tim Ferris asks all mentors the same set of questions. Some people chose to only answer a subset of the question and others used their creativity to see the questions from a different perspective, which I found most interesting.
Tribe of Mentors contains various interpretations of the word “success”: Financial, professional and health to name a few. You will find that, not all the interviews appeal to you, but there are quite a few pearls of wisdom.
There were so many commonalities between the answers. One of the more noticeable things were Meditation, they all practice some form of it. It was also interesting to see lots of repeating advice, which shows that there are only a hand full of fundamentals that you need to practice in order to become successful.
One thing I really don’t like about this book is that it consists primarily of Americans, to truly be a tribe you need people from the African continent. Well not really, but you know what I mean. I would have loved a more global approach.
The most Important habits that almost all the mentors practice are:
I also learnt about a few interesting products:
I have taken some more notes that I will share with you going forward. This will cover the top quotes, best advice and top interviews from my perspective.
My favourite. quote from this book, which really bring everything together is:
“It is the quality of your relationships that determine the quality of your life” – Esther Perel