The Quantified Self and The 4-Hour Body

Timothy Ferriss (The 4-hour Workweek), Gary Wolf (Wired)
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One of my goals is to catalyze an army of good self-experimenters; part of my job is therefore to train readers to do their own homework. Richard Feynman famously remarked, “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong." – Tim Ferriss, author of bestselling book, The 4-Hour Body, talking with Gary Wolf, founder of The Quantified Self, in Wired magazine.

A startling new vision of the future of knowledge is emerging from pioneering self-trackers. Wolf and Ferriss will have a wide ranging conversation about emerging culture of self-tracking and self-experiment, health hacking, participatory science, and way personal data is being reclaimed for personal knowledge. Exploring new sources of data and insight outside of the conventional sources.

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Timothy Ferriss

The 4-hour Workweek

Timothy Ferriss (, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007” and Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know in 2011,” is an angel investor (StumbleUpon, Facebook, Digg, Twitter, etc.) and author of the new #1 New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Body. He is also author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been sold into 35 languages.

Newsweek has called Tim “the world’s best guinea pig,” which he takes a compliment.

He is also an active education reformer and has architected experimental social media campaigns such as LitLiberation to out-fundraise traditional media figures like Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 at zero cost, building schools overseas and financing more than 25,000 US students in the process. He is on the advisory board of, an educational non-profit and winner at Fast Company’s 2008 Social Capitalist Awards.

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Gary Wolf


Gary Wolf is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he writes regularly about the culture of science and technology. He is also the co-founder, with Wired magazine colleague Kevin Kelly, of The Quantified Self, a blog about “self-knowledge through numbers.”

His work has appeared The Best American Science Writing (2009) and in The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2009). In 2010, he was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism prize. In 2005-2006 he was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

He is the author of two books: Dumb Money: Adventures of a Day Trader (with Joey Anuff, 2000); and, Wired – A Romance (2003)

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David Greenholtz
03/30/2011 1:46am PDT

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