Described by the New York Times as "A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk," Tim Ferriss is a pioneer of "lifestyle design" who wrote The Four-Hour Workweek ("なぜ、週4時間働くだけでお金持ちになれるのか?"), which questions the traditional job path and recommends new technology and efficiency methods to free up time and enable a more fulfilling life. His hugely popular blog features podcasts containing discussions with successful, creative and thoughtful entrepreneurs, writers and other thought leaders, on subjects ranging from psychology and creativity to spirituality and entrepreneurship.

You should join this group if you want to build your own business, re-design the ways that you work, live, eat and learn, or simply enjoy participating in (or just listening to!) stimulating conversation in an interesting cafe environment.

This group will schedule frequent meetings, including on weekday afternoons, with an (always optional!) podcast-listening and book-reading assignment in advance of each. The podcasts appear on Tim Ferriss' blog. Possible book titles include The Origin of Species, Freakonomics, Surely You Must be Joking Mr. Feynman, Meditations (by Marcus Aurelius), Siddhartha, Striking Thoughts (by Bruce Lee), The Rational Optimist, The Power of Habit, Influence, Antifragile, Outliers, and How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life (by the writer of Dilbert).

Meetings will be held at cafes in locations such as Shinjuku, Akasaka, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Ginza and Shibuya. You can participate fully in (or just listen to) conversations whether or not you've done the listening/reading assignment. Let's also use this Meetup as an opportunity to explore the hippest cafes in Tokyo - those with a rich history, interesting design/environment, and/or delicious and innovative food and drink.

You can participate in either English or Japanese, as you like.

Looking forward to fun, stimulating and actionable conversation, and good coffee!

(FYI, we have no affiliation with Tim or his publications whatsoever.)