Show Me Your Desktop, Tim Ferriss

Mon, Sep 3, 2007

What's On Your Computer

This week’s Show Me Your Desktop interview is a real treat, well actually they all are, but I’m particularly proud of this one. First of all because of the one being interviewed, but more importantly because this is the first time I didn’t write to him directly, but through his publicist.

But first things first - If you missed last week’s interview with Leon Ho from, you better read that one too.

This week I ask Tim Ferriss the author of the #1 New York Time bestseller: The 4-Hour Workweek to show me his desktop. Besides giving speeches about work-life “seperation” for major companies and conferences, he is an actor on TV hit shows in China, a cage fighter in Japan and a hurling competitor in Ireland. He does a lot more than that, but you should read about that on his blog, where you also can learn more about his book. Who wouldn’t want a 4 hour workweek?!

Now enough talk, let’s get down to business.

What is your background picture?

A green leaf.

Why did you chose that picture?

Green is my favorite color and it helps me achieve a relaxed focus.

If you have a personal and a work computer, which program do you use the most on your personal computer? Writer

Which program do you use the most on your work computer?


Internet Explorer or Firefox?


Why do you use Firefox?

I’ve found IE to be too buggy and slow.

What is your favourite program?


Which program is the worst?


Do you have any tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your computer or blog?

Install and use the fewest number of features possible. The rest is just clutter and distraction.

Unfortunately Tim was at his laptop, travelling around the world probably, so I couldn’t get a screen shot of his desktop. I’ll update this interview, as soon as I get one though.

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, Tim. Next week I’ll ask Paula Neal Mooney to Show Me Your Desktop.

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Dennis Bjørn Petersen - who has written 398 posts on The Beta News.

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  • I was wondering where the screenshot was heh
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