Best-selling author and life-hacker Tim Ferriss pushes himself to the edge, deconstructing and decoding tough-to-master tasks — parkour, rally car racing, surfing, starting a new business — with master efficiency. In each episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment, Ferriss takes viewers through the tasks step-by-step, providing takeaways that people can translate into their own everyday lives.
There are a lot of opinions about Ferriss’s methodologies but I think he’s on to something with this show, based upon the first episode. It would be a really interesting experiment to practice a new skill each week (without the terror of public performances like Ferriss forces upon himself.)
This show looks fascinating by itself but I really like Jeff Hilimire’s take:
I hope TV continues to move in this direction. Between interesting ideas like this one, the Netflix House of Cards-style viewing, and Louis CK’s approach, I think we’re on the brink of a serious shift in “cable-less” TV. And its about time.
This is the type of content and distribution model that is a hybrid between traditional and internet broadcasting that, I believe, might mark the transition to the next phase of broadcasting.