Tim Ferriss and the Manhattan Project

Tim Ferriss is a young phenomenon with two #1 NYT-bestsellers and a huge number of blog readers and Twitter followers. He’s now also on the Board of Advisors of NuSI, along with an even bigger favorite of mine, Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Anyway, here’s Ferriss making the case for supporting NuSI:

The Manhattan Project to End Fad Diets

A new “Manhattan Project” is what NuSI president Peter Attia constantly uses as an analogy. It’s a very effective one.


  1. Tom
    Yep, they've got some really really good people onboard.
  2. nostents4me!
    Best initiative ever seen in this area! Thought we never would see a balance to current largely industry bought "research".
    Going forward, will the foundation also be a charity and collect money for the research both from countrywide collections and sponsors including national?
    If it does not expand funding the independence can maybe not remain long term or research projects may just become too small and insignificant.
    Existing cancer etc. collection charities can here get the serious competition they badly need by being contrasted to fresh independent research! And collections means publicity and debate where it is needed: What kind of research do you want sponsored?
  3. I'm pleased to see that Nassim Nicholas Taleb is on the NuSI board of advisors. I read three of his books (Fooled by Randomness, Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes) and found them all profoundly thought-provoking. His writing really encouraged me to question conventional wisdom and to reflect on its origins.

    The wisdom-per-page coefficient of The Bed of Procrustes is astronomical.

  4. Miriam
    Yesss! I love Gretchen Rubin!

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