Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.

In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a lab rat for his own experiments in self-improvement. He’s become an expert at everything from dancing the tango to lifting weights, and he’s made a killing telling people about it.

Gaze your eyes below as Ferriss reveals some of his secrets to rapid success, and then let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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