The Best of Inc.'s Feature Stories in 2013

Tom Foster
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Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Reality Check

Silicon Valley's productivity guru isn't an easy guy to pin down--so Inc. editor-at-large Tom Foster flew to Bali to find Tim Ferriss on what might have been the most demanding vacation ever. Together, they hiked to a tiny café atop terraced rice paddies, where, Foster says: "Our drinks arrived in coconut shells, and as we bonded there I snapped the portrait that ran with the story."

Foster's opinion of Ferriss evolved over the course of the trip; he says he expected to find a self-promoter, but found instead an extremely disciplined life-hacker. Read it now.