Check out this excellent interview Benny Lewis (The Irish Polyglot) did with Tim Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and his most recent—and I argue, best—work, The 4-Hour Chef.  In the interview, they discuss how they both have applied the 80/20 rule to language acquisition, their thoughts on “easy” versus “difficult” languages, and how they got interested in foreign languages.

 

 

And here’s the trailer for The 4-Hour Chef: