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The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss The Hour Workweek What do you do Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer he might answer I race motorcycles in Europe I ski in th

  • Title: The 4-Hour Workweek
  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • ISBN: 9780307353139
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss What do you do Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer I race motorcycles in Europe I ski in the Andes I scuba dive in Panama I dance tango in Buenos Aires He has spent than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast growing subculture wWhat do you do Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer I race motorcycles in Europe I ski in the Andes I scuba dive in Panama I dance tango in Buenos Aires He has spent than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast growing subculture who has abandoned the deferred life plan and instead mastered the new currencies time and mobility to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for 5 per hour and do whatever you want How blue chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist How to trade a long haul career for short work bursts and freuent mini retirements What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job or company if it s beyond repair What automated cash flow muses are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks How to cultivate selective ignorance and create time with a low information diet What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are How to get free housi
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    1. Todd N on said:

      Timothy Ferriss spoke at a management meeting last week where I work A few of the managers came back pretty impressed, so I cadged a copy off of a manager and skimmed read it one sitting Friday night.The effect of this book is like being trapped in a room with a manic depressive during the manic part of his cycle Imagine a cross between Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys and a late night infomercial Then add a dash of narcissistic personality disorder to get an idea of the tone of this book.This book is on [...]

    2. Jonathan El-Bizri on said:

      EDIT I ve left my original opinion below However, as time has passed, I don t really think I can recommend this book as anything but entertainment Anything useful has been written elsewhere, better, and by people who aren t lying to you I hesitantly recomend this book The reasons why are towards the end of the review.The douchebaggery and straight up disengenuity espoused almost drips off the pages quite remarkable even in the self help, think outside the box, start your own business genre Much [...]

    3. Emma on said:

      At first I thought this was the bee s knees, toes, and ankles But as I read further I began to realize that this guy wins by cheating, delegates by leaving everything in the hands of his 5 hour personal assistant in India, and sells books by promising to tell you how to get rich, and delivers a book on how to get everyone around you to be really annoyed with you for shirking any responsibility He encourages you to lease expensive cars so you can feel like you are living the life of your dreams A [...]

    4. Craig on said:

      Instead of focusing on this book s lame contents it was really bad I decided to share my review of how it was otherwise used in the hopes that it might inspire others.First of all, I found the book s paper a little rough in texture This precluded it from being used in the outhouse or camping, if you know what I mean The raspy paper DID, however, have just the right stuff to be ripped and rolled into some really effective starter wicks in the old fireplace Went up like a charm and led to a toasty [...]

    5. Maria Andreu on said:

      A few weeks ago in NYC, I sat with two of the smartest people I know at a cool brunch But explain it to me, I said Just what is it about the 4 Hour Work Week that we haven t already seen Having a background in a work smarter not harder industry the coaching industry , what I d heard about 4HWW had not impressed me as anything particularly fresh and new Well, said one friend, It s just never all been put in a book like this before Okay That didn t sound so compelling to me Well, attempted the oth [...]

    6. Ryan on said:

      Let ME save YOU a few hours.1 You re a game changer and a rule breaker.2 Quit checking your fucking email and get off the computer No, seriously Go.3 Outsource everything even your soul It s all about you 4 Retire, vacation, go mobile.5 Tim Ferriss is an ass.Questions Ryan Hey Tim, I work in a pickle factory in Poland and have a minimal education, how do I make the above program work for me Tim head explodes Seriously, some simple ideas are in here that can probably help you get things done fast [...]

    7. David Sasaki on said:

      I don t know how else to put it Timothy Ferris is a douche There is, in fact, an entire genre of blog literature that explains why Timothy Ferriss is a douche Even New York Times columnist Frank Bruni got in on the action Since I already heard Ferriss insecure egocentricity on full display during his Long Now talk, I came to this book expecting a self obsessed hustler to peddle his you too can be like me vision But I still wanted to read the book I wanted to understand why it became a bestseller [...]

    8. Otis Chandler on said:

      I found this book on a recommendation from a good friend, and if it wasn t for that I might have put it down right away, because the tone is very markety, and the author makes a lot of big claims with little substance.That being said, the author must be a smart guy because there is a lot of good stuff in this book.Big Takeaways1 Most of us have the idea that we are supposed to work until we are 60, then retire and live the good life Tim does a great job pointing out how backwards that idea is, a [...]

    9. Rasmus on said:

      Although mr Ferriss has some good ideas and goals, there is one word that describes why, I am not a fan of this book Scumbaggery.While I totally agree with Tim Ferriss, when he says that most meetings are useless and should be avoided, I cannot agree with his recommendation of making up excuses and lies, in order to leave early or not show up This is just one example of behavior recommended in this book, and it quite frankly disgusts me.I am all for automating the dull aspects of my life, taking [...]

    10. Kara on said:

      I just started this book, and I can t even finish it Aside from the author grating on my last nerve with each page turn, I find his outlook on life to be overly fantastical This book appeals to people who are working in dead end jobs that are hellish to say the least, and offers a way out to people who have lost hope But I ll tell you something If making a ton of money, working a 4 hour work week, and living like a millionaire were easy, everyone would do it The fact that he s one of FEW that do [...]

    11. J.F. Penn on said:

      The book that changed my life a few years ago My aim was to be location independent, after a number of businesses and investments that tied me to one place 5 years later, I am location independent and a full time author entrepreneur This book helped me see it was possible.

    12. Kyle on said:

      I am always interested in life hacks that can make work productive and leave time for leisure so this book grabbed my attention Little did I know that reading it would feel like listening to a confessional from someone who will leave no corner uncut If you have no qualms about out sourcing work and under paying people to do it, then this book may be for you If not and you have no anthropological interest in the delusional contours of petty bourgeois entrepreneurial capitalism at the dawn of th [...]

    13. Livia Blackburne on said:

      It does a good job of challenging people to rethink the status quo and evaluate what they re doing with their time It s often hard to think outside the box and imagine your life as you d really like to live it, and Ferris does a good job of shaking things up.That said, many of the tactics Ferris suggests are morally questionable You ll get out of the book if you have no qualms about calling in sick at work, hiring overseas assistants at below minimum wage to do your busy work, setting up fake e [...]

    14. Linda Robinson on said:

      Ugh There are a few nuggets here, but digging for them is arduous Because of the mild distaste I experienced reading the book, I took the time wasted no doubt, in this lexicon to count quotes There are plenty 92 from men, 7 from women, 2 from fictional characters 1 each Yoda and Calvin note, males 2 inanimate objects 1 each Fortune Cookie and ATT , 1 Chinese Proverb, and 1 from an Italian rap group.Guybonics And tomfoolery If you must waste time, don t do it reading this book.

    15. K.M. Weiland on said:

      Call me a clich A surprised clich because I really didn t expect to join the cadre of readers whose lives were challenged and even changed by this book I m an efficiency nut, so I figured there might be a few good tips in here for streamlining my workflow and there were But what I wasn t expecting was a call to reevaluate my life, my work, and my direction I read it at just the right time, when I was shifting focus on projects anyway and ready for an overhaul I filled up pages of notes reading t [...]

    16. Chip and Katie Moore on said:

      Overall, I appreciate the idea he brings up in the fact that people waste their days with nonsense this may come from the fact that I worked in the government for years As a computer guy, I also appreciate the fact that many people don t fully harness the power of auto replies, faqs, macros, scripts, batching, etc to eliminate a good 80% of their work in an office environment That being the case, the idea of doing all of this doesn t work everywhere only certain office sales jobs I suspect , and [...]

    17. Amber on said:

      Reading the first third of this book was one of the most self indulgent activities I ve ever done And yes, I read fiction It was so nice to hear that someone else in the world doesn t understand why we spend so much time on meaningless meetings and other time fillers when there are so many meaningful things we long to do.This book is worth reading though there are a few things you ll have to endure to finish it potty mouth words author coined terms and antonyms that include the word rich ug is t [...]

    18. Chad Warner on said:

      Timothy Ferriss explains how he freed himself from the rat race and slashed his working hours by delegating, outsourcing, and automating his businesses He spends his new free time living on his terms, which for him means traveling the world He wants you to do the same, and provides the motivation and action steps to do so The basic message of this book take shortcuts.In most cases, those shortcuts involve working smarter In a few instances, however, Ferriss promotes what I would consider questio [...]

    19. Kim on said:

      Ok, if I ever met this guy and I could have because he participated in a celebrity date auction in SF some friends and I were jokingly considering attending , I KNOW I would not like him based on his voice in this book However, he has about 3 points I took away, and I can appreciate him for that 1 Don t waste time trying to accomplish things that don t help your bottom line 2 More time given to do things makes time to procrastinate 3 Batch activities at one time to get them done faster i.e chec [...]

    20. Nate Q on said:

      The 4 Hour Work Week OR How My Life is Awesome, and Good Luck Replicating It Even With My Quick and Easy Five Thousand TipsOne thing that really gets into the marrow of my funny bone is how often Tim makes reference to the Pareto Principle or the 80 20 rule, which states 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts, and applies to efficacy in many areas of life , and how this book is precisely that 80% of it doesn t apply to me or most individuals whatsoever, and the 20% that does Is facepa [...]

    21. Aaron Minks on said:

      One of the few books I have read than once Timothy Feriss does an excellent job of explaining the lifestyle and methods of the new rich Not only that, but he provides web addresses, phone numbers, and for manufacturers, drop shippers, and mentors This is a life changing book for any person involved or interested in business.

    22. Naveed on said:

      This book is garbage I donated it to my local library shortly after completing it First off the number of plugs Ferriss puts in his book is unbelievable He s clearly getting a small cut from each of these people who want to advertise in his book Secondly he talks mostly about himself throughout this book As opposed to Guy Kawasaki who might actually give instructions, and most likely will inspire, Tim Ferriss is so insecure about himself that he has to talk about his own dance skills before he g [...]

    23. brian Lehnen on said:

      It is nice to know that somebody is out there attempting to shed some light on the American rat race lifestyle Although this book has its obvious flaws, namely 1 Author is an ivy league entrepreneur of course he s not worried about money.2 Many of his time saving work tips have no relevance in many fields of work In fact, I cant really see how they would work unless you already have some independence in your job.3 The Get Rich Quick internet start up company info is mostly nonsense Seems to me t [...]

    24. Jami Leigh on said:

      I figure, having been unemployed most of this year, I d see if there were any suggestions in this book that I could actually apply into the kind of career I actually want to do Well, that and it was free on a holiday promotion There are words to describe my opinion of this book, however most of them would break the terms and conditions of this site Suffice it to say, it s one big sales pitch for being an egomaniac, passive agressive jerk It boils entirely down to outsource or eliminate anything [...]

    25. Douglas on said:

      Many of my friends have read this book and my friend Alex kept talking it up, so I picked it up.Very few books have really changed the way I envision how I am going to live my life So far, I have only two Rich Dad Poor Dad and this one Though Rich Dad introduced me to the concept of owning assets that pay you to free your time, 4 hour workweek dispels a lot of myths about the need to make millions to live the life that we all dream about In actuality, its a lot closer than we all realize.Everyon [...]

    26. Jason Pettus on said:

      Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally If I was in the mood to be deliberately cruel, I suppose I could sum up the four main steps of the insanely popular lifestyle management guide The 4 Hour Work Week thusly Step 1 Stop reading the news That whole pesky being an informed citizen thing is just getting in the way of you becoming one of the New Rich Step [...]

    27. Tommy on said:

      One of the best books out there for breaking you out of the routine way of THINKING about your job, even if some of the model suggestions are a bit preposterous for a non entrepreneur Very inspiring

    28. Joy on said:

      So glad I got this book from the library If I d purchased the book I would have felt cheated out of money, not just time Really, this is a book with a great title but it s a brag book There was so much talk of self indulgence, living the rock star life So much talk in fact , it is almost laughable at page 272 he devotes 4 paragraphs to service Which he defines as doing something that improves life besides your own It was a lame afterthought.In my opinion using Mr Ferriss s 4 Hour Workweek princ [...]

    29. Vaishali on said:

      One of the best, most useful books I ve ever read This is it, folks THE playbook for the awesome life I am truly grateful to the author for compiling this Thank you, Tim much love to you

    30. R. B. Kiernan on said:

      The book should be entitled, Everything that s Wrong with this Country All you need to do is cultivate ignorance, outsource everything, and never think for yourself If you have absolutely no ethics whatsoever and want to con the masses, then you too can Get Rich Quick Here s how 1 Pretend you re an expert on anything He specifically explains that it doesn t even matter what you might or might not actually know You do this by repackaging the works of others and selling your ideas on line to the g [...]

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