The 4-hour Workweek

The 4-hour Workweek

Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Book - 2009 | Updated and expanded ed.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times . Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
* How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
* 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 frequent "mini-retirements"

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
* More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
* How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2009.
Edition: Updated and expanded ed.
ISBN: 9780307465351
0307465357
Branch Call Number: 650.1
Characteristics: xv, 396 p. : charts ; 22 cm.

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meg09
Jan 06, 2017

I am not an entrepreneur, so for obvious reasons I loved the part of the book till where it talked about time saving techniques. First half was pretty interesting but I simply skimmed the second half applying Tim's speed reading technique where he said to skip starting and ending 3 words in a line :)

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dgl4024
Mar 21, 2014

I started this book but didn't finish it. I stopped reading because I was getting tired of the author's self-congratulatory attitude to everything he did.
Then when I read his comments on dreams, he states (my paraphrase) "If you are going to dream, dream big. Only big dreams are worthwhile." he lost me completely.

I have heard other people state similar views and it quite frankly turns me off. I believe that dreams are dreams, some big, some small. My take is that Ferriss and others like him believe that by dreaming big, you push or motivate yourself to stretch and reach for it in a way that you hadn't or wouldn't otherwise. Even if I believed that, which I don't completely, I still wouldn't say that small and medium dreams have no value.

I was hoping this book would give me insights to getting more done, and had I finished it maybe I would think differently, but frankly I doubt it.

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galactickim
Jan 24, 2014

While there is no way I could get my job down to 4 hours a week, there are some great strategies in here for those people who find themselves overwhelmed and stressed out.

Definitely some gold nuggets in here.

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metissamurai
Jan 24, 2011

I really enjoyed this book and have found myself regularly promoting it as a must read. There are many practical skills he recommends and most importantly, the author ends each chapter with a challenge to the reader.

I'm currently in the process of implementing the "lifestyle redesign" recommendations.

This book doesn't have all the answers, but it does provide the kick in the pants to take action. At least for myself.

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reader009
Dec 03, 2009

i didn't have time to finish this last time but the first few chapters are great.

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