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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

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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 more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the "deferred-life plan" (slaversaver retire) 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: 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 housing worldwide and airfare at 50 — 80% off, and how to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office.

You can have it all — really.

Review:

"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge." Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Review:

"This is a whole new ball game. Highly recommended." Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Adviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family Issues Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School

Review:

"Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it's all here. Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life!" Phil Town, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1

Review:

"Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51." Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com

Synopsis:

Based on Ferriss's controversial lectures at Princeton University, this resource shows how members of a new subculture use simple loopholes and tactics to escape the 9-5 workday, live anywhere, and join the New Rich, with complete freedom of time and place.

Synopsis:

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, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, 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

About the Author

TIMOTHY FERRISS, serial entrepreneur and ultra-vagabond, has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Maxim, and other media. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a world-record holder in tango, a national champion in Chinese kick-boxing, and an actor on a hit television series in Hong Kong. He is twenty-nine years old.

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Taylor, June 4, 2009 (view all comments by Taylor)
The author presents an interesting argument...that it's possible to work only a few hours each week and otherwise live a life of luxury and ease. The author provides strategies for mini-retirements, outsourcing work, and other methods for otherwise organizing and cutting down on the amount of time you spend working.

I definitely found some of what the author wrote useful in terms of analyzing my own patterns of behavior and whether or not I was really spending my time effectively. However, his book is written toward people who are primarily working from a product driven approach. Since I work in a service industry, this book is only somewhat helpful, and doesn't address how to achieve such a lifestyle, while working in a service industry. The book has some useful ideas, but there's a lot more that would need to be addressed from a service focused industry.
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nwnative, December 14, 2007 (view all comments by nwnative)
Timothy Ferriss obviously has a different moral compass than I have. He advocates exploiting loopholes and people in order to get what one wants. While I appreciate the idea of working less and enjoying life more, I am repulsed by some of the unethical (by my standards, I suppose, but at least I have standards) choices Ferriss has made. This book will do nothing but leave a hole in your pocket in the amount you paid for it. If you feel you must have it, check it out from the library first to see if the ideas he puts forth align with your own sense of right and wrong.
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dk003, July 6, 2007 (view all comments by dk003)
This is a really interesting read for anyone who likes to think outside the box! Timothy Ferriss has a unique outlook on the business world and offers specific advice for readers who want to follow in his footsteps. After checking out the companion website I noticed that it seems this book is fast developing a cult following and I can definitely see why.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307353139
Subtitle:
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Author:
Ferriss, Timothy
Publisher:
Harmony
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business Life - Inspirational
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070424
Binding:
Undefined
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 GRAPHS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.57 x 5.78 x 1.08 in 1 lb

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"Review" by , "It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge."
"Review" by , "This is a whole new ball game. Highly recommended." Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Adviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family Issues Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School
"Review" by , "Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it's all here. Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life!" Phil Town, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1
"Review" by , "Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51."
"Synopsis" by , Based on Ferriss's controversial lectures at Princeton University, this resource shows how members of a new subculture use simple loopholes and tactics to escape the 9-5 workday, live anywhere, and join the New Rich, with complete freedom of time and place.
"Synopsis" by , 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, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, 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

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