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The Four-Hour Workweek: Escape Nine to Five, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Richby Timothy Ferriss
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, The 4-Hour Workweek is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.
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. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
You can have it all — really.
Join Tim Ferriss, popular guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at Princeton University, as he teaches you:
"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®, 100+ million copies sold
"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
"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
"The world is changing and our outlook needs to change with it, because old models don't cut it anymore. This book will cause you to question everything — read it!" Blake Ross, Co-founder of Firefox, downloaded by more than 300 million people worldwide
"Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51." Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com
Offers techniques and strategies for increasing income while cutting work time in half, and includes advice for leading a more fulfilling life.
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' 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 automatedcash-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? How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office? You can have it all-really.
About the Author
Timothy Ferriss, serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond, 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 kickboxing, and an actor on a hit television series in Hong Kong.
Table of Contents
First and Foremost ; FAQ — Doubters Read This ; My Story and How to Use This Book ; Chronology of a Pathology ; Step I: D is for Definition ; Chapter 1 — Cautions and Comparisons: How to Burn $1,000,000 a Night ; Chapter 2 — Rules That Change the Rules: Everything Popular is Wrong ; Chapter 3 — Dodging Bullets: Fear-setting and Escaping Paralysis ; Chapter 4 — System Reset: BeingUnreasonable and Unambiguous ; Step II: E is for Elimination ; Chapter 5 — The End of Time Management: Illusions and Italians ; Chapter 6 — The Low-Information Diet: Cultivating Selective Ignorance ; Chapter 7 — Interrupting Interruption and the Art of Refusal ; Step III: A is for Automation ; Chapter 8 — Outsourcing Life: Offloading the Rest and a Taste of Geoarbitrage ; Chapter 9 — Income Autopilot I: Finding the Muse ; Chapter 10 -Income Autopilot II: Testing the Muse ; Chapter 11 — Income Autopilot III: MBA-Management By Absence ; Step IV: L is for Liberation ; Chapter 12 — Disappearing Act: How to Escape the Office ; Chapter 13 — Beyond Repair: Killing Your Job ; Chapter 14 — Mini-Retirements: Embracing the Mobile Lifestyle ; Chapter 15 — Filling the Void: Adding Life After Subtracting Work ; Chapter 16 — The Top 13 New Rich Mistakes ; The Last Chapter: An E-Mail You Need to Read ; Restricted Reading ; Appendices ; How to Get $700,000 of Advertising for $10,000 ; Muse Math: Predicting the Revenue of Any Product ; Real Licensing Agreement with Real Dollars ; Additional Dreamlining Worksheets; Acknowledgements.
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