Outstanding and thought provoking. Essential for anyone who is not willing to be a corporate slave, who wants more time and the ability to live on their own terms. I was amazed at how dramatic my paradigm shifted, and how I percieve work and my time differently. After listening to it, I bought the hard cover to study it more thoroughly.
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It is simplified, to the point, written eloquently (and humorously), and packs a wallup of a punch! Perhaps I am a little biased because I've always dreamed of having the lifestyle that Tim describes, especially with the travel aspect. All I can say is "get this book" and "Thank you Tim. You've changed my life forever!"
Don't bother with listening to the whole book. Listen to a sample, or read the back flap and you will learn everything you need to know about this book. I listened to about 75% of the book, which turned out to be 73% too much.
I don't know what I was thinking. This is the usual book on making money with money and living a life of luxury. What did I think it was going to be time management? Brain Cramp.
This just annoyed me because he was ever so proud of his fabulous lifestyle. I am more interested in making the world a more just and safe place than in bungee jumping. Oh Well!
If TIm actually works only four hours per week then how many work years did it take him to write the book? Like this silly question many of Tim's ideas don't quite add except on paper and if you talk real fast. If, as Tim suggests, I can work 4 hours a week and make $100,000 a year, why don't I work 50 hours a week for a four years at $1,2500,000 a year then retire and live off the interest on the more than $4,000,000 I would have saved? I think I will live for more than 15 more years so I will save at least 2600 hours of work. Silly book. Some good ideas, but don't take the title seriously.
I read the first 4 chapters and decided to quit. The ideas seemed to be too selfish if they even work at all.
The book is packed with useful information for a variety of areas. Some of it will be relevant to you, some will not, but there are lots of great tid-bits to pick up on.
Ferriss's approach can be a little off-putting since he comes off as a "get rich quick" artist. If putting your heart into your work is of great importance to you, parts of his approach will probably annoy you somewhat. If you are more the serial entrepreneur type, I bet you'll love it.
The narrator uses this doom-and-gloom voice that really annoyed me. Seemed like he was lecturing me which gets pretty grating.