Not my cup of tea......couldn't even get through listening to it all. In my opinion so much of this doesn't apply to most of us. If I did some of this stuff he talks about in my position my customers and prospects would quickly find someone else to do business with.
This is an absolute must read for everyone. This is my exclusive absolute recommendation. Details, details, details. Nothing is abstract, it is a gem.
If everyone lived like this nothing would ever move forward. A bible for anyone who doesn't value actually contributing to society.
This book reminds me of that episode of South Park where the townspeople's underpants keep disappearing. The gang discovers that it's because there are gnomes breaking in to their houses at night to steal their underpants.
When they ask the gnomes WHY it is that they are stealing people's underpants, we find out that it's all part of the gnomes' master plan:
Step 1: Steal Underpants
Step 2: ????
Step 3: PROFIT!!!
Do you see that big question mark in the middle? 4-hour work week reminds me of the gnomes' master plan that somehow they will turn a bunch of underpants into profit.
According to Ferris, step 1 is finding your own "underpants" to invent/patent and or distribute and sell. Step 2 is a big blurry question mark of spending thousands of dollars on advertising for a product you don't even have yet, just to see if people will buy it. Step 3 is where everything magically works out and all of a sudden you are earning PROFIT!!!
I found very little I could actually apply to my life.
Re-format the presentation and flow. The format is not for audible books at all. There are lists of web addresses, phone numbers, article numbers that are frustrating to listen to and useless while driving. The format of information is usually in numbered lists instead of having a useful name for each topic or section.
No. He is in a class of his own - doing the least amount possible in life that will support his gluttony. If you have responsibilities, like children to raise, then most of this will not be applicable. None of this is likely to happen to anyone who buys the book. If any of this is possible for you, then you probably don't need the book. Still not convinced? Borrow a copy, don't pay for it.
The narrator was excellent. I would hire him to do just about anything else besides read off a list of google search results and phone numbers for 13 hours.
If the information is useful while driving, leave it in. Otherwise, put it on a web site and just refer to it for later reference.
The philosophy of this book is more about being as irresponsible as possible than it is about building a legacy that can be passed down. There are some good ideas for simplifying things here and there, but you can get those ideas from reading a free summary of the book.
The author of this book is a little too pushy and talks to the listener/reader as though a moron. The content might be worthwhile. But the writers attitude and delivery are such a turn-off.
Not a mainstream reader.
After watching Timothy Ferriss on :"A Day In The Life (Hulu)", I was interested at reading The 4-Hour Workweek. I wished that I hadn't because it's not realistic at all, unless you have unlimited funds.
"I made 40k a month and I was still not happy... Too much work." Just quoting Ferriss.
Basically, you outsource everything without doing any work and check your email once a week and be antisocial. The book is an infomercial for Dot Com's. Ferriss has no work ethics. He uses other people and dot coms for day to day tasks.
I gave 5 stars on performance just because Ray Porter (narrator) portrays Timothy Ferriss as a douche.
I can only imagine that Porter's performance is accurate.
I have a bit of a different outlook on business than the author, but I definitely learned a lot of new things and have changed my business to apply some of the things I learned. This book was worth the money.
Still, this book was not as good as "The E-Myth Revisited." That was easily the best business book I've ever read, and I've read a lot....
This just makes SO much sense! Why not have several mini-retirements throughout our lives?! Since reading this book several times, I have found myself more focused and energized! Once you outline what it is you really want in life, it is easier to focus on what it will take to get you there. Thank you Tim Ferris for a phenominal book!