What can I say. As a pure capitalist I would prefer to trash this book so no one else would read it. That's how much it changed my life. But I owe it to Tim Ferriss (yes to the other reviewer - He IS the man!) to tell it like it is.
I'm 40 and I own and run 3 successful businesses that take all my time. I have everything I could ever want but no time to enjoy it. After listening to this book I immediately started the process of selling them all.
I then sat down and wrote a 2 page business plan that will allow me to work only a few hours each week. Its a good workable plan that plays to my strengths. After my mini-retirement I will start to build my new automated business. I feel like 1000 pounds have been lifted off my shoulders.
My first book on tape, some of his ideas don't seem as practice as he makes them out to be and they should have just referenced a website of links to go to rather than reading of the many web site addresses. But still its an all around good book.
Fun, Different, Acceptable
How he is able to describe many methods to being successful in life as well as your goals.
This book should be listen to when ever and how ever you want Its goo 360 degrees
Enjoy! I did!
Oh how doth I love this book. Timothy Ferriss is a genius and has quite a sense of humor as well. So many great lessons to learn from this audio book.
This book, like its author, lacks substance. It is an autobiography of a shameless self-promoter, not a guide to self-improvement. It has no useful ideas or inspirations for business or life. He alienated me quicker than an Amway salesman. His life plan:
(1) Start crappy supplement company
(2) Find some obscure "records" that require no effort to pursue, and break them via some sort of loophole. BRAG ABOUT IT!
(3) Sell book.
(4) *Forthcoming* Realize life consisted of an aggregation of resume entries that lack meaning or substance.
This was a wasted credit and 8 hours that I managed to endure. The author is a scammer and BS artist. This book won't help you. The information really only applies to corporate upper management. The narrator is absolutely horrible. It is torture to listen to this garbage.
I had to double check if the book was narrated by Timothy himself because the narrator really seemed to capture what I assumed the author was thinking. Most professional narrators don't capture the emotion and emphasis as author-narrators do. Once again, the narration is superior.
Frankly, I'm only about 30 min into the audiobook, but the story and content has already captured my attention, and thought process to some degree.
Listening helps you to see a number of things you can do or change to make your work easier, more streamlined and tips and tricks to help you reduce the hours you have to work.
It does have some ideas that I don't think are practical for allot of people.
I did find it worth getting and do recommend it.