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Jason

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Entertaining...but thats about it"
    Overall

    On the "pro" side:
    (1)This book is often humerous and entertaining (2)The lists of service websites are a valuable time saver when looking for available resources for your business.
    (3) Its motivational value (mostly from motivational quotes) and fear analysis chapter is helpful.

    But on the "con" side I'm afraid Tim Ferriss is like many other successful Type-A persons who want to credit a "plan" or "program" for their success (you can SELL this) rather than the more likely reality: He marketed the right product to the right people at the right time.

    While getting this, the listener must endure some rather crude humor and somewhat unethical suggestions. HIs 'liberation' from the office job really only applies to cubicle dwelling underperformers whose jobs are almost entirely phone calls and web based. This simply wouldn't apply to most careers.

    I gave it a 2 because I think it falls far below its promises. If the book was entitled "A brief biography of Tim Ferriss" I would have given it a 4 or 5.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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