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The 4-Hour Work Week | [Timothy Ferriss]

The 4-Hour Work Week

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, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.
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Publisher's Summary

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, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

  • How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
  • 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 frequent 'mini-retirements'.

This new updated and expanded edition includes:

  • More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
  • Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal
  • How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
  • The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

©2011 Timothy Ferriss (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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    Nomad-Dave 02-26-15
    Nomad-Dave 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring"

    Great story and entertaining while teaching important life lessons. I read the book when it was first released and this audiobook still applies to today

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Dafydd Judd
    3/31/15
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    "Top listen"

    My first audio book and I'm hooked. Great book to start, the narrator was excellent. Very easy to listen to would highly recommend it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • N. Grant
    Nairobi, Kenya
    7/31/13
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    "This will change your life..."
    Where does The 4-Hour Work Week rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's my favourite audiobook so far (I'm an audiobook newbie).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simplicity, just-get-it-done attitude with a lot of humour.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard Ray Porter before, but he's an excellent narrator. Great pace, tone, voices.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found the book really funny, and am probably now the local crazy lady since I walk to work.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    READING, United Kingdom
    4/29/13
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    "Surprisingly inspiring"

    I started listening to this without any expectation and, at first, found it a bit condescending. However, once past the initial barrage of criticism of 'ordinary' people who go to work every day and look forward to retirement as their reward for all their hard graft, I found it really inspiring. He is right of course; sacrificing your happiness now in the hope that you can do / be all of the things you want to when you retire is pretty stupid. This book isn't so much a self help book in the common psychological sense, but real practical tips and advice on how to actually free up your time to do the things you want to do, with a sprinkling of inspiration just to whet your appetite. Turns out, I really enjoyed it and have started listening to it again :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • r
    Wingrave,, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The four hour workweek"

    Tim Ferriss is an interesting guy and the four hour workweek is a very interesting book.



    Firstly let's deal with Ferriss. He is one of life's great achievers. He is an author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. In addition he is a tango and kick boxing expert! His book is full of 'how to' ideas. How to start your own business, how to make use of internet technology, how to use a virtual PA, how to make better use of your time, how to make contact with busy and important people, etc, etc. You may not feel that you can follow the 'Ferriss instruction book for life' in its entirety, but even just picking up on one or two of his ideas will make a positive difference.



    Buy the book, it's only £3.99 and it will change your life!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Talal
    Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
    5/10/13
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    "Good book but I wish Tim Ferriss was reading it"

    I like audiobooks that are narrated by the author. They are read in the same energy as how they were wrote; you begin to understand and keep track of the text when you feel someone is genuine about reading it to you. I'll still listen to it but I feel it'd have been more engaging if it was read by the source. But I guess that's what the 4 hour work week is all about :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • M
    WALLINGFORD, United Kingdom
    12/29/11
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    "A dull lecture in the obvious"

    This book is mainly a list of web sites to buy "stuff" and a lecture on the bleeding obvious. Unless you want to start a web site selling "stuff" and then travel this book is not for you.

    9 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Hodgson
    8/18/15
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    "Great listen"

    Loved it. Tim Ferriss continues to impress me. I'm an avid listener to his podcast so if he'd narrated it would have been better, also the reading of the urls was annoying. But - that's a tiny part of an inspiring listen. My plan was to just listen - but I'm going to buy the book, too much valuable stuff in there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MikeeyBoy
    Three Bridges
    7/25/15
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    "Supberb"
    Where does The 4-Hour Work Week rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


    What other book might you compare The 4-Hour Work Week to, and why?

    Seven Successful Habits, it helps focus the mind on whats important and get things done.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen too and made the journey to and from work enjoyable


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Listening to the personal experiences


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ala
    Bedford
    7/25/15
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    "Great Audio Book"
    If you could sum up The 4-Hour Work Week in three words, what would they be?

    A guide to get organized and focused


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tim Ferriss, he is amazing, the things he did and how he portrays them!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Get your life in your own hands


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fred
    6/6/15
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    "Transformational"
    What did you like most about The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Practical solutions for entrepreneurs and business people


    What did you like best about this story?

    Examples


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Business automation.


    Any additional comments?

    A worthwhile investment with plus 10X return

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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