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

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

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.
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Tim Ferriss is an extraordinary young man on a mission. The 28-year-old serial vagabond and successful entrepreneur has been teaching a wildly popular course at Princeton University for the past four years: a how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old methods for success (balancing life and work, retiring well, having a great nest egg) and replacing them with an entirely new way of living.

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.

©2007 Timothy Ferriss; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador." (Jack Canfield)
"Thanks to Tim Ferriss, I have more time in my life to travel, spend time with family, and write book blurbs. This is a dazzling and highly useful work." (A.J. Jacobs, Editor-at-Large, Esquire)

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    Barry Winnsboro, SC, USA 11-01-07
    Barry Winnsboro, SC, USA 11-01-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Book"

    I am in a service type business (Private Investigator) so some of the things do not apply to the way I do businss but the book is great on so many levels that if you want to get ahead in life, this book will save you time and money! GET IT!

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    David Santa Rosa, CA, USA 10-08-07
    David Santa Rosa, CA, USA 10-08-07
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    "Great Ideas!"

    This book was just what I was looking for, and it's full of information and ideas. I've been working on freeing myself from the rat race, and this was just the idea boost I needed. If you want to save your precious time for what you want to do and not what others tell you to do, this is a great how-to manual. Thanks, Tim Ferris!

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    Cynthia Kent, WA, USA 09-30-07
    Cynthia Kent, WA, USA 09-30-07
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    "Food for Thought"

    This audiobook will certainly give you food for thought. However, I think that anyone of my generation (50ish), will want to pick and choose the advice given, as some of it goes against what we were brought up to consider "fair." Learning the rules of kickboxing in order to use them to your advantage is one thing -- figuring out that you can drop 30 pounds, qualify for a lower weight class and then add those pounds back in just before the match is questionable. At that point, you're much heavier than your opponent. Also determining that if your opponent steps off the platform then he is disqualified and you win AND you therefore routinely push your opponent off the platform, calls into the question the legitimacy of the world kickboxing champion title Mr. Ferriss received. All in all worth listening to, though.

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    David Austin, TX, USA 09-26-07
    David Austin, TX, USA 09-26-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Lot of hype- no evidence"

    A whole lot of hype that is hard to believe. The fellow sure thinks a lot of himself. Never gets down to brass tacts on the details. I did not finish it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Pueblo West, CO, USA 09-04-07
    Patrick Pueblo West, CO, USA 09-04-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Fasinating"

    This book has great examples of how we can more effectively live our lives and enjoy ourselves using these tips to revolutionize the way we view and conduct work.

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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 08-12-07
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 08-12-07 Member Since 2010
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    "in your face"

    Ferris lays it out with great clarity. His formula for moving from a hard working desk jockey to smart working entrepreneur.
    While you may not agree with every element of his plan, I'm sure that most of us can pick up a half dozen items that when applied to our own lives, will make us more effective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evin Hunt 08-11-07
    Evin Hunt 08-11-07 Listener Since 2007
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    "An Essential Blueprint"

    Finally, a book not only with information and ideas that hit home with me, but a blueprint to go along with it! No wonder it's number one on the NY Times bestseller list!

    Thank you TIM! I am now a religious follower of your blog and ideas.

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    Kevyn B. Ford 08-05-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Agreed - the BEST book!"

    I listen to two audiobooks from audible.com a month and that means that over the years, I've listened to many, many books.

    This book is without a doubt the BEST audiobook I've listened to so far!

    Not ready for a "mobile" lifestyle? Don't worry - this book has enough good information in it on just getting the best out of your life right now!

    "Wow" is right!

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    Johnny J 08-03-07
    Johnny J 08-03-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Fresh, Disruptive Content"

    Excellent book. Funny, entertaining, extremely informative, and unique. Thanks Ferris for a great book!

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    Ka Yiu Alhambra, CA, USA 07-30-07
    Ka Yiu Alhambra, CA, USA 07-30-07
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    "Annoying URLs"

    It gets extremely annoying when the reader speaks out all the URLs of the websites. And it's not as inspiring as I expected it should be. It doesn't really provide you solid way of how you can working FOUR hour a week.

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