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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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Linda Colorado Springs, CO, USA 03-09-08
    Linda Colorado Springs, CO, USA 03-09-08
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    "Inspirational"

    Dynamic speaker, with an inspiralional message!

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    Russell Elysian, MN, USA 02-10-08
    Russell Elysian, MN, USA 02-10-08
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    "A bit of a let down"

    I expected a bit more detail on how to do this, I know we have all at some point or another dreamed of doing this. Really the auther is not saying anything we haven't all though of. I just need more direction so I can live the dream and still retire some day :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Judd Salt Lake City, UT USA 01-13-08
    C. Judd Salt Lake City, UT USA 01-13-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Content, Poor Taste, Poor Narration"

    The content of the book is great as are the examples. The narrator sounds very arrogant and from time to time, the author uses rather crude language. If you can look past all that, the core content is worth your time. A great series of lessons in applied creativity.

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    Bruce Eads, TN, USA 01-02-08
    Bruce Eads, TN, USA 01-02-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Fun!"

    This is a really fun book and very enlightening. Ferris gives a great outlook on all things: All things human!

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    Ellen Hampton, VA, USA 12-25-07
    Ellen Hampton, VA, USA 12-25-07
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    "4 hour work week"

    If only I wasn't driving when I listen to these books. It's a book that requires time with pen and paper. Excellent listening.

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    Marlene San Diego, CA, USA 12-15-07
    Marlene San Diego, CA, USA 12-15-07
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    "Excellent"

    This book is packed with suggestions, URLs to use online, and specific strategies for making large amounts of money with the least amount of effort.

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    Barry Winnsboro, SC, USA 11-01-07
    Barry Winnsboro, SC, USA 11-01-07
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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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