Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
©2007 2009 by Tim Ferriss; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"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. This will be huge." (Jack Canfield)
The narrator was wonderful, his style made parts that could have gotten old (like reading urls and math equations) easy to sit through
It's pack full of advice and things that you can immediately apply to your own life. A lot of self help books are one paragraph of useful info and 10 chapters of filler. This was the other way around.
How to transition (as an employee) to a remote worker
Very informative and really fun to listen to! Inspirational with detailed but concise instructions. Love the no bull$&!t attitude of the article, and the performance of the reader really brought alive the message of the book.
This is the kind of book that makes you want to be somebody. Not just a clock punching wannabe
Not finish with this audio but I am getting to like it. I hope i could apply it easily.
In theory, this book is absolutely perfect for its intended purpose: to help you realize opportunities to work less by working smarter and creating automation in your life. The problem, however, is that the actionable outline laid down by the author is hugely flawed when it comes to execution.
The way this book is written and its corresponding downfalls are actually incredibly ironic. One of the primary principles introduced in the book and central to many of the expanded philosophies covered by the author, is the Pareto Principle: the idea that 80 percent of X can be attributed to 20 percent of Y. The irony is that 80 percent of the usable information in this book is covered in the first 20 percent of it.
Personally, I found the teachings of this book to be incredibly flawed. It teaches you to absolve yourself of responsibility, to the point of fading into obscurity. It encourages you to detach yourself from reality by jettisoning even menial tasks to others. It preaches automation, but undermines the true spirit of entrepreneurship in favor of selling out as quickly as possible. And, perhaps most damning, it assumes that if you are unwilling to make drastic concessions to adhere to the guidelines laid out in the book, that you are unwilling to and will be unable to succeed as a member of the "new rich."
The author says upfront, at the very beginning of the book, "this book and this lifestyle aren't for everyone." I agree with that sentiment. This book was not for me and I believe that, with the exception of the first 20 percent of the book, this book won't be worthwhile for most people.
I can't believe how ridiculous this book is. It's just nonsense. There's no actual how he did anything. He's able to do what he does because he owns a good business.
Sure, the principles of taking a risk and finding your confidence are swell, but without the how, along with the anecdotal "success stories" with no explanation of their successes, it's all just hooey.
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