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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) | [Timothy Ferriss]

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

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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. This will be huge." (Jack Canfield)

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    John Browning WHEATON, IL, US 08-07-13
    John Browning WHEATON, IL, US 08-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good ideas but harder than it seems to implement"
    What did you like best about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)? What did you like least?

    Really liked the plethora of ideas.


    Would you recommend The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) to your friends? Why or why not?

    It is not for your average guy on the street to use. I think it only works if you are very detail oriented and organized already. You also must be willing to do quite a bit of trial and error so I would not recommend it to anyone but a selective group.


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has really done it and it comes through in his preformance


    Could you see The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    nope


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    Frank Ernesto IV Richmond, VA 08-06-13
    Frank Ernesto IV Richmond, VA 08-06-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Learn to escape the 9 to 5."
    What did you love best about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    Great ideas and specific examples and tools.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    Lot's of great ideas on the exact "how tos" of making this happen.


    Any additional comments?

    still going through some of the resources and trying to further implement the techniques, but this is a great primer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Los Gatos, CA, United States 07-10-13
    Jeremy Los Gatos, CA, United States 07-10-13
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    "Must read for all business people"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    Lifestyle design


    Did Ray Porter do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. The entire listen was very clear.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    Design your ideal lifestyle. Write it down. Go after it.


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the book is a must read/listen for any business person. The second half is very specific for someone running their own business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Smyrna, TN, United States 05-02-13
    Jeremy Smyrna, TN, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprisingly not filled with gimmicks.."
    Any additional comments?

    I've avoided this book for years because of the title. I was certain that anybody promoting a 4 hour work week was selling snake oil.

    What I found though was a thought provoking look at the way most of us 'do work' and even life. I recommend this to anyone looking to break out of your routine and the monotony of 9-5 or, like me, break free from the 70+ hr work weeks.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Victoria, BC, Canada 04-08-13
    Laura Victoria, BC, Canada 04-08-13 Member Since 2012

    I have over 25 years of experience in Healthcare and after drinking copious amounts of coffee decided to stick with truly great coffee and indulge not only in drinking it, but selling it too. I believe life should be a lot of fun and education a life long pursuit.... Learn something new every day and live 'at least' 10% out of your comfort zone at all times.

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    "A book that every work-a-holic should read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) to be better than the print version?

    I never picked up the print version of this book. With limited time on my hands it was ideal as an audio book. I will retain it for future reference and still need to go to the web site and look at the additional tools available.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No character stands out in my mind. I saw this book as an educational tool.


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

    This is a first listen for me with reference to Ray Porter. I felt Ray did an excellent job.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Wow, there are so many! The main gift I have from this book is to value my time more and find ways to reduce wasting it.


    Any additional comments?

    Concept in this book is a challenge to implement in your life However, I am already seeing changes that are a huge benefit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pasadena, CA USA 04-04-13
    Amazon Customer Pasadena, CA USA 04-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't Waste your time or $$- I returned it-"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one
    There's better out there
    Anyone who likes the 1st half of a book to be worthless.
    Anyone who likes listening to an ego-maniac who appears to be laughing at the reader for buying it and giving him a profit

    There are about 4 good ideas in this book. I would take the advice the author seems to promote. Don't pay for something if you don't have to. Don't get me wrong, I agree with this to a point. Go to a local book store, buy a cup of coffee, read the last few chapters, they can't be long, then go buy another authors book where you can really learn



    What could Timothy Ferriss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut it down to it's core. About 4 pages worth of text


    How could the performance have been better?

    The 'feel' of the book comes across as talking down to you. I always worry when books try to bring slick initials in to make it seem you're part of the club of having bought the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration - I listen to an entire title to give it a fair shake, and see if it is worth it. This is not. I would say go check out Brian Tracy on time management. Check out Warren Bennis on Leadership. Check out any other titles suggested when you click on this one. Then buy one of the other ones.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allyn B Jacobs Des Plaines, IL United States 03-25-13
    Allyn B Jacobs Des Plaines, IL United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2015

    30+ IT/Geek Male. Used to read lots, but now the "reading" is best done via audible.

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    "If you have ideas, this is the 'framework""

    I would suggest this as one of those package deals with the written book. There really is too much to the framework to get it from the listening alone. I suggest the first listen, is done end to end without the book. Then listen to each chapter, a second time, when you get to the "questions and actions" pull out your book and start working thru it all. Now is the time to make friends with evernote or some other workflow solution for arching information digitally. I really would suggest evernote, once it's paid, the ability to also OCR index the scanned text, and pdf text, is a powerful tool. :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan PROVO, UT, United States 03-18-13
    Bryan PROVO, UT, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Cool...but read with caution"
    What did you like best about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)? What did you like least?

    Timothy carries an attitude of 'just do it the smart way, for Pete's sake' that inspires you to live your life more efficiently and effectively.

    And, even better, he gives specific steps, actions, examples, and resources for you to achieve that.

    It's definitely worth reading.


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    Basically, everyone who has to make a living in our day—except for the people who are know what he has to say and can practice the principles at will.


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said, READ WITH CAUTION.

    Ferris says a lot of cool things...but also some things that are down right stupid.

    For example, he has a section where he encourages you to live your dreams right now.
    Sounds great, right?
    In theory, yes...
    But then he recommends that if one of your dreams is to drive a Lamborghini, just get in debt!
    'You can have the car for just $2000 a month. What are you waiting for?'

    Like I said, follow his advice with caution. There are a few trails on his roadmap to success that go over pretty unstable bridges.

    Still, that said, read it! It's awesome.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Lutz, FL, United States 02-08-13
    Denise Lutz, FL, United States 02-08-13
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    "Not worth the read/listen"
    What could Timothy Ferriss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Ray Porter did a fine job of narrating. The book itself is terrible.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I may have gotten a couple of pointers from it, but that's about it. Nothing that I can't do without or that is going to change my business performance.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't normally write negative reviews on anything, but this book was horrible. It was all about how to cut corners and get people to do all of the work for you. I don't like people who take shortcuts through life and jump from one "good thing" to the next just to make a buck. Apparently the author is successful at what he does, but at what and whose expense. I actually didn't even finish listening to the book because some of the things he was suggesting were so far fetched and ridiculous. All it did was annoy me driving to work in traffic, which as most people know causes enough annoyance. I would not recommend this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jack Council Bluffs, IA, United States 01-30-13
    jack Council Bluffs, IA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing information overload!"
    Where does The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The information provided in the audio book left me wide eyed and scrambling for paper and pen. I am very pleased.


    What other book might you compare The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) to and why?

    Anthony Robins is close, but falls short of providing hard core facts on how to and who too


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    No favoring. All good.


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

    No favoring. All good.


    Any additional comments?

    Have a pen and paper ready. Wear headset or find a quiet place to absorb this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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