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)
Life changing! At the TOP!
I have read several VERY good books lately but this one was, as I said LIFE CHANGING!
What I need to do is purchase a hard copy so I can have all the DETAILS he gave on paper! SO MUCH INFO!!!
THANK YOU!! I am telling all my friends to read it!
I would definately recommend this book! If you have ever desired to escape the 8-5 workforce, then this is a must-read (or listen)! Like a previous reviewer stated, if you only apply 20 percent of this, you will go far. If nothing else, this book will inspire you to start thinking like the rich, not an employee.
It gave me the push (and the info) I needed to move abroad.... :)
An avid learner and therefore, lover of non-fiction works, specifically about business, marketing and sales.
I would listen to this again, and as a matter of fact, listened to it a second time just a week after I finished the first time. There were so many good points and I wasn't able to take notes, that I just felt like another listen was mandatory.
This book definitely lit a fire under my bottom and there are a few key points that anyone wishing for a better life should pay close attention to. Tim's philosophy on living is somewhat unique and quite refreshing... a bit against the grain in a good way. My only disappointment was that Tim wasn't the actual voice actor for the book, but then again, after you listen to it, you'll understand exactly why he didn't do the read himself, so... perhaps that's not a complaint. It is a bit long and there are times where the book seems to veer off course from the main point of the book, such as when he gets too, detailed about traveling and such, but who can really complain about extra info that some people might find useful and interesting.
Broker/Realtor in Springfield IL with The Real Estate Group. Avid Self-Help and Business "Reader" with an emphasis on communication. Also a closet science nerd and former rock star :)
I gotta tell ya... I read/listen to a ton of this type of book. What constantly frustrates me about many of these reads it that it is all theory and philosophy. 4HWW is NOT that at all! It's cover to cover hands on activity and exercise to get you on the road to what's really important to you.
I'm in the middle of my third full listen, but have listened to several chapters over and over. It's definitely worth a monthly credit. Highly recommended.
I bought this book in paperback first and was very impressed with the content. There are several KEY thought-changing perspectives that can help you unlock your mind and figure out how you want to structure your work-life. Great information.
I could never find the time to finish reading it so I bought the audio version. I was able to find the time to listen to it on my commute to work so that part of the audio was good. However, there are two things that made listening to the book difficult for me. One was that Tim provides a LOT of web links and references that people can use as life-tools which the narrator read VERBATIM. That made those sections of the book incredible monotonous. The other small irritation that got worse as the book went along was that the narrator sounded somewhat sarcastic. That's ok for a little while but by the end of the 8 hours or so of listening, I was glad I was finished with it.
I'll refer back to my hard copy of the book but I won't listen to the audio version again.
There is a lot of information in this book. Specific places to go and find resourses which is great to have but a little tough to write all down when listening to the book driving. I might buy a print version as well just to have as a reference. Otherwise, great book!
I had read some negative reviews of this book and had my doubts, but I found it very enjoyable to read, but most importantly, it gave me a whole bunch of new tools and strategies to use in my life. Except for family requirements (kids in school), I am someone who can take full advantage of the way Tim proposes we work. I have to listen again as it is well stocked with good advice. You kind of need to take notes as you listen and I did it almost entirely on my bike. His accompanying website is an awesome addition to the process. This is one of those books that has started to change my outlook and the way I manage my life. Much appreciated.
This is perhaps one of the most impacting and life-changing book that I have ever read on pursuing your dreams, goals, and passions. Tim gives a very clear blueprint for designing your ideal lifestyle and the tips, tricks, and shortcuts that he provides are astounding. Perhaps the best 22 bucks I've ever spent. I've recommended it to everyone I know and many whom meet. If you're ready to get out of the Matrix, this book is for you.
Tim essentially teaches you in this book how to be self-serving and prosper at the expense of society at large. In his eyes as long as something is not illegal, then it must be perfectly ethical and fine to exploit. In other words, he knows how to game the system.
I have no doubt that all of the numerous posts here and on Amazon.com that give this book a rave review and claim it changed their lives are just Tim's army of personal assistants in India planting these reviews. Doing that would be EXACTLY the kind of behavior he advocates in his book, and he mentions having his Indian hired labor perform numerous tasks that the average person would look at skeptically. For example, in the book when Tim's wife is mad at him, he hires someone in India to write a note in the first person (as if from Tim) and send it to his wife telling her that he loves her etc. That is one of hundreds of examples of shady dealings in this book.
I listened to about 75% of the book for entertainment value alone, because I couldn't get over the ridiculousness of it all.
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