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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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    Michael burtonsville, MD, USA 03-15-10
    Michael burtonsville, MD, USA 03-15-10
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    "good source of information"

    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. It changed the way i look at my life. He teaches how to utilize technology to free time and spend it doing the things that you love. He gives you ideas. Automation.
    I totally recommend it. He has some valuable resources in this book that you can use right away.

    23 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 11-17-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Am I the only one..."

    ...who thinks this guy is a total [insert expletive here] who cheats his way through life? Please, someone say that I'm not!

    82 of 109 people found this review helpful
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    G WINDERMERE, FL, United States 09-29-10
    G WINDERMERE, FL, United States 09-29-10
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    "A book that wakes you up"

    This book is great because if might make you realize how your life plans might be outdated and flawed. It might throw light on areas that maybe you thought made some sense (such as the question "do I really need to work this hard?"). The ideas are not new, but the way Tim Ferriss puts them together and presents them, makes you get excited about the possibilities. A warning, though, you have to get past the style of the author, and ignore what might seem like constant bragging. Just listen to the entire book and take what applies to your life.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 05-01-12
    Tim United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2011

    I don't write book reports.

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    "Infomercial for Dot Com's"

    After watching Timothy Ferriss on :"A Day In The Life (Hulu)", I was interested at reading The 4-Hour Workweek. I wished that I hadn't because it's not realistic at all, unless you have unlimited funds.

    "I made 40k a month and I was still not happy... Too much work." Just quoting Ferriss.

    Basically, you outsource everything without doing any work and check your email once a week and be antisocial. The book is an infomercial for Dot Com's. Ferriss has no work ethics. He uses other people and dot coms for day to day tasks.

    I gave 5 stars on performance just because Ray Porter (narrator) portrays Timothy Ferriss as a douche.

    I can only imagine that Porter's performance is accurate.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    F. J. Romero Miami, FL 12-28-10
    F. J. Romero Miami, FL 12-28-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent even if you just apply 20% of it."

    Just like the Pareto equation, this book will change your life even if you apply 20% of its contents to your life. Some of it you may not be able to do because of your career or goals. Some of it will require a very open mind, but I can reassure you that even at that 20% you will change your life to a better one. Priceless.

    27 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Just some guy 02-25-10
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    "Absolutely Amazing!"

    This audio book has opened my eyes in ways I never would have imagined. After listening to it more than a dozen times, I visited my local bookstore and purchased the hard cover book as well, because of all of the invaluable references tools. This audio book is very well researched, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their life by actually having enough time to enjoy it.

    64 of 87 people found this review helpful
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    ACE Innovations, LLC New Jersey 03-02-11
    ACE Innovations, LLC New Jersey 03-02-11

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    "horrible"

    Read the negative reviews on Amazon. I'd bet a significant % of the good reviews are paid for.

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    Kirk Tualatin, OR, USA 05-12-10
    Kirk Tualatin, OR, USA 05-12-10
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    "Life changer"

    This is an absolute must read for everyone. This is my exclusive absolute recommendation. Details, details, details. Nothing is abstract, it is a gem.

    39 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Marc L. Mintz Albuquerque, NM 09-13-10
    Marc L. Mintz Albuquerque, NM 09-13-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Business 101 as Taught by a Snake-Oil Salesman"

    Timothy Ferriss makes some startling claims in the book, not only about how to game your work life, but about his own accomplishments as well. He lays claim a couple times to being a champion martial artist. However, as I understand the researchable facts, there is no public record of him being a champion, or anything else. He claims to lecture at Princeton University. The reality is that he does a guest lecture for one class once a semester, and is not listed at Princeton as a lecturer. He also claims to have become wealthy by starting and running his own company that marketed a health drink that purports to improve brain function. Of course there is no scientific research to back up the claim, no FDA approval, nor any evidence that the product is anything but one of thousands of such “promise everything, do nothing” snake-oils that have made many unethical marketeers wealthy over the centuries.

    With this as a backdrop, should I or you want to take business advice from this man? Surprisingly, the answer may be “yes”.

    The reason is that Timothy is, if nothing else, a master gamer. He studies the rules of the game, finds its weaknesses, and like the very smart rat in a maze, he crawls over or tunnels under the barriers to get to the prize before anyone else. If one can utilize this strategy without a breach of ethics, I count that as working smarter, not harder!

    This is my view of the heart of his work. Can you get away with only working 4 hours a week at your job? Not unless you are a master snake-oil salesperson. Can you get far more accomplished in far less time? Absolutely, and I’m convinced anyone reading this book will find at least a few treasures they can take back to the job to make themselves and the organization better, smarter, and more effective.

    Marc Mintz, ACHDS, ACSP, ACTC
    CIO and Senior IT Consultant
    The MacXperts

    59 of 87 people found this review helpful
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    Colin 03-17-15
    Colin 03-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good info just not suited for audio"

    too many links and web addresses for an audio book. makes it hard to follow and much longer then necessary. try a different version maybe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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