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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.

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"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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    Abby Jeuell 11-17-10
    Abby Jeuell 11-17-10 Member Since 2008
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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!

    61 of 81 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy United States 04-28-11
    Sandy United States 04-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The 4-Hour Workweek"

    Not my cup of tea......couldn't even get through listening to it all. In my opinion so much of this doesn't apply to most of us. If I did some of this stuff he talks about in my position my customers and prospects would quickly find someone else to do business with.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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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.

    37 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    The Student Annapolis, MD 09-08-13
    The Student Annapolis, MD 09-08-13 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy learning through non-fiction books. My current goal is to read biographies of all past U.S. Presidents. Recommendations are welcome!

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    "Is Your Career a Hamster Wheel?"

    This book helps the reader break down the barriers of societal thinking by bringing you back to the essentials. Do you remember why you put effort in each day? Or, have you lost sight of the end goal?

    Tim Ferriss helps the reader re-focus their commitments from their "job" to their goal. This is not a book about quitting your career and living in the woods "off the grid". On the contrary, it is a book about staying focused on your goals and finding the most effective ways to execute them.

    As most books do, it starts off a bit slow, but keep reading. There is a definitive sense of freedom that comes from completing this book. We must analyze our decisions with a cost-benefit method that asks: "am I receiving the most I can in exchange for my time and energy?"

    Personally, I have kept his words in mind while making decisions, and I am happy with the results. A must-read for individuals who are running in the hamster wheel of their career.


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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 1 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 1 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

    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 1 people found this review helpful
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    DS NH 01-06-13
    DS NH 01-06-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "don't wait to retire"

    What do you want? Travel? More family time? Fun and fulfilling work? All the above?
    Why wait until 65 when you'll have aches and pains, the kids will be grown and gone, and you'll be ground down by having spent 40 years doing something you didn't love.

    This book explains how to have it all now while you can still enjoy it. Listen with an open mind and you too can achieve your dreams. I know a bunch of people who have done this and they've used many of the techniques outlined in this book. The ideas work. There are a million ways to make money and working for someone else, according to their rules, is only one of them. The internet is changing the world, figure out how to use it to your advantage.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Monroe, CT, United States 09-05-12
    Daniel Monroe, CT, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Meh"

    If everyone lived like this nothing would ever move forward. A bible for anyone who doesn't value actually contributing to society.

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    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 03-10-12
    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 03-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Highly Recommended Paridigm Shift in thinking"

    Gives many practical ways of doing things more efficiently and effectively. Listening to he audio book I realised I needed the paper version as well in order to check on some of the webistes etc. Mahendra

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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