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

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

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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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    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

    66 of 97 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.

    30 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    John New York, NY 04-01-17
    John New York, NY 04-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Outdated tools and horrible narration"

    Narrator sounds like a robot, I couldn't make it through to the end. He even spells out long web links including the http://. Also very outdated now as many of the tools mentioned either don't exist or have better substitutes today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's ok."

    It's ok, but nothing new that I don't already know. The author tends to ramble much without any meaningful subsistence in his material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fishs 03-18-16
    fishs 03-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Life-changer!"

    This book has the power to help you break free, if you let it. Even if you don't let it, Tim's ideas for liberation will be splinters in your mind nagging you to go for it! Highly recommend!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lily 03-08-16
    Lily 03-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Tough to listen to since there are many recommendations for external resources"

    I'd recommend actually buying the physical book for this reason. It will be easier to follow.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Farmington, UT, United States 09-11-15
    Justin Farmington, UT, United States 09-11-15
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    "What a motivating book!"

    This is the kind of book that makes you want to be somebody. Not just a clock punching wannabe

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cory tona 07-17-15
    cory tona 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "lazy"

    I became very bored after the third or fourth chapter. Definitely one of those books I couldn't wait to be through with.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Veronika 05-18-15
    Veronika 05-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly recommended"

    I've been lucky to travel the world having the job I like. This book exceeded my expectations and inspired me to do more with my life. It has a lot of practical recommendations on how and where to start. I recommend if to everyone I know. I wish I read it 10 years ago. Thank you, Tim!

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    Nathan De Melo 05-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Eye-opening!"

    This book gets my heart pumping with excitement about what's possible. A must buy hard copy as well. Rediscover your dreams.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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