‘Book Reviews’ Category

Book Review: “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris

March 7th, 2009

If you have not read this book yet, we HIGHLY recommend it. We picked it up at an airport, not expecting much, considering the crazy headline — how the hell can anybody get through life working just four hours a week! Well, turns out it’s not that crazy. In fact, everbody else might be crazy. “4-Hour” author Timothy Ferris says “How is it possible that all the people in the world need exactly eight hours to accomplish their work. It isn’t. Nine to five is arbitrary.” In 2001, Ferris started a dietary supplement company. In 2002-2003, he was making $40,000 a month. He is a master of automation and outsourcing. Ferris aims to spend one month overseas for every two months of work projects. Here’s a quote that stuck hard: “Most people aren’t lucky enough to get fired and die a slow spiritual death over 30-40 years of tolerating the mediocre.” There’s a LOT in this book: how to eliminate a lot of unproductive and painful crap in your life; how to “liberate” your life and create “mini-retirements.” But the section on “Automation” is an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ — worth the price of the book times a thousand: after reading the three chapters on “Income Autopilot,” your brain will be reset after a lifetime of assumptions about how we supposedly have to work and live. You will never see things quite the same way again. Plus he gives you valuable, specific how-to information. You will indeed see the power of the internet and how it’s not your grandfather’s world anymore. Get it here at Amazon: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

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