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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich Paperback – 1 March 2011
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- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780091929114
- ISBN-13 : 978-0091929114
- Publisher : VERMILION - MASS MARKET (1 March 2011)
- Product Dimensions : 21.34 x 13.46 x 3.05 cm
- ASIN : 0091929113
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book that has caught the imagination of overworked America, Sunday Telegraph
This is a whole new ball game. Highly recommended. -- Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Adviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family Issues, Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life,
it's all here. Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this
book will change your life!
The 4-Hour Workweek is a new way of solving a very old problem: just how can we work to live and prevent our lives from being all about work? A world of infinite options awaits those who would read this book and be inspired by it! -- Michael E. Gerber, Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide and the World's #1 Small Business Guru
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Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
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The content around lifestyle design I have to say is novel and interesting - but like a wedding cake, it's buried under inches sickly, suffocating fondant.
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I've listened to Tim's podcasts for good few years, and respect his interview skills and the type of people he invites.
But that does not make him a writer - if that were the criteria then all radio/tv broadcasters/new-readers/weather-reporters will be writers too. Too much content thrown into the book in a false hope something somewhere may be of use to someone.
The author breaks it down in four steps D E A and L
D is for definition and is probably the only part of the book of any substance. If you’re under 23, naive, and never stand up for self you might get something out of it. It’s mostly work mindset a lot of people have developed over a year or so in the work world.
E is elimination which is his time management section. Honestly there is some good advice , however,there are way better books on the topic. He advocates the low information diet which basically being willfully ignorant.
A is for automation. In this section he advocates for first automating/ outsourcing as much in your life as you can to save time and money.
But the main focus is setting up a business online that sells things of little value very overpriced and attempting to automate that. Having worked in online marketing, I can tell you the information here is outdated, vague, and not very thorough. If you want to set up a business online I would recommend reading a different book. He also advocates calling yourself an expert and teaching courses on topics you have no authority in. Ultimately, this is where the book falls apart as this is his central way to live the four hour work week, which if you take a look at his own life he isn’t living that way.
For L is for liberation and I took his low information diet and stopped reading.
Conclusion: this book is for naive, weak, dummies who hate their jobs and will take any terrible advice to give them hope. Ultimately this book is like his own online business which sold a product of little value he wasn’t an expert in. Which is what this book is.