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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (2007)
de Timothy Ferriss
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Like many things in life the value of this book totally depends on what you hope to get out of it. If you are looking to sluff off your job travel the world making millions while only working 4 hours a week you're going to be sorely disappointed. If you're looking for ways to streamline your life and business and some alterative perspective this book has a lot to offer. If that's what it was advertising I'd happily recommend it. However, the way it is I find it kind of offensive. While I don't think it's filled with lies his examples depend on an extreme amount of luck and are definitely outliers. All in all, I'd probably say leave this one on the shelf.
The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. Doing big things begins with asking for them properly.
Tim Ferris is a wealth of ideas that don't stay anywhere near the proverbial "in the box" thinking. The first third was the best for me, with a lot of reframing of conformist ideas about work and how, when or where to do it. The rest is more for entrepreneurs. Lots of advice on how to start a business on the cheap and travel tips. I highlighted a lot in this book and have started listening to his podcast.
Recommended for: people who want to go beyond the comfort zone, are ambitious and/or want to get out there and live.
Disclaimer: I did not finish this book.
I listened to this as an audiobook and made it about 15% through (Chapter 4, Part 2, Step 1) before I decided it was not worth my attention or time. While the bones of this book have some good messages about how to recognize routines and break out of the mold, I could not stand the packaging or delivery. I felt as if I were a cat and someone had just run through hand backwards through my fur.
I did not like the tone, nor the personality of the author. To me, he came off as ethically questionable, incredibly selfish, and speaking from a place of privilege.
I recommend skipping this book and just reading a summary.
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Forget “follow your dreams.” Ferriss recommends creating intellectual property by searching Writer’s Market for obscure magazines with 15,000-plus circulations whose readers spend money in the same consumer patterns as, say, bass fishermen, then asking the magazines’ advertising directors to e-mail you rate cards while you search back issues for repeat advertisers who sell directly to consumers via 1-800 numbers and Web sites. I’m not kidding. That’s Step 1.
The book's essential premise is that what Ferriss calls the "deferred-life plan" -- the path of working for 40 years to fund a 20-year retirement -- is both escapable and worth escaping.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. 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, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements" The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek includes: * More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal * How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)650.1Technology and Application of Knowledge Management and auxiliary services Business Personal success in business
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