The 4-Hour Work Week

Based on Ferrisss controversial lectures at Princeton University, this resource shows how members of a new subculture use simple loopholes and tactics to escape the 9-5 workday, live anywhere, and join the New Rich, with complete freedom of time and place.

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. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars 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 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and, how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and, the latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Author:
Timothy Ferriss
Format:
Paperback

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Based on Ferrisss controversial lectures at Princeton University, this resource shows how members of a new subculture use simple loopholes and tactics to escape the 9-5 workday, live anywhere, and join the New Rich, with complete freedom of time and place.

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. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars 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 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and, how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and, 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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Author:
Timothy Ferriss
Subtitle:
Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Publisher:
Ebury Press
ISBN:
9780091929114
Audience:
General
Pages:
416
Width (mm):
135
Length (mm):
213
Additional Info:
Tim Ferriss speaks seven languages; holds a world record in tango; is a national Chinese kickboxing champion; has beaten four world champions in cage fighting; and has appeared on a hit TV series in China and Hong Kong. Since his debut presentation on The 4-Hour Workweek at the world-famous SXSW Interactive conference on March 12, 2007, Tim has been invited to speak at some of the most innovative companies and universities in the world, ranging from Google and PayPal to Princeton University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His blog is ranked in the top 1,000 in the world, receiving around 20 million hits per month.
Weight (g):
454

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A very interesting book. Filled with useful information. And nice bibliography of other books to read at end. Looking forward to reading Tims' other two books.

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good book to explore alternative ideas to work to live instead of live to work.

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