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The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

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By (author) Timothy Ferriss

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 26mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091923530
  • ISBN 13: 9780091923532
  • Edition statement: Airport/Export edition
  • Sales rank: 41,187

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Tim Ferriss has trouble defining what he does for a living. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: 'I race motorcycles in Europe', 'I ski in the Andes', 'I scuba dive in Panama', 'I dance tango in Buenos Aires'. He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the 'New Rich', a fast-growing subculture that has abandoned the 'deferred-life plan' and instead mastered the new currencies - time and mobility - to create a new way of living. Why wait a lifetime for your retirement when you can enjoy luxury now? Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing first class world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with no management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: 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; how to exchange your career for life for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'; how to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it's beyond repair; how to cultivate selective ignorance - and create time - with a low-information diet; how to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80 per cent off; and how to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office. Learn about this and more to live the life you want - now.

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Tim Ferriss gives an immensely popular bi-yearly lecture at Princeton called Drug Dealing for Fun and Profit. He speaks seven languages; holds a world record in tango; is a national Chinese kickboxing champion; and has appeared on a hit TV series in China and Hong Kong. Ferriss's writing has appeared in Maxim, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Blackbelt Magazine and he will be a main character in the upcoming feature-length documentary As Seen on TV, produced by Emmy Award-winner Dan Partland. See the website: www.4hourworkweek.com

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By Daniel 31 Oct 2010 5

This book is a great read, although some of the advice might be radical the stories extreme the book provides great resources and links to develop your own methodology. The book is soft on information in some areas but strong on guidance offering a guidebook ride in life design and entrepreneurship. I will reccomend this book to anyone looking for motivation to start out on their own or organise there life in a practical manner. The book also has a good list on reccomended riding to allow you develop pacific areas discussed within this book. Most of which are also great reads.