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: 135mm x 216mm x 24mm | 345g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091923727
  • ISBN 13: 9780091923723
  • Sales rank: 15,230

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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 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; how to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office; and 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 six 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 publications ranging from The Economist to Maxim 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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"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge."-Jack CanfieldCo-creator of "Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)," 100+ million copies sold "This is a whole new ball game. Highly recommended."-Dr. Stewart D. FriedmanAdviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family IssuesDirector 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, thisbook will change your life!"-Phil Town#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of "Rule #1 ""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 "Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51."-Tom ForemskiJournalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com "Thanks to Tim Ferriss, I have more time in my life to travel, spend time with family and write book blurbs. This is a dazzling and highly usefulwork."-A.J. JacobsEditor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine, Author of "The Know-It-All ""If you want to live life on your own terms, this is your blueprint."-Mike MaplesCo-founder of Motive Communications (IPO to $260M market cap), Founding Executive of Tivoli (sold to IBM for $750M)"Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I've already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire." "-"Albert PopeDerivatives Trading," "UBS World Headquarters "This engaging book makes you ask the most important question that you will ever face: What exactly is it that you want out of work and life, and why? Tim Ferriss is a master of getting more for less, often with the help of people he doesn't even know, and here he gives away his secrets for fulfilling your dreams."-Bo BurlinghamEditor-at-Large, "Inc." magazineAuthor of "Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big ""Reading this book is like putting a few zeros on your income. Tim brings lifestyle to a new level-listen to him!"-Michael D. KerlinMcKinsey & Company Consultant to Bush-Clinton Katrina FundJ. William Fulbright Scholar" ""Part scientist and part adventure hunter, Tim Ferriss has created a road map for an entirely new world. I devoured this book in one sitting-I have seen nothing like it."-Charles L. BrockChairman and CEO, Brock Capital GroupFormer CFO, COO, and General Counsel, Scholastic, Inc.Former President, Harvard Law School Association "Outsourcing is no longer just for Fortune 500 companies. Small and mid-sized firms, as well as busy professionals, can outsource their work to increase their productivity and free time for more important commitments. It's time for the world to take advantage of this revolution."-Vivek Kulkarni CEO Brickwork India and former IT Secretary, BangaloreCredited as the"techno-bureaucrat" who helped make Bangalore an IT destination in India "Tim is the master! I should know. I followed his rags to riches path and watched him transform himself from competitive fighter to entrepreneur. He tears apart conventional assumptions until he finds a better way." -Dan PartlandEmmy Award-Winning Producer"; American High, Welcome to the Dollhouse """The 4-Hour Workweek" is an absolute necessity for those adventurous souls who want to live life to its fullest. Buy it and read it before you sacrifice any more!"-John LuskGroup Product Manager, Microsoft World Headquarters "If you want to live your dreams now, and not in 20 or 30 years, buy this book!"-Laura Roden Chairman of the Silicon Valley Association of Start-up EntrepreneursLecturer in Corporate Finance, San Jose State University "With this kind of time management and focus on the important things in life, people should be able to get 15 times as much done in a normal work week."-Tim DraperFounder, Draper Fisher JurvetsonFinanciers to innovators including Hotmail, Skype, and Overture.com "Tim Ferriss's book is about gaining the courage to streamline your life... But even more than that, it challenges the reader to seriously consider an essential-yet rarely asked-question: What do you really want from life?"-Rolf PottsAuthor of "Vagabonding" and Travel Columnist for Yahoo! News "Tim has done what most people only dream of doing. I can't believe he is going to let his secrets out of the bag. This book is a must read!"""-Stephen KeyTop Inventor and Team Designer of Teddy Ruxpin, Lazer TagConsultant to "American Inventor"