Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich [ http://amzn.to/1nzHvMq ] by Timothy Ferriss.
We had a critical look at the book and its “framework” and all of us on the call came to the same conclusion: it has holes as a cohesive system for the “everyman,” it’s definitely worth reading, and there are many nuggets of productivity wisdom that were summarized here in the book that can be applicable to anyone.
Enjoy the discussion!
The Amazon book description states:
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, 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
Our next reading selections are:
Our next Productivity Book Group reading discussion will be about Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives [ http://amzn.to/1OQLjKy ] by Gretchen Rubin. That live discussion call will take place on March 26, 2016 at noon Eastern. Full details are available by clicking on Upcoming Books.
(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)
- Four-Hour Blog [ http://fourhourblog.com/ ]
- Freelancer’s Union [ http://freelancersunion.org/ ]
- 4-Hour Workweek Tools [ http://fourhourworkweek.com/4-hour-workweek-tools/ ]
- Quora.com [ quora.com ]
- The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau [ http://amzn.to/1nYklFz ]
- The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss [ http://amzn.to/21B8Tgx ]
- The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss [ http://amzn.to/21B8Vop ]
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