Monday, October 1, 2007

The Four Hour Workweek - My Review and Experience

Well, I finally got the book I'm sure you have all heard about. It has been hyped on blogs far and wide and given away as a prize almost as much. I am talking about The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. After months of hearing and reading about this book I finally decided to check it out, read it, and then give my review, commentary, and experiences with the subject matter. Have you read the book? If so what did you think? If not let's read it together.

Over the course of the next week or so I will be reading through the book and posting articles as I go. Every several days I will post about what I have read. I will give you some information on what was in the book and my review and comments on what was read. According to the dust cover I will learn from this "step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle:"
  • How Tim[the author] 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 principals of a forgotten Italian economist
  • How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements"
Well, we'll see about that. Stay tuned for the coming articles. This is going to be fun. Have you read The 4-Hour Workweek? What did you think?

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3 comments:

Lori said...

I've seen it hyped up and considered buying it. I'll wait to see what you say about it;)

Trad Oatlig said...

Awesome book. After reading it, I had to rethink all my-time management and productivity theories I have been practicing for some time. In a way, I have even started doubting some of David Allen's GTD concepts.

Some of Tim's mind blowing ideas are:
1. Challenge your comfort zones. Things you avoid doing may be the most important.
2. Eliminate all clutter from your life - particularly time wasting activities and people.
3. Unrealistic dreams are more achievable because a) less competition at the top b) people underestimate their capabilities c) you will have more drive and passion to accomplish big things.

Cmanlong said...

@Trad

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know what you thought about the book.

I read about the first 1/3 yesterday and will be writing my first "review" article this evening stay tuned!