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

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Crown Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. 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 who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies—time and mobility—to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now.

Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. 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% 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 freuent "mini-retirements"
• What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income
• How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair
• What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks
• How to cultivate selective ignorance—and create time—with a low-information diet
• What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are
• How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50–80% off
• How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office

You can have it all—really.
 

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User Review  - RhodesDavis - LibraryThing

The book is not about cutting your workday in half but optimizing what you do with your time. Ferriss is his own lab rat experimenting with life and health to optimize results with a "minimal ... Read full review

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Guide to designing a lifestyle of mini-retirements and working less and/or remotely. Declutter, eliminate and creating alternate income streams. Very motivational Read full review

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Contents

FAQDoubters Read This
3
Chronology of a Pathology
13
D is for Definition
19
Everything Popular Is Wrong
29
FearSetting and Escaping Paralysis
38
Being Unreasonable and Unambiguous
48
E is for Elimination
63
Cultivating Selective Ignorance
82
How to Escape the Office
207
Killing Your Job
220
Embracing the Mobile Lifestyle
230
Adding Life After Subtracting Work
264
Q The Top 13 New Rich Mistakes
279
RESTRICTED READING
287
BONUS CHAPTERS
293
INDEX
299

o Interrupting Interruption and the Art of Refusal
90
Step III A is for Automation
111

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TIMOTHY FERRISS is a serial entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and angel investor/advisor (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more). Best known for his rapid-learning techniques, Tim's books -- The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef -- have been published in 30+ languages. The 4-Hour Workweek has spent seven years on The New York Times bestseller list. Tim has been featured by more than 100 media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Outside, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and CNN. He has guest lectured in entrepreneurship at Princeton University since 2003. His popular blog www.fourhourblog.com has 1M+ monthly readers, and his Twitter account @tferriss was selected by Mashable as one of only five "Must-Follow" accounts for entrepreneurs. Tim's primetime TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment (www.upwave.com/tfx), teaches rapid-learning techniques for helping viewers to produce seemingly superhuman results in minimum time.

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