The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Dec 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

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, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, 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
 

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Best book to cut down on the cheap at work and start living!

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I want to clarify something about the outsourcing Tim Ferriss talks about. He writes about his experience which is something people have been doing for a very long time, paying others that want to do the work you don't. If it's not slavery or underpaying, it's not wrong. I actually contacted and conversed with the Indian company, Brickwork. I asked them about specific tasks for my side company and got a quote. They quoted me 20 hours of work for $340. They could have charged anything they wanted. It's a functioning company. So is it wrong that Tim Ferriss outsourced? I think not. It's not like he went to India, pull some person and made them work (judging from his writing). Brickwork is a legit company that sets their own prices. He simply did by himself what every company does on a regular. Check the tags on every item you have in your home and most of it comes from another country, correct? My opinion is, he thought like a CEO, just like the CEO of your company. Your CEO/President didn't want to do all the work, so he/she hired someone and paid that person a little less. Then, they hired another to help the first person. Later on down the line, they hired you, me and everyone else so more work could be done while that CEO/President relaxes. This isn't anything new so think about that before jumping down his throat. I will be leaving another review on my thoughts of the entire book, but i felt I needed to chime in on what some of these one-star reviews are saying.  

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Contents

FAQDoubters Read This
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Chronology of a Pathology
12
How to Burn 1000000 a Night
19
Everything Popular Is Wrong
28
FearSetting and Escaping Paralysis
38
System Reset Being Unreasonable and Unambiguous
48
E is for Elimination
65
Cultivating Selective Ignorance
86
MBAManagement by Absence
200
Disappearing Act How to Escape the Office
227
Beyond Repair Killing YourJob
241
Embracing the Mobile Lifestyle
251
Filling the Void Adding Life After Subtracting Work
287
The Top 13 New Rich Mistakes
302
THE BEST OF THE BLOG
311
PROPOSAL TO WORK REMOTELY ON A CONTRACT BASIS
345

Interrupting Interruption and the Art of Refusal
94
A is for Automation
119
Income Autopilot I Finding the Muse
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Testing the Muse
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CASE STUDIES
351
THE FEW THAT MATTER
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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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