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

By Timothy Ferriss
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.


NEWS & OPINION: Must Reads from Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose

Posted October 16, 2009, 2:11 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Just ran across this video of Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, and Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, talking about their must read books. Each choose five books (Tim actually chose seven). Random w/ Tim and Kevin - Ep3 from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo. Read more

STAFF PICKS: Reviewing Reviews: Part II

Posted September 26, 2008, 9:45 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
I have a few more links for you all before I leave for the weekend. There are only two actual reviews among them, but it's the end of the day on a Friday afternoon, and I had to name this post something. First up, BusinessWeek's Jessica Scanlon penned an interesting profile of the incomparable Seth Godin--maketing guru, friend of the company, and the man who just today taught me the difference between Stephen R. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: PW 2007 Bestsellers

Posted April 22, 2008, 2:43 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Publishers Weekly released its bestseller list late last month. A Thousand Splendid Suns topped the fiction category, while The Secret took the top nonfiction spot. But, those books get enough love, so we thought we would list the business titles that show up on the list (they list all books that sold over 100,000 copies in calender year 2007). Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Defending the business book genre.

Posted March 19, 2008, 2:18 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It seems just a bit ironic that the last page in April's Fast Company is a grueling review and warning of the business section of your local bookstore. Especially considering more than a handful of business book authors--including the Heath brothers, Dan Roam, Amy Sutherland*, Tim Ferriss, Robert Scoble, Fred Krupp--contributed to or were mentioned in the issue. The last page is Elizabeth Spiers' (founding editor of Gawker and Dealbreaker) article "Library of the Living Dead. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Authors visiting Google

Posted May 8, 2007, 1:55 PM with category of Marketing & Sales
Google has been bringing authors in to speak for quite some time now. They recently shared the videos of the authors' visits from John McCain to Valentino Achack Deng. In the business arena, you'll find these folks and more: James Scurlock, Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders Chris Anderson, The Long Tail Max Barry, Company Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek So far there are 68 posted. Read more


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Publisher Ebury Press
Publish date 01/01/2011
Pages 396
ISBN-13 9780091929114
Language English