Timothy Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Work Week

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Tim Ferriss is the author of “The Four Hour Work Week”


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Timothy Ferriss recommends you check email only once per week, don’t read the newspaper and don’t save for retirement. These are only a few of the taboo recommendations found in Tim’s book, “The 4-Hour Work Week.”

It would be easy to dismiss Tim’s advice as lunacy if it weren’t for his impressive list of achievements. Tim used his time-saving technique to learn six languages, become a National Chinese kickboxing champion, and a Guinness World Record holder in tango, all at 29. Tim now adds author of the #1 business book in America according to the Wall Street Journal to his long list of accomplishments.
Tim candidly discusses the contents of his book, his life philosophy and how he propelled his book to #1 using blog marketing. Tim’s ability to use technology to do more with less time and money is impressive and fresh.
– Nir

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5 Responses to “Timothy Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Work Week”

  1. nate says:

    really? get paid to outsource your job to other people who are probably poorly paid struggling workers in the third world? the description of the book makes it seem like a very “me”-focused book that disregards the effects of a person’s actions on others (especially the others who have to do the outsourced work). thumbs down to that philosophy.

  2. LivePaola says:

    I always recommend that people actually read a book, instead of a short description of the book, before deciding to diss its philosophy. I’ve read it and found it innovative and enjoyable. For perspective on the previous comment on outsourcing, I also recommend Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat”. For readers who’d like a perspective on Tim Ferriss’s book, here is my review: http://livepaola.wordpress.com/2007/05/05/two-new-books-%e2%80%9cnever-eat-alone%e2%80%9d-and-%e2%80%9cthe-4-hour-workweek%e2%80%9d/

  3. Ken says:

    The guys at the Evolving Excellence blog had some good comments on Ferriss’ book as well, from a manufacturing and outsourcing perspective. Typically they are very anti-outsourcing, but “personal outsourcing” is just a tad different! Unfortunately they didn’t mention the effective time savings from having an assistant on the opposite side of the globe. Nice post.
    http://www.evolvingexcellence.com/blog/2007/07/personal-waste.html
    Ken

  4. Max McLaren says:

    Your blog is useful! I bookmarked it just now)

  5. Betsy says:

    If I do that … Do not feed me.

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