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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for Everyone
Like many of these books you have to realize this isn't for everyone and it will not work for most. On the other hand there are many handy ideas on offloading work you shouldn't be doing anyway.
I know of other people who use elance.com for some of their copywriting and internet projects and the thought of having a personal assistant from India also sounds...
Published on May 15 2008 by Bill Biko
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3.0 out of 5 stars Directions for Hiding from the Boss, Starting an Automated Internet Business, and Being a Global Vagabond
Did you know that if the trends of the last two centuries hold, everyone's workweek will be four hours by 2407? What will people do with all that free time? It's a good question that this book recommends you consider.
Mr. Ferriss does a favor for those who hate their jobs but cannot find work they like by explaining how you can still draw a salary while working...
Published on Sept. 10 2007 by Donald Mitchell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting for those who want to change their live,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. (Hardcover)I bought that book because I've heard so much about it.
Tim Ferriss provide so much useful information to manage your time and reach your goal.
A must read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Today's Reality Hammer for Business,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. (Hardcover)This is not a lazy-man's guide to business, although that is the way it talks to get people to read it. This book is a "reality hammer" for people to wake up, open their eyes, and see the business world as it really is, full of higher tech allowing better work, smarter work, and above all, the elimination of wasted time.
I own successful businesses & this book was totally different from the snooze-fest that most business books have become ... it challenges the ordered business structures completely and challenges the person.
It tells you to wake up and smell the coffee, to look at your work and get objective. Further, it tells you to look at yourself in the mirror and get objective. I read it once ... then read it again a week later. Literally standing in my office looking at my desk with the piles of projects and assorted work for different companies I put the content of this book to work for me.
Virtual assistant: a Godsend. If you are a businessman without a virtual assistant you are an idiot. That said, I was an idiot putting off what technology gives us today, a smart, hardworking, tech-savvy assistant that goes through work like a chainsaw. There is no project that cannot be done better by a good virtual assistant. Examples: Organize all your photos including your business photos (personal), suggest additions to your LinkedIn community by researching peers (business), build up research your genealogy & family tree (personal), suggest books and ebooks to read for an upcoming lecture (business), collate and organize that book you have always wanted to write (personal), coordinate your calendar (business), organize birthdays w ecards for same (business + personal) ... the list is endless ... all at $13 per hour though I pay a little more.
This book is a welcome wake up call.
5.0 out of 5 stars Opened my mind,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. (Kindle Edition)I wanted to know how to earn an income without earning an income. Then this book came into my hands, and showed how its possible. I think it's a great book, and well worth reading. It is mind opening... And challenges current conceptual thoughts about working... And what productivity actually is.
Thanks Mr. Ferris
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. (Hardcover)Great book, if you're ready to make a change and live a good life, this is your book, great ideas
5.0 out of 5 stars New life!,
If you are the kind of person that doen't fits in this world of 9-5 and you want to get out of your confort zone. This is for you!
Just one thing!
You have to be courageos, ready to change and ready to make everything needed to make this happen.
4.0 out of 5 stars Innovative ideas,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. (Kindle Edition)I liked this book not because I think it is realistic to put these practices all into place, but because I praise the philosophy and principles behind them. I think you can put some of the ideas into practice into your life and use them to change your life to the one that you want -- i.e. less "work" and more time for yourself. Do we live to work or work to live?
4.0 out of 5 stars 1/2 way through,
3.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas,
This review is from: The 4-Hour Workweek (Expanded and Updated): Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Audio CD)Tim Ferris takes time management and turns it into a how-to-guide for taking responsibility for your own happiness, well being and self actualization. He enthusiastically and insistently encourages us to get off our lazy butts and start living our lives, instead of passively squandering hundreds of minutes, hours, days and weeks engaged in mindless wasteful distractions that can trick us into thinking we are actually doing something useful. Put aside the fear and stagnation, start living. His tips and strategies are empowering. Thanks to Tim.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!,
This review is from: 4-hour Work Week (Paperback)Finally a hands on book that not just theory! The real-world examples and practical info given has given me the missing link to my success! Thank you Tim!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!,
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The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. by Timothy Ferriss (Hardcover - Dec 15 2009)
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