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Summary: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

Narrated by: William Bahl
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a New York Times best seller that incorporates the Pareto Principle and Parkinson’s Law into a lifestyle of reduced working hours and more personal free time.

After graduating from Princeton University, where he earned a degree in East Asian studies, Tim started his first business selling nutritional supplements at the age 23. Since selling his business, he has become a Guinness Book of World Records holder in tango and a host of his own program on the History Channel. 

The 4-Hour Workweek is Tim Ferriss’ first book. Detailing his personal experiences of success and failures in ‘lifestyle design", the book provides listeners with a clear road map on how to outsource mundane work and reduce clutter and information overload to create smooth income streams and more free time.

The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give listeners exciting alternatives to the ordinary nine-to-five routine.

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The blueprint to success

Love it. The blueprint to success. Reaffirms some ideas I always wondered about and fills in the blanks for the thing I thought impossible!! That being said I am in the initial stages of finding my muse. Not a millionaire...yet!

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Guides you to a new adventure

Good to change your point of view about work paradigm. Guides you to a new adventure of becoming independent and get money. Some good ideas to get a person thinking about what they are doing with their life and start thinking about alternatives.

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filled with gems

Whether you are looking to acquire the four hour work week or just some insight into the art of daily living, this book is filled with gems to take home and live by. I recommend this book for anyone!!

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Absolutely a must have for any entrepreneur

Absolutely a must have for any entrepreneur or wantrapreneur alike! I would definitely recommend this to anybody that is wanting to remotely work as well.

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helps you to take charge of your life

If you love to read and listen to a self help books and have not much time, this is the one book I would recommend to anybody. This book in a capsule, helps you to take charge of your life with very clear and concise instructions.

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contains a lot of information

This book was my first introduction to outsourcing - something that has allowed me to build a multi-million dollar ecommerce business from scratch. While I've never worked a four hour workweek (unless traveling), this book contains a lot of information people SHOULD know and can apply to their lives.

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Definitely worth listening

Definitely worth listening, even if the ideas of cutting your roots is far away from you, you can still benefit from the inflow of outstanding ideas brought together by Ferris in this book.

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very nice and motivating

This audiobook is very nice and motivating. The author gives several examples of how to earn money and live way without working that much. Great!

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career change

The minimum you can take out of it is the idea that everything is possible if you really want it, if that can be called minimum! I recommend reading it to anyone who is looking for ideas either when contemplating a career change, or just feeling like stuck in life at a certain moment!

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actionable challenges

This book is full of hilarious anecdotes, real life examples and actionable challenges. Just remember, acknowledgement is the first stop on the road to recovery.

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  • Charlotte Harper
  • 08-09-19

It's very detailed and well explained.

I am glad that I bought this book since it helped me to improve myself. It's very detailed and well explained. Highly recommended!

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  • Kristin Franklin
  • 08-09-19

Practical advice that will let your attain.

Not only does it provide inspiration, but also practical advice that will let your attain those goals that you set aside for yourself. Because of this book, I would have to say that my dreams will soon become reality.

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  • Krissie Brown
  • 07-09-19

This book is a must hear.

This book is a must hear for all working professionals. It causes each person to rethink their current employment situation and challenges the individual to live more richly, freeing up time to do what is really important. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Jie Hernandez
  • 07-09-19

Fantastic, so much useful information.

Fantastic, so much useful information and extremely well written. I did not realize how much of an email problem I had before I read this book. It has made me more efficient. This book is a must hear.

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  • Melissa Rose
  • 07-09-19

What you need to live ON.

A quick hear on how to manage your time and lifestyle- you start off incredulous until you start realizing what it takes to live and what you need to live ON.

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  • Efrain Raschke
  • 14-02-19

I recommend this book to all my friends.

I recommend this book to all my friends constantly, it goes beyond just concepts and it actually gives you the ground work to get started. This is one of those books that will go beyond teaching you something, it will teach you how to implement what it is teaching you as well! Loved it!!!

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  • Earlean Mohn
  • 14-02-19

Well explained, thought provoking.

Well explained, thought provoking, but understand this, if you are looking for an overnight fix for your woes? not going to happen. Tim's instructions and concepts are well thought out but you WILL have to put effort into results. For those seeking easy riches and wealth beyond their imagining? not going to happen.. you will have to put forth time and effort, but Tim does very well in his teaching.. I am working on implementing new ideas that his book helped to create.

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  • Patience Nyland
  • 20-12-18

I definitely think this book is most applicable.

I definitely think this book is most applicable to young people without any real responsibility, children, or debt. Could've cut a few things near the end.

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  • Lucian Peter
  • 10-09-18

Inspiring

This book gave me the idea to try geo arbitrage. If you think about it, 30-50% of most people’s biggest expense is shelter. If you stop renting or sell your mortgage, you will eliminate that big expense. That means you need less money to live. You can essentially go to Thailand or any other place that gives your dollar higher buying power and live like royalty.

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  • Sarah Anderson
  • 28-02-20

broadens your thoughts

Interesting audiobook! Contains with lots of great insight. Not sure how to get all this to work but certainly broadens your thoughts.

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