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Summary of The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris: More Knowledge in Less Time

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Summary

Please note: This is a summary and not the original book.

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, 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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  • Shailesh More
  • 02-09-17

choice of work

The way to choose the work or to make the our same work more flexible . just we need to think we can manage our any work from any corner of the world .
according to me book not trying to say do the particular activity but the author want to say manage or frame system for your work so that you can manage it in very less time.
Thank you Mr. Tom

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  • David
  • 27-07-20

Precis Misses The Point

This summary of the 4-hour work week misses the chance to emphasize key points that are a major point of the "lifestyle planning" regime originally written up in Tim Ferris's book.

I have the original book and bought this as a quick refresher. The problem for this "summary" is that it does not convey the information of the original work and misses emphasis on the things that were considered important by the original author.

Without having read the original work a listener of this item will not get the information intended, and misses some relevant, important points.

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  • Saurav Narayan
  • 30-08-18

it was short that what i expected

it was nice shot but was having some useless stuff in the starting skip first two chapters they are useless they are just information and stuff

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-18

if your English is not your mother tongue

speech is not so understandable to people whos English is not their mother tongue.
aldo very short

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-18

Scam

As usual bla bla without practicality total scam didn’t find one guy of these so called NR that give really practical steps of the how

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  • Jeanett Jang
  • 27-07-18

The amazing book indeed!



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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  • Tressie Churchwell
  • 27-07-18

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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  • Trista Tickle
  • 27-07-18

This book is really amazing for me :)



So far I am enjoying this book, and believe and agree with the principles. I think anyone can benefit. I appreciate that the legwork has been done for finding help in other countries that can be trusted.

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  • Kimberely Hansel
  • 27-07-18

I enjoyed listening to this book!



I enjoyed listening to this book because of the different information provided on doing things in life. The most important thing I would consider when reading this book is that it seems to teach you about marketing over the internet and selling very niche type products.

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  • Lyda Liang
  • 27-07-18

You've got to buy this book!



While not all of Ferriss's lessons will apply to everyone, the ones that surely will certainly make this book worth buying. There are few books that leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling of pure optimism and inspiration, but this just happens to be one of them. If you have an entrepreneurial bone in your body, you've got to buy this book!