The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
•How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
•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 frequent “mini-retirements”

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
•More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
•Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
•How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
•The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Timothy Ferriss

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TIMOTHY FERRISS, serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond, has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Maxim, and other media. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a world-record holder in tango, a national champion in Chinese kickboxing, and an actor on a hit television series in Hong Kong. He is twenty-nine years old.
 
Published November 18, 2009 by Harmony. 416 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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The New York Times Book Review’s advice and miscellaneous best-seller list — the place where self-help books go to eyeball one another — is a boisterous rolling carnival of hustlers and hacks and optimists and jokers, with the occasional naked lady, tent preacher, dog trainer or television chef t...

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Suite 101

The author shows how to create freedom of time and place and to use both however you want; a blueprint to live more and work less, an opportunity to change everything.

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EzineArticles

... The overriding theme of what Ferriss calls T4HWW (The 4 Hour Workweek) is the idea that we have it all wrong in killing ourselves by working ...

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About.com

In this chapter Ferriss explains the art of "mini-retirements" before spending a number of pages on the possibilities and pitfalls for you once you join the "New Rich," a section which I think most readers will find utterly superfluous.

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Quick Book Reviews

... While a lot of people are quite content following the usual career path in life which consists of many years of hard work rewarded by a modest ...

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Wired

Yes, the new cyberslacking manual from semi-entrepreneur Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, has a chapter on how to outsource your scutwork to Bangalore, which comes off as a half-reasonable idea at best.

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A Patchwork of Books

She writes, “The best thing I learned from Write For Magazines was how to go about setting up an articulate query — the whole process — from writing a catchy lead-in paragraph, to lining up a source or two in order to bolster the query, to tempting an editor and showing him you actually have the ...

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Business Insider

At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and shrink it to three or four items," Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson writes in h...

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The Motley Fool

(If you're not sure that "audacious" describes you, don't fret -- Ferriss includes exercises for that, too.) And for anyone else who dreams of ditching the 9-to-5 routine -- or just wants a little more time and money to chase a few more dreams -- I strongly recommend that you pick this book up an...

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Yahoo! Finance

During his second, famously successful run as Apple CEO, Jobs applied this strategy to the "top 100" retreats he would hold with Apple's leadership, biographer Walter Isaacson writes in the Harvard Business Review.

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Business 2 Community

But guess what…you’ll find entrepreneurs outsourcing not only the ancillary functions of their business, but also the business development, the secret sauce, and the core business operations.

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Business 2 Community

Before writing, promoting, and publishing your next book, eBook, or content marketing premium (i.e., a report, SlideShare presentation, video, white paper, etc.), take a moment to make sure you’ve chosen the best possible title.

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Daily Finance

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated -- 4 reasons it's better. by Josh Smith Dec 17th 2009 1:00PM. In 2007 Tim Ferriss published a ...

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http://dailyfinance.com

If you still doubt that after reading this review of The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated Edition, then I suggest you go to your local bookstore and read the first chapter, titled "FAQ --Doubters Read This" to set the record straight.

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