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The book that changed my life in 2 hours: The 4-Hour Workweek

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There’s a time-sensitive giveaway at the end of this post.

Reading “The 4 Hour Workweek” is like having Tim Ferriss grab you by the hair, shake you, and say WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?! YOU NEED TO USE THESE TIPS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT!! Also, the tips work. GTD fans, entrepreneurs, and basically anyone who reads this site will learn tons from The 4-Hour Workweek.

I absolutely loved this book. In fact, within 2 hours of reading it, I had completely changed the way I handle email — and I already thought I was efficient.

Three days later, I had changed the way I handle followups and meetings. The book is about creating an infrastructure so you can work only 4 hours a week (a colorful metaphor) and use your time to serve you, instead of the other way around. Tim’s insights about email, outsourcing, and business use take it to a new extreme. For example, he suggest checking your email twice a day. Now, I’ve heard this suggestion before, but usually it was a failure of the last mile for me: I didn’t know where to start.

Tim goes the extra step and provides the text of the auto-response email he uses, which basically says ‘I check my email infrequently, so here’s an FAQ you can read that will probably answer your questions. Otherwise, here’s my phone number, or be patient and I’ll get back to you.’ And, in the smartest line in the book, his autoresponder includes this line: “Thank you for understanding this move to more efficiency and effectiveness. It helps me accomplish more to serve you more.”

Who could argue with that?

Do you remember when I described how I set up my financial accounts? That article was one of my most popular because it described, step-by-step, how my personal-finance infrastructure worked. Tim describes that for his entire working style, including something fascinating I had never really considered: virtual admins. (See a related Friday Entrepreneur review here.)

He uses multiple virtual admins from around the world. As he writes, “Indian and Chinese VAs…will run $4-$15 per hour, the lower end being limited to simple tasks and the higher end including the equivalent of Harvard or Stanford M.B.A.s and Ph.D.s.” Then he goes on to describe exactly how to work with virtual admins, including how to give instruction, how to pick the best ones, and — this goes the extra mile — the best URLs for finding virtual admins.

Why would you need a virtual admin? Think about all the mindless things you do every month: Booking reservations, calling up Wells Fargo to question some account activity, researching some minor point, writing a complaint letter, proofreading, scheduling, reminders, and more.

Frankly, when I first thought about it, it sounded ridiculous. But then I thought about things like scheduling things and dealing with tons of tiny requests every month (“Fix that typo on that site!”), I realized how great it would be to be able to just send a quick email to a virtual admin to handle it — especially if they were good. This advice (and the links provided to the best admin sites) are worth the price of the book alone.

There’s more in the book. Here are some the other key insights I took away:

  • “Don’t ever arrive at the office or in front of your computer without a clear list of priorities. You’ll just read unassociated e-mail and scramble your brain for the day.” (This alone has saved me about 35 hours since I finished the book 2 weeks ago.)
  • “Being busy is a form of laziness–lazy thinking and indiscriminate action”
  • How to end a meeting on time
  • How to convince your boss to let you work at home on Fridays
  • And a great lesson he illustrates:

    “For all four years of school, I had a policy. If I received anything less than an A on the first paper or non-multiple-choice in a given class, I would bring 2-3 hours of questions to the grader’s office hours and not leave until the other had answered them all or stopped out of exhaustion. This served two important purposes:

    1. I learned exactly how the grader evaluated work, including his or her prejudices and pet peeves
    2. The grader would think long and hard about ever giving me less than an A. He or she would never consider giving me a bad grace without exceptional reasons for doing so, as he or she knew I’d come a’knocking for another three-hour visit.

    Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.

Tim is kind of a weird playboy. In fact, for half of the book, you’ll be shaking your head saying “Is this guy for real?” He’s a Guiness record-holder in Tango, a national champion in kickboxing, and runs a business that makes supplements “scientifically engineered to quickly increase the speed of neural transmission and information processing,” which makes me more than a little suspicious. Some of the tactics he recommends are frankly sleazy. And other people have wondered if he has a real job besides self-promotion; Tim admits in his book that he was fired from most of them.

But I’ve met him and I liked him. Also, even though this book is in some ways opposite of my philosophies on personal finance — he’s not a big fan of saving for retirement — I have to respect him for thinking through his position and teaching me concrete things that I put to work within a matter of hours.

He embraces entrepreneurship and uses the book to share street-smart tips for simplifying your life, automating your work, being more effective with your email/communications, cutting down on interruptions, and using your time to actually achieve something meaningful. I can’t recommend this book enough. In fact, if the highest praise you can give a book is that you changed the way you do things because of it, then this book gets a great review.

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There is, of course, a bonus for iwillteachyoutoberich readers that nobody else is getting. One IWillTeachYouToBeRich reader who buys the book TODAY (Monday, April 30th) and submits your receipt to him will win a free round-trip ticket anywhere in the continental United States (just forward your online receipt or a scan from a retail store). Tim wants iwillteachyoutoberich readers to get this book and tell their friends about it, so he’s funding this out of his own pocket. And I’m thrilled because this is only being offered to my readers. (I get no referral other than the encoded Amazon link below.)

The 4-Hour Workweek

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9 years 3 months ago

I learned about this book from another financial blog and read Tim’s website within the hour. An hour after that, I was in the local B&N buying it. 16 hours later, I was done! Incredible book, it really shook up my preconceived notions of success and what I want in life.

Concerned
Concerned
9 years 3 months ago

A giveaway like this requiring purchase is illegal in the United States. What method is available for those of us who would like to enter without purchasing?

Paul
9 years 3 months ago

I’ve already bought the book and it’s great, but “Concerned” is right, Ramit.

Brian
9 years 3 months ago

Yeah, Ramit, I’m pretty sure requiring purchases for an entry into a drawing is illegal in the state of California.

Maybe it’s because he’s from Australia? Although, you’re promoting it, so I’d check with your lawyers.

J.R.
J.R.
9 years 3 months ago
I bought one and forwarded my recipt. IMO, there are official advertised contests, and then there’s some guys doing random things to promote their own goods and services. I see this ‘offering’ as a ‘potential chance that some guy on the internet may or may not provide me a plane ticket based on me some other guy on the internet telling me he just might be crazy enough to do that for one random person.’ I hereby also state that i purchased this book independant of the fact that the author may or may not be crazy and may or… Read more »
John M
John M
9 years 3 months ago

As a professional guy, I guess I just don’t understand why this book is necessary. Setting priorities, budgeting time, ignoring people who pester you for quick responses via email, these just seem to be common sense things. Maybe I need to read the whole book.

kevin
kevin
9 years 3 months ago

Tim spoke to our company a couple weeks ago, and told us about Define, Eliminate, Automate, and Liberate. He seemed pretty cool, and his ideas aren’t bad either. He did, however, also tell us that he would give a round-trip ticket to anywhere to the person who implements one of his principles in the most dramatic way.. so I’m not sure about the whole “a bonus that nobody else is getting” thing.. 😛

Dylan
Dylan
9 years 3 months ago
K
9 years 3 months ago

Here’s the link
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/ad-faqs.shtm
“Sweepstakes-type promotions that require a purchase by participants are illegal in the United States.”

Contests are a sticky, sticky thing. Rules vary from State to State, country to country.

Joe Suh
9 years 3 months ago

I heard about this book through at least 2 other blogs (one being Dave McClure’s). After a glowing review like this, its hard not to ignore!

Went ahead and bought it through Amazon (only $12). Thanks Ramit and Tim.

Marie
Marie
9 years 3 months ago

Personally, it seems like the author’s handling of his grades amounts to nothing more than bullying. If all students acted like that, then teachers would have no time to provide feedback/guidance to students who actually need or want it, not just the students who demand As. That “lesson” alone is enough to put me off from ever wanting to read this book.

Sophia
Sophia
9 months 17 days ago

You’ve kind of missed the point. You really need to change your conditioned way of thinking to understand what Tim is trying to teach you. I hope you read the book in the end!

bought it!
bought it!
9 years 3 months ago

You convinced me — i bought it.

Better not take back the contest though! That wouldn’t be fair either!

vivzan
vivzan
9 years 3 months ago

the podcast is totally worth listening to, btw. Really good ideas. Hopefully, the library will have the book!

noah kagan
9 years 3 months ago

Hmmm…

Why are the beggars complaining?

Free trip. I am sure there was no intention of breaking laws but just giving away a trip to someone who bought the book. Simple. If you don’t like it don’t participate.

I am going to Alaska!

Dima
9 years 3 months ago

I dunno. The second I would receive an auto-response from somebody I do business with, I will stop doing business with them.
Auto-reply messages are completely useless. Check out John Dvorak’s rant about them in PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1599324,00.asp

Ryan Waggoner
9 years 3 months ago

Yeah, cause John Dvorak always gets it right.

Adam
Adam
9 years 3 months ago

I agree with the whole auto-reply messages being completely annoying and a waste of bandwidth but in a few situations. As for the contest, why in the world is something like that illegal? Did all the freeloaders team up and hire a lobbyist or something?

Beau
Beau
9 years 3 months ago

There are to many comments here that are arguing against whether these would work are not. Wouldn’t it be better if you spent your time thinking of why some of them are good ideas instead of just picking holes. Its self defeating to you if you think “oh this is just to unconventional and would never work” instead think about how you could manipulate these ideas to serve your purposes.

Robert G
9 years 3 months ago

Here’s another article about lotteries…

http://www.mikeschinkel.com/blog/nopurchaserequireditsthelaw/

js
js
9 years 3 months ago

If I ever got an email like this from a vendor, customer or client:
I check my email infrequently, so here’s an FAQ you can read that will probably answer your questions. Otherwise, here’s my phone number, or be patient and I’ll get back to you

I Would take my business elsewhere immediately. That is insane…

Liz
9 years 3 months ago

Giveaways, even if they’re not formalized contests/sweepstakes, are a really tricky thing. There are people who spend a lot of time trying to find loopholes in contests/sweeps and scam a well-meaning corporation.

But don’t worry Ramit, I don’t think anyone will find it worth their time to try and sue.

PS – The book sounds good. Like a lesson on how to be a superachieving ninja.

Wallet Rehab - Ways to save money

There’s a great presentation by Tim Ferriss given at SXSW. It’s well worth the trouble digging it up. 🙂

K
9 years 3 months ago

I don’t know Liz.
As you mentioned there are people who spend their spare time making contest holders tow the line.
If it was a book giveaway, sure, but plane tix?

I don’t understand the thinking.
Sort of like people suing McD’s for not telling them the coffee was hot.
But that’s the world we live in.

I like your change of strategy, Ramit. Still does the job (reward for your readers) but lessens the risk. Tim likely has legal protection out the ying-yang due to his book release anyway. And yours is not the only site he’s promoting on.

Heather
Heather
10 months 23 days ago
Just FYI, the woman who was burned by the McDonald’s coffee was 79 years old, suffered 3rd degree burns, was hospitalized for 8 days, endured skin grafts, and was permanently disfigured. The coffee was nearly 200 degrees. She only sued after McDonald’s refused to pay the amount of her medical bills which her insurance did not cover, less than 1000$. Coffee is now served at safe temperatures across the country thanks to Stella Liebeck. The tort reform lobby made a laughing stock of her to stir up support for laws that would make it even more difficult to sue corporations… Read more »
MissJackson
9 years 3 months ago
This books seems interesting.. very similar to some others based on the amazon descriptions but probably good. I just have to say though that at least in math courses, you CANT meet with the grader. That and if you did this to me or my TA, you would bring much more scrutiny on yourself, not less. Best be able to back it up with ridiculous skills in the course! Do people want to learn anymore or just get an A? I tell the grader my pet peeves and most people do – so go ask straight out, what annoys you… Read more »
Tom
Tom
9 years 3 months ago

Ramit – Um, you need to clarify the rules a bit.

My receipt was sent in this morning. The book was purchased yesterday. Your “contest” stated the book must be purchased yesterday, not the receipt must be received yesterday. That’s totally different!

Nathan
Nathan
9 years 3 months ago
I have to say, I am very turned off by your tactic at bullying a TA/Professor. You essentially admit that the grade is all you’re after, the knowledge is secondary. If I were the TA, I’d secretly be hoping for you and your kind (the grade whores) to get that B+ that you so desperately despise, just so I can hear you argue and attempt to negotiate with me why you deserve the A. And you might think, “oh you’re just some grades mean nothing sort of guy who never earned the A anyway” but you would in fact be… Read more »
K
9 years 3 months ago

Ummm…wasn’t the grading example from the book? Somehow I can’t imagine Ramit strong arming anyone, not when he can earn the darn A himself.

I’ll let y’all in on a little secret too. In the…well…long, long time I’ve been working, I’ve never had anyone ask for my grades. Never.

Graduating counts for something. Grades…not-so-much.

Rob
Rob
9 years 3 months ago
I have to agree with many of the comments on the grade blackmail advice from this book. As the husband of a teacher, I can tell you first-hand that my wife doesn’t get paid nearly enough as it is (public grade school), working 10 hours at school only to come home and spend another 3 hours grading papers Monday – Friday, plus the 5-8 hours each weekend writing plans and grading more papers. If she had students whining to her for 3 hours each time they didn’t get an A, then she’d A) have really selfish students with serious moral… Read more »
Nathan
Nathan
9 years 3 months ago

@K

Apparently I was too caught up in the example to notice that Ramit was still posting an example from the book. I did think that was where he was simply agreeing with logic further contained in the book.

And grades might not mean everything, I’m the first to admit that they’re extremely overdone, but they do count in many fields. I would not be where I am today if I had simply earned my degree and walked into interviews with a 2.0/C average GPA. No way.

C
C
9 years 3 months ago

If those of you complaining about the “bullying” tactics actually knew how often Professor’s & TA’s office hours go completely unused by their student body, I think you would change your tune.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for concrete, specific reasons why you recieved the grade/evaluation that you did.

JW
JW
9 years 3 months ago

It doesn’t matter if the contest was slightly unlawful in California. This isn’t California; this is… THE INTERNET (a magical world where anything goes and everyone inherits millions from dead Nigerian barons they never knew loved them so much)

Nathan Whitehead
9 years 3 months ago
I’ll chime in on the other side of the grading issue. I am a grad student and have taught several math classes (typically 30 students in size). If I had a student that came in to talk about math for 3 hours every time they didn’t get an A, I would LOVE it. They might not end up with 3 actual hours (depending on how many other students needed attention). But this is ABSOLUTELY the right strategy for excelling. I usually schedule 2 hours for office hours a week for my classes outside of class hours. Over the quarter, usually… Read more »
Jim
Jim
9 years 3 months ago

The VA thing seems odd, at least in regard to some of the examples given. Wouldn’t the overhead of delegating (and follow-up) be at least as time-consuming as doing it yourself?

stratamarr
stratamarr
9 years 3 months ago

Ramit- maybe you should hire a virtual admin to deal with the questions/legal issues associated with the giveaway. ;>)

Kathryn
9 years 3 months ago
I must agree that the book’s advice on getting better grades is disconcerting. As a TA, I’ve seen the snooty sense of entitlement many students have toward their grades–as if though God himself deemed “thou shalt receive an A on everything, for thou art the chosen one” — give me a break! Guess what–I’m smarter than you in this particular subject–if you write an inane paper rife with inaccuracies, if you turn in tests with most of the answers incorrect, you’re not getting an A. If you spent as much time studying and/or proofreading as you did on complaining about… Read more »
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Rodger
9 years 3 months ago

I also think the auto-responder idea sounds very annoying and self-centered.

Imagine if everyone followed this advice… your Inbox would be clogged up with stupid auto-responder messages from other people “trying to be more efficient with their email.”

The collective result would be that everyone is less efficient because they have to deal with these stupid messages.

I’ll reserve further judgement until I finish reading the book.

Andy
Andy
9 years 3 months ago

I currently teach a college class that has non-multiple-choice assignments, and that example is total horseshit. There’s not a self-respecting college teacher alive who would allow a student to badger her for three hours about a grade. Sure, he could come discuss it, but he’d get 15 minutes if he were lucky.

This guy’s definitely a sleazeball and he sure sounds like a liar, too.

Thinker
9 years 3 months ago
This is a classic self-centered ego booster. All your doing by giving away the phone number is to transfer the annoyance from email to phone calls, at all hours. As a former TA, any student that decided to test me back, would get extra scrutiny in return. Waste my time, I’d waste yours. I had no problem spending time with students who actually wanted to learn the topic at hand to do better. This guy seems to want to use the time as a massive time black hole for punishment of me not giving him an A. Sorry, you earn… Read more »
Thinker
9 years 3 months ago

As my grandmother used to say, “a pinch of sugar gets you more friends than a pound of salt.”

Leslie
Leslie
9 years 3 months ago
Thinker
9 years 3 months ago

As a critic, I’ve read the book. I chalked it up to something that works for one man, but won’t scale to every man–or even some larger collection of men. The idea seems to be a perversion of the old adage at Bell Labs, “Are you working on what matters in the grand scheme of things? If not, why not?”

The author can keep a 4-hour workweek because of all the scams he’s run to make money; such as writing a book about them. This is like taking financial advice from “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.

Cassandra
Cassandra
9 years 3 months ago

Tim for me is a good person, how dare you accuse him of something. He just want to share his clever ideas for productivity. I read book review in David Seah’s blog and purchased right away a copy from Barnes&Noble.

Well Ramit is right, for all critics why not read the entire book, then give your comments later.

Ryan Waggoner
9 years 3 months ago
Haha…I enjoy the comments from people saying “If I ever got an automated email letting me know that the person was only checking email twice per day, I’d take my business elsewhere!” You people don’t get it, do you? If you’re the kind of person that can’t wait 4 freaking hours for an email response, then you’re probably not worth having as customers, clients, or partners. It’s the 80/20 rule. 20% of the people take up 80% of the time. If he gets rid of you 20% (or screens you out with methods like this) who clog up the system… Read more »
Cassandra
Cassandra
9 years 3 months ago
I’d never have expected so much people to hate auto-responders. Is it that bad an issue? I mean, would you rather send your email and be left hanging if they’d read it? Let alone received it? With an auto-responder you’d know the email you sent is in the inbox already. It’s like a receive confirmation. Would you rather be left hanging if there’s no immediate reply? There could be a power interruption, server crash, or the person is just plain unavailable at the moment. At least we get the courtesy of being told. And if the matter is so important… Read more »
margaret
margaret
9 years 3 months ago
I just have to respond to this pet peeve of mine: “Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.” I’ve been given this advice so often that I began to pay close attention to whether it’s true or not, and I have to say that people who are difficult get the bare minimum they ask for and no more, plus everyone will start spending their spare time trying to think of ways to sabotage… Read more »
vk4t
vk4t
9 years 3 months ago
Regarding being difficult when it counts: I work in the IT industry and I don’t know how it works in other industries, but here’s my experience. I had several colleagues in the past (more than a handful to be statistically insignificant) who have quoted the mantra “you have to be difficult to be remembered”. Remembered they were, for sure, but during at the time for layoffs. I’ve seen people who trampled on big shoes just so that they feel big being let go at the first opportunity available. I’ve seen several people being walked out of the building with the… Read more »
Julius
9 years 3 months ago

Am I the only one that thinks that this entry was bought and paid for?

Can you clarify how you came upon the book, Ramit, and if this post is a paid placement?

techie
techie
9 years 3 months ago
I agree with being assertive and polite at the same time. If I’m in a conversation where I need to negotiate, I always try to push the other person once or twice, but if they still don’t budge, I try to come up with a compromise. Whatever I end up doing, I’m always being polite just so the other person doesn’t feel belittled. What I’ve also noticed is that people who are in powerful positions (corporate management etc.) don’t need to be ruthless assholes to everyone else. People automatically respect them, and if they are being polite, these guys are… Read more »
dondiego87
dondiego87
9 years 3 months ago
Hahaha, I use that “filibuster the teacher after they give me a bad grade” trick all the time. It’s not spiteful or anything in my case, I just get really concerned about my grades after I get one really bad one. My bio teacher gave me a failing grade on my first lab report, so for the rest of them I was in her office for at least an hour asking questions. I don’t know if it was the fact that I annoyed the crap out of her or if it was because I genuinely did better (I prefer to… Read more »
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Cassandra
Cassandra
9 years 3 months ago
You’re going to far from what’s really been discussed here. Anyways, for me if I think that I deserve to get an A, and discontented on what the grader gave me, I would really complain for it. We have the right to ask for clarifications why is it so. As long as you think you’re doing your part, not just complaining because you really want to have that A. Asking questions for the Teachers as clarification for some specific things need not to be in a rude way. You can talk and ask your teacher in a nice way that… Read more »
.X.
.X.
9 years 3 months ago

Based on the majority of the posts here, my belief that most people are idiots has been reaffirmed.

This is a great book, but will only be of value to a certain small sect of people who understand their ability to shape reality.

To the rest, bah, bah –

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years 3 months ago
I’m a college teacher, and I have read Tim’s book. A few thoughts: 1) I do think the grade thing was a bad example, because yes, grade inflation is real, and there are many students who expect an A for showing up. As a teacher, I’m sensitive to that, and a bit annoyed at the idea of someone who preaches being careful about his own time wanting to infringe so heavily on the time of teachers. On the other hand, in the book, I also learned that Tim has learned 6 languages, so I have a feeling he wasn’t one… Read more »
tother
tother
9 years 3 months ago
So the guy needed three hours of office hours to get an A. That’s cool. Some people can study on their own and some need help; that’s what office hours are for. It’s kinda cute that he thinks he was getting away with something; if anything he probably distinguished himself in the mind of the grader as someone who needed more detailed critique of his work. You don’t deserve an A. Ever. Your work may deserve an A. It’s your work that’s being graded, not you. The real point? He did more than just show up at class-time and assume… Read more »
b
b
9 years 3 months ago

@ 52 — i’ve seen reviews of this book posted on so many blogs by now i’m inclined to believe that he’s paying them to review it. just uncanny how many positive reviews there are out there. the original reviews on amazon were hilarious — 12 5-star reviews posted all on the same day near the release date, all by amazon members who hadn’t reviewed a product before. take this book with a grain of salt, my opinion of it has changed greatly over the past week or two.

Dan
9 years 3 months ago

Why do lengthy comments always develop in to arguments?

Tims book is a slap round the face to the 9-5 surrender monkeys. There is more to life than work. Defferred life plan is old fashioned. Time to break away from the 4:3 screen…

Gavin Allinson
9 years 3 months ago
There’s a lot of chat here and not much action from what i can see. Who is actually doing something with the information. The book has lots of great ideas and tips in it, but it is very simplistic in the area that is most important. Finding your muse, the thing that floats your boat. Is Tim’s nutrition business the thing that floats his boat, I dont think so. What I think is floating his boat is promoting his book, speaking being interviewed etc. I think more time has to be spent on identifying what your passion is your life… Read more »
Mind Mart
9 years 2 months ago

It’s a great book, but be warned–the iTunes download will not play in your iPod.

bkj
bkj
9 years 2 months ago

Good evening. I’m about 40% complete with the book, Four Hour Work Week. Pretty interesting so far. I’ve seen a ton of postings, blogs, articles, etc on this but not really a specific forum to share information and personal experiences. I’m really interested in other people’s thoughts and what they’ve done with the info. So, I created a forum at Yahoo Groups. Please visit it using the link below and post your thoughts. Thank you – bkj

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/4hourworkweek/

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A person
A person
9 years 2 months ago
You guys are all wet on this giveaway thing. The offer is very familiar to me, I believe it’s Ameriprise (formerly American Express Financial Advisors). No purchase is required to get the free lunch, all you do is enter your business card at a trade show or other event. And I’m about 90% sure that everyone who puts a business card in is a “winner.” This company has excellent bean counters. I am certain they have used this method for so many years because it is profitable due to the schmarmy psycological tactics (similarly, Friends and Family was over 10x… Read more »
maxine
maxine
9 years 2 months ago
To weight in on the whole ‘see your teacher for 3 hours’ thing which seems to have done a nice job of hijacking this thread, I will admit to having used a similar tactic back in my uni days. The caveat is that it was a tactic I would use on *certain* lecturers only – namely, the smarmy, self-important ones who thought that interacting with students was beneath them. There’s always a few of those. If a teacher is nice, committed etc, then you will rarely fault their teaching or grading – regardless of high or low your grade might… Read more »
100 Dollar Website
9 years 2 months ago

I have got the audiobook of this book, and it’s really good.

For those of you who want to outsource your company’s website development to india, check out my cool holiday startup company “100 Dollar Website” – Like tim says in his book, use currency difference to your advantage.

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Jed
9 years 1 month ago

Finally, I know where Tim Ferriss discovered his auto-responder email + FAQ trick. Trust an MIT professor to think that one up.

http://www.ianybarra.com/blog/archives/2004/02/

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8 years 11 months ago

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TT
8 years 11 months ago

I enjoyed reading your review of the 4 Hour Workweek. I have not yet read the book but I intend to do so. What is so funny to me is the ENORMOUS WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT devoted to debating the ticket giveaway!!! It would be comical if it weren’t sad at the same time. Perhaps everybody has already read the book and now have so much time of their hands that they spend hours wringing them over the mundane technical legalities of giveaways…To weird.

OneOfEm
8 years 11 months ago

It’s changing my life. I’ve outsourced nearly as much as I can, and while my income hasn’t quite met my goal, It’s growing with each new “muse” (project) with very little work required on my part.

I have more time for the kids and much more time to invest into new ideas.

Joaquin
Joaquin
8 years 6 months ago
I am way late to this party, but thought I would give my 0.02, as I have a moment to do so…. I have used a lot of what the book has suggested already. as others have said, you would be crazy to think that this is some kind of blueprint that you just follow and plug away. Your life, is your life. do it your way. I have streamlined my communication, given up on news, focused on the 20% and given up on the 80% of many things. It really works. The specifics for money making are yet to… Read more »
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Rashad
Rashad
8 years 2 months ago
To those who claim Tim is a huge self-promoter who’s getting rich: I agree. But that’s not going to stop me from asking the big question- Can I use this to change my life? This guy apparently knows how to get rich so what can I learn from him? Well it definitely helped me… I’m not a multimillionaire yet (I somehow managed to forget about 4HWW because of finals and haven’t finished it yet.. whoops) here’s an example of a tip that has really worked out: Pareto’s Law. As he described, Pareto was some economist who found that roughly 80%… Read more »
Pete
Pete
8 years 1 month ago
I’m dubious. I’ve read sections of Ferriss’s book and he seems like a very slippery, amoral character, even if his intentions are good and he does share some good time-management advice (he even sells dietary supplements for cripe’s sake; the man is literally a snake-oil salesman). I’d say he bears comparison to Kiyosaki: somewhat valuable insofar as he challenges your preconceptions and gets you thinking, but frequently hyperbolic in the results he claims are feasible and often quite morally shaky as well. I would be interested to hear if any fans of the book have bought the pills. If not,… Read more »
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9 months 23 days ago

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Didier Foucher
9 months 12 days ago

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Didier Foucher
9 months 12 days ago

The 4-Hour Workweek will help open up your mind to the idea that there are better ways to escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and enjoy those who enjoy the freedom to control their life. My blog Strangest Secret Formula provides a way to escape and realize wealth, leisure, and travel.

http://strangestsecretformula.com

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Regina
Regina
7 months 24 days ago

As an entrepreneur I believe that passive income is a great way to make money. I’ll admit I’m still new to this philosophy of thinking and only started to read into it after stumbling across another blog that a friend of mine suggested that said that you must prioritise your day. I thought that this goes hand in hand with what the book said and after reading your blog I think I will get it to look into this more

http://thefunentrepreneur.com/2015/12/06/if-youre-aiming-for-a-busy-day-then-youve-got-the-wrong-target/

AH
6 months 30 days ago

Wow.

Just read the post. and I Could not stop myself from ordering the book. Thanks in advance for letting us know something about the book in advance.

looking forward to learning something that I have been missing over the years.

Keep Sharing. 🙂

Kris Grauel
Kris Grauel
6 months 14 days ago

It’s not about being efficient. It’s about having an actual vehicle that can transport you away from the rat race. I am already very efficient with my time and resources. What Tim’s book doesn’t give us is an actual business model that can work to create financial freedom.

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6 months 14 days ago

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magicprix
5 months 18 days ago

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vijay
5 months 17 days ago

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5 months 17 days ago

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5 months 15 days ago
I wANT TO the answer of this question please send me the the solution of this question at my E-mail Question: John must work at least 20 hours a week to supplement his income while attending school. He has the opportunity to work in two retail stores. In store 1, he can work between 5 and 12 hours a week, and in store 2 he is allowed between 6 and 10 hours. Both stores pay the same hourly wage. In deciding how many hours to work in each store, John wants to base his decision on work stress. Based on… Read more »
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4 months 25 days ago

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Lee
4 months 14 days ago

You could put a disclaimer saying that this offer is only valid where it is legal.

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4 months 4 days ago

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