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If you could sum up The 4-Hour Work Week in three words, what would they be?
Escape from work
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Less references to websites and other information sources within the body of the text
Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?
The character who managed to live overseas while the employer thought they were still at home
What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 4-Hour Work Week?
Not take work too seriously nor place so much importance on money
Any additional comments?
An enjoyable casual read
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I just wanted it to keep going! Ready to smash it now though. Thanks Tim!
I must say I fell for this audio book as it sounded ideal to me; Though, even with giving it 1 star this book is considered overrated. There is no such thing as a 4 hour week for the general populace as much as I would have liked it to be so. What is the point of fantasizing about something that is not going to be achievable. If it is for entertainment purposes that you are thinking of getting this audiobook then by all means get it, it sure beats boredom! Enjoy life!
Forget about piling millions of useless cash in the bank, that is sooo last year. The new rich are having all the fun and don't need millions to do so. This is an entertaining and highly recommended guide book on how to escape the rat race realise we are not slaves to anyone.
What did you like best about The 4-Hour Work Week? What did you like least?
The basic idea is that if you slack off on your day job to the point that you get fired (he recommends this over quitting) and job surf until you find a boss that's ignorant enough to allow you to work abroad and keep paying you, you will get more freedom.
Furthermore, if you change your definition of holidaying to vagabonding, it doesn't cost much to take long "vacations". You may also have to live in third world countries to make ends meet.
He also recommends you make your income through internet marketing of info products just like the ebook you just bought.
I can't disagree with what the author preaches. Many of us all could indeed work a 4 hour week and there is some good advice in there about freeing up our time, but could you really live with yourself in this kind of lifestyle? The author comes across as very selfish and his definition of freedom requires a "special" set of values and a lack of care for others.
I think I'll stick to the business books and try to add some value to this planet.
Would you be willing to try another book from Timothy Ferriss? Why or why not?
No. I think our values are just too different.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter?
Did The 4-Hour Work Week inspire you to do anything?
Yes, I would like to travel, spend large amounts of time abroad and learn culture and languages. Just not at the expense of people around me.
66 of 71 people found this review helpful
simple ideas but many counterintuitive thinking. will definitely adopt some practices. Some ideas to get out of the office felt like manipulation.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful