August 20th, 2012

Book Review: The Four Hour Workweek

Maybe I am just jealous of the author, but I didn’t love this book, The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. I have heard good things about this book for years and finally got around to reading it over the last few days. I would sum up the thesis of the book as this: outsource busy work. There is a lot more to it, of course. And there are many good tips for de-cluttering your work life and in general living lighter, many of which I may employ. Ultimately the goal of the book is to get you to a position of full productivity with less office time so that you can essentially travel full time.

Ferriss is obviously brilliant and amazingly talented, but his tactics for achieving his success are less than admirable, in my view anyway. Perhaps I am just jealous and can’t get past that to the value of this book.

3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Four Hour Workweek

  1. Very interesting. I’ve read a lot about this book, but didn’t really want to read it — mostly, because im bot a reader — but I’m glad you did. While not profound, the idea of outsourcing busy work makes sense especially paired with travel. Simple idea, but smart. Travel lives definitely aren’t for everyone though.

    Also, I have to say. Short reviews are the best reviews. No body wants to read a novel about a novel. Ya know? So thanks. Read more books that I can digest in a few paragraphs. Preesh.

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