The 4-hour Work Week

The 4-hour Work Week

[escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich]

Audiobook CD - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Forget the old deferred life plan that has you working hard through the best of years of your life only to retire at the end. There is no need to wait, and every reason not to. 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, this book is the blueprint. In this step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design, Tim Ferris explains how he went from working eighty hours per week for $40,000 per year to earning $40,000 per month in just four hours per week, allowing him to travel the world and fulfill his dreams--and how you can, too. With more than one hundred pages of new, cutting-edge content, this expanded edition offers new tools and tricks for living like a millionaire vagabond, even in unpredictable economic times. Added features include templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, plus real case studies from readers who have doubled their income and reinvented themselves by following Tim's revolutionary paradigm.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, 2009
ISBN: 9781441737588
Branch Call Number: AB 650.1 FER 2009
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Porter, Ray


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 23, 2017

Great book. I can understand how it can be a very controversial book. You don't have to take all his word, but only take away what you need from it. Even though I am not an entrepreneur, and I'm far from that type, I got quite a lot tips for marketing and increasing productivity. It's a funny book too.

Sep 25, 2016

There is a broad spectrum of things to learn from this book. Of first importance is TRUE time efficiency. It is a PRIMER for it, and the first 1/4th of the book has made a day/night difference in mine. And I'm ALWAYS THE or one of THE hardest workers in any environment I'm in.

Further, it is not simply exploitative income as some reactionaries have said here, but just being smart about potentially starting an income stream using little or no funds by doing proper research and analysis of opportunities first.

The efficiency tips alone make this book worth its weight in gold for any 9-5er or 9-5 organization, due to their effects on your peace of mind, which are directly correlated to whether you're getting your MOST important stuff done all the time as quickly and regularly as possible.

May 31, 2016

Really...getting/having a fabulously rich life by way of exploitation. Well, you are white and have a right to have as much leisure time as you desire...don't worry about the "others" who are probably working 24/7 as they don't need any leisure time.
They are just sooo satisfied to keep you in the comfort you are accustomed too!
Talk about the ugly rich!

Jan 11, 2016

I think I'll outsource and automate my entire life after reading this. J/K :P

But in all honesty, this book is full of points that make you really think about what IS possible in this world of the internet. Exciting!

Dec 19, 2015

There is definitely information that is valuable throughout the book. I don't think books should be read as absolutes, but as information guides to pick and choose what applies to YOUR reality. Tim Ferris is clearly doing something right to enjoy the life he lives. It's a must read in my book - no pun intended :)

suzannable Aug 10, 2015

Yeah, let's exploit the rest of the world, by outsourcing to "overseas virtual assistants" at $5 an hour. Hey join the rich by exploiting the poor, sounds about right.

KenMarriott Aug 10, 2015

This book makes you think about how we are limited by being an employee. Our human nature is to explore and grow. As an employee most of us work looking busy instead of focusing on results because of how the employee reward system works. Tim gives us ideas on how to break out of this trap.

Mar 28, 2015

I've read the two negative reviews on this book, and can see that they've totally missed the point. This book is the story of a guy who grew tired of being told he couldn't and figured out how to hack the system so he could. He's succeeded, and is trying to show us how to do so as well. This isn't the feel good but ultimately useless tripe fed to us by the traditional self-help authors. And if you're looking for a falsely deprecating con man to tell you what you want to hear, go somewhere else. Bookstores have a whole section for books designed to feed your ego about the little you've accomplished. If you'd like something interesting and useful, an actually workable toolbox of techniques and procedures, come here.

Jan 14, 2011

A lot of ideas about creating sales online.

Jun 29, 2010

There are a few gems in this book worth reading.

Its a book that will inspire you to think outside the box.

Its not the the answers I was expecting. But it was worth the read.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Feb 02, 2017

truboyh14 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

fpinzin Jun 14, 2012

fpinzin thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SCL

To Top