Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a book written by Timothy Ferriss and was published on December 15, 2009, by Harmony Publishing. Timothy Ferris is an entrepreneur, investor, and author. The 4-Hour Workweek has spent a total of seven years on the New York Times bestseller list. This book features proven steps and strategies on how to live anywhere and join the new rich. If you want to forget the old concept of retirement especially in this unpredictable economic times and if you want to escape the rat-race and experience earning a five-figure income monthly with zero management, then this book will help you achieve all of that.

This book features more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers and families who have doubled their income, reinvented themselves into using this book and overcome sticking points. It also has real-world templates that you can copy for negotiating with your bosses, eliminating e-mail, and even getting a private chef for less than eight dollars. It also includes Timothy Ferriss’ “How Lifestyle Design” principles which are suited to unpredictable economic times. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich also includes the latest tools, tricks, and the high-tech shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire.

This book contains a how-to guide for the entrepreneurial-minded, it contains words that would not make sense if the reader is not much into that culture. But Timothy Ferriss presents comprehensive explanations and several links to lead the most ambitious readers towards their goals. But to be honest, the first half of the book was a little boring. But all in all, the book is highly recommended because it gives a terrific overview of how complex skills can be learned over time to help accelerate the process.

This is a great book to guide a starting entrepreneur. It is aimed towards people who work in offices or for people who are already entrepreneurs because it gives you different ideas and practical tips to help you focus and do what you love to do. Timothy Ferriss also gives a lot of good advice in this book on how to wean yourself out of a frustrating corporate job and into your own business. He may be suggesting a lifestyle that is a little too extreme for most people but there are a lot of useful ideas that can be used from the book.

Finally, this book is filled with great ideas for aspiring entrepreneurs. The fifty plus tips deliver an amazing amount of wisdom and actionable information. I think if you want to start a business you should grab a copy of this book and carry it with you while you are practicing and perfecting your craft of choice because you will always find some little piece of advice that will surely help you increase your ability to excel.