This is a review of the book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss.
I have to start by saying I really want to Love this book. Who wouldn’t want what this book promises? Work only 4 hours a week, Travel the World, and Live in luxury.
I have only made it to chapter 4 and I am having some reservations about this book. I am hoping he starts addressing my doubts soon. This is not going to be something everybody can do.
I will say that I am glad he doesn’t spend half the book trying to sell me on his Idea like a lot of other books do. His writing style is very direct and he is good a communicating his point.
So far the book is about Setting Dreams and cutting things out that waste your time. I can see his point on a lot of this, but I think you have to take it with a grain of salt. Many times I feel he is teaching or going to teach you how to be an Asshole and How to cheat your employer. Everything is this world is a matter of perspective and I can see what he is saying, but I am not sure I can feel good about doing it. For example: He explains How he won his fighting title. It was by exploiting the rules. And how he harassed his teachers to give him better grades in school. What he did was legally right, but dosen’t mean it was ethically right.
I will work on finishing his book and then apply some of his rules, but if I were to follow his rules I wouldn’t be blogging or reading any blogs.
I will keep You posted.