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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich Audiobook, by Timothy Ferriss, has appeared at the #1 position on both the New York Times Bestseller List and the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List.

A simple yet highly insightful book, "The 4-Hour Workweek" introduces readers to basic principles they can apply immediately to their own workplace methodologies. Ferris has weighed the teachings of some of the best minds of the past and helps listeners to his lectures and audiobook weave all that thinking into a way of approaching that ever-present monkey on the back of how to make a living in this world without giving up all the life this world has to give.

Author Timothy Ferris has been called the "Indiana Jones for the digital age."

Fast Company has named him one of the "Most Innovative Business People of 2007." Forbes Magazine has placed him on their list of "Names You Need to Know in 2011." He has also been mentioned as 7th of the "most powerful" personalities on Newsweek's Digital 100 Power Index for 2012. The list goes on.

Ferriss is truly a child of the digital age. Instead of deferring his dreams to some far-off future date, his life has evolved into an experiment in living the good life, not later, but now. What good life is that? It's different for every person, of course, but the good life represents being able to spend the time one has now doing things that help him achieve his own dreams and to live the way he wants to live while comfortably funding that life in increasingly smaller units of time.

Tim earned a BA from Princeton University in 2000, studying Neuroscience and East Asian Studies. He has rubbed elbows with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee and spent time with Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe as he developed his own nonfiction writing and philosophies in life fulfillment.

One Silicon Valley journalist and publisher has said that Tim had "packed more lives" into his 29 years than Steve Jobs had done by the time he was 51.

Though Timothy admits he is not another Steve Jobs, he has helped thousands of people find more time to travel, to spend with family and to pursue their passions while earning more money in less time by implementing some of Timothy's bits of wisdom.

Ferriss has sifted through some of the sagest advice from great thinkers of the past and homogenized that thinking with the demands of today. He has harnessed the power of the Internet to create a way of life that not only saves time but that enables people to be physically present in close proximity to wherever their wanderlust might take them while still being within a digital stone's throw of where their bread and butter -- their income source -- is produced.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich audiobook can help you implement small changes in your own work schedule to help you get achieve more for less. More than just another time management book or instruction manual for multitasking, this audiobook focuses on helping people live their lives rather than have their lives run them.

Tim Ferriss is an extraordinary young man on a mission. The twenty-nine-year-old serial vagabond and successful entrepreneur has been teaching a wildly popular course at Princeton University: a how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old methods for success (balancing life and work, retiring well, having a great nest egg) and replacing them with an entirely new way of living.

The 4-Hour Workweek explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to kill your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

The 4-Hour Workweek shows and explains what is a lifestyle entrepreneur and why you should want to become one, how to kill your job, how to design a life, how to replace your dreams with goals, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to add life after subtracting work, how to DEAL—Define, Eliminate, Automate, and Liberate—and how to find your muse.

There is no reason to wait to live the life you want.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge.”

    Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

  • The 4-Hour Workweek is a new way of solving a very old problem: just how can we work to live and prevent our lives from being all about work? A world of infinite options awaits those who would read this book and be inspired by it!”

    Michael E. Gerber, bestselling author, founder and chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, and the World’s #1 Small Business Guru

  • “Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it’s all here. Whether you’re a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life!”

    Phil Town, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Sick of the rat race? Tim is the future!”

    Tim Colvin, office of the CTO, Morgan Stanley

  • “The world is changing and our outlook needs to change with it, because old models don’t cut it anymore. This book will cause you to question everything—read it!”

    Blake Ross, cofounder of Firefox

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #1 BusinessWeek Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria | 1/30/2014

    " I started this book forever and a day ago, and a lot has changed between when I picked it up and now. While I don't remember a lot of the specifics form the beginning, I know I will return to it as a resource. The tone is huckerstry and the info is cluttered but the sentiment of having a different attitude about time, money, location, purpose, really ring true with me. And while I would not say I have engaged in anything like a systematic application of the tips in the book, I do now travel the world and pursue my passion projects. Now to add the money component... At any rate, definitely a thought-provoking read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 1/29/2014

    " Love the outside of the box thinking this inspires. Got me pumped up to really move forward with what I wanted to do with my life next - now, I'm doing it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lil' C | 1/19/2014

    " This was kind of a silly book. Ferris gives you a road map to a 4-hour workweek, but his road map is simply a documentation of what he did to achieve it and how you could do the same thing. He's pretty opinionated and oversimplifies things, so if you don't share his values or priorities, it's all going to come across as pretty ridiculous. For example, he assumes that everyone wants to travel the world and do "exciting things" (like learning to dance, or whatever) in their free time. Read this book if you want to learn how to wean yourself off your current job through increased telecommuting and productivity, and if you want to start making money on the side by creating a product to sell, then outsourcing the customer service and distribution, in order to fund your world travel adventures. If this doesn't sound like the ideal life to you, then don't bother with this book. Ferris comes across as an egomaniac on a power trip, flaunting how he bucks the system. Meanwhile, I find myself wondering if this guy has any meaningful relationships since he spends all his time gallivanting across the world from one thrill to the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcus | 12/28/2013

    " I need excitement. I need travel. I need a south asian virtual assistant. These are some of the points that the author makes in this book. I want to do a lot of the things he prescribes to maximize productivity and self actualization. All the personal business construction aside the travel tips at the conclusion of the book are worth borrowing it from which Type A friend you have that has decided to quit their job and give Vagabonding a go. "

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