Tim Ferriss’ “The 4-hour Work Week” book review

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  1. Good post. I read the book a couple of years ago, and I also enjoyed it. My husband and I have been careful with our money right from the start of our marriage: We’ve enjoyed living minimally, and now we are really starting to see the benefits of those choices, as the years progress. I will be checking this blog out regularly!

  2. This is also a book that I read a few years ago. Like you said the title was used as a marketing gimmick to sell more books. Tim Ferriss has even admitted as much on podcasts he has been interviewed on.

    He is a marketing genius. And I doubt there has ever been a week that Tim has actually ever worked 4 hours. But instead he set up systems that let him maintain his business with 4 hours while he worked on other things like writing the different 4 hour book series, investing in start ups, writing for his blog, using himself as a human guinea pic, etc.

    It really gets you thinking as to the possibilities of lifestyle design. Like Tim I tend to be more focused on the income side of the equation. But there is no right or wrong way, its a matter of preference and mindset in my opinion.

    Good Review Steve!

    Probably time for me to go dust my copy off and give it another read since it has been a few years since I last read it. And I am in a way different place now then I was when I first read it.


    – GYFG

    1. Tim’s books are fun reads – you might get something new out of it by reading it a second time, too…you never know. I’ll probably start reading some of his other material as well. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂

      Cheers to you too, my frugal friend.

  3. I’ve been considering getting this book for some time now, but I try to stay away from the self-help type books as they can be quite repetitive and stating the obvious. But I have listened to Farnoosh Torabi interview Tim Ferriss on her podcast, and I through it was a very good interview so I might give this book a shot, but I have many others on the list before hand. Huge Michael Lewis fan, but I’ve only read Liar’s Poker and Flash Boys. Thanks for the review.

    1. I hear ya, I don’t read many of the self help books either. But this isn’t your traditional self help book with just a bunch of feel-good-isms laced within its content. It has some solid content, too – like how to convince your boss to let you work from home which, for some people, might actually work. It’s a fun read.

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