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The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated - Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated

By Timothy Ferriss

  • Release Date: 2009-12-15
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
From 880 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Ok for someone starting out

    By impatient25
    I am already past a lot of the ideas this book speaks to. I figured a lot of this out on my own just on my journey thru life. It is overall a good book. I would recommend to someone in the beginning stages of their career.

    By Earth Downs
    Just read it and you’ll understand. I have been on a quest pursuing freedom for my family for over 13 years. That will be accomplished in the next few months thanks to the recommendation to read this book by the primary influencer in my life, friend and mentor. I keep telling my wife “you have to read it.” The mindset in this book, examples and resources are massively helpful when infused in everyday life. Thanks Ben. S. & Tim. F.!
  • Decent Book About Time Management

    The first half of this book was filled with gems on managing time better. One of the biggest takeaways was to focus on one major task everyday, proving to be more effective than trying to accomplish 3-4 things everyday. The other half of the books was stale imo, not as many gems just advice on resources to save time.
  • Great for young adults

    By G Cot
    As a twenty year old college student, life happens fast. You can get so caught up in everything to do and lose track of what you could be. This book has been a real eye opener. I have been feeling as though my life has been missing some happiness and purpose. This book has given me the wisdom to slow down and ask the hard questions. Very eye opening and well written!
  • Highly recommend!

    By _KLW_12
    This is a must-read if you’ve ever questioned if there was something fundamentally flawed with the 9-5 life. The answer is in this book!
  • Online

    By Gece84
    I don’t think you need this book, It’s content can be found online.
  • Lots of Hyperlinks and Repetition, But Worthwhile

    By Estudiante-1
    30% of the book is comprised of hyperlinks to sites that the author thinks are interesting. Of the remainder, there is a good amount of repetition of philosophy about work/life balance and there is encouragement to live a particular lifestyle. It's a decent book and it motivated me, but I was turned off by certain parts.
  • Don't believe this awful book

    By Kaylawilkes
    This book is absolutely horrible and dangerous. My husband and I purchased it after he retired from the military and it's the most delusional, unrealistic and dangerous advice we've ever read. The author is a self serving, deceiving manipulator that makes money off of lying to people. It's completely disrespectful to hard working people that actually care about others and their families.
  • How Life Should Be Lived

    By Pagipopo
    I can't say enough about what this book can give you the freedom to do. If you hate the 9-5 rat race, never liked being an employee, thought there was more to life than working to live and living to work then this book might be exactly the tool to get you out of the mundane cycle of employment we're all taught is the 'smart' or 'safe' route. If you are small minded, insecure or afraid to really experience the world and what you are capable of, do not read this book. You will hate it. Stick to your routine and grumble your way through life. This is for those ready to really live.
  • Life changing

    By Brandenn O.G.
    This book forever changed the way that I look at time management. Tim highlights common self defeating habits that many of us do on a daily basis and gives actionable steps for how to remedy them. He also gives great advice for navigating office politics, traveling the world on little money, and just generally getting everything we all want out of this thing called life.