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

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22 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Not for the Faint Hearted

The first 100 pages seem like "Pie in the Sky" and that most people couldn't do what the author suggests. Then the more you read, the more "possible" it starts to become. By page 215 you are looking to talk with a friend about the possibilities! I am a retired Mari...
The first 100 pages seem like "Pie in the Sky" and that most people couldn't do what the author suggests. Then the more you read, the more "possible" it starts to become. By page 215 you are looking to talk with a friend about the possibilities! I am a retired Marine and not interested in world-wide travel, so the last part, while very informative, was not relevant to my goals. I was very impressed with his research on the various business services that are available from the Internet. I appreciated his personal observations regarding their abilities to deliver the service and/or product. He provides practical tips and warnings about Internet organizations and other countries that would not come to mind (until you were caught up in a problem). I believe that this book provides some real useful information for someone who is interested in starting up a small business or breaking away from a 9-5 job. But it is not for the faint-hearted. For this to work, you will have to let go of a lifetime of learned business patterns and rules. Even if you don't take the plunge, it is interesting to learn of those who have....and their success.

posted by MGySgt_USMC_ret on May 17, 2010

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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Interesting concepts, faulty delivery

The idea for this book is outstanding. The title is memorable, but not exactly true unless your personal definition of work is what this author's is. (I think he presents it as doing the things you must do in your business that you don't like doing and can't outsource.)...
The idea for this book is outstanding. The title is memorable, but not exactly true unless your personal definition of work is what this author's is. (I think he presents it as doing the things you must do in your business that you don't like doing and can't outsource.)

There are concepts presented that are life-changing or that will give you food for thought. However, it is not at all an easy read. The writing style just did not flow at all for me. The author is highly opinionated. I agreed with some but not all of them.

I have very mixed feelings after reading this book. I too have been making lifestyle changes to have a better life. Having passion for what you do makes "work" not something to get over in 4 hrs. It doesn't feel like work is a 4 letter word.

Still, the sound examples presented here that you can do most things in life that you want for far less money than becoming a millionaire is very enlightening. I do agree that prioritizing time wisely is a terrific investment in yourself, and frees up time to do the things in life that make it worthwhile.

posted by 2099800 on February 13, 2010

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