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Books: 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Posted by JungleBoot on May 4, 2008

Today, I purchased the 4-Hour workweek at the local Barnes & Noble.  My plan is to read the book within the alloted 14-day return window and get my money back.  I stongly believe it only repackages material found in other books.  An example, Mr. Ferriss talks about the art and science of Lifestyle Design (LD) on page 7.  Lifestyle Design is nothing new.  Anyone who has read the Anthony Robbins book , Awaken the Giant Within, has encounter this idea.

So far, the book has followed the classic lead in of all self-help material — the success story.  The great thing about success stories — they can be made up.  How many people actually have the resources to check it out?  Some achievements you can’t take away from people.  There are records.  Still, the lead-in is recognizable.

4-Hour Workweek forum password: live
There is no reason to not give this out.  The forum page asks for the second word in paragraph one on page 271.  I figure anyone can go to a bookstore and obtain this information.  Why not save you the trouble?

Reviews at other sites.
The Simple Dollar
Get Rich Slowly

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3 Responses to “Books: 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss”

  1. danica said

    Well, I’m glad you shared the password, because I returned my copy to the library and couldn’t remember what it was. I was surprised there weren’t more places online where people shared it. It seems a little offsides to “review” it before (and then not after) reading it. I’m curious about what you thought once you finished it – I assume that you got something out of it, because I see you have his blog in your blogroll, but you never posted a follow-up!

  2. JungleBoot said

    I was interested at first. The “pretty picture” painted by Mr. Ferris got me jazzed. Then, as usual, reality hit me. Think about Carl Sheets and his fantastic “Real Estate” program and the many others out there. They all claim to make you money — if you’ll just try it. You know, “BUY” thier program and give it a whirl. The only person making money is them by selling you information. Many times the information these info-merchants sell is repackaged from other sources. Timothy Ferris’s book is no different. It sells a dream and challenges you to live that way. If you have the money to attempt his idea, go for it.

  3. well of course, everyone loves to get rich but not everyone would love to do hard work ‘`.

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