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A new, expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller about reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work

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, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars 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'.

This new expanded version includes:

More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 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.


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, co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul

The book that has caught the imagination of overworked America

Sunday Telegraph

This is a whole new ball game. Highly recommended.

Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Adviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family Issues, Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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 of "Rule #1

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, Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide and the World's #1 Small Business Guru

Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51.

Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com

Thanks to Tim Ferriss, I have more time in my life to travel, spend time with family and write book blurbs. This is a dazzling and highly useful work.

A.J. Jacobs, Editor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine, Author of "The Know-It-All

If you want to live life on your own terms, this is your blueprint.

Mike Maples, Co-founder of Motive Communications (IPO to $260M market cap), Founding Executive of Tivoli (sold to IBM for $750M)

Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I've already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire.

Albert Pope, Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters

This engaging book makes you ask the most important question that you will ever face: What exactly is it that you want out of work and life, and why? Tim Ferriss is a master of getting more for less, often with the help of people he doesn't even know, and here he gives away his secrets for fulfilling your dreams.

Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large, "Inc." magazine, Author of "Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big"

Reading this book is like putting a few zeros on your income. Tim brings lifestyle to a new level-listen to him!

Michael D. Kerlin, McKinsey & Company Consultant to Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, J. William Fulbright Scholar

Part scientist and part adventure hunter, Tim Ferriss has created a road map for an entirely new world. I devoured this book in one sitting-I have seen nothing like it.

Charles L. Brock, Chairman and CEO, Brock Capital Group, Former CFO, COO, and General Counsel, Scholastic, Inc., Former President, Harvard Law School Association.

Outsourcing is no longer just for Fortune 500 companies. Small and mid-sized firms, as well as busy professionals, can outsource their work to increase their productivity and free time for more important commitments. It's time for the world to take advantage of this revolution.

Vivek Kulkarni, CEO Brickwork India and former IT Secretary, Bangalore, Credited as the"techno-bureaucrat" who helped make Bangalore an IT destination in India

Tim is the master! I should know. I followed his rags to riches path and watched him transform himself from competitive fighter to entrepreneur. He tears apart conventional assumptions until he finds a better way.

Dan Partland, Emmy Award-Winning Producer"; American High, Welcome to the Dollhouse

The 4-Hour Workweek" is an absolute necessity for those adventurous souls who want to live life to its fullest. Buy it and read it before you sacrifice any more!

John Lusk, Group Product Manager, Microsoft World Headquarters

If you want to live your dreams now, and not in 20 or 30 years, buy this book!

Laura Roden, Chairman of the Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs, Lecturer in Corporate Finance, San Jose State University

With this kind of time management and focus on the important things in life, people should be able to get 15 times as much done in a normal work week.

Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Financiers to innovators including Hotmail, Skype, and Overture.com

Tim Ferriss's book is about gaining the courage to streamline your life ... But even more than that, it challenges the reader to seriously consider an essential-yet rarely asked-question: What do you really want from life?

Rolf Potts, Author of "Vagabonding" and Travel Columnist for Yahoo! News

Tim has done what most people only dream of doing. I can't believe he is going to let his secrets out of the bag. This book is a must read!

Stephen Key, Top Inventor and Team Designer of Teddy Ruxpin, Lazer Tag, Consultant to "American Inventor"

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    March 1, 2011


    416 pages

    RRP $38.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook


    August 31, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    416 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

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