Sunday, November 15, 2009

Book Review - The 4-hour work week

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss: This is a popular best seller, and was recommended to me by a colleague, who successfully has spun a couple of Internet businesses. I was surprised even the library had 4 copies. It is amazing the author has accomplished so much for himself even before thirty years of age, and he offers lot of motivational advice for others form his experience. What came across as key learning - get over the concept of working for a deferred retirement and rather take many mini-retirements throughout life by working wisely, and go on your own if you don't enjoy your work. There is also a good bit of Internet Marketing advice and tips ranging from outsourcing to India, website referrals, cheap travel and vacation ideas, and even little tid-bits like using post office street address instead of PO Box to make it look like a professional office address. The book really can influence and get someone thinking to stick their neck out. However, if you are passionate about what you are doing at work, then there is no reason to get excited over all this advice and rock the boat. That's my 2c.

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