The 4-Hour Workweek, a book by Timothy Ferriss, has been exhaustively praised and panned across the globe. The book is part self-help, part DIY, part romanticism. As of this writing, both the first and second editions have been reviewed on Amazon.com 2,333 times. The ‘Expanded and Updated’ edition has an Amazon.com rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. I have chosen to write a review from the perspective of the independent consultant, business owner, and entrepreneur. As a critical reviewer, I give the book 4 stars because of some inconsistencies and awkwardness in the book. On a personal and professional level, I give this 5 stars because this book has proven to be very valuable to me and my company.
I will start with these questions:
- Is the book worth your time and money? Yes, if you take just one of the recommended actions.
- Does the book add value to your work or personal life? Yes, if you apply one or more of the recommended actions.
- Is the book a panacea? For a select few people, yes; for most people, no. [continue reading…]