Finally, I found The 4-hour Workweek in my mailbox. I tried to find this book at the Borders bookstore in Penang Queensbay Mall. There are two copies recorded in the system, but found none on the shelves. I registered my name, but there is only a follow-up call weeks later saying that I had to order the book and it will take probably a month to arrive. Meanwhile, I had ordered my copy from Amazon. The shipping cost actually costs more than the book itself.
The New Rich
Timothy Ferriss created a buzz in the blogosphere and successfully marketed this book that ended up in the top 10 bestseller on Amazon. This post is about the first chapter of the book.
Chapters: FAQ – Doubters Read This
Timothy clears the doubt of readers who might think that living a millionaire lifestyle is only for millionaires. But in fact, he says that he teaches the secret of the New Rich in this book.
In order to live your desired lifestyle,
- you don’t have to quit your job
- you don’t have to take excessive risk
- you don’t have to be a very young single
- you will learn how to create more “time”, which is a limited resources
- you don’t have to be born rich
- you don’t have to be a graduate from top school like Harvard or Cambridge.
This chapter is a very good start and I think every book should include a chapter like this. It tells you what you should expect from the content. It also makes sure that the content suits you well. Sometimes, I was frustrated after reading halfway through a book then only found that it actually doesn’t provide the perfect content I am searching for.
Can you achieve 4-hour workweek? I really believe that it can be done. And it should be planned and implemented right away. The author is not preaching that we should delay gratification, so that anything we sacrifice now will lead to a better future. This is what I like about the concept discussed in this book: the success in the future shouldn’t be a result of big sacrifices in the present. This is the main point that motivated me to purchase and review this book.
This book is suitable for anyone, young or old, single or married, conservative or energetic, educated or not, employed or businessmen. It teaches you how to live a rich lifestyle, but not through the conventional way: save now, save more, spend less, and wait until you had a great nest egg.
More will be revealed in the upcoming posts.
Should you buy?
In short, this is one of the few books that hook me to read on just after the first chapter. I will be writing a series of the concept and ideas presented in this book. Stay tuned. If you can’t wait any longer, get your own copy of The 4-hour Workweek on Amazon.