Are you working too much? Tim Ferriss shows you how to cut back your hours, while improving productivity, and never set foot in your office for a while.
As a matter of fact, he recommends going on frequent holidays (which he refers to as mini-retirements) while your business is operated by automation and remote control.
The original 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferriss was three hundred and eight (308) pages total. However, it was just a recount on the methods used by Tim Ferris to totally outsource, automate, and manage by remote control his business which , at that time, was generating approximately forty thousand (US$ 40,000) in net profits per month.
The 4 hour work week expanded version tells the same story, however, now, there are more than fifty (50) examples of people who has lived the 4 hour work week way, with their business on total automation, with outsourced virtual assistants and managers who the work for between US$4 to US$15 per hour.
Much of the criticism of the book tried to convey the message that his business model was not viable, or exportable to other situations. With more than fifty (50) examples of such people who now live the 4 hour work week way, much of the criticism is bound to be silenced.
The 4 hour work week expanded includes a few corrections and updates in the tools and tips chapter. For example, originally, the Getty images website was incorrect, however, this has now been corrected to www.gettyimages.com A few other sections has been rewritten, and more than one hundred (100) pages of new updated content has been added.
This is specifically necessary, since at the time 4 hour work week expanded was updated, the recession has hit North America and other sections of the world, hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost, and employment is at an all time high.
Tim Ferriss still believes that his methods can save North American businesses from collapse, bankruptcy and becoming dissolvent. Having employees come to work, and all in the place at the same time is practically a waste of money. If employees can be managed to work from home, automatically, bills begin to be reduced. For starters, the office rental space can be eliminated. Phone bills can be reduced as employees at home uses their US$60 per year unlimited North American Skype internet phones for communications, and email faxing for less than US$10 per month.
Other benefits of having employees work from home is the reduced business expenses of office equipment, stationary, heating and cooling utility bills, condiments and travel expenses.
Specifically, chapter three (3), “A is for Elimination,’ by far the most popular chapter in the four hour work week expanded version, has had tremendous additions. Much more companies for outsourcing has been added, and the Tips and Tools sections has been updated with additional small business tips.