Summary of The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Book Review

What did I like the most? Personnel who want to get free of corporate shackles and wish to pursue a field of their choice must read this book. 

The book is a must-read for those who want to free themselves from the shackles of corporate jobs. The author wrote the book to dilute his frustration. The desire to learn and travel brought the thought to the author’s mind to say goodbye to his company and pursue what gave him happiness and satisfaction. 

The critical factors of this book are:

(a) Effectiveness is essential and not efficiency

(b) There should be a validation of all business ideas

(c) To make life easier, one should charge a premium

People measure productivity by the time spent. The author considers it is a poor indicator. The author opines to use time effectively and get desired results. To quote the author, “doing something unimportant well does not make it important.”

So one must focus on doing a few things that will lead to the most significant progress. The author is of the firm belief that for any product or business before being designed and marketed, one must be sure enough that it will bring profit or money. Why is a validation of a business idea important? Because any business idea to get, successful people must be ready to buy it. If people get prepared and want to purchase the product is successful. 

Once the idea gets validated, and one is ready to move further for production. Then the factor which demands attention is whether wants a premium quality or a cheap one. Indeed, one should opt for high quality. 

Once the buyer purchases a product, the amount of money is negotiable. Several 100 people can give four times of cash compared to have 300 buyers who can be extra buyers. Hence, the product manufacturer must create a high quality to have clients who care for quality. 

Buyers would not care to return the product if it is of inferior quality. So the importance of quality holds a more incredible place. When the product or service is of high quality, there is no apprehension about not liking the service or returning the product.

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Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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