Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Four Hour work week or a simpler life

It seems funny all of the attention on Tim Ferriss' best seller, The Four Hour Work Week, which has some very good ideas (no, I haven't read it yet - but I did listen to his session at South by Southwest) - but many of them seem familiar to me, perhaps because of Bill Jensen's also popular Simplicity Survival Handbook.



The overlap is definitely there:



Tim: Stop checking email / Bill: How to Delete 75% of your emails

Tim: Fire Your Customers / Bill: How to Say No

Tim Result: Four Hour Work Week / Bill: Do Less...Accomplish More



Certainly there's more in Tim's book than just those few items I mention above - but I do find it interesting that both books advocate some of the same actions.







Simplicity: the Book



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1 comment:

Ken said...

The guys at the Evolving Excellence blog had some good comments on Ferriss' book as well, from a manufacturing and outsourcing perspective. Typically they are very anti-outsourcing, but "personal outsourcing" is just a tad different! Unfortunately they didn't mention the effective time savings from having an assistant on the opposite side of the globe. Nice post.

http://www.evolvingexcellence.com/blog/2007/07/personal-waste.html

Ken