An extraordinary book about ‘life style design’, time management, personal productivity, learning, outsourcing, travelling, enjoying life, taking mini-retirements and making the most of our time on earth. It also has lots of links to interesting, practical resources.
After college, Ferriss took a soul-destroying sales job at a tech firm. He left to start an even more soul-destroying business of his own. He went from working 40 hours a week for somebody else to working 80 hours a week for himself, and hated it. He was earning a lot of money, but the business left him drained.
After learning about the Pareto Principle (the 80-20 Principle), Ferriss had a revelation: he streamlined his business, eliminating distractions and automating systems until it was not only more profitable, but also took much less of his time. He took a “mini-retirement”, and then decided to write a book about “lifestyle design”, about creating a life that balances work and play, maximizing the positives of both.