TMBA428: A Critique of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek

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A recent episode of Tim Ferriss’ podcast caught the attention of Dan and Ian.

It was titled “The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited”.

Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour-Workweek, which is easily the most influential book in our community of location-independent entrepreneurs.

The book is now a decade old and, perhaps because of its prominence and influence, it has received quite a few criticisms over the years, many of which Tim addressed in his podcast.

In this episode, Dan and Ian discuss their thoughts on Tim’s reappraisal, the themes presented in his original book and why The 4-Hour Workweek is still such an important part of the entrepreneurial zeitgeist a decade after it was released.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why Tim believes some people are turned off by the tone of the book. (2:46)
  • Who Tim originally wrote The 4-Hour Workweek for. (7:03)
  • What it means to “Fill in the Void” and why people should take that chapter of the book more seriously. (12:38)
  • How the book would look if it were written today. (20:03)
  • Dan and Ian’s thoughts on a recent New York Times piece about Digital Nomads. (28:52)

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