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Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a New York Times bestseller that incorporates the Pareto Principle and Parkinson's Law into a lifestyle of reduced working hours and more personal free time. After graduating from Princeton University, where he earned a degree in East Asian Studies, Tim started his first business selling nutritional supplements at the age 23. Since selling his business, he has become a Guinness Book Of World Records holder in tango and a host of his own program on the History Channel. Currently working as an angel investor, in 2011 Tim announced he would publish a third book, The 4-Hour Chef. The book is being released by Amazon.com and is expected to become available for purchase in April 2012.

The 4-Hour Workweek is Tim Ferriss' first book. Detailing his personal experiences of success and failures in "lifestyle design", the book provides readers with a clear road map on how to outsource mundane work, reduce clutter and information overload to create smooth income streams and more free time.

The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give readers exciting alternatives to the ordinary 9-5 routine.

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Background Information for The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

About Tim Ferriss:

Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a New York Times bestseller that incorporates the Pareto Principle and Parkinson’s Law into a lifestyle of reduced working hours and more personal free time.

After graduating from Princeton University, where he earned a degree in East Asian Studies, Tim started his first business at age 23, selling nutritional supplements.

Since selling his business, Tim has earned a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records for achieving the most tango spins in one minute, and now hosts his own program on the History Channel. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is an angel investor.

Tim’s second book, The 4-Hour Body, was published by Crown Archetype in 2010 and in 2011 Tim announced he would publish a third book, The 4-Hour Chef. The book is being released by Amazon.com and is expected to become available for purchase in April 2012.

About The Book

The 4-Hour Workweek is Tim Ferriss’ first book. Detailing his personal experiences of success and failures in ‘lifestyle design,’ the book provides readers with a clear road map on how to outsource mundane work, create smooth income streams, and ultimately retain more free time.

The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give readers exciting alternatives to the ordinary 9-5 routine.

The 4-Hour Workweek was released in 2007 and has since sold millions of copies. The book has been translated into 35 languages.

In 2009, an extended and updated version of The 4-Hour Workweek was released, which included 100 additional pages chronicling real world examples of how people have benefited by adhering to the concepts presented in his book.

Important People in The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss: As author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim uses his personal experience with lifestyle design to give readers a road map to more career choices and income streams. Tim uses his experiences — a mixture of successes and failures — to create a new way to look at life.

Vilfredo Pareto: An economist and philosopher, Pareto discovered that in virtually every aspect of life (including the business world), 20% of the source caused 80% of the results. The remaining 80% created just 20% of the results. Focusing on the top 20% decreases time spent resolving problems caused by the less productive 80%.

Cyril Northcote Parkinson: Creator of the Parkinson’s Law, which states that the size of a task will grow parallel to the time allotted to complete it. Assign less time to get a job done and the result will be accomplished with less stress and time.

Douglas Price: As a lifestyle designer who shares many of the same beliefs as Tim Ferriss, Douglas consistently keeps Tim on target when Tim loses sight of the goals he has set for himself. He continually uses the image of a corpulent man in a red sports car as a mechanism to keep Tim on track.

Sherwood: An importer of French shirts, Sherwood is a prime example of how product testing can go right for a business seeking streamlined operations and a mobile lifestyle. He successfully completes the Automation steps outlined in the book, and is able to treat himself to a trip to Germany — the first of many mini-retirements.

Key Terms in The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

DEAL (Definition, Elimination, Automation, Liberation): By utilizing this system of steps, the reader can identify how his current life situation displeases him, reduce his dependence on mass media and electronics, find a business that can be set on auto-pilot, and then choose to live where he likes, pursuing dreams and activities now.

Lifestyle Design: Implementing the four terms of DEAL, the reader can radically change how he looks at his life, how he spends his time, and how he earns and manages money.

Deferrers: These are people who follow set career paths, working full-time, often unhappy positions that require long hours. This traditional career path pushes back the enjoyment of life until after retirement.