Scott Allen Interviews Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Workweek

4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich book cover

Scott Allen has scored an interview with Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.

You can listen to the recorded interview online or download it. And/or you can read the five page transcript which Scott has helpfully provided.

Even if you’ve read the book, I’m sure you’ll pick up a new angle or two. I did.

And if you haven’t yet read the book, this interview provides the background of how the book came to be written. It also provides a lot of insightful comment and and an outline of the strategies which are set out in greater detail in the book.

I liked particularly what Ferriss had to say about designing what you will do with the time you free up and recognizing that the actual money cost might not be as high as you might have expected:

When you actually create time, the question of what to do becomes much more interesting and much more important than what you have and itโ€™s surprisingly less expensive than people realize. But most people never calculated it.

As he says, sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, nice as that is, “gets boring very quickly”.

The book is not about not working. It’s about designing the life each of us wants and then setting in train a systematic way to achieve that.

We may in fact finish up working harder. What I get from it is that the idea is to be able to enjoy what we do and be where we want to be, when we want to – and some strategies to achieve that.

Share this...Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone
About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.


  1. George Burnham says:

    Now, we are talking! I believe so many of us get “hung up” and miss the whole point… working hard to bring more in translating to only working harder.

    It is refreshing to see that some ideas are out there to help “design” a meaningful life that is NOT centered entirely on creating the massive bank role ~ nice when you own the business and it doesn’t own you!

  2. Fisk Gawsen says:

    Recently, I streamlined a lot of my processes in my internet business and Tim Ferris, Woody at, James at are people I follow to help me avoid trading time for dollars.

    Any time I can listen or read anything from Tim Ferris, I’m on it.


    Fisk Gawsen

  3. Tom At The Home Business Archive says:

    This is something that is new to me as well.I definitely have to read it.Thanks!

  4. I also never heard of it. However I do believe sitting on a beach working for myself is what I can get used to for sure. No doubt should be some interesting reading. thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi,

    Great stuff…

    Have you promoted this blog on Fast Pitch!( It’s an online business network that has as one of it’s features a way to promote your blog to their audience of small business owners. FP was actually just named Website of The Week by MSNBC’s ‘Your Business’ show for small business owners.

    If you’re already on another network (LinkedIn, etc.) – no problem. Fast Pitch! takes a completely different approach. Compare Networks: (Edit: link deleted – did not link to a web site)

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Money and Success says:

    To tell you the truth I didn’t hear about the book… now I will try to find and read it because it seems to be interesting to me. Thanks for the information!