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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss
Edition: Audio Cassette

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't quit your job yet..., 3 Aug. 2013
The opening of this book is Tim outlining his life philosophy. That we all work too hard, slaving away in our soul-crushing 9-5 jobs. That we should have more free time, take up Salsa, learn new languages, and travel the world. Sounds great right? I totally agree with him on this.

But how do we achieve this? Tim claims in this book he was making $40k a month with his online business. He created a sports supplement product and sold it for a huge markup (8 times). Once the business grew, he outsourced all the grunt work to low-cost "virtual assistants" in India, enabling him to enjoy his "four hour work week".

Tim's business plan is to create a product (which he calls a "muse") costing $50-200, and then make a website on which to sell it. Then we should spend money to advertise it using GoogleAds. He recommends inventing either a physical product, or something like a self-help book on any topic, complete with CDs. He gives advice on how to be an "expert" on your chosen topic, which enables you to write your self-help book.

Now what's the catch? After Tim breaks down the costs, for your muse to be profitable, you must have a markup of 5 to 8 times. Can you invent a unique product, and then sell it en masse for a huge markup? Probably not. You will need to sell a lot of products to make a living from your website alone. Failing that, are you able to become an "expert" on a topic in a few months, and then write a self-help book that will sell like hot-cakes? Probably not. Tim has written three best selling books. Not everyone has such a skill as a writer.

The main grudge I have against this book is that Tim makes it sound as if it's so simple. That we can all do it, if only we would just quit our day jobs. He is selling us a dream.

LG W2252S 22-inch Wide LCD Monitor (10,000:1 (DFC), 5ms, Glossy Black)
LG W2252S 22-inch Wide LCD Monitor (10,000:1 (DFC), 5ms, Glossy Black)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great monitor, 18 Dec. 2008
I've had this monitor for about three months and I am very pleased with it. It looks great, and the screen really is 22" across the diagonal (some companies will short change you an inch or two). I'm running at 1440 x 900 resolution, which seems to be ideal for the size of the monitor, although the maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 is also very viable. It might be worth nothing that my motherboard's on-board video card would not display these resolutions. If you have a stand alone video card this should not be a problem however.

Funcrusher Plus
Funcrusher Plus

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 7 April 2003
This review is from: Funcrusher Plus (Audio CD)
Beleive me when I say you need this album. Probably my all time favourite album... its just that good. A landmark and truely original underground album. Its dark, raw and down tempo, funky and jazzy in places. Everything about this album is dope (even the cover art). El-P and Big Juss are excellent emcees (check out El-P on "Last Good Sleep). Other standout tracks include "8 Steps To Perfection", "Vital Nerve" and the "The Fire In Which You Burn" by the Indelable MCs (Co Flow, Juggaknots & J-Treds). Basically, go and buy this now.

Wu Tang-Shaolin Drunkard [VHS]
Wu Tang-Shaolin Drunkard [VHS]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, original and weird kung fu action!!!, 18 Oct. 2002
Shaolin Drunkard is a classic comedy kung fu movie from director Yeun Woo Ping. It is definately one of the best, most original and weird martial arts movies I have ever seen.
Briefly the story is about a drunken priest (Yuen Cheung Yan) who teams up with an excellent fighter (Yuen Yat Choh) to catch a monster (Yuen Shun-Yi) who is is after the blood of 9 virgin men. Our two main characters fight off a variety of enemys including the monster who uses his 9 rings to trap his victims in a wheelchair, a man who fights with flaming fists (Eddy Ko) and a giant poison spitting frog.
Also, director Yeun Woo Ping makes a cameo appearence at the beginning of the movie as the monk who notices two moons.
If you like lots of great kung fu fighting, comedy and drunken priests with two huge beaver teeth then Shaolin Drunkard is for you. There's nothing quite like it...

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