Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Isbn-10: 0307465357 | Isbn-13: 9780307465351 | Publish date: 01/01/2010
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The topic and thinking are groundbreaking though the strategies for being new rich are a bit outdated. Some inspiring quotes from the book:
- Don't follow a model that doesn't work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn't matter how good a cook you are.
- Few people choose to measure the result of their actions and this measure their contribution in time.
- Focus on being productive instead of busy.
- Are you better off than you were one year ago, one month ago or one week ago? If not, things will not improve by themselves.
- The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.
- The question you should be asking isn't "What do I want?" or "What are my goals", but "What would excite me?"
- What you do is infinitely more important than how do you it.
- The best solution is to use both together: identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income and schedule them with very short and clear deadlines.
Winnie said on Aug 31, 2014, 09:51
姚懷捷 said on Apr 23, 2014, 03:12
CrBoy said on Dec 15, 2013, 13:02
If the title is of interest to you, the content will be as well. Ferris suggests that for most people the most interesting job is the one which takes the least time/effort and brings a constant stream of income. He proposes a model (DEAL) to follow if you want to own a company, but not really spend time on it.
Ferris describes how to become a New Rich and enjoy life to the fullest. It is a book about changing the rules and not waiting for retirement until you enjoy life (…), a call-to-action-against mediocrity with a great many anecdotes and practical tips (e.g. have a not-to-do list, leave stuff unfinished; these two have worked for me for a while).
When Ferris mentions we are pressured by pseudo philosophers to answers questions about the meaning and the purpose of life, he becomes a bit of a (pseudo) philosopher himself. It does make that chapter (15) the most interesting of the book. His presence at TheNextWeb (the reason why I read the book, I don’t fall into the target audience) and his blog give me better feeling about the ‘out the rat race experience’ than this book did.
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