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Free copy of the 4 Hour Work Week

The Big Red Tomato Company is giving away one copy of the 4 Hour Work Week to one lucky reader of this blog. To find out more, read on.

Update: 1st February 2010 – The comments section is now closed. To see who won click here

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Why wait a lifetime for your retirement when you can enjoy luxury now? Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing first class world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with no management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; how to exchange your career for life for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’; how to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair; how to cultivate selective ignorance – and create time – with a low-information diet; how to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80 per cent off; how to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office; and learn about this and more to live the life you want – now.

This was an extract from the book review of The 4 Hour Work Week when the book lanched in the UK in April 2008.

Tim Ferriss does a favor for those who hate their jobs but cannot find work they like by explaining how you can still draw a salary while working very few hours a week. Ranging from elimination, automation, use of the 80/20 principle (80% of results come from 20% of the effort), outsourcing your work and use of virtual assistants, Tim explains how you can apply these lessons and work a 4 Hour Work Week.

Since the 4 Hour Work Week was published in the US, in 2007, many people have adopted these principles to have a series of ‘mini retirements’ taking extended breaks to travel or spending time with their families.

This has been a very important book for me. I purchased The 4 Hour Work Week shortly after it was launched in the UK and have implemented many of the principles described in this New York Times best selling book. For example, my first website for The Big Red Tomato Company was completed in India for $200 and the logo designed in Argentina for $3o. Costs in the UK would have been significantly more.

Since 2007 when the book was originally written, the world has changed. Global financial meltdown has led many people to realise that neither jobs or pensions can be guaranteed and consequently many people are taking control of the situation and doing something about it and adopting thr principles in the book. Many of these inspiring stories are captured on Tim’s website .

Based on the lessons in these stories, Tim has updated and revised the book with case studies and updated resources for office automation and virtual assistants. You can read our review of the revised edition here.

You can buy the book from Amazon for £11.93 by clicking the image below:

Or, you can have your own book completely free of charge courtesy of The Big Red Tomato Company.


Here’s how.

Simply enter a comment below explaining why you would like a copy of the book by 31 January 2010 and we will select the the person we feel will benefit the most from the lessons in the book and ship it anywhere in the world at our expense.

So, how would you benefit from working a 4 Hour Work Week?


  • Ben Lumley said:

    Ooo I’d love a copy of the 4 Hour Work Week

    Being into productivity, lifestyle design and self development I think this book would help me move on to the next level.

    I’ve just finished Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush it as well so I’m completely on board with the newer ways of thinking expressed by Tim.

    .-= Ben Lumley´s last blog ..Your Perfect Day. Why You Should Think About Planning Yours =-.

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  • Stephen said:

    I would benefit from this book because i want to spend more time on voluntary care work and less time in paid employment. With this book i could eventually give up work and focus all my energies on my charitable ventures. If i had this book i would also be employing people overseas, whilst i work to help disabled and incapacitated people back to work. It would be a win/win.

    thank you

  • geode said:

    I am a serial entrepreneur who, having just wound down my last venture, is looking for a way to stoke my entrepreneurial fire and continue my community volunteer work while having more time to devote to my incredible family. I also teach MBA students in our university business school, so not only could I adapt my own life to be more balanced but also could impart that experience to others. I have read reviews on this book and would love to indulge in its wisdom!

  • Sherre Collins said:

    In 2000 my financial planner told me to expect to be able to retire in 2010. It seemed a long way off, but I focused on achieving the dream. Companies went out of business, layoffs happened, and stock plummeted. Now it’s 2010 and retirement seems elusive. I worked 80 hours weeks and put all my passion and time into my career to now, but now I need some time for family and for me. A four hour work week seems a bit too much to expect, but I would love to get below 40. I would appreciate a copy of your book to get some ideas to make life better.

  • Mike Gee said:

    I’m currently working a 6 hour week and it’s killing me. I’d give anything to shave off those extra couple of hours – though I’m not sure that reading a book is all it’s going to take!

  • Ken Ott said:

    Currently I am working a shift that does not work well for my family or church life. I manage a team of 18 people that all experience the pain of working this mid-day shift that takes away from our family and personal lives. This book could really help me increase productivity in a single day but also allow me to use it as a tool to help others around me to achieve their goals in productivity and finances by being a living the example of the book.

  • Mark Nicol said:

    I’d like a copy of the 4 hr Work Week because I’ve got two young kids and they deserve better than the part time often distracted dad they’ve currently got.

  • Nigel Johnson said:

    I need this because I am getting bored and need to up my workrate


  • Eric said:

    I would like my own copy of this book because it would be one more piece to my puzzle: how to create a life that allows you to do extraordinary things for everyone you feel would benefit in greater ways than you can imagine.

    We all want to work less for the big guy but then we want to spend our time doing what exactly? I want to help people in any way I can and still have income that allows me to continue doing just that.

    With the 4 hour work week I can learn another way to do less of what I’d rather not and do more of what I’d rather do and still have money for what life gives me.

  • Geoff said:

    I just read your review of the revised edition. I have been working towards retirement since I started work in 1980 🙂

    Ever since I discovered outsourcing I have been looking at ways of working smarter and not harder. I had my site logo designed in the Philippines and several articles written by writers from India, USA (believe it or not) and other places with names that are not only difficult to remember but very challenging to pronounce.

    Now as for the 4HWW book – yes, I could do with a shot in the arm right about now. I am working on a number of strategies…

    * several other websites in the pipeline
    * building credibility and identity
    * working to capture more of the bouncing traffic that inflated traffic figures but they’re only there to grab a quote or two.

    …and it sounds like this is just the resource to boost my efforts.

    In any case, thanks for making this offer available and bring this book to our awareness.

    .-= Geoff´s last blog ..Jan 13, Power of Positive Thinking =-.

  • Eleanor Edwards said:

    Hi Matthew,
    The book sounds excellent, great recommendation and opportunity, thank you.

    If you believe this book would help me get even more out of an already busy schedule working for a tiny charity with massive aspirations then yes please, I’d love a copy, even better a complimentary one 😉

    I don’t have a compelling sales pitch but would happily take it in lieu of a brick. If this book is as good as you suggest, sounds like it will give it’s weight in bricks and some!

    Thanks again for the opportunity,
    .-= Eleanor Edwards´s last blog ..Paypal and the 20p Showdown =-.

  • April said:

    It seems to me that a 4 hour work week ties in very nicely with the whole concept of freedom, freedom to do and contribute as I choose, freedom to help people that I choose to, freedom to live with personal standards, freedom to have and do and be the person I choose to be. That, folks, is merely the tip of a vast iceberg for why I would really appreciate a copy of this book.
    Thanks ever so much,

  • dominika said:

    Why me?

    because I am redesigning my whole life
    because I can pay it forward
    because I need to start living instead of surviving

  • Mike said:

    Gotta have this man ……my life at the mo’ is WAY tooo hard.
    Hey I’ve done all the usual stuff and still I get nowhere; what do I do – I try to find jobs and it sucks !

    Time spent looking for work = >1000 hrs
    Number of job app’s sent = 00’s ( ie hundreds)
    Number of replys received = about 50
    Number of interviews ‘invited’ to = 0
    Net result – Current number of (paid) hours worked / week = 0, Nil, Nada, Niks. Kaput !

    So it’s time for a new strategy and having read the ‘Look Inside’ teaser on-line, maybe, just maybe this book offers me a lifeline?

    Cheers & thanks.
    Be good,
    – Mike

  • Matthew Needham said:

    All great comments! Thanks for sharing the reason why you’d like to apply the lessons from the 4 Hour Work Week and join the new rich by having a series of mini retirements.

    So what would you do if you had more time on our hands?

  • Rushbh Shah said:

    Very recently i have quit my job and have taken Entrepreneur’s role to set up my own Professional Service Consulting firm in Mumbai, India.

    As the setup is pretty new I am required to follow up and chase multiple people and clients for my day to day work.

    The concept mentioned in this book is worthwhile for someone like me as most of my time goes in planning and chasing the right people. The execution of my plans usually happen the next day,this in only due to the working environment here in Mumbai.

    I would be very obliged to receive a copy of this book and would definitely learn a lot from it.

  • Lis Carpenter said:

    I believe you should send me a copy because I bought a copy in December from the Amazon marketplace and it wasn’t mailed. I am planning to use the concepts to visit people in my network and teach them the principles. I also need more money to afford an immigration lawyer for a friend:)

  • Travis said:

    Well besides the fact that it has a catchy title, “The Four Hour Work Week,” I’m sure it’s on everyone’s agenda to be able to have this sort of a work week! I could only imagine being able to have time for family and kids, go contribute to the world with the love of God on a whim and be free to give just as much, and more as I have received.

    Life shouldn’t be about surviving. Life is about living. A four hour work week would definitely help that vision come to pass.

    .-= Travis´s last blog ..Why Bad Things Happen to Good People =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Good luck Travis… less than 4 hours to find out who is successful.. The winner will be announced Tuesday!

  • Travis said:

    Thanks, Matthew! I’m excited to see who gets the honor of this award!! Whoever it is, I’m sure it will be of great value and assistance!!

    Keep on keepin’ on, Matthew!
    .-= Travis´s last blog ..Why Bad Things Happen to Good People =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Travis, double your chances and enter the draw for the Beat Blue Monday promotion.

    Sign up to the newsletter and enter the draw for a copy. We promise not to share your details and you’ll only hear from us with weekly site updates and a monthly highlights email with exclusive content, not available on the blog.

  • Travis said:


    Anything to increase my chances! Besides, now I have a subscription to amazing content. Thanks bro.

    .-= Travis´s last blog ..Why Bad Things Happen to Good People =-.