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Book Review: The Four Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss

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Tim Ferriss’ The Four Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a proactive book on how to perform work more intelligently. In the process, a much higher state of efficiency results in people working less and getting a higher yield from the work that they complete.

A major theme of the book is to beat the system by concentrating on high yield work product results. Achievement of large goals can bring an adrenaline rush. These techniques have been applied to weight loss; such that, people have been known to lose 28 pounds in only 18 hours. Ferriss teaches that readers should identify the twenty percent of sources that yield eighty percent or a plurality of the desired results. This is strategic management at its best.

Another management technique is to shorten drastically the budgeted completion time to force the completion of a project. Sometimes, this method yields results although more monitoring may be required to verify that crucial steps are not omitted.

Ferriss advises readers to sell merchandise within the $20 to $200 price range. In addition, internet sources are provided to assist in running a business more optimally.

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The Four Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere And Join The New Rich can get readers started on essential elements involved in generating traffic for new websites or sites in a developmental stage. The contents are easy to understand and implement. Lastly, the price is affordable for the general public, small and large businesses alike.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.