big hype going on around this book... a NY Times No.1 bestseller.
I just finished reading it and would love to get a discussion going about it.
While the title implies that the book is about making enough money to live the life of the "new rich", a big part of the book provides a "how to be more effective"-guide.
Topics covered that I think could be interesting for managers:
[b]- outsourcing work to "virtual assistants"; how to give effective instructions[/b]
[b]- automating online businesses[/b]
[b]- 80 / 20 rule: how to find out which 20% of your work get 80% of the results[/b]
[b]- in his blog there's an interview in which he talks about conncting his principles with GTD (Getting Things Done)[/b]
I find Ferriss to be an interesting personality... he seems to get the task-related things done like a "high C", socializes like a "high I" (in the interview he talks about contacting bloggers "offline" and how this made his book take off) - uses GTD, cites Drucker and is playing this online world like Tiger Woods plays the golf course.