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“You productivity guru […] can do this in all of your spare time”

“You productivity guru […] can do this in all of your spare time”

Since publishing a post yesterday on “being a better gatekeeper of your time”, I have received a slightly strange request for support about the Devonthink software from someone who is obviously a reader of this blog. It includes a paragraph which finishes with the following sentence:

“You productivity guru’s (sic) can do this in all of your spare time. (4 hour workweek my ass.)”.

I would like to stress, for the record, that I do not advocate nor actually practice a 4 hour workweek (mine has perhaps more to do with four hours twice a day, five 1/2 days a week), but was merely drawing attention to a provocative book, which seems highly interesting.

Update (24 April 2007): One of my favorite professional blogger, the excellent Anne Zelenska, who has read the book, has a very lucid analysis in the post she published in the Web Worker Daily yesterday: Rethink Your Relationship to Work: Ideas from The 4-Hour Work Week.

Comments (2)

  1. rob

    Thanks for drawing my attention to the book. Just reading the website has given me some ideas to implement in my life to save a bit of time and be more productive. Will I be working a 4 hour week – not a chance, will I be that little bit more productive and have a little more free time – yes I think I will, and every little helps.

  2. Pascal Venier

    @Rob. Thanks for your comment. My reaction to what Tim Ferris says is pretty similar to yours. Not even a chance of a 4 hour day, but nevertheless ideas which could be adapted in one’s life.

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