16 gennaio 2012

Timothy Ferris : ” 4 hour work week ”

In the book Ferriss uses the acronym DEAL for the four main chapters.[3] It stands for: Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation.
Definition means to figure out what a person wants, get over fears, see past society’s “expectations,” and figure out what it will really cost to get where a person wants to go.
Elimination is about time management, or rather about not managing time. This is achieved by applying the ‘Pareto principle’ or ’80-20 Rule’ (80% of your benefits come from 20% of your efforts) to focus only on those tasks that contribute the majority of benefit, and using Parkinson’s Law (work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion) to limit the amount of actual time spent working. There’s a difference, Ferriss says, between efficiency and effectiveness. The book’s emphasis is on effectiveness.