Meh! It’s basically a light version of 4 Hour Work Week. Don’t get me wrong it’s got great info and maybe better to start with this one and then move on to 4 Hour Work Week. But since I read the latter before I just found it repetitive. And I’m definitely underselling this one which you will realise as you read the contents below.
Few things that I did like/take from the book:
- Being guru free
- Charities exist to sustain themselves!!!! DEEP!
- When you know you need to do something ask yourself. Why should I do this? What will happen if I don’t?
- Lots of folks have a to do list/start doing list. He also recommends a stop doing list.
A Look at Conventional Assumptions
- Higher education trains students for a profession
- Associations and organizations exist to protect people from harm
- Religious institutions provide answers and shared experiences to members
- Charities exist to help people
- Entertainment & publishing firms ensure a meritocracy in literature, the arts, and filmmaking
- Associations and organizations exist to restrict our choices and enforce monopolies
- Religious institutions subdue members toward a common belief to increase their own power
- Charities exist to sustain themselves
- Entertainment & publishing firms establish a cartel that promotes mediocrity and hinder independent artists
PART I – The Remarkable Life
CHAPTER 1 – Sleepwalkers and the Living World
CHAPTER 2 – Setting the Terms of Your Unconventional Life
CHAPTER 3 – Smashing Through the Brick Wall of Fear
CHAPTER 4 – How to Fight Authority and Win
PART II – Reclaiming Work
CHAPTER 5 – Competence Is Your Security
CHAPTER 6 – Graduate School vs. the Blogosphere
CHAPTER 7 – The Power of Your Own Small Army
CHAPTER 8 – The Personal Finance Journey
PART III – The Power of Convergence
CHAPTER 9 – Radical Exclusion and the Quest for Abundance
CHAPTER 10 – Contrarian Adventures
CHAPTER 11 – Your Legacy Starts Now
GRATITUDE PARTNERSHIP WITH CHARITY: WATER AND ETHIOPIA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR