Case Study: What Does a Real 4-Hour Workweek Look Like…With a Family?

Case Study: What Does a Real 4-Hour Workweek Look Like…With a Family?

Now that’s a happy kid. (Photos: Brandon Pearce) One common challenge for readers of The 4-Hour Workweek is the creation a “muse”: a low-maintenance business that generates significant income. Such a muse is leveraged to finance your ideal lifestyle, which we calculate precisely based on Target Monthly Income (TMI). Despite the dozens of case studies …

Is The 4-Hour Body a Scam? Tracking 3,500 People to Find Out

Is The 4-Hour Body a Scam? Tracking 3,500 People to Find Out

Ricardo Arias – 410 pounds to 211.6 pounds, for a loss of 198.4 pounds. But is he an anomaly? Sidenote: the black pants in the after pic (56 portly-long/60+ inch waist) fit him tightly at 410. How many “how-to” books actually get read? Historically, no one has known. Now, it’s possible to get an idea …

How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music

How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music

When will you stop dreaming and start playing? (Photo: Musician “Lights”, Credit: Shandi-lee) I’ve always wanted to play the guitar. It started as a kid, listening to my dad play around the fireplace during the holidays. The fantasy continued with Guns N’ Roses and the iconic Slash. From hyperspeed Slayer to classical Segovia, I was …

The 4-Hour Chef is a NYT, WSJ, and USA Today Bestseller! But There is Mystery and Intrigue…

Thanks to all of you, The 4-Hour Chef will now be featured on all of the big bestseller lists: The New York Times (available to the public shortly), The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. THANK YOU!!! I’m honored to have the opportunity to write for you, and it’s been an amazing trip. …

Food Photography Made Easy — Simple Tricks and Pro Tips from The 4-Hour Chef

Food Photography Made Easy — Simple Tricks and Pro Tips from The 4-Hour Chef

A great pic from Christopher Michel of Central Kitchen in San Francisco. The red box indicates how we cropped for pg. 15 of The 4-Hour Chef. Christopher Michel has taken pictures from outer space.  OK, technically, it was aboard a U-2 “Dragon Lady” spy plane at the edge of space.  But still. Best known as …

Meet The New York City Food Marathon: 26.2 Dishes in 26 Locations in 24 Hours

Excess can sometimes be delicious. Thanksgiving is a great example. The NYC Food Marathon, however, takes things to an entirely new level. Think of it as a 24-hour Thanksgiving on steroids: 26.2 iconic dishes in 26 locations, all hit by foot in 24 hours. It’s one of the most insanely fun ways to spend a …

How to Create a Global Phenomenon for Less Than $10,000

Here is my most recent keynote from the 2,000-person+ Le Web in Paris, which focused on how to catalyze a global phenomenon on a very limited budget. Topics include: How to sell “around the product” for more coverage. The three necessary types of media exposure. Real-world tipping points from the launch of The 4-Hour Workweek …

Random Episode 6: How Kevin Rose and Glenn McElhose Got Scammed in China – Ha!

Total length: 20 minutes. This is a weekend edition of Random. It is a happy-hour special of Chinese scams. How did Kevin and Glenn get totally screwed by Chinese “art students”? More important, how do you avoid getting scammed while traveling? This episode lays out one of the most common scams and explains how to …

Random Episode 5: The Bloody, Filthy Travel Edition

This is a short Random episode — 10:30 — and easily the most disgusting to date. I also think it’s the funniest. Imagine Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations if he didn’t need to edit for cable. This episode has some educational bits, but it’s focus is on enjoying the not-always-so-smooth experience of travel. Not for the …