The book was an interesting read, providing a whole litany of ideas that TF proposes (and, presumably, has tried), with this end in mind: Make plenty of money, offloading as much of the work from yourself as possible.
Yep, a whole book of strategies around doing as little work as possible while making as much income as possible.
I was intrigued by several of the ideas, and not so attracted to others.
Here are some of my big takeaways from the book:
- We will be happier if we do less work that we don't find meaningful.
- We don't have to make an "A" on every assignment.
- Spend little time/effort with "customers" who will never be happy and who will never add value to you or your organization.
- Free yourself from the need to read/know/consume everything.
- Focus your effort and energy on the things that you really want to do or accomplish in life.
- The accumulation of stuff never makes us happy (for long); it's the experiences that make for long-lasting satisfaction.
- Delegate freely, set clear expectations, and put systems in place for effective (but not omniscient) monitoring.
My two favorite quotes:
- "There is more to life than increasing its speed." —MOHANDAS GANDHI
- "If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake." —FRANK WILCZEK, 2004 Nobel Prize winner in physics
But, I'm glad I read the book. Thanks for the recommendation, DS.