When outsourcing makes sense

When outsourcing makes sense

You already know you should outsource. Outsourcing allows you to increase your personal productivity, and free up hours (and energy) to build for the future, as well as giving you more time to spend with the people you care about. Committing is the easy part –...
Using money to buy time and happiness

Using money to buy time and happiness

In 2010, Warren Buffet, one of the world’s richest men, announced he’d leave 99% of his wealth to charity. He also met with fellow billionaires and got similar public pledges from them, including Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. Stanford research reports Buffett stating...
Review: The 4 Hour Work Week

Review: The 4 Hour Work Week

Tim Ferriss’s “lifestyle design” book The 4 Hour Work Week is a publishing phenomenon, with almost 1.5 million copies sold. The podcast at fourhourworkweek.com/blog has had over 75 million downloads – not surprising for a book about cash flow which “won’t ask...
Time our most valuable commodity

Time our most valuable commodity

You probably shouldn’t plan on sleeping only three hours per night like Donald Trump, or working until 3am every morning like Picasso. But you should definitely realise the value of sleep compared to time, and organise and automate your schedule and tasks to the maximum extent your job (and life) allow.

An open letter from a night owl

An open letter from a night owl

Those who know me won’t believe this statement, but I once made a concerted effort to become a morning person. I would set the alarm on my BlackBerry nice and early. I would extricate myself out of bed after four or five (or six or seven) snooze buttons…