What Everybody Gets Wrong About The 4-Hour Work Week

Corey Koehler
2 min readJul 6, 2023

Published in 2007 and this book is still misunderstood today.

Every time I recommend this book to people, I get one of two reactions.

1. “That’s obviously fiction because a 4HWW is impossible.”


Today there are thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of examples that it is indeed possible.

2. “Awesome! A how-to guide on how to widdle your work week down to 4 hours so I can sit around sippin’ Mai Tais’ all day.

Nope, again (for me, anyway).

For me, it is clearing out the work you HATE doing, so you can work on more of the work you LOVE doing.

I read this the year it came out. It has changed my life and completely redefined how I think about retirement.

This book is required reading for anyone looking to, as the subtitle says, “Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.”

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Corey Koehler

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