I just finished the audiobook for The Four Hour Workweek… Now!
I’ve wanted to read it for a couple of years, but I’ve been conflicted (not least because some thinkers I respect don’t like it). Mostly the book can be summed up like this: elimination over optimization, outsource everything you can, and get to the point where you’re truly untethered to a desk — and then telecommute from the beach.
I’ve already started. Today I contacted an outsourcing firm in India to get quotes for some of my game ideas, but a couple of weeks ago I outsourced editing for my next (long-procrastinated) short, a music video. Here’s some test footage:
So the new modus I’m trying is to do the parts I really love, pay people to do the rest, and take (appropriate) credit for the finished product. Capitalism!