I know we have a lot of 4-Hour Workweek, 4-Hour Body, and Tim Ferriss fans in general here on WSO, so I thought I'd tip you guys off to a free 2-day, 6-hour seminar he's holding next month called The 4-Hour Life: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. The seminar is hosted by CreativeLIVE, the latest MOOC on the block which quietly opened its library of courses to the public over the past few weeks.
From the seminar description:
This course features the best of business, body, and mind that Tim Ferriss has to offer. Modeled after Ben Franklin, Tim will present his best lessons, principles, and hacks for becoming (and remaining) 'healthy, wealthy, and wise.' This will include never-before-discussed tactics related to The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and his brand-new book, The 4-Hour Chef. From accelerated learning to investing, the spectrum will be broad, and the actionable takeaways will be dense. This is Tim's first ever two-day workshop of this type.
Now, being the relentless self-promoter that he is, I'm sure Tim is going to dedicate a fair amount of time to promoting his new book The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life. But I don't mind that (disclosure: I've already ordered it) because his hacks are so worthwhile. Also, CreativeLIVE is going to be selling this workshop for $299 afterwards, so it's nice to save three hundred bucks.
Look at it this way: if you only come away from it with one good idea, it'll be worth your time. Hell, it's probably worth it just to watch a master promoter in action.
I know some of you have started "muse" businesses on the side inspired by the 4-Hour Workweek, and a couple of you have had impressive success. On the other hand, many of you consider Ferriss a snake oil salesman of sorts. It's no secret that I'm a fan of his. I've applied many Workweek hacks to my life for the better, and his Slow Carb Diet produced amazing results for me (lost over 30 pounds). I'm a pretty decent cook (that's why I had 30 pounds to lose in the first place) but I can always get better, so I'm looking forward to the 4-Hour Chef. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect the results he produces.
So maybe you'll just sit back in dumbfounded silence at his Barnum & Bailey routine, or maybe you'll learn something that will absolutely change your life. Either way, it's probably worth your while to tune in.
While you're at it, check out the rest of CreativeLIVE's courses. It looks like they're using a variation of the Lynda.com business model, which monetizes very easily if you offer quality education (as Lynda does). The MOOC world is getting really interesting, really fast.