The guy behind the 4-hour workweek thinks you should work for 4 hours at WeWork

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From: Mashable By Emma Hinchliffe
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Tim Ferriss made his name on productivity: how to get the most out of your workday, and your life, in just four hours. The Silicon Valley investor—in startups like Uber and TaskRabbit—moved to become a hyper-productivity guru with his books The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef.

Now, Ferriss is partnering with co-working chain WeWork on their new Creator Awards, which will give out $20 million to startups who compete. He answered a few questions from Mashable about why WeWork is his next project, and how to be productive there.

Why are you working with WeWork?

I’ve long been a fan of WeWork’s mission to help people make a life, not just a living. I also believe that we are the company we keep. What’s so powerful about The Creator Awards, and WeWork as a platform, is the ability to connect individual entrepreneurs who might otherwise be going it alone…or who might feel alone. Supportive communities are just as vital as money, and I'm excited to work with WeWork to bring great people together.

How can you maximize your productivity at a WeWork?

WeWork spaces are designed to be highly functional and collaborative—this naturally fosters productivity. Some of my staff work out of WeWork spaces full-time, and I often work


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