The book was originally published over ten years ago and I feel like it needs to be revised to our current times. Although the book does give some helpful and original tips on passive income, I feel like it is more of an inspirational book that sparks the mentality of becoming part of the new rich (as the author refers to the people that have four hour workweeks) rather than a book on how to become part of the new rich. I felt like the book was elongated unnecessarily at the beginning telling you stories and things you don't really care about and it is not until midway through the book where actual substance is provided. The book gives challenges to the reader at the end of each chapter that are a bit corny in my opinion but I think it's a good attempt to try to connect with the reader and engage him or her on taking action. Overall I think this book won't give you a four hour workweek lifestyle but I believe it could get you started thinking about it and setting it as a goal and/or making it believable that anybody can achieve this. I think it would be an amazing gift to someone young with an open mind who is mature enough to realize that the only way to success is hard work but who is also wanting to work smarter not harder.