Length: 272 pages
First Published: 2021
I received a complimentary copy of this book from HarperCollins Leadership through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
I am a sucker for any and all business and productivity books, so I was intrigued by Joe Sanok’s promise to help you create the schedule you want. Constant hustling will just lead to burnout, and Sanok is dead on that you need to combine rest and slow down with focused sprints to be your most productive and happier.
Unfortunately, Sanok is a terrible storyteller, miserably failing to connect his personal anecdotes into larger concepts and completely lacking in transitions between anything – topics, chapters, even paragraphs. The occasional pieces of decent advice are obscured by boring scientific statements, pointless tangents, and cliché personality tests. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.
Create your own schedule, maximize your leisure time, and work less while making more by following the revolutionary—yet realistic—four-day work week outlined in this groundbreaking book.
In Thursday is the New Friday, author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals—from authors and scholars to business leaders and innovators—create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.
Outlining the exact same strategies Joe used to go from working 60-hour weeks in the beginning of his career to now working 4 or less days a week, Thursday is the New Friday will help you:
Understand how you too can apply these principles and customize them for your own situation to be more productive at work while enjoying more leisure time.
Discard unnecessary tasks and learn efficiencies that would not have been discovered otherwise.
Find inspiration in the stories and testimonials from Joe’s clients and colleagues who have implemented his methodology into their own work lives with incredible results.
Understand the psychological research behind the principles of the four-day workweek and why we are actually more productive with one less workday.
Most importantly, Thursday is the New Friday empowers you with a practical, evidence-based methodology to create your own work schedule and dedicate more of your precious personal time to pursuing your hobbies and spending time with your family and friends.
About Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok is a therapist and the creator of the blog and the host of the podcast The Practice of the Practice where he teaches therapists how to set up a private practice. Sanok is also the author of the book Thursday is the New Friday.