Clueless Cartoon: The Four Hour Work Week Effect

Kids, these days! They have no sense of respect, no sense of hard work. It’s all easy going for them, huh? How do they get these ideas?

clueless cartoon, four hour work week, Sean D'Souza, homework assignment, outsourcing

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Comments

  1. Jon P says

    Funny cartoon Sean. (Except for the use of unnecessary exclamation marks.) The kid looks pretty blase about his deed, which is part of what makes it funny. Reminds me a bit of my own boys.

    • says

      Yup, sorry Calvin. It’s linked to a marketing book called ‘the four hour work week’ that supposedly says you can work for just four hours in a day (oops, week). And one of the big concepts there is to outsource everything. :) Hmmm….

      • Vikram says

        I’m glad you rightly referred to it as a “marketing book”. A lot of people seem to revere it like some sort of Bible of the Good Life ;)

  2. AVS says

    Sean,

    Your ‘performance’ in my INBOX over the past 18 months (or so) has been bright, insightful, detailed, inspirational, refreshing and wise…….why not infuse those qualities in to ‘Clueless Cartoons’ ?

    Cheers / AVS

    • AVS says

      Those qualities (I think) are missing in these cartoons. Find them too banal, too predicatble. Outsourcing has been around for what – a decade ? and a kid outsourcing his home work is a fairly ‘dated’ possibility – I would have found it funny sometime in 2005 AD or earlier; definitely not in 2011.

      • says

        Have you read or seen ‘The Four Hour Work Week’? This cartoon is a direct poke in the ribs (or praise for the book) based on that concept. It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with outsourcing. :)

  3. says

    Funny and true. There is a successful marketer that outsourced his homework in his college days.

    LOL could be why he is so successful today.

    Thanks for the cartoon, Sean.

    • says

      Hey, good to hear from you, Brandon. It’s been a long time. :) Trust you’re doing well.

      I’m keen to develop stuff over time, and just getting my fangs into this after a long cartoon hibernation. But I have the world’s best cartoon as inspiration: Calvin and Hobbes :)

  4. says

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could outsource all our learning? Then I could set out for France next month and be able to speak the language! For a linguistically-challenged person like myself, that would be a major boon.

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