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If Mike Rowe Could Post a Billboard Anywhere in the World, Here's What It Would Say


If CNN star Mike Rowe could place a message on a billboard anywhere in the world, he'd put in New York City and it would bear a message urging people to work harder and smarter.

"If somebody gave me a billboard I'd probably put it right here," Rowe said, in response to a question from TheBlaze. "[I]'d take that old platitude, 'work smart, not hard' and I'd cross out the 'not,' and write 'and' instead."

"[I]'d suggest that working smart without working hard is a waste of time and working hard without working smart is just another word for drudgery," added Rowe, who was speaking with TheBlaze in the CNN newsroom in New York City.

In the interview Rowe also described a slightly awkward encounter he had with Tim Ferriss, author of the best selling book, "The 4-Hour Workweek."

"I met Tim at one of those TED conferences," said Rowe. "[I] was a little embarrassed because — I used the success of that book as an example of what was wrong socially in the sense that we have kind of declared war on work, in the sense that we have made work the reason we are not happy."

"I used to point to the The 4"-Hour Workweek and say reasonably you know, who works four hours in a week and say reasonably, you know, who works four hours in a week?

Mike Rowe’s latest show "Somebody’s Gotta Do It” profiles people who perform unique jobs and airs on CNN Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

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