From the Inside Flap
What does it mean to be truly wealthy?
As a longtime financial writer and nationally acclaimed investment advisor, Alexander Green understands the importance of money. But in this insightful and inspiring new book, he looks beyond traditional measures of wealth to explore how a rich life is one of significance, not just financial success.
As Green observes, money creates wealth, but so do character, conscience, attitude, and wisdom. Only by incorporating each of these elements into your day-to-day existence can you experience what the ancients called "the good life."
A generous, wide-ranging inquiry into what matters most, Beyond Wealth is a road map to a rich life, to what the author calls "True Wealth."
The book contains more than sixty-five commentaries on topics ranging from love, health, leisure, honor, courage, trust, philosophy, history, science, and spirituality. And the author's perspective on each subject is broadened and deepened by liberal quotations from Shakespeare, Thoreau, Emerson, Gandhi, Einstein, Tolstoy, and other great minds.
Beyond Wealth is full of practical wisdom. Yet it is also a book of contemplations, promoting both greater understanding and deep reflection. Each piece can be read alone and is characterized by brevity, wit, and a liveliness of mind that recalls the best of Montaigne and Swift.
Combining personal anecdotes with provocative insights and timeless truths, Beyond Wealth is a fascinating exploration of the unique intersection between money, personal fulfillment, and successful living.
From the Back Cover
"Alexander Green, one of today's most successful financial advisors, here applies his wisdom to even more important questions: how to live justly, creatively, and serenely amidst the distractions and frustrations we daily encounter. Drawing upon history, science, and the insights of spiritual teachers, Green's beautifully written essays will help readers form and act upon a philosophy of their own."Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 18151848
"In Beyond Wealth, Alex asks us to rethink what it means to be truly rich. It's not just about money or the things it can buy. It's also about raising your consciousness and understanding of the world. These essays are a good step in that direction. Highly recommended."John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods
"Alex Green shows one how to engage the material world without losing one's spirituality, meaning, and larger purpose. With an economy of words and poignancy of thought, Green cuts straight to the heart of what really matters in life." Michael Shermer, monthly columnist for Scientific American and bestselling author of The Science of Good and Evil and The Believing Brain
"There are spiritual issues that adults have to think about. Alex Green recognizes that, and writes about them beautifully." Charles Murray, bestselling author of The Bell Curve, Human Accomplishment, and Real Education
"Beyond Wealth is simply superb. Alex Green is a national treasure."Edgar F. Puryear, bestselling author of 19 Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership and American Generalship: Character Is Everything, The Art of Command