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Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip . . . luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner's arrival . . . fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble free lives of graceful ease. Or do they?
In Fables of Fortune, author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As the advisor to the super rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: "The wealthiest person is not who has the most, but who needs the least."
Fables of Fortune convincingly persuades readers that wealth may be overrated. Through vignettes based on true stories, Watts reveals the challenges the super-wealthy face, including
marriages based on net worth, interfamily inheritance battles, faux friends, entitled children,
alienation, and spiritual depletion.
The successes and failures of life inspire the heartbeat of passion and self-actualization.
Watts will challenge readers to reconsider key life questions of personal value and discover surprising new answers. Fables of Fortune reveals an honest, comparative, eyeopening analysis for any reader who believes wealth is a rose without thorns. Read on and gain perspective and appreciation for your own real fortune in life.
Do you believe just a little more money would solve many of your problems?See all Editorial Reviews
It's an excellent book for those who are on the journey of Fortunes and also for those who are rich, yet in my opinion if anyone who is about to start his journey towards riches... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nadeem Abidi
Great book. Liked the specific examples of rich families who bear a horrible burden. Much of this was what I expected or have even observed, but it was good to get a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David B. Paul
Richard Watts speaks from massive experience and is brutally honest in his advice regarding unearned wealth flowing to younger generations. Read morePublished 12 months ago by reena friedman
This is a great book. It is easy to read and has great real life stories that explain a lot of principles about the perils of having a lot of money. Very enjoyable read.Published on December 17, 2012 by joseph candella
After hearing a radio interview of the author I was very interested in this book but became extremely disappointed after reading it. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Chris Pascale
I heard about this book on NPR on an interview with the author. This book provides an interesting insight to world most of us will never see. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Bunny the Mule