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Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don't Want Hardcover – January 1, 2012
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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.
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Rodger Alan Friedman
Author of "Forging Bonds Of Steel"
Note: I received a printed version for review and purchased the Kindle version for myself.
Most Recent Customer 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 11 months ago by Nadeem Abidi
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
Interesting onside into the lives of rich and famous.
Richard Watts has first hand knowledge on the subject.
I highly recommend this book.
If this book hasn't already hit the mainstream, I am quite confident it will. Not only are the stories told entertaining, the lessons that are spoken through them are important... Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Book Genie