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How to Be Rich Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1986
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Getty got rich because he understood the fundamentals of economics, thanks to his parents. Getty reasoned that the whole point of economic growth is to enhance your own life, as well as the lives of those around you.
Wealth and wealth seeking is made to seem loathsome in some altruistic circles. Yet, within the pages of "How To Be Rich", you find a man who consistently laid his ego aside and sweated alongside oil-workers. As his standard of living rose, so did that standard of living of numerous other people around him.
It may appear as if Getty encourages trickle-down economics. Getty worked fast and hard so as to turn any trickle into a gushing spring. If things didn't go his way, Getty maintained a "calm", and thus more productive demeanor, and found solutions. He admits to his screw-ups and delineates characteristics that promote success. In short, Getty delivers a worthwhile read for any aspiring person.
If I had to pick a favorite book written by a successful businessman, this has to be it. Does it tell you how to become a billionaire? No. What it does teach you is how to succeed, not only financially, but as a person.
It explores the creation of his own wealth, as well as valuable lessons from the construction of his vast oil empire. Also, it covers the things that are greater than wealth, such as health, charity, and personality. Towards the end, it also becomes a sort of social commentary, on man's degradation of morality and kindess, on the disappearance of art and classical music from the mainstream, and on his general dissatisfaction with similar affairs at that time.
It would be difficult to write a thorough review as to why you need to buy this book, because it is so unlike what you have read before. But take my word for it: you will be a better person for reading this book. It may not make you rich, but it will make you wealthy.
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An awesome piece of work addressing the responsibility that goes with wealth.Published 10 days ago by ROB WOOD
This book is a compilation of articles that Getty did for Playboy magazine.
I read this book fourteen years ago so I will need to wing it. Read more
if you want a great playbook on how to operate in the stock market, this is your book. Just ignore the tone and bravado with which it is written, and stick to the content. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Longhand
J. Paul Getty is an amazing man you really need to read this book. great history for all of us to readPublished 5 months ago by CMS
This is not a "How to" book. That's just a catchy title. But, be that as it may; if you are a serious student of business, sales, marketing, economics or finance you must... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alpacas are watching...