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How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite club: you just have to follow seven simple rules. The first rule is, always live well below your means. The last rule is, choose your occupation wisely. You'll have to buy the book to find out the other five. It's only fair. The authors' conclusions are commonsensical. But, as they point out, their prescription often flies in the face of what we think wealthy people should do. There are no pop stars or athletes in this book, but plenty of wall-board manufacturers--particularly ones who take cheap, infrequent vacations! Stanley and Danko mercilessly show how wealth takes sacrifice, discipline, and hard work, qualities that are positively discouraged by our high-consumption society. "You aren't what you drive," admonish the authors. Somewhere, Benjamin Franklin is smiling. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In The Millionaire Next Door, read by Cotter Smith, Stanley (Marketing to the Affluent) and Danko (marketing, SUNY at Albany) summarize findings from their research into the key characteristics that explain how the elite club of millionaires have become "wealthy." Focusing on those with a net worth of at least $1 million, their surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are diametrically opposed to today's earn-and-consume culture, including living below their means, allocating funds efficiently in ways that build wealth, ignoring conspicuous consumption, being proficient in targeting marketing opportunities, and choosing the "right" occupation. It's evident that anyone can accumulate wealth, if they are disciplined enough, determined to persevere, and have the merest of luck. In The Millionaire Mind, an excellent follow-up to the highly successful first analysis of how ordinary folks can accumulate wealth, Stanley interviews many more participants in a much more comprehensive study of the characteristics of those in this economic situation. The author structures these deeper details into categories that include the key success factors that define this group, the relationship of education to their success, their approach to balancing risk, how they located themselves in their work, their choice of spouse, how they live their daily lives, and the significant differences in the truth about this group vs. the misplaced image of high spenders. Narrator Smith's solid, dead-on reading never fails to heighten the importance of these principles that most twentysomethings should be forced to listen to in toto. Highly recommended for all public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very interesting! I enjoyed the research and real-life accounts depicting the differences between the wealthy and those who just have a lot of money.Published 2 hours ago by Jason Sweatman
It is a good, well written, easy to read book (it takes about two days to read it). You even may find it hilarious sometimes. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Wojciech Drozd
I thought that this book was interesting and intriguing. The Millionaire Next Door is built on years of research and includes statistics and case studies. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
A well writen and easy to read book. The final takeaways are pretty clear. Its a good book to kick start that list of business books that you have to read.Published 1 day ago by Michael Davies
Read this book three times, wife currently reading it. It provides an excellent frame of reference for approaching your financial life.Published 2 days ago by Carpediem
No updates incorporated since originally released in the 1990s. Great book but was expecting updates statistics.Published 4 days ago by ROBERT L.
I ordered this book for a personal finance class, required reading. It's actually really interesting and written well enough it's not like reading some boring required text.Published 4 days ago by ART ROJAS