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Fleet (Demystifying Wall Street) offers familiar advice awkwardly wedged into parable. The author has a good handle on decent if ubiquitous bare-bones financial wisdom—the importance of long-term planning, ethical business dealings, altruism, living below your means and business savvy, but he splices his advice, somewhat perplexingly, with stories of King Solomon and his young protégé, Abidan. Fleet's admiration of Solomon—who he claims was the richest and wisest man of all time (even after adjusting for inflation and IQ reporting) comes through loud and clear, but the connection between the biblical stories and the financial lessons feels contrived at best. By attempting to juxtapose two very different objectives, Fleet has created a book that's neither fish nor fowl—with no obvious message—tied together by a gimmick with limited appeal. (Sept.)
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About the Author

Bruce Fleet serves as CEO for Church Capital Finance, LLC, and is the founder and chairman of Fleet Capital Management, LLC.He lives in the Denver area.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher; Reprint edition (September 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585428183
  • ASIN: B005MZD3S4
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,803,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It has well founded advice that we can all relate to.
Curtis W. Caughey
The author's willingness to share his personal financial failures is courageous and honest.
C. J. Proffitt
I want my children to read it and bypass some of the mistakes that are easy to make.
Paul H. Gibson

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Wilson on September 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Bruce Fleet has captured important and time tested philosophies about life, value, worth as well as finance. This is truly a book for everyone. You will find yourself entertained by the story line context the author weaves into the narration, as well as the down to earth lessons that everyone should read, re-read and think about as it pertains to their everyday life. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a quick read, but one that will inspire you to think long and hard, both while reading and afterwards, about your life, your life's values, and the priorities you maintain, or should maintain. Great book and strongly recommend it. You will find it valuable for yourself, and simultaneously thinking of many others you know who will also benefit from its lessons and messages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Proffitt on October 17, 2009
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Age-old and timeless, the proverbs of King Solomon provide a strong foundation for the financial advice offered by author, Bruce Fleet, in this book. Incorporating the lessons of King Solomon in a story involving a young boy, Abidan, Fleet provides sound financial guidelines for modern day investing, as well as for modern day living. The author's willingness to share his personal financial failures is courageous and honest. The Solomon Secret is an interesting read for anyone, not just for those seeking financial advice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wisdom Hunter on March 15, 2012
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Got this book not knowing it's author.I am after God's wisdom in my life and study everything and every view on king Solomon.He is after all "The Man"when it comes to wisdom.The author has a lot knowledge in this area and wows me at times.Would recommend this book to all and would like to read other books this man authors.You can tell he's a man that studies the Hebrew and Greek as well.This book was well thought out and very well put together.I gave it 5 stars without a thought of any less.The book was well worth reading for me just to learn one thing I didn't know,where he talks about Solomon saying to cast your bread upon the waters.He goes on to say that a better word there is "send".Then gives an explanation I didn't realize where Solomon had ships that went out constantly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By successprogress on May 25, 2011
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Bruce's book is very good and will help you in your financial success moving forward. For more free book summaries, please check out successprogress.com
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Curtis W. Caughey on September 21, 2009
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This is a really good read! It has well founded advice that we can all relate to. It is especially pertinent to our younger generation,as they can avoid some of the mis-directions we older folks have fallen for. I want each of my kids to read this. A great write by Bruce Fleet!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul H. Gibson on September 6, 2009
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I was hooked from the start. There are 2 books within this book. One is a captivating story and the other is factual
lessons. I started applying some of the lessons already. Mr. Fleet exposes some of the mistakes he has made thru the years and I can relate to some of them. I finished the book in 2 days and wanted more. I want my children to read it and bypass some of the mistakes that are easy to make.
Mary Ann
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steve Mcculloch on September 20, 2009
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This was a quick read, which is necessary for me, mother of 4 kids ages 6, 9, 11 & 12! It was so interesting and the principles are simple and I can't wait to put them into action in my life. I am also excited because I want to read parts of it with my kids so that they can have these truths in their foundations for life. What an amazing life we can have! I already have a list of people that I want to tell about this book! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monty Rainey VINE VOICE on September 16, 2010
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A very strong argument could be made that the best way to learn how to acquire wealth would be to take lessons from the wealthiest man who ever lived, King Solomon. That is precisely what author and investment advisor Bruce Fleet has done with this book; THE SOLOMON SECRET. Fleet, also well known for his previous book, Demystifying Wall Street, has studied some of the writings of Solomon and applied them to today's world.

The book, as indicated in the subtitle (7 Principles of Financial Success from King Solomon, History's Wealthiest Man), covers 7 lessons passed down from Solomon himself to Abidan, the son of a woodworker whom Solomon has given his word to teach the young man what he could about building wealth. After each of the 7 lessons, Fleet applies the lesson to today. So essentially, each of the 7 chapters of the book is a 2-part chapter.

The lessons are rather simple really. I'm not going to give away what they are, but will tell you there is no new revelation here about building wealth. There is probably not much here that each of us doesn't already know. But sometimes, for growth to occur, we have to be reminded of what we know and instructed on how to apply it.

If you've read Clason's Richest Man in Babylon or Felber's Monk and the Merchant, this is very similar. These are really not lessons of wealth building, they are laws of wealth building. When something is a natural law, it is immutable. This stuff has been around for thousands of years and it will still be around in thousands more. Why? Because it works. It worked for Solomon and it will work for you.
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