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Art of Money Getting Paperback – Large Print, October 1, 2006
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In Brooklyn, New York in 1871, he established "P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus", a traveling amalgamation of circus, menagerie and museum of "freaks", which by 1872 was billing itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth".
There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase often credited to P.T. Barnum. However, when Barnum's biographer tried to track down when Barnum had uttered this phrase, all of Barnum's friends and acquaintances told him it was out of character. Barnum's credo was more along the lines of "there's a customer born every minute" -- he wanted to find ways to draw new customers in all the time because competition was fierce and people bored easily
Barnum wrote several books, including The Humbugs of the World (1865), Struggles and Triumphs (1869), and his Autobiography (first in 1854, and later editions including 1869).
The Art of Money Getting is really the story of how to run a sales organization by understanding the mind and tastes of your primary customer base.
Barnum is a treat to read and is never boring! I highly recommend his books.
Long story short Barnum offered the man a job in the States and he became very wealthy...
This book is filled with lots of small anecdotal stories that teach lessons and offer advice. Frankly, I was astonished given how much you hear about the incorrectly attributed Barnum quote of "a sucker is born every day" etc. etc. I thought that P.T. Barnum would have seemed much more malicious. Frankly, I think he comes off as literate and wise...and even willing to share that knowledge...
I came across this book while trying out new apps on my DROID X It has a Kindle reader app, so I was looking for books to try. I found this one for free. Yes, free. I must say when I saw the free price I thought "Well I am probably going to get what I paid" but I was very surprised to find this gem of a book. There is a lot of value here.
There are many lessons in this book. Do not get into debt. Do not co-sign loans without getting collateral, which is there because he feels money that comes too easily is soon lost, and that means you lose too because you are guaranteeing the loan. Treat people well. Do what you are meant to do, or at least do what interests you. Do what you know about. Do you want to be rich, or just appear to be rich?
If you are looking to be a success in business, or a success in life, read this book. If you have been trying to succeed, read this book and try to figure out which rule of PT's you are breaking, and get to fixing it.
This is a very short book and can be easily read in one sitting, even if you are a slow reader and move your lips while you read. Plus with the "free" price tag, you cannot afford not to read this book.
Now I need to find some other books on PT Barnum, because he sounds like a very interesting person.
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This is a masterpiece of money making written in a way that anyone can understand. It is definitely a must read for everyone who wish to understand the importance of moneyPublished 1 month ago by Juan P.
Follow the advice in this book to the letter, and you will achieve wealth beyond your dreams. The chapters on advertising and perseverance are elementary, but so necessary.Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Knight
Seemed a little scatter brained. Some of the thoughts were hard to follow. However, having certain items highlighted helped see the main topics of different sections.Published 4 months ago by Reese Cook
I picked this up on more of a whim and to take a break from more of the modern business books. It was an interesting read that not only changed my impression of the author, but it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Wall
There are many good rules of business in this book, and most have been forgotten in this age of big box stores.Published 5 months ago by ncongdon
Publicity, intrigue, and getting your name out there - The Core of the PT Barnum strategy. This is a short book, direct in it's nature. Read it 3 times at minimum. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Don (MathCelebrity.com)