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How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets Paperback – May 26, 2009
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Felix Dennis is very honest about what he thinks are absolutely required to become rich, and it's not a walk in the park. It is HARD work. There ARE sacrifices to be made. Desire alone is not enough, you need COMPULSION if you want to become truly rich.
That, and other things that he shares in this book are truly a lot more valuable because they are his personal accounts about his journey from rags to riches, written by the man himself. He really sat down and wrote this book.
It's not one of those Donald Trump books that were authored by some unknown guy who is not rich himself. (Come on, between doing The Apprentice, dating Knauss, dealing with his business, you think The Donald would actually sit down and write a book like this? Get real. It's most probably a ghost writer who chats with him a few times and make it into a book.)
It's not a book written by some guy who made a few millions doing Velcro business and started dreaming up a rich dad and some silly board game that was so bad I stopped playing after 10 minutes.
It's not a book written by some guy who sold his business for a few million then started doing seminars about fixing your mindset to become rich.
Felix Dennis doesn't need your money unlike countless other (in his words) get rich authors--and that is why this book is so honest, and in the long run, useful. Because unlike those countless get rich books, this book doesn't sell an easy dream.Read more ›
*If it flies, floats or fornicates, always rent it - it's cheaper on the long run
*The follow-through...is a thousand times more important than a 'great idea'...if execution is perfect, it sometimes barely matters what the idea is
*Many paths can lead to riches, few in sunlight, most in ditches
*Paul Getty: If you can actually count your money, you are not really a rich man
*Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn't have it, and thought of other things if you did
*Nearly all the great furtunes acquired by entrepreneurs arose because they had nothing to lose
*Conventional wisdom is often right. But when it is wrong, it can offer quite extraordinary opportunities
*Making money is a drug. Not the money itself. The making of the money
*Prompt decisions and orders, right or wrong, are far healthier than endless demate and prevarication
*Team spirit is for losers, financially speaking
*You may not necessarily want to be in a glamorous sector of any market, and they are often very crowded
*How do you judge your own aptitude? Trial and error is the only way I ever heard of
*Your credit rating is extremely precious
*While it may not look like it to you, too much...capital seeking too few investment opportunities
*Obtaining capital...is the worst part of the whole business of getting rich...Read more ›
1) You gotta really really want to make money, more than you want to be happy if needs be. Be compulsively determined.
2) Don't try to cheat the IRS.
3) Delegate. Hire smarter people than you, and pay them very well, but keep ownership.
4) Get rich. Give it away.
5) Timing is very important, more than talent?
6) Execution is more important than the idea. Just go do it.
7) Self-belief is priceless. Confront doubts for facts.
8) Time is the most important thing.
If anything this is an anti self-help book. It doesn't sugar coat the truth or pretend that success is for everyone - but it can be!
Despite being very entertaining and well written, the book really drills down into the issues that make massive achievement so tough as opposed to so many other books that tell us how easy it all is..
He gives us examples of his own business struggles and offers examples from history of people who achieved great things but trod a long frustrating and lonesome path littered with rejection and failures. And we must accept the same if we are to grab the tiger by the tail and cut loose and go for it.
If you are reading this and are someone facing numerous business challenges, are frustrated at your lack of progress, maybe your struggling to win new customers or secure those all important meetings with key buyers? If so, this book is for you. A great insight into the tough road you will have to tread but a very rewarding one if you've the guts to do it.
If you are persuing a worthy goal, then when the going gets tough, this book will give you heart and offer an empoweriing perspective so that you'll really feel your not alone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like it alot! These type of book is transformative. Keep reading it. It can change your life.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best books to learn what it's like to acquire wealth.
Don't let the supposedly grandiose, get-rich-quick cover (especially the cunning smile) deceive you. Read more
I read this book some time ago and still have it as a permanent addition to my bookshelf.
I especially recall two points from the book that I want to share with other... Read more
I've read a few books of this type, and this one is my favorite. Part autobiography, part amusing anecdote, and a lot of good advice.Published 2 months ago by Micha
My self being a self made entrepreneur, I can said it as it is. A quest full of sacrifice that normal people wish to take , and only a handful of abnormal people actually do and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by victor castillo