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Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen Hardcover – May 1, 2004
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About the Author
Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored New York Times best-seller, The Millionaire Next Door, was released in 1996, and has sold over 2,500,000 copies worldwide. Thomas followed his first book with Marketing to the Affluent, ranked among the ten outstanding business books by the editors of Best of Business Quarterly. His second New York Times best-seller, The Millionaire Mind, explored America s financial elite and how they became so when it came out in 1999. The author, who lives in Atlanta, holds a doctorate of business administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University."
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Top customer reviews
Recently, before reading the book, I made the assumption that for women, money correlates with charity. Look at Susan Sarandan w/ the Heffer program and Oprah w/ her various charity beliefs...Awesome women who know how to give back to the world.
I feel it in my bones that this book is one of the variables in my life to lead me to success. It has opened my eyes and confirmed my assumptions to obtain success. And has also provided me w/ many other aspects and details I found interesting.
This is a definite book to have in your collection if you are serious about obtaining success. Not just monetary success but happiness w/in yourself and the community/world you live in.
(1) the subject matter is an area where there just aren't a lot of books, and
(2) this book says some of the non-politically correct things that most books / shows / people in society like to side step, but that its really validating to hear.
Like his other books, his focus is almost entirely on self-made women, rather than those who come from financial means. I was a bit startled to read that one woman's mother told her to pick a job working with men - not competing with women - because the work and pay would be better. Hadn't heard that from anyone but my own grandmother - and it's proven to be some of the best career advice I ever received.
On the other hand, this book did feel much less organized and less thoroughly researched than Stanley's earlier books. Like some reviewers have noted, there is a chapter on a dyslexic gentleman who does well for himself. It's a good story, but leaves the reader wondering why it's in THIS book, exactly.
The tone can be rather patronizing - it acknowledges that women's relationships can be a huge factor in how they save money (working at home v. careers, dodging the egos of husbands and male coworkers, etc.), but it also very clearly and supportively acknowledges a woman's need to be capable of financial independence. You walk away from the book feeling like a woman's best option is to achieve as much as a man does, but keep her mouth shut about it. Which may be true - if it is, kudos for having the guts to say it. But either way, I'd have preferred a little more examination of the socio-economic factors that come into play in this regard, since based on the author's coverage, it's a bigger factor for women than the millionaire men he's covered previously.
I'd also have loved a more in-depth look at HOW women make the money, rather than how it affected them to have the success that they did. Other than an admittedly great story about ONE car saleswoman, we don't get much of a look at the in-depth beliefs and daily work habits of these women. Instead, we get an in-depth look at their upbringings, their marriage habits ... which is all well and good, but it'd be better with both the past and the present (financial and non-) being examined.
The reader gets jumped from investigations of millionaire women's relationships and upbringings, to their professional choices, spending habits, bits of wisdom, etc. and it all is never really tied together as a cohesive whole. It seems that he just grabbed a cool story here, a reader's letter there, and made a passing grab at a spreadsheet or two, and threw it all together for the reader to sort out.
The book is a definite potluck - a little bit of everything. But the individual components are very interesting, very rare, and its information that I - and a lot of other women - are definitely interested in hearing. I've recommended it quite a bit. It's well worth wading through the hotchpot of goodies to pick and choose the items that motivate and instruct you.