How to Get Rich
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Dennis in 1979 because of his brutal insights into what people are about and why they do what they do. For as long as you foster a willingness to learn, you will ward off sclerosis of the brain and hardening of the mental arteries. He outlines this abstraction throughout the progression of the text through contradicting ideas such as the need to “feel the fear” yet having the courage to pursue your dreams anyway. If you have weighed the odds and find yourself convinced, ignore the protestations of sensible people and their conventional caution.
In most parts of Europe there are the safety nets of the social services and of government-subsidized medical care. For instance his book, The Narrow Road, he wrestles with the pros and cons of deciding whether or not wealth is in your best interests.Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, How To Get Rich is an invaluable guide to 'the surprisingly simple art of collecting money which already has your name on it'. Every Sunday, I share ideas, essays, book recommendations, and other resources that will make your week (and hopefully overall life) a little bit better.
Those who are prepared to analyze the risk, to bear the humiliation and to act in deadly earnest—these are the “lucky” ones who will find themselves, when the music stops, holding a potful of money.Especially in the early days of your company, delegation and promotion are among your most powerful weapons in getting rich.
Many people, including very talented ones, want the chance to prove their skills and grow more than a few extra dollars every month. His other interests include breeding rare pigs, drinking French wine, collecting first edition books, and avoiding business meetings.Some of it is practical - such as how he handled the 4 employees who politely threatened to leave his firm and start a competing company if he didn't give them a quarter of his equity, or the rules he requires all board members to adhere to.
It would have been nice to have the author explain that paradox in the book, but, strangely, he appears not to see it. Felix Dennis is an eccentric, a character, a legend in his own wine-fueled lunchtime, and let's be thankful for it.
And if someone like me can become rich, then so can you - no matter what your present circumstances. Month after month I soldiered on, while “the new ploughed fields smelt dank as the grave; and I wished I were dead. This is a book that I am going to pass straight on to my seventeen year old son, not because of its insights into business (although it rings true on that account) but because of its insights into human nature and into the world 'out there' that he is going to have to negotiate in the coming years. if you want to be rich, working a damn sight harder than the punk next to you is the only sensible option . If, on the other hand, you spend your days thinking up and developing in your mind this great idea or that, you are unlikely to get rich.