Why did I love this book?
This book is a short parable that is called the most inspiring book on wealth ever written. Quite a claim, but it does show that the laws for wealth building applicable 6,000 years ago hold true today.
William D. Danko, Ph.D. has studied wealth formation since 1973. He is the co-author of The Millionaire Next Door, a research-based book about wealth in America that has been ranked as a bestseller by The New York Times for more than three years. More recently, he co-authored Richer Than A Millionaire ~ A Pathway To True Prosperity, a book that shows how to build wealth with a greater purpose in mind. Dr. Danko resides in upstate New York with his wife, and is the father of three, and the grandfather of five.
By William D. Danko,
Richer Than a Millionaire: A Pathway to True Prosperity was inspired by the thousands of students we taught over our careers. We found that many young people are clueless about their direction in life. Yes, they want a career, and yes, they want a good life, but knowing what to do is to many quite a challenge. Some say they want to be rich, but they really don't know what that means. In a sense, to paraphrase the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, many are like ships on the high seas of life without rudders! They have tremendous potential but no direction.
In our book, we hope to inspire and to point all people (but especially young adults and concerned parents and grandparents who want sound advice for the next generation) in what we believe is the right direction. This direction has been reinforced by over forty years of academic and consulting research on what it really means to be rich. We show that it is possible to be modestly wealthy and happy, which is far better than being rich and miserable.
By George S. Clason,
By Napoleon Hill,
The success of Andrew Carnegie inspired Napoleon Hill to write this book. Particularly useful is the section of 55 famous alibis by old man "IF". If I had more time, if I had money, if I lived in a big city, if I were not fat….. These ghosts of fear can be destroyed by studying Hill’s book. This book will also show you how to develop persistence, and how to surround yourself with wise people.
By Burton G. Malkiel,
Princeton economics emeritus professor Burton G. Malkiel’s book is updated periodically. With thousands of sources for investment advice available to all of us, it is easy to get confused. The good professor lays out a plan for managing a diversified set of investments over a lifetime, paying particular attention to risk tolerance. This could be the only investment guide you need to grow and protect your wealth.
By Arthur C. Brooks,
It is personally rewarding to donate your time as a volunteer, no matter what your financial wealth is. But money certainly helps to fund causes in this material world. Brooks’ book shows that compassionate conservatism is an important driving force in America. He shows through extensive survey work that giving money to charity speaks louder than just talking about caring. He argues successfully, that those who are charitable improve life for all of us, and the selfish make us all worse off. Clearly, money can help you achieve true prosperity by helping others with it.
By Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman,
To build wealth, we need an environment that allows for unequal outcomes. The Friedmans argue that using societal or governmental force in the name of equality will destroy the environment where we are free to choose how wealth is grown. In their words: Freedom “preserves the opportunity for today's disadvantaged to become tomorrow's privileged and, in the process, enables almost everyone, from top to bottom, to enjoy a fuller and richer life.” Let the market determine the outcome. Bad ideas will wither away, and good ideas will thrive.
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