50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It (50 Classics) By Tom Butler-Bowdon
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey | Date: 2008-04-25 | ISBN: 185788504X | PDF | 1,7MB
A major new title from the author of the bestselling 50 Classics series, which has sold over 100,000 in the English language. 50 Prosperity Classics is the first book to highlight the landmark titles in this fast-expanding field, illustrated by the phenomenal success of The Secret. It focuses on the great works on wealth, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics and philanthropy, providing guidance and encouragement to develop the millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and - once you’ve made it - give a little back. Insightful commentaries on each classic, biographical information on the authors, plus a guide to further key titles provide a unique overview of this fascinating subject.
50 Prosperity Classics covers many of the great writings on wealth and abundance - encompassing books on the psychological aspects of creating wealth; more worldly titles on the nuts and bolts of personal finance, entrepreneurship and investing, and thought-provoking economics and political economy. 50 Prosperity Classics is about making your money and making it work for you, but it does not just show readers how to get rich, it also highlights why the creation of wealth can mean the fulfillment of personal potential and peace of mind. 50 Prosperity Classics gives concise summaries of each book’s main points, their origins and what each can offer the reader on the path towards a life of abundance, organized according to four elements:
ATTRACT IT–Master the inner game of wealth and abundance with books such as Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling The Secret, Charles Fillmore `s Prosperity, Napoleon Hill s The Master Key to Riches.
CREATE IT–Learn from the secrets and strategies of wealth creators such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Conrad Hilton, Anita Roddick and Donald Trump.
MANAGE IT–Discover the nuts and bolts of personal finance and investing such as Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, Suze Orman’s Women and Money, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Revisited and Peter Lynch’s One Up on Wall Street.
SHARE IT–Understand the flow of wealth and how to give something back with inspiration from Andrew Carnegie’s The Gospel of Wealth, Paul Hawken’s Natural Capitalism and Lynne Twist’s The Soul of Money.
Summary: A Terrific How To Guide From The Masters
50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It - Wisdom From the Most Valuable Books on Wealth Creation and Abundance
Summaries of great books on prosperity from 1907 to the present day. Some of the names will be immediately recognized. Others are not household names, but each of them is in the book for a reason. They have real value to share, expertly summarized by Mr. Butler-Bowdon, who is gifted at getting to the heart of things in this book and in the others in his “50 Classics” series. I have learned a great deal from the reading of this book, and his other ones, and have shared many of these concepts with my management students.
This book is loaded with wisdom, about life as well as about making money and being successful:
* “Prosperity is always personal, resting squarely on the degree to which you have refined and bettered yourself.” - James Allen (1907)
* “Don’t be afraid to be different. On entering any new field or an industry, aim to really shake it up and provide new value.” Richard Branson (2002)
* “Innovation will always be a risk, but it becomes less risky when you remain open about how, and by whom, your innovation will be used. People do not buy products, but what the product does for them. The purpose of innovation is to provide satisfaction where there was none before.” Peter Drucker (1985)
* “Poor people don’t have a results outlook, and as a result, prefer to get a guaranteed amount for their time only. No matter how much you get paid an hour, you only have a certain number of hours…Rich people,in contrast, create things or systems that can earn money for them independently of their time input.” T. Harv Eker (2005)
There are literally dozens of gems like these that just pop off the page as you read them.
Conrad Hilton’s story demonstrates how we should never be discouraged by adversity and how we are never too old to prosper.
Donald Trump’s story is equally instructive from “The Art of the Deal”: “Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure”… “The worst thing you can do in a deal is to seem desperate to make it. You need leverage: Find out what the seller needs or wants and give them this in addition to the purchase price.” His story also shows that just because you’re down you don’t have to stay there, and he didn’t.
The story of Muhammed Yunus, the “banker to the poor” in Bangladesh showed how microloans made to the poor really made a difference in lives. It is also one of a number of summaries in the book showing what a difference can be made in the lives of the giver and the receivers by sharing the largesse.
The book concludes with five pages of “Prosperity Principles” and recommendations for fifty additional propserity classics. It’s a real winner.
Lawrence J. Danks, Author - “Your Unfinished Life”: The Classic and Timeless Guide To Finding Happiness and Success Through Kindness
Summary: A captivating collection of summaries
Butler-Bowdon’s “50 Classics” series is one of the most comprehensive collections of summaries I have come across. This new book, “50 Prosperity Classics” is captivating, filling the reader with both modern and legendary knowledge about the game of wealth. From contemporary stories such the growth of companies like Starbucks and The Body Shop to well known social theorists such as Adam Smith and Max Weber, Butler-Bowdon provides succinct summations that are both engaging and enlightening. On a personal level, this book has changed my perspective towards my finances, career and way of life. I highly recommend not only this book but the series as a whole.
Summary: Excellent Summation Of Prosperity Essentials
Although many good business books come and go, those writings summarized in this book are writings that will endure when all has shaken out. The authors are from the pool of the truly great who can “Walk the talk”.
Summary: Well worth the price, you won’t be disappointed
This book read as if, I was sitting down with the author over a cup of coffee while he told me his insightful and intelligent opinions of books that he has read on the subject of prosperity.
I find his writing style fun and descriptive and the attitude that he delivers is that of someone who is curious and well informed in the subject matter.
The books covered in 50 Prosperity Classics included some that I would have never read for various reasons, but since I was able to quickly gather the essence of those writings, I have discovered some interesting books that I will read in full someday.
At first glance, you might think this to be a compilation of book reviews; I found that it was much more than that. It is informative opinions as well as background on the authors and thoughtful distillation of the subject.
I have read other books by Tom Butler-Bowden and have found them all to be equally useful, informative, and entertaining. I strongly recommend this book for anyone serious about understanding, prosperity from different perspectives.
I chanced upon this book during my usual lunchtime browsing through bookshops in Singapore. Tom has done a great compilation of all the great books and ideas on the “wealth (about money)” and “prosperity (about life)”. And he has presented these in a very readable and easily understood manner.
I will definitely recommend this book to all my friends
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