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Acres of Diamonds

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    The grass isn't always greener on the other side...

    Based on a speech originally given as a lecture to raise money for what would become Temple University, this parable about seeing the riches around you can help give you a new perspective. Short and powerful (the book is much like "Who Moved My Cheese" in that it is brief, but contains an important lesson told in the form of a story) "Acres of Diamonds" will force you to take a new look at your own backyard when looking for opportunity. The basic story revolves around a Persian farmer who loses his life and significant wealth looking for a mine of diamonds when, ironically, his own farm land (which he sold to finance his search for diamonds) literally contained acres of diamonds. Conwell gives several other examples of similar stories revolving around gold, oil, etc. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...don't discount where you are, what you know and the relationships that you already have too quickly. Rambles a bit, but it's still a great story with a timeless message.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2000

    Win or Whine

    Be a winner or a whiner. That is the message in thisshort book. The writing is outdated and dogmatic but the premise is sound--quit looking for greener pastures and blossom where you are planted. Give the people what they want and they will come. Worth a read if you can get past the pontificating. This review refers to the Spire Book version.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Good Book

    I love this book but the free version is full of typos. You may have trouble reading this unless you have already read the hard copy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Look for opportunities right where you are!

    Never give up---!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Another joel o.positive thinkiing health wealth here and now name it claim it

    False teahing from the pit...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    ???????

    What age? Please tell me

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