How to be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth / Edition 1

How to be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth / Edition 1

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by Martin S. Fridson
     
 

How to be a Billionaire Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth "A truly enlightening work filled with fundamental strategies that have worked for others. Martin Fridson documents the essential principles inherent in every billionaire's success." -Gordon Bethune Chairman of the Board and CEO Continental Airlines Self-made billionaires all have one thing in common&… See more details below

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How to be a Billionaire Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth "A truly enlightening work filled with fundamental strategies that have worked for others. Martin Fridson documents the essential principles inherent in every billionaire's success." -Gordon Bethune Chairman of the Board and CEO Continental Airlines Self-made billionaires all have one thing in common: they excel at making money. But hard work, thrift, and focus are only part of the story-you hold the rest of it in your hands. How to Be a Billionaire is the first comprehensive picture of the real strategies and tactics that built the great business fortunes of modern times. Packed with engaging accounts of titans like Ross Perot, Richard Branson, Phil Anschutz, John D. Rockefeller, Wayne Huizenga, Bill Gates, J. Paul Getty, and Kirk Kerkorian, How to Be a Billionaire will show you principles that can increase your wealth and business acumen to the mogul level. How to Be a Billionaire looks at the careers, the methods, and the minds of self-made billionaires to distill the common keys to titanic accumulations of wealth. Each chapter explores a specific strategy and brings it to life through extended profiles of past and present masters of the art of making money. Do you think innovation is the best way to prosper in business? Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart retail chain, would tell you otherwise. The key to Walton's success was supreme devotion to copying the methods of other successful discounters. What could be less complicated than buying low and selling high? But the ascent of Warren Buffett, John Kluge, and Laurence Tisch to billionaire status depended on much more than an eye for good bargains. And if you're looking to thrive by out-managing the competition, look no further than Richard Branson. When the founder of Virgin Atlantic needed to reduce his staff by 400 people, 600 volunteered to take off a few months on sabbatical. How to Be a Billionaire identifies the methods, beliefs, and behaviors every businessperson must understand and emulate to reach the pinnacle of riches. A manual for success that can benefit every aspiring tycoon, it is a fascinating read for anyone intrigued by wealth and How it's Gotten.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471332022
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/24/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Meet the Author

MARTIN S. FRIDSON is Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Company and a member of Institutional Investor's All-America Fixed Income Research Team. He is the author of It Was a Very Good Year, Investment Illusions, and Financial Statement Analysis, all published by John Wiley & Sons. He serves on the board of the Association for Investment Management and Research.

Table of Contents

ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE.

Do You Sincerely Want to Be Superrich?

How Important Is Choosing an Industry?

FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGIES.

Take Monumental Risks.

Do Business in a New Way.

Dominate Your Market.

Consolidate an Industry.

Buy Low.

Thrive on Deals.

Outmanage the Competition.

Invest in Political Influence.

Resist the Unions.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Your Turn.

Notes.

Index.

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