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How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets
     

How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

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by Felix Dennis
 

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Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil,

Overview

Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship, and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why "ownership isn't the important thing, it's the only thing."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Well-founded advice based on hard-won experience."
-Financial Times

"Nothing if not entertaining, even inspiring."
-Time

"An unexpected gem."
-Forbes "Engaging and blunt."
-BusinessWeek

"Entertaining and practical advice."
-Inc

"If Machiavelli sat down at his iMac to confect The Billionaire Prince, it might sound remarkably like Felix Dennis's How to Get Rich."
-The Wall Street Journal

Times (London)
Absorbing, provocative, and huge fun.
Financial Times
Well-founded advice based on hard-won experience.
Publishers Weekly

This is not your usual get-rich-quick manual. Though Dennis, a poet (When Jack Sued Jill: Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times) and the founder of a publishing empire (including Maxim magazine), wants to help the reader rank at least among the "lesser rich" (equal to a net worth of $30 million-$80 million by his definition), he isn't himself motivated by money. With his own fortune estimated at between $400 million and $900 million, he doesn't have to be. Instead, Dennis wants to demystify the money-getting process, and his straight-talking, honest advice makes a refreshing change in this oversaturated field. Using humorous examples from his own business life, Dennis's advice, from "The Five Most Common Start-Up Errors" to "The Power of Focus," might sound like conventional fare, but delivered in his signature bawdy, British style, it's altogether more entertaining-and more practical. Dennis highlights the right strategies and mindset to get readers their millions, but he won't air-brush his story or soften the bitter truth along the way. As he says, when it comes to acquiring wealth, "being a bit of a shit helps." (June)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591842712
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
146,221
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Well-founded advice based on hard-won experience."
-Financial Times

"Nothing if not entertaining, even inspiring."
-Time

"An unexpected gem."
-Forbes "Engaging and blunt."
-BusinessWeek

"Entertaining and practical advice."
-Inc

"If Machiavelli sat down at his iMac to confect The Billionaire Prince, it might sound remarkably like Felix Dennis's How to Get Rich."
-The Wall Street Journal

Meet the Author

Felix Dennis is the chairman of Dennis Publishing, which publishes The Week among many other magazines. He was the founder of Maxim, one of the most successful new magazines of the last decade. He has written several volumes of poetry that have been performed live onstage by the Royal Shakespeare Company. His other interests include breeding rare pigs, drinking French wine, collecting first edition books, and avoiding business meetings. He has homes in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, New York City, Connecticut, and the Caribbean island of Mustique.

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How to Get Rich 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
GAYankee More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because of an ad I saw in "The Week", a weekly magazine that I would recommend to anyone who reads this review. The ad described the book as both "humorous and instructional". I bought the book, not to get rich (because I've been down that road to many times before) but rather to read the humorous part. The author fails in both areas. This book doesn't tell you how to get rich, but the details of how he got rich (there is a finite population for magazine publishers). Even though I admire and respect the author, his advice for getting rich is more relevant to those who are starting out with a truck load of cash. His advice is to get the best staff of managers, lawyers, accountants and personal assistants available. DUH?

I also found no humour in the entire book.

Don't waste your money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His writing is impeccable. If you like the sample you'll love the rest.
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Shadowstarr More than 1 year ago
This book is great at motivating and is really hard to put down.
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abutler More than 1 year ago
Felix Dennis mixes his own brand of dry humor with some real wisdom and experience in How to Get Rich. After reading it I had a note card of real take aways I had not read elsewhere. Definitely worth the time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. He's very persuasive and makes a lot of good points. I think he provides some great insights for the layman who is thinking about one day doing something different, i.e., owning his own business. He's extremely honest, but yet, I feel like he's still holding back just a tad.
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igor More than 1 year ago
I am buying this book for my son who is 32 years old and beginning to start his own busines. It has a lot of good ideas and information. Everyone, no matter what age or experience, have areas of ignorance in business. I think this book will eliminate a few of them.