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With truly startling statistics, a wealth of anecdotes, and a liberal sprinkling of Jewish humor, Silbiger shows convincingly how these principles have helped the Jews historically and how they continue to ensure Jewish success today. More important, Silbiger makes clear that these seven "secrets" are not secret at all and are equally at the disposal of Jews and non-Jews alike. The amazing success of the Jews simply proves that they work.
Steven Silbiger is also the author of The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-By-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1 Understand That Real Wealth Is Portable; It's Knowledge 21
2 Take Care of Your Own and They Will Take Care of You 35
3 Successful People are Professionals and Entrepreneurs 53
4 Develop Your Verbal Confidence 87
5 Be Selectively Extravagant but Prudently Frugal 107
6 Celebrate Individuality: Encourage Creativity 127
7 Have Something to Prove: A Drive to Succeed 157
Appendix 1 Yiddish: "Can't Spell it, Can't Pronounce it, and Don't Get it" 175
Appendix 2 Hebrew: Fifty Helpful Vocabulary Words 191
Appendix 3 Ten Yiddish Proverbs 195
Appendix 4 The Jewish Calendar and Jewish Holidays 197
Humor Sources 209
Posted March 25, 2005
I read this book in 2002. It was easy reading with great impact. The book gets straight to the point. It was this directness that prompted me to apply the readings to my own life. It has made me wiser. It has made decision making much easier. I no longer waste my time and money. I have a better quality of life, as a result. This has been one of the best books that I have read in years. This book helped me to decide that I would personally send any of my family members to college with an interest free loan, instead of subsidizing them living outside of their means. It helped me to realize how to help my family members and close friends get a very nice headstart in life to ensure a comfortable lifestyle in the future. Not just for them, but for future generations as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 29, 2003
This book is fascinating and speaks in simple english what traits makes jewish people more successful. Its actually very interesting to read about things that you do, thinking you are the only one that does it, but in actuality, it is part of the values that are we are brought up with. Thank you for writing this book. It helps me explain some things to my non Jewish friends on why we are the way we are.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2001
This book reveals the numbers of Jewish who are extremely successful in practically all fields such as medicine, business, law, arts, etc. Also included is common Jewish wisdom about how to live fulfillng lives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2000
I must say this book is a phenomenon! Not only is it well written and easy to follow, but it also contains practical information that is easy to implement. I have always been interested in the culture and family life of the American Jews. This book has given me a glimpse into their philosophy and habits. The author gives statistics, but he does not go overboard. As a Cuban-American, I noticed some similarities with what my father told me to be and do, and what the jewish parents tell and teach their children. I've got three keys down, I have four more to go. The minute I got this book, my father wanted to borrow it. I did not highlight any part of the book because I did not want to spoil it for him. But I will do it when I get it back. The humor the author includes is hilarious.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2010
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