Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen

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"Most Americans are not free. They are chained to their paychecks............The women profiled herein will not tolerate such an existence. They are a different breed. They are free. They are cultivators of wealth and satisfied with life."

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley first swept aside the mythical magic curtain of wealth with The Millionaire Next Door, revealing just who and how common the truly wealthy were in this country as well as the characteristics and habits that made them so. With Millionaire Women Next Door, ...

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Overview

"Most Americans are not free. They are chained to their paychecks............The women profiled herein will not tolerate such an existence. They are a different breed. They are free. They are cultivators of wealth and satisfied with life."

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley first swept aside the mythical magic curtain of wealth with The Millionaire Next Door, revealing just who and how common the truly wealthy were in this country as well as the characteristics and habits that made them so. With Millionaire Women Next Door, he now focuses on one of the least understood but increasingly rich demographics.

"Why write another book that profiles millionaires?" Stanley asks. "The vast majority of the millionaire respondents (92 percent) in The Millionaire Next Door were men............ I felt that it was indeed time for successful businesswomen of the self-made variety to be heard." And heard they are in this book that is every bit as informative and inspirational as the author's earlier works. Stanley's thoroughly researched findings and conclusions will fascinate readers everywhere. They'll definitely come away more knowledgeable and greatly inspired by women who have found the key to riches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740745324
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 422,910
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored New York Times best-seller, The Millionaire Next Door, was released in 1996, and has sold over 2,500,000 copies worldwide. Thomas followed his first book with Marketing to the Affluent, ranked among the ten outstanding business books by the editors of Best of Business Quarterly. His second New York Times best-seller, The Millionaire Mind, explored America's financial elite and how they became so when it came out in 1999. The author, who lives in Atlanta, holds a doctorate of business administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables ix
Acknowledgments xi
I Women in Business 1
1 An Introduction to Millionaire Women Next Door 3
2 What Does It Mean to Be Rich? 13
3 Millionaires: Women vs. Men 31
II Early Socialization 61
4 The Parents of Successful Businesswomen 63
5 Beta Women: Beating the Odds Against Succeeding 89
6 Alpha Women vs. Beta Women 113
III About Their Benevolent Nature 131
7 Generous and Wealthy? 133
8 Learning to Give 147
9 Intrafamily Gifts of Kindness 155
10 The High Price of Being Controlled 173
11 The Gift of Gifts: Demonstrating Empathy for the Real Needs of People 187
IV The Choice of Choices 199
12 Choosing a Business: Opting for Self-Employment 201
V Part-Time Work, Full-Time Wealth and Satisfaction 225
Prelude 227
13 Brian's Journey: From Hunter-Gatherer to Cultivator of Wealth 233
14 Ann Lawton Hills 247
VI Alternate Routes 259
15 The Sales Profession According to Beverly Bishop 261
16 Wealthy Educators? 281
17 Why Not Run the Family Office? 297
Appendixes 307
Technical Appendix 309
Appendix 1 Content Analysis of 313 Essays Written by Women Who Own and Operate Successful Businesses 314
Appendix 2 The Profitability of Small Businesses: Net Income 318
Appendix 3 The Profitability of Small Businesses: Return on Receipts 324
Appendix 4 The Profitability of SmallBusinesses: The Proportion of Profitable Businesses 330
Appendix 5 The Profitability of Small Businesses: Net Income for Businesses with Net Income 336
Appendix 6 The Profitability of Small Businesses: Return on Receipts for Businesses with Net Income 342
Author's Note 349
Index 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2004

    Cheers for Women

    An excellent and very inspirational book applauding the accomplishments of women from varied backgrounds and occupations. Women are strong, smart, and hard-workers. It's about time a spotlight was shone upon their successes. I highly recommend this book. Men pass it on to your wife. Friends share it as a gift to others. Also recommended is Dear Co-workers The Blessings Just Keep On Pouring In.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    A great book

    This is a great book - it's a must read, even for men. This book demonstrates how much financial independence is badly needed no matter who we are. We live in such a society where consumption is over emphasized and limited desire to protect what we have.

    We as a society tend not to appreciate what we have. This book will sure help us act logically and smart with our resources. Enjoy the book and good luck.

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