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. They are in control of their own destiny."Eight years ago, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley swept aside the mythical magic curtain of wealth to reveal The Millionaire Next Door. America found out just who and how common the truly wealthy were in this country-and we learned the characteristics ...

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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. They are in control of their own destiny."Eight years ago, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley swept aside the mythical magic curtain of wealth to reveal The Millionaire Next Door. America found out just who and how common the truly wealthy were in this country-and we learned the characteristics and habits that made them so. Now the author of the follow-up The Millionaire Mind focuses on one of the least understood but increasingly rich demographics: Millionaire Women Next Door, available in paperback for the first time.
"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." Readers everywhere will be fascinated by Stanley's thoroughly researched findings and conclusions. They'll come away considerably more knowledgeable and greatly inspired by women who have found the key to riches.
Millionaire Women Next Door explores the meaning of wealth and the avenues that female entrepreneurs and businesspeople have traveled. The book examines their choices, natures, working styles, and lifestyles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740755705
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door, released in 1996, has sold 2,000,000 copies. 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. In 1999, he published The Millionaire Mind, which explored America's financial elite and how they became so. The Millionaire Mind has sold 750,000 copies. The author 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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