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

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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.¿Why write another book that profiles millionaires?¿ Stanley asks. ¿The vast majority of ...
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Overview

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.¿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 destined to become every bit as informative, quoted, and inspirational as the author¿s earlier works. Readers everywhere will be fascinated by Stanley¿s thoroughly researched findings and conclusions. More than a simple extension of his studies of male millionaires, Millionaire Women Next Door presents groundbreaking concepts involving the nature, lifestyle, and business choices of successful American women that reach far beyond the scope of the author¿s previous studies. The book examines the choice of businesses elected by self-employed women, ranking over 150 categories in terms of their profitability and probability of success. It also describes the women¿s background, highlighting the fact that most millionaire women were raised in nurturing family environments that were literally training grounds for success, instilling the values that make this group one of the most generous in American society asdemonstrated by its level of giving to charities, family, and friends. While many characteristics such as frugality and simplicity of lifestyle are similar to those of their male counterparts, Stanley demonstrates that most millionaire women work harder and do better¿at school, in business, and in investment practices. Millionaire Women is sure to be one of the most read, reviewed, and discussed books to come out this year. Make your own wise investment for a wealth of solid sales.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641661464
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.31 (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 March 10, 2007

    Save Your Money

    Has anyone ever challenged all his research? Lots of made up stories and personal attitudes in his writing. Repetative stuff and nothing new. Can I get my money back?

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