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

by Felix Dennis

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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: 177,534
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface: Can This Book Really Make Me Rich? xv

Author's Note for American Readers xxvii

Introduction: How Rich? 1

Part 1 Reasons Not To Get Rich

1 Pole Positions 11

2 A Million to One 20

Part 2 Getting Started

3 Harnessing the Fear of Failure 29

4 The Search 40

5 The Fallacy of the Great Idea 59

6 Obtaining Capital 71

7 Never Give In 82

8 The Five Most Common Start-Up Errors 89

Part 3 Getting Rich

9 Cardinal Virtues 111

10 A Few Words About Luck 135

11 The Art of Negotiating 148

12 Ownership! Ownership! Ownership! 168

13 The Joys of Delegation 185

14 A Piece of the Pie 196

15 The Power of Focus 215

Part 4 Troubleshooting and Endgame

16 Whoops! 235

17 A Recap for Idlers 250

18 How to Stay Rich 272

19 The Eight Secrets to Getting Rich 284

20 Remember to Duck! 286

Acknowledgments 289

What People are Saying About This

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"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

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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.