How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

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Penguin, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
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An outspoken entrepreneurial dynamo reveals the secrets behind his self-made fortune

Starting as a college dropout with no family money, Felix Dennis made himself the sixty-fifth richest individual in the U.K. And had a blast in the process.

How to Get Rich, his #1 British bestseller, is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isnÂ't selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. Having already made his fortune, he merely wants to help readers embrace entrepreneurship—and learn from his successes and failures.

Dennis reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why being young, penniless, and inexperienced is a fine combination; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why “ownership isnÂ't the important thing, itÂ's the only thing.”

Part naked memoir, part contrarian manual, this book is invaluable for anyone willing to stare down failure and take a chance on not just getting rich, but very rich indeed!
  

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User Review  - Achtung Englander - Goodreads

It is odd to read a book whose author died half way through the book. The words in the book take on a magical effect from "this guy has a point" to "this guy had a point". Weird. The book itself is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tobias Ratschiller - Goodreads

Interesting one! Somehow I had not heard of Felix Dennis before. Check out his website for awesome poetry and stuff like a kids book called "Do What The Fuck I Said". What's not to love about a multi millionaire turned poet. Read full review

Contents

How Rich?
1
REASONS NOT TO GET RICH
9
Pole Positions
11
A Million to One
20
Harnessing the Fear of Failure
29
The Search
40
The Fallacy of the Great Idea
59
Obtaining Capital
71
A Few Words About Luck
135
The Art of Negotiating
148
Ownership Ownership Ownership
168
The Joys of Delegation
185
A Piece of the Pie
196
The Power of Focus
215
TROUBLESHOOTING AND ENDGAME
235
A Recap for Idlers
250

Never Give In
82
The Five Most Common StartUp Errors
89
GETTING RICH
109
Cardinal Virtues
111
How to Stay Rich
272
Remember to Duck
286
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About the author (2008)

Felix Dennis is the chairman of Dennis Publishing and the founder of Maxim, one of the most successful new magazines of the last decade. His privately owned company publishes The Week, Auto Express, Stuff, Computer Shopper, and Evo, among many other magazines. He has written several volumes of poetry that have been performed live onstage by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has homes in London, New York City, and the Caribbean island of Mustique.

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