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

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
15 Reviews
Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship, and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why "ownership isn't the important thing, it's the only thing."
  

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User Review  - Brett Hinton - Goodreads

To be clear - I did not finish the book. The anecdotes were nice but the material just want engaging me. That and the premise of you have to want to get rich above all else just turned me off. I guess ... Read full review

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User Review  - André Bueno - Goodreads

Very thorough book. Sometimes it seemed hard to read though there are a plethora of business topics the author addresses in his writings. All in all it was a fun and informative read. Read full review

Contents

The Elephant and the Flea
The Elephant Misjudges His Need
Another Elephant Comes to Call
A Few Tips on Negotiating
The Paradox of Ownership
Why Ownership Isnt the Important ThingIts theOnlyThing
The Joys and Perils of Partnership
Why Going Public Is Different

Young Penniless and Inexperienced?
Slightly Better Off and On the Way Up?
Senior Manager or Professional?
The 800Pound Gorilla
Waiting for Godot
Ive just had this great idea
Dolphins Sharks and Fishes
Handstands on the Rim of Hell
Mistaking Desire for Compulsion
Overoptimism Concerning Cash Flow
Reinforcing Failure
Thinking Small and Acting Big
Skimping on Talent
Persistence
SelfBelief
Trust Your Instincts
Diversify
Listen and Learn
The Invincible Worm of Doubt
The Nature of Alberts Misfortune
The Balance of Weakness
Management Bargaining vs Serious Negotiations
Sharing and Growing the Pie
Prodigal Son
Twentyone Ways to Make More Pie
Focus on Keeping Your Eye on the Ball
Timing
Focus on Creating the Right Environment
Focus Tips When Choosing Human Capital
Focus on Doing an Outstanding Job
An Owners Guide to Knowing When to Cut and Run
Facing the Music
Keeping It Straight
A Health Warning
Cut Loose
Choose the Right Mountain
Fear Nothing
Go Go Go
The UpsideDown Pyramid for Getting Rich
The Perils of Wealth
A Burnt Ship
The Eight Secrets to Getting Rich
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About the author (2008)

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.

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