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

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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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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Amazing book, read 3 times over the years
This book is one of my favorite biography's and get rich books. He let's you in on what it will take and what to expect when embarking down the path of
entrepreneurship. Best line in the book "you will spend countless dark and lonely nights trying to become wealthy, but when your going through hell, just keep on going". 

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Philosophical, humorous and full of great advice. All entrepreneurs should read this book. All people considering to be entrepreneurs should also; it will sway you one way or the other.

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Preface
Introduction How Rich?
PART ONE REASONS NOT TO GET RICH
Pole Positions
A Million to
PART TWO GETTING STARTED
Harnessing the Fear of Failure
The Search
PART THREE GETTING RICH
Cardinal Virtues
A Few Words About Luck
The Art of Negotiating
Ownership Ownership Ownership
The Joys of Delegation
A Piece of the
The Power of Focus

The Fallacy of the Great Idea
Obtaining Capital
Never Give
The Five Most Common StartUp Errors
PART FOUR TROUBLESHOOTING AND ENDGAME
Whoops
A Recap for Idlers

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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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