Thomas J. Stanley The Millionaire Mind

ISBN 13: 9780553813647

The Millionaire Mind

4.18 avg rating
( 19,844 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780553813647: The Millionaire Mind
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr Thomas J Stanley provides a fascinating look at America's financial elite and how they got there. For example: * What were their school days like? * How did they respond to negative criticism? * What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse? * Is religion an important part of their lives? The author uncovers surprising answers, showing readers just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper while others feel dejected or beaten. The Millionaire Mind delves deep into the minds of America's wealthy and answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable, anecdotal style.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

What do you do after you've written the No. 1 bestseller The Millionaire Next Door? Survey 1,371 more millionaires and write The Millionaire Mind. Dr. Stanley's extremely timely tome is a mixture of entertaining elements. It resembles Regis Philbin's hit show (and CD-ROM game) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, only you have to pose real-life questions, instead of quizzing about trivia. Are you a gambling, divorce-prone, conspicuously consuming "Income-Statement Affluent" Jacuzzi fool soon to be parted from his or her money, or a frugal, loyal, resole your shoes and buy your own groceries type like one of Stanley's "Balance-Sheet Affluent" millionaires? "Cheap dates," millionaires are 4.9 times likelier to play with their grandkids than shop at Brooks Brothers. "If you asked the average American what it takes to be a millionaire," he writes, "they'd probably cite a number of predictable factors: inheritance, luck, stock market investments.... Topping his list would be a high IQ, high SAT scores and gradepoint average, along with attendance at a top college." No way, says Stanley, backing it up with data he compiled with help from the University of Georgia and Harvard geodemographer Jon Robbin. Robbin may wish he'd majored in socializing at L.S.U., instead, because the numbers show the average millionaire had a lowly 2.92 GPA, SAT scores between 1100 and 1190, and teachers who told them they were mediocre students but personable people. "Discipline 101 and Tenacity 102" made them rich. Stanley got straight C's in English and writing, but he had money-minded drive. He urges you to pattern your life according to Yale professor Robert Sternberg's Successful Intelligence, because Stanley's statistics bear out Sternberg's theories on what makes minds succeed--and it ain't IQ.

Besides offering insights into millionaires' pinchpenny ways, pleasing quips ("big brain, no bucks"), and 46 statistical charts with catchy titles, Stanley's book booms with human-potential pep talk and bristles with anecdotes--for example, about a bus driver who made $3 million, a doctor (reporting that his training gave him zero people skills) who lost $1.5 million, and a loser scholar in the bottom 10 percent on six GRE tests who grew up to be Martin Luther King Jr. Read it and you'll feel like a million bucks. --Tim Appelo

From the Publisher:

Building on his research from the best-selling "The Millionaire Next Door," Dr. Thomas J. Stanley delves further into the psyche of the American millionaire with a groundbreaking new study, "The Millionaire Mind." In an easy-to-understand and often anecdotal style, "The Millionaire Mind" tells the stories of how people--a bus driver, a second-quality-textile entrepreneur, a Fortune 500 CEO--adopted the millionaire mindset to become financially independent.

Dr. Stanley takes a close look at the top one percent of households in America and tells us what makes them tick. His findings on how American millionaires attained financial success are based on in-depth surveys and interviews with more than 1,300 millionaires. Inside "The Millionaire Mind," millionaires share their experiences, thoughts, and beliefs on the following topics:

--Memories from their school days --Personal thoughts on being "the smart kid in the dumb row" --Finding the courage to make difficult financial decisions --How they select a vocation --Driving factors behind their success --Tips for running economically productive households --What they look for when purchasing a home --Where they spend their money and free time

While we tend to think of millionaires in terms of luxury and expense--i.e. Brooks Brothers, Jaguar, or month long jaunts to Paris and Rome--millionaires admit they are more likely to spend their money at J.C. Penney or Wal-Mart and enjoy their free time with family and friends, or raising money for charity. Dr. Stanley places fact ahead of fiction and reveals the traits, qualities, and characteristics inside "The Millionaire Mind."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780740718588: The Millionaire Mind

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0740718584 ISBN 13:  9780740718588
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001
Softcover

9780740703577: The Millionaire Mind

Andrew..., 2000
Hardcover

9780740756627: The Millionaire Mind

McMeel, 2001
Hardcover

9787544286701: The Millionaire Mind (Chinese Edition)

Nanhai..., 2017
Softcover

9780783891255: The Millionaire Mind

G K Ha..., 2000
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas J. Stanley
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr Thomas J Stanley provides a fascinating look at America's financial elite and how they got there. For example:* What were their school days like?* How did they respond to negative criticism?* What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse?* Is religion an important part of their lives?The author uncovers surprising answers, showing readers just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper while others feel dejected or beaten. The Millionaire Mind delves deep into the minds of America's wealthy and answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable, anecdotal style. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Stanley, Thomas J
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Condition: New. 2002. Paperback. This work looks at millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, it provides a look at America's financial elite. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: KJ; VSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 128 x 23. Weight in Grams: 294. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Thomas J. Stanley
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr Thomas J Stanley provides a fascinating look at America's financial elite and how they got there. For example:* What were their school days like?* How did they respond to negative criticism?* What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse?* Is religion an important part of their lives?The author uncovers surprising answers, showing readers just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper while others feel dejected or beaten. The Millionaire Mind delves deep into the minds of America's wealthy and answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable, anecdotal style. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Stanley, Thomas J
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Condition: New. 2002. Paperback. This work looks at millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, it provides a look at America's financial elite. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: KJ; VSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 128 x 23. Weight in Grams: 294. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Thomas J Stanley
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000258010

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Thomas J. Stanley
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0553813641. Seller Inventory # ST0553813641

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thomas J. Stanley
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Stanley Thomas J.
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Condition: New. pp. 411. Seller Inventory # 5336008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thomas J. Stanley
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviours that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr Thomas J Stanley provides. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780553813647_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Thomas J Stanley
Published by Transworld (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553813641 ISBN 13: 9780553813647
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F4-9780553813647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book