The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth

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9781600245794: The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth

Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in America desires to become rich: to make it big, to enjoy the fruits of the most successful life imaginable. But unfortunately, most of us don't have a clue as to how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there's really no road map for getting there, no proven plan and almost certainly little if any access to those who have become "the richest man in town."

Like the classic bestseller The Millionaire Next Door, Randall Jones has talked to 100 of the wealthiest individuals in a variety of towns and communities across the country.

Jones, founder of Worth magazine, lets everyone peek inside the lives and minds of these people. No, these are not those folks who inherited their wealth, or who happened to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Rather, these are the self-made types who, through hard work and ingenuity, found the right map to financial success.


Remarkably, during his research, Jones found that these successful people were not so different from each other - they all had the same traits in common: 12 commandments of wealth, many of which are quite surprising, such as: stay hungry (even when you're successful)...you really do learn more from failing than you may think...absolutely be your own boss, and the sooner the better...understand that selling is the key to success....where you live doesn't matter...never retire...and several more surprising revelations.

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Randall Jones has spent 25 years in the magazine and media business. He is the founder of Worth magazine, the financial lifestyle magazine for active wealthy investors, and is also the founder of The American Benefactor magazine, the first magazine about philanthropy from the donor's perspective. He was recently honored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America as "Philanthropist of the Year."

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Randall Jones talked to 100 of the richest self-made men in various towns in America (the RMITs). He found out what they have in common and turned that into 12 commandments. If you grasp these 12 concepts and apply them in your life, he says, you can break out of the "salary trap" and eventually hurtle past the 100-million-dollar mark (the minimum RMIT bankroll). With his folksy cadence and avuncular tone, Jones steers the narration convincingly. Unfortunately, though, his whole pitch seems out of date. And the key concepts are unremarkable--work hard, start early, and be ambitious. Perhaps it might be more realistic to shoot for being THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR instead of aiming for a club whose average net worth is 3.5 billion. R.W.S. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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