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Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don't Want

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Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip...luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner's arrival...fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble-free lives of graceful ease. Or do they?   

In Fables of Fortune, author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As an advisor to the super-rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: "The wealthiest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least."   

Through vignettes based on true stories, Fables of Fortune reveals the challenges the super-wealthy face, including marriages based on net worth, interfamily inheritance battles, faux friends, entitled children, alienation, and spiritual depletion. It also challenges listeners to reconsider key life questions of personal value - and discover surprising new answers.

©2012 Richard Watts (P)2018 Richard Watts

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  • 04-04-19

repetitive

Interesting at first but then quickly repetitive ....the lessons are worth noting 👉🏼 repetitive repetitive repetitive

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  • Albert B
  • 05-02-20

A whole new perspective

Money can be the root of all evil as told in the scriptures. With wealth, be grounded, keep your faith and your love of service, be a doer as in hands on when it comes to helping others instead of just cutting checks. Show gratitude. Make your kids work. Work to earn things. It will give them confidence and will teach them to be self reliant. There are so many dangers that come with wealth but you CAN have wealth and live a good life but it will take effort and discipline. I gleaned so much insight from this book. It’s excellent.