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Why is it that some people work hard, yet remain poor? How is it that others seem to rise out of poverty and become affluent in a short span of time? The answers are in this little book, which everyone should listen to at some point in their life. If they did, they would know how to become rich relatively quickly. If not, they might spend years working back-breakingly hard, without ever breaking even. That’s how powerful the principles contained in this book are.

The answers to escaping poverty and becoming wealthy are actually well known; they have been tested by time and replicated in different countries, by families and by individuals who have become astonishingly rich. And when you simply follow the principles, they work.

So what are these principles that genuinely lift people out of poverty and ensure their personal wealth? Here are 50. They all work. They will make you richer. They remove the emotion, the politics and the clutter from our thoughts about wealth, and they go straight to the heart of one simple issue: what it genuinely takes to become rich. Prepare to train your brain for wealth. Prepare to become "poverty proof" for life.

©2019 Penguin Random House SA (P)2019 Douglas Kruger

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Good balance between theory and practice

I liked this book and the author's perspective on wealth creation. It is well focused, not overly long and strikes a good balance between theoretical teaching and more practical application. It was well narrated too, with the possible exception of the author's pronunciation of entrepreneur!

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Down to earth

Ideas were well illustrated and easy to follow. Book was well narrated and seem to be based on author's personal experiences at large.

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An excellent read

Will read again. Brings great clarity to wealth building. Douglas explains the concepts very well.

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Some great wealth building ideas

Thanks Douglas, I enjoyed the book and plan to implement a few ideas from it. I will definitely have to listen to it again for the knowledge to sink in. P. S. I still don't quite understand how getting married and staying married makes you wealthier?

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Good ideas but focusing on cheap habits more

The book is direct to the point. The best part is the fish and the list; emotionless actions. I found lot of irrelevant points but also many relevant ones. Its good overall as it is not a long book.

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Sound advice for wealth generation

Douglas has provided some succinct and sound advice for wealth generation here. Although he often referrers to finance management using South African examples, his strategies transfer over to all peoples regardless of locale. I'd recommend this audiobook for all concerned with general finance management. It's a worthwhile listen to keep on repeat for the reprogramming of paradigms along with a general improving of ones personal growth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-19

A collection of greatness

I loved this book. The performance was absolutely great. I aways love it when the author is the narrator. Especially if he's good at it. The book is a collection of ideas or steps that you can follow to make the best out of your financial situation. Although I would love more elaboration on investments, but it brings a little bit of everything and reminds you of it. Out of the 50 ideas I think there were 20 that were new to me. 5 of which gave me the the "wow that's genius" but the rest are things that we all know BUT we always need to be reminded of. I think its brilliant. Thank you for such a great yet short read.

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  • Mariah Keane
  • 06-11-20

Definitely not a book for poor people

This book is all over the place and has no clear audience. It pushes entrepreneurship pretty hard which can be fine but ignores all the important factors of owning a business... Especially the important one of having a marketable product and the money. Also one of its couple pieces of advice is to not be involved in teenage pregnancy and get married/stay married. Those aren't really the types of advice I thought I would be getting. There's got to be a better book for advice.

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  • Tyran Hardin
  • 01-04-20

I want expecting such a great story!

Douglas was about to lose me when he bashed socialism and painted Capitalism as beautiful early on. I am glad that I stayed. There was so much gold presented in this book and I'm very happy I finished it. His narrating was great as well!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-11-19

Awesome

this was an awesome book it will not be a waste of your time. if you really care about your future you will listen to this book

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  • Vanessa
  • 29-07-19

Excellent book!

Such a super listen - I highly recommend it to everyone. You need this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-20

Love it

To the point no excuses. It is your choice make it. You are in control of your life 👌

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  • Unotida Nyoni
  • 20-08-20

Exactly what I needed at this time.

Very relevant, practical and well researched insights on wealth building. Loved going through every part of it. Douglas's reading is fantastic. Makes one want to listen to the audio book again and again.

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  • Jeff Eisert
  • 14-07-20

Enlightenig and On The Level

I'll give it an A-. Douglas does get to the higher concepts of self actualization, but its missing just a little bit of more structure. I mean, like in methods. Best practices. The structure of money management. Like an example of what works best. But that is me talking a bit, because Im all about structure and best methods. Im a little squirrely in the head, so I need that freamework. But overall its a thumbs up.

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  • J. Regan
  • 13-07-20

Life changing!!

My financial thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs are forever changed- I have found enlightenment. I will implement these ideas immediately and listen to this audiobook once a month to make sure I am on track This book will teach you what your parents didn’t or couldn’t. Wealth and freedom are ahead. Eternal gratitude to Douglas Kruger!!

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  • herman smit
  • 09-07-20

Excellent information

It is a great book with valuable information which can be put into practice immediately but will take many years to perfect. I immediately bought a copy for each of my children as I believe that this is the single most important collection of ideas I can leave with them to change their lives forever