Like the classic best seller 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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This is exactly what I was looking for.
It combines each golden nugget that I typically seek via biographies of those who are successful. It was like condensing 20 biographies into a concise, but richly filled pile of wisdom. Thank you so much.
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Should be called "The Book of Platitudes"
What disappointed you about The Richest Man in Town?
There were no insights here. This was a book that did nothing more than regurgitated various cliches and platitudes. Superficially written with very little depth.
What was most disappointing about Randall Jones’s story?
This book is not appropriate for adults. Better suited for kids 12-16 years old. Feels like it was written by an algorithm crawling Inc articles.
What does Randall Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Randall Jones is a solid reader. At least an attempt to bring some life to otherwise uninspired content.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
As mentioned, it did nothing more than regurgitate what's obvious to any adult. It's only redeeming quality is that it would be appropriate for younger audiences in the 12-16 year range.
Any additional comments?
Randall Jones takes pleasure in hearing himself talk -- especially when reciting large numbers. He practically gushes each time he talks about how much one of his RMIT's is worth or how much they sold their company for. From the first chapter it was obvious that the writing is superficial and that this book would do nothing more than state the obvious. Things like "ambition addiction" and "no pain no gain" are stated as if they were great insights. This is not a well written book. If you're looking for similar content, but with a much better narrative, try "Business Brilliant"
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