Here's a brief description of the book, courtesy of Hatchette Books:
Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in
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 how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there's no definitive road map for getting there, no proven plan, and certainly very little access to those who have become "the richest man in town." But now W. Randall Jones, the founder of Worth magazine, is about to change all that. He's traveled to one hundred different towns and cities across the country and interviewed the wealthiest resident in each. No, these are not those folks who inherited their wealth, or happen to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Rather, these are the self-made types who, through hard work and ingenuity, found their own individual paths to financial success. Remarkably, during his research, Jones found that these successful people were not so different from one another. They all shared many of the same traits and followed what the author calls the Twelve Commandments of Wealth: stay hungry (even when you're successful) . . . you really do learn more from failing than you may think . . . absolutely be your own boss, the sooner the better . . . understand that selling is the key to success . . . where you live doesn't matter . . . never retire, and other, more surprising revelations. Practical, unique, and inspiring, this book lets you peek inside the living rooms of dozens of America 's most successful people-and shows how you, too, can become THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN. America
About the Author:
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, founder of Worth magazine, talked to 100 of the wealthiest individuals in 100 towns and communities across the country. Remarkably, during this research, Jones found out that these successful people were not so different from each other - they all had the same traits in common: The 12 commandments of wealth. Now he shares them with you. [Jones'] book is kind of tribute to the system of the American Dream.
-David Patrick Columbia
Read my review of The Richest Man in Town.
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