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  • How to be Rich opens with Getty's own story of how he made his first money, as a reader in the UK I found this particularly interesting as it was a frank and open and clarified a number of points that had been otherwise misinterpreted over the years
  • The book itself does not tell you how to get rich (maybe that is why I thought it odd as so many do just that) it does not detail any kind of system to follow to make money
  • Unfortunately I have no desire whatsoever to run a multi-million pound or dollar business - which is essentially where Getty's tools lead us - but if you have aspirations to do so, then this book is well worth reading

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      My first thought on reading this book was quite simply “odd”! Probably because it didn’t turn out to be what I was expecting.

      How to be Rich opens with Getty’s own story of how he made his first money, as a reader in the UK I found this particularly interesting as it was a frank and open and clarified a number of points that had been otherwise misinterpreted over the years.

      Then Getty turned to the point that if


      he could do it, then anyone could do it- even in this day and age - even if the time to which he refers predates the point at which I am reading the book - which for anyone remotely interested is late in 2010.

      There are points made by Getty which may well be perceived by some a outdated but in reality they can be taken and applied to any business or person at any time.

      The book itself does not tell you how to get rich (maybe that is why I thought it odd as so many do just that) it does not detail any kind of system to follow to make money. It does instead detail what it means to be rich, how to handle it, what the pitfalls are (yes there ARE pitfalls to being rich believe it or not) and emphasises the state of mind that you need to help make you ...


      • How To Be Rich by John Paul Getty
      a successful person.

      Examples and illustrations of the mindset needed to become wealthy are mostly drawn from Getty’s own experiences - both good and bad, he provides tools which if used can help us to change life-long self-limiting habits, he also provides sensible advice on how to tackle various forms of alternative investment.

      Unfortunately I have no desire whatsoever to run a multi-million pound or dollar business - which is essentially where Getty’s tools lead us - but if

      you have aspirations to do so, then this book is well worth reading. In fact the book is well worth the read even if you do not have huge aspirations. The initial sections on changing life-long self-limiting habits is most useful for anyone in any situation - not just business.

      On the more far reaching side Getty’s approach to management is a rare breath of fresh air and those who follow his suggestions will have the potential to go far.




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