The Science of Getting Rich explains how to obtain wealth in a practical, mathematical, manner. Wallace D. Wattles treats gaining riches as a simple equation, and explains that if his simple, rational steps are done in a "certain way", the result will always equal wealth.
Updated for the 21st century, this exclusive, revised edition presents a modern version of the lessons taught in the original. Free of complicated theories and wordy philosophies, it is told in a clear-cut, easy-to-understand manner that all can comprehend and apply to their lives. It requires only that you listen, internalize the words, and keep your thoughts on your desires. You will then obtain the wealth that is awaiting everyone.
Wattles' original book, written nearly a century ago, was recently rediscovered by Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret.
©2007 Atria Books/Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster Inc.
The information in this book cannot be absorbed in one listen. The more you listen, the more the concepts will be absorbed.
The line where he says...smart people get rich anad lunkheads get rich.
The narrator could have been a bit more
The Science that everyone will want to learn....
There is absolutely NO science in this book. It should be called The Vague Philosophy of Getting Rich.
It goes on and on about "the substance that fills the universe." Then it goes on and on about thinking of an idea and then it will just magically make you rich.
There is a section where it talks about ignoring the poor or anything to do with the poor. There is a section where it talks about not communicating with the dead or with spirits. All of that BS and not one mention of a PE ratio or even an index fund.
I was expecting a step by step, and almost formulaic approach (hence the science), but all I got was 3 hours of my life that I will never get back.
If you want some good reads, try these books instead.
The Richest Man In Babylon
A Random Walk Down Wallstreet
Getting Rich With Dividends
This book suuuuuuuuuuucked
I was shocked to find out how much faith has to do with money. I was honestly dissapointed when i realized where the book was heading BUT I continued listening and soon discovered the simple, yet intense, requirement to getting rich. This book trully depicts the mind and behaviour of the very few rich people I know and I identifies the pitfalls of those I know who could become rich but do not.
This book is good for those begining to consider money and wealth as a decent state. It is good for those who desire riches but have not quite get there. It is also good as a checklist to TEST if the method works, which is in escence what science does.
I bought this to read with my dad, since we like to debate this kind of material. It's ok for what it is- philosophy on the shallowest of wants, that of material gain. It doesn't pretend to be anything else, and I admire that kind of candor.
A good, if shallow, version of a deeper philosophy. This book is the grandfather of "The Secret". If you want a better life without reading philosophy, this isn't a bad resource.
As a compulsive reader of sciences and philosophy, I found the concepts a bit elementary, but they actually do work. Obviously, if you have a positive view of life then you will see more positive things around you, even in bad situations. It has a tendency to repeat the same thing again and again, but there is logic behind this- it is a course in retraining the way you see yourself financially.
If you like to read deeper philosophy, this book will seem shallow and new-agey. If you just want to be happy and wealthy, not a bad read and worth the money. Hopefully, if this is the case, it will lead to reading the authors that Wattles mentions in the beginning and spark an interest in more than just money.
At times, this book can come across as pure genius, and at others, pure lunacy. Although I don't think the author was necessarily crazy, he may well be in his grave laughing at me right now for having spent good money on his book.
This book is not about investing, nor is it particularly scientific. I don't know why they put it in the investing section of the Audible site, and I would be surprised if the word investing is even mentioned during the reading.
There are certainly some interesting points to consider in this book. Wattles strikes a chord when he explains the abundance mentality for example, and there are other pockets of seemingly obvious wisdom along similar lines of maintaining a positive mental attitude, such as thinking rich to be rich, and not dwelling on the poor or their situation
Then there are the times when Wattles tells you that the entire universe is comprised of but one type of matter (to prove his theory of abundance), and that to get anything, you just need to think about it long enough and hard enough, and it will be yours. Walk around with a positive attitude, and the riches will just flow your way.
I finished this book feeling disappointed. Wattles spends more time quoting the bible and getting “zen” than he does in providing tangible science by which to become rich. Audible should move this book out of investing and into the religion/philosophy/self-help section. If you do like this sort of book (it has its merits at times), then I heartily recommend Covey’s 7 Habits book, which is a much worthier undertaking.
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