Look, this is not a book filled with metaphysical feel-good B.S. or positive thinking. For I've yet to witness an athlete, upon scoring the game-winning shot, stroll over to the sidelines, wipe a bead of sweat from his forehead, look in the camera and say:
"You know Verne, it was all because of that positive thinking I did in the off-season."
You see, in our brave new economy the rules have changed. No longer, could Benjamin Franklin turn the wheels of commerce, with Poor Richards Almanac.
And until we hear Donald Trump say the key to his success constructing magnificent skyscrapers is positive thinking, let's just say it's a good thing, and leave it at that.
You see I grew up in the church the son of a preacher man, and there is little else that gets me upset than so-called leaders intentionally leading the herd down a delusional path of leprechauns riding unicorns along rainbows.
It's nauseating, certainly, you've heard visiting the Vatican today is like riding shotgun in a convertible along Hollywood Boulevard with Lloyd from the HBO show, Entourage.
Look, how else can you explain politicians pandering to the idea of fairness - and in America of all countries, one of the wealthiest societies. You see much of what you've been told about success and wealth is pure unadulterated baloney!
These ideas of fairness, inequality, or just being more moral and deserving of success - sure they sound nice, but I've yet to hear of success and wealth beating a path to any nice, moral, and deserving people's front door.
After all, drug dealers, gun runners, and criminals can amass extravagant amounts of wealth.