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How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital

The Four Rules You Must Break to Get Rich
Narrated by: Nathan Latka
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You don't need to be Ivy League educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the rules.

At 19, I founded a software company with $119 in my bank account. Five years later, it was valued at $10.5 million. I don't consider myself exceptionally brilliant. I just realized something few people know: You don't need lots of money or an original idea to get really rich. 

Now, I make more than $100,000 in passive income every month, while also running my own private equity firm and hosting The Top Entrepreneurs podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads. This book will show you how I went from college dropout to member of the New Rich. 

It's time to forget your grandfather's advice. I'll teach you how to be a modern opportunist - investor, entrepreneur, or side hustler - by breaking these four golden rules of the old guard: 

  1. Focus on one skill: Wrong. Don't cultivate one great skill to get ahead. In today's business world, success goes to the multitaskers. 
  2. Be unique: Wrong. The way to get rich is not by launching a new idea but by aggressively copying others and then adding your own twist. 
  3. Focus on one goal: Wrong. Focus instead on creating a system to produce the outcome you want, not just once, but over and over again. 
  4. Appeal to the masses: Wrong. The masses are broke ($4k average net worth in America?). Let others cut a trail through the jungle so you can peacefully walk in and capitalize on their hard work.

By rejecting these defunct rules and following my unconventional path, you can copy other people's ideas shamelessly, bootstrap a start-up with almost no funding, invest in small local businesses for huge payoffs, and reap all the benefits.

©2019 Nathan Latka (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Nathan challenges the old-school business rules most entrepreneurs take for gospel and teaches...how he used a totally different set of rules to build a fortune. Refreshing to see an author who is actually doing what he writes, and then sharing his real tactics. No BS 'theory', this book is for people who take action." (Tucker Max, CEO of Book in a Box and author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell)

"Just finished. That was damn good. I usually zip through books, but this one just kept sucking me in. I like that it was full of real stories with screenshots." (Andrew Warner, creator of Mixergy)

"I’m still in the glass-eating phase of my career, so I’m eager to copy others’ maps. This book is giving me loads of new ideas." (Sean Langhi, first-time founder)

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Feels like one big ad for Nathan's businesses

While there are some clever tips & tricks, this book just feels like one big ad for nathan's businesses. You can't listen more than 3 minutes before he plugs another one of his sites or tells you to go subscribe to his podcast. The first few chapters are just him bragging about stuff he has done with clickbait phrases like "learn how I got a company to PAY ME $15000 to take over their business" - but fails to mention the $100,000 in debt he had to take on until later in the book. There is lots of practical advice sprinkled into the book, but overall I was turned off by his ego and shameless plugs.

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I feel like I owe this guy more money after listening!

I read a lot of business books and most of them usually focuses more on the author’s philosophy than actual practical advice.

This book is not one of them! It literally got annoying having to pause and play so many times in order to take notes. That’s a good problem to have folks.

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Nathan knows best

This book surprised me in how realistic of an approach is presented to the audience

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The 4 Hour Work Week for 2020!

Nathan's book is filled with actionable strategies you can use the day you read them to grow your business and better your lifestyle. I've been looking for a 4HWW that is relevant in today's econony- I'm glad Nathan wrote it and I'm glad I found it!

*I'm already reading it a 2nd time through and find myself flipping through it to find the email screenshots he used to get deals closed so I can use them as templates.

Best book you'll read this year!

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The Real Deal

Nathan is the real deal. Very little fluff here. He dives right into what the new rich are really doing.
Skip this book at your own risk.

Thank you Nathan.

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Great book!!! Epic knowledge!

Listening to the audible version is amazing because Nathan is funny and has great delivery on all his incredible content and practicals! Book has helped me already in the first month of getting it and I am RE listening to it again!

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  • Faith
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • 04-13-19

Knowledgeable Latka... but

I am a little skeptical. I'll check out the podcasts and revisit. There seemed to be a few contradictions.

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  • gkou
  • Athens, Greece
  • 04-09-19

must read if you live in 2019

He is very business oriented and perfectly translated that into social media era. Must read book regardless of your age

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Good advice with practical examples

I would highly recommend this book. I came away inspired and excited about the future.

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Unbelievable amount of detail

Woke up early to listen to this book, I’ve been excited since I ordered it! Got up and listened to it in its entirety to start my day! I can’t recommend this enough! So much great info and so many take always!

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