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Publisher's Summary

Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process. 

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why "ownership isn't the important thing, it's the only thing".

©2008 Felix Dennis (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Well-founded advice based on hard-won experience." (Financial Times)

"Nothing if not entertaining, even inspiring." (Time)

 "An unexpected gem." (Forbes)

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Wisdom without the hand holding BS

To be honest, I had never heard of Felix Dennis prior to a mentor recommending this book. I am an avid reader for this simple reason, I was always the dumbest one in every group growing up. I have read hundreds of books over the last few years in regards to psychology, philosophy, business acumen, etc.
Each book has contained nuggets of truth and wisdom, all of them however pushed fallacies onto the reader. The worst of which is “you too can do it”. Felix Dennis is not a hand holder, an uplifter or a Bulls-er. He doesn’t care about being nice and polite. He certainly does not care about telling you the things you WANT to hear.

Felix Dennis tells the truth, plain and simple. Getting rich is a hard business, your family, your relationships and your friendships become an anchor that weighs you down on the road to wealth. You have to develop a mindset of a predator playing a game. Never give away a single share of your company, not one. Even in failure look to see if your business/invention/product/services can be applied in a different way or in a different market.
This book, quite successfully, chipped away at many of my false beliefs, ideologies and flawed mental models. Execution is what counts on the road to wealth. You can read this book, you can quote its passages but unless you apply the lessons, change your mindset and execute greatly; you have wasted your most precious resource: your time.
Don’t waste your time if you’re looking for some mystical secrets to wealth or some shortcut to getting rich quick.
This is not a self help book, it’s a roadmap from a man that has traveled the road to wealth while making many mistakes along the way. He has left guideposts to help redirect you on your path. Find your mountain of gold and get t to executing your plan NOW! Quit making excuses or return the book and buy some useless feel good BS book to think happy thoughts and continue to live an aimless unfulfilled life.

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Very entertaining

While I don’t agree with all of his sentiment. I really enjoyed the book and I got some thing out of it.

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incredible and entertaining

might be the most informative and entertaining books I've ever listened to with regards to entrepreneurship. Felix is has a way of explaining things that keeps you laughing and inspired.

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Something that should be read once a year.

Insightful, entertaining and a book I would recommend to those seeking to evaluate their own processes in the journey of getting rich.

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disappointment

after so many almost rave reviews I expected something more. easy reading , it's a joy to listen to, but overall noting special