• Poverty Proof

  • 50 Ways to Train your Brain for Wealth
  • By: Douglas Kruger
  • Narrated by: Douglas Kruger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (160 ratings)

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Poverty Proof

By: Douglas Kruger
Narrated by: Douglas Kruger
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Why is it that some people work hard, yet remain poor? How is it that others seem to rise out of poverty and become affluent in a short span of time? The answers are in this little book, which everyone should listen to at some point in their life. If they did, they would know how to become rich relatively quickly. If not, they might spend years working back-breakingly hard, without ever breaking even. That’s how powerful the principles contained in this book are.

The answers to escaping poverty and becoming wealthy are actually well known; they have been tested by time and replicated in different countries, by families and by individuals who have become astonishingly rich. And when you simply follow the principles, they work.

So what are these principles that genuinely lift people out of poverty and ensure their personal wealth? Here are 50. They all work. They will make you richer. They remove the emotion, the politics and the clutter from our thoughts about wealth, and they go straight to the heart of one simple issue: what it genuinely takes to become rich. Prepare to train your brain for wealth. Prepare to become "poverty proof" for life.

©2019 Penguin Random House SA (P)2019 Douglas Kruger

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A collection of greatness

I loved this book. The performance was absolutely great. I aways love it when the author is the narrator. Especially if he's good at it.
The book is a collection of ideas or steps that you can follow to make the best out of your financial situation. Although I would love more elaboration on investments, but it brings a little bit of everything and reminds you of it. Out of the 50 ideas I think there were 20 that were new to me. 5 of which gave me the the "wow that's genius" but the rest are things that we all know BUT we always need to be reminded of. I think its brilliant. Thank you for such a great yet short read.

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Definitely not a book for poor people

This book is all over the place and has no clear audience. It pushes entrepreneurship pretty hard which can be fine but ignores all the important factors of owning a business... Especially the important one of having a marketable product and the money. Also one of its couple pieces of advice is to not be involved in teenage pregnancy and get married/stay married. Those aren't really the types of advice I thought I would be getting. There's got to be a better book for advice.

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I want expecting such a great story!

Douglas was about to lose me when he bashed socialism and painted Capitalism as beautiful early on. I am glad that I stayed. There was so much gold presented in this book and I'm very happy I finished it. His narrating was great as well!

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Don't Buy!!!

My worst read of the year, filled with bias things and his political opinions .

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Awesome

this was an awesome book it will not be a waste of your time. if you really care about your future you will listen to this book

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Excellent book!

Such a super listen - I highly recommend it to everyone. You need this book

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Changing your habits, getting more assists and getting rid of liabilities.

This is the best book to read or listen to, it gives you a whole new prospective on your own life. Thank you Douglas Kruger!

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great inspiration source

I like when books give information and inspiration. This is exactly what I found in this book, some good ideas shared by the author, and some ideas generated from listening to him read his book!
Amazing experience!

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Love it


To the point no excuses. It is your choice make it. You are in control of your life 👌

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Exactly what I needed at this time.

Very relevant, practical and well researched insights on wealth building. Loved going through every part of it. Douglas's reading is fantastic. Makes one want to listen to the audio book again and again.

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