How Rich People Think
When I first received this book, I thought it was going to be another “This is Bill, he lives next door and he is rich and here is his story” kind of book (which I eat up, I love that kind of stuff). Boy, was I wrong… but in a surprisingly good way!
The book “How Rich People Think” by Steve Siebold, contrasts the thoughts of the middle class and the “world-class” (rich) groups. The author does this through many interviews with some of the richest people in the world. Let me quote two chapter headings from the book:
Middle class minimizes the importance of money with their kids… World class teaches their kids the importance of money
Middle class thinks about money in linear terms… World class thinks about money non-linear terms
Each of the two examples above has a page to a page and a half of material that expands on his thoughts. Those thoughts were very original and refreshing!
What I really loved about this book though was it is a perfect “quick read while waiting” book. So when you are in a dentist or doctors office this book is perfect for reading while waiting. The books was also practical for getting your oil changed, traffic jams, or in a drive though line, etc.
The thoughts the author writes are perfectly digestible in small chucks. I also enjoyed the famous quotes and the recommendations for other books to read for further information on each chapter.
So the question is, do I recommend this book? Yes, it has digestible and interesting material. Is it my utmost favorite book, no, but it is very good in its own right.
I guess I like the convenience of the style of the book. I wish more books were like it, just to add a little change of pace every now and then.
Have you read this book? and if so what was your take on it?
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