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by Tom Butler-Bowdon

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* The Path To Prosperity by James Allen (1905) — You will only become truly prosperous when you have disciplined your mind and subjugated your negative emotions. Paradoxically, wealth (and happiness) comes most easily to those who forget the self in the service to others.

* Your Invisible Power by Genevieve Behrend (1921) — What we visualize tends to come into being. Use this invisible, but logical, power to turn any desire into reality.

* The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (2006) — You are a powerful magnet, attracting into your life the equivalent of whatever you are strongly feeling or thinking about, including thoughts of lack or prosperity. [my review]
* Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker (2005) — To obtain desired outer results, you must first master the inner game of wealth.

* Prosperity by Charles Fillmore (1936) — All wealth begins and ends with the spiritual Source, therefore gratitude for what we have is the master key to prosperity.

* Ask And It Is Given: Learning To Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks (2004) — As long as you are in a state of mind and being that is ready to receive, you can have whatever you want.
* The Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill (1965) — The basic law of prosperity is that to receive, you must first provide something of great value.
* Open Your Mind To Prosperity by Catherine Ponder (1971) — In transforming your beliefs about spirituality and wealth, you can welcome great well being and prosperity into your life.

* The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price (1987) — Life is in part a test to see if we can learn the laws of abundance, specifically the law of ‘all sufficiency’.
* Creating Money: Keys to Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer (1988) — If you know the universe to be an abundant place, you won’t fear not having the resources to pursue your purpose or mission in life.
* Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow by Marsha Sinetar (1987) — Though we can’t control when, the decision to do what we love sooner or later pays off.
* The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber (1905) — The spirit of capitalism is not greed and consumption, but the creation of order and the best use of resources. For those with a ‘calling’, there is no problem in reconciling the spiritual and economic aspects of life.

Creating Wealth
The books in this section contain the secrets of wealth creators. These are people who think big, take risks, and are willing to fail publicly. I like the top principle Butler-Bowdon extracted from these books:

The foundation of a prosperous life (combining material wealth, health, and mental wellbeing) is personal character, formed from self-control and cultivation of virtue. A person of integrity, trust, and good character is “bankable”; their riches evolve out of who they are as much as what they do.

Many of these titles are biographies. Others focus on wealth at an economic level instead of a personal level. Some are true classics.

* Multiple Streams of Income by Robert G. Allen (2005) — The prosperous do not depend on only once source of income, but grow orchards of ‘money trees’.
* The Art of Money-Getting by P.T. Barnum (1880) — There are no shortcuts to wealth, aside from right vocation, good character and perseverance — and don’t forget to advertise.
* Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson (2005) — Don’t be afraid to be different. On entering any new field or an industry, aim to really shake it up and provide new value.
* How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis (2006) — Be willing to fail in public, and you have jumped the hurdle holding most people back from getting rich.
* Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker (1985) — The purpose of entrepreneurship is to deliver new satisfaction and value, and is built on ‘unexpected successes’ that are quickly capitalized upon.
* Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (1962) — The free market, not government, ensures protection of individual rights and standards of quality, and delivers extraordinary prosperity for those who seek it.
* The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman (2005) — Technological advance is creating a ‘level playing field’ in which previously marginalized people and countries can play a competitive role in the world economy.
* Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace & Jim Erickson (1992) — In your field of work, see what can be achieved by ‘setting the standard’. With a big, clear vision in place, you can make the most of any opportunity that comes your way.
* The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E Gerber (2001) — The key to real prosperity in business is to work on your enterprise, not in it.
* The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen (2002) — All who become wealthy in the modern world know the power of leverage: using other people’s resources and technology to multiply the effect of what they do.
* Be My Guest by Conrad Hilton (1957) — Having a dream and thinking big are the basic elements of all great enterprises and fortunes.
* The Lazy Man’s Way To Riches by Joe Karbo (1973) — Mental conditioning is the foundation of wealth; once your goals are programmed in, success comes easily.
* The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki (2004) — Before anything else, the fundamental purpose in starting any new enterprise is to create meaning. Start off catering to a small market, and if what you are doing is worthwhile, other opportunities will emerge. [Guy Kawasaki's blog]
* God Wants You To Be Rich by Paul Zane Pilzer (1995) — God designed the universe as a super-abundant place, with technology as the engine that delivers the greatest benefits to the greatest number.
* Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand (1966) — In capitalism, wealth is created by free, individual minds with no coercion involved. This makes it a moral system of political economy.
* Business As Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey by Anita Roddick (2005) — When starting a business, do the opposite of the established industry. Make your business a powerful force for social change.
* Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz (1997) — Nothing great is ever achieved without people making frightening leaps of faith. Huge enterprises can be built by giving people a small moment of joy in their day.
* The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1776) — The wealth of a nation is that of its people, not its government. Wealth is achieved through the division of their labor and the ever-greater specialization of their skills. The foundation of all future prosperity is current savings.
* The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump (1987) — To succeed in business, balance boldness and promotion with patience, caution and flexibility.

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Looking to discover the secrets to wealth and plenty? Find them now with 50 Prosperity Classics! Tom Butler-Bowdon's 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It- Wisdom from the Most Valuable Books on Wealth Creation and Abundance is the first book to highlight landmark titles in the ever-growing field of wealth creation. Tom Butler-Bowdon brings together fundamental works on entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics, and philanthropy, providing guidance and support in the quest to develop a millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and give a little back. Rhoda Byrne's The Secret has led many people to discover this field of writing that goes back a century, and Butler-Bowdon presents the most influential of these books, covering the psychological aspects of creating wealth, the nuts and bolts of personal finance, and the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and investing. With this single book, you can learn from the likes of Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Conrad Hilton, Suze Orman, and Donald Trump. 50 Prosperity Classics is about making your money work for you, not only for the creation of wealth but as a means of attaining personal fulfillment and peace of mind.

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Butler-Bowdon explores important contemporary writings as well as wisdom from key figures in psychology's development to discover why we think and act the way we do.

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