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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 30th Anniversary Edition, Completely Revised, Updated, and Expanded edition (19 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047168368X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471683681
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.4 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,387,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Outperform your competition and enhance the quality of your life!"

International Bestseller–4,167,500 happy readers... and climbing

Special 30th Anniversary Edition w/online interactivity

Completely revised, updated, and expanded!

Based on the classic teachings and philosophy of the original "Lazy Man," the late Joe Karbo–and continuously updated by Richard G. Nixon–The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches has helped millions of people over the last three decades become more successful both personally and professionally.

This special 30th Anniversary Edition of The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches still contains all of the hard–won knowledge that made the original "Lazy Man" successful, both personally and professionally, but it also includes new material on just about every subject contained in the first edition, as well as important information you need to succeed in today’s digital age.

The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches Really Works . . . Here’s Proof!

"Do the ‘secrets’ revealed in The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches really work? This book helped me move from bankruptcy to becoming a self–made millionaire. Most books just don’t deliver. The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches is the exception. It’s helped me and at least 100,000 others achieve success. I’m very grateful!"
–Howard Ruff
Financial expert, bestselling author and publisher of The Ruff Times newsletter

"Want to get rich? Take my advice and follow his."
–Seattle Times

"When I first read, The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches, I was literally unemployed, undirected, and had no conception of what I wanted to do with my life. I followed your advice, and almost like magic, I became successful beyond my grandest expectations. Thank you for paving the way for the greatest opportunity I ever had."
–Jay Abraham
America’s Number One Marketing Wizard

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2005
Format: Paperback
Author Richard Gilly Nixon has revised Joe Karbo's original classic, 'The Lazy Man's Way to Riches'. Karbo, an entrepreneur who stood publishing on its head by selling more than four million copies of his book, believed that most people hypnotize themselves into failure with disparaging internal monologues and defeatist attitudes. So, he developed exercises to help you alter negative scripts and attain your objectives. Nixon extends Karbo's idea that prosperity means more than adding zeros to the total in your bank account. True wealth, Nixon maintains, comes from understanding your purpose in life and pursuing it with all your heart. Many books advise you to think positively and to bolster your self-image, but they fail to tell you how. This book, with its binder-sized format, wide margins and 54 brief chapters, invites you to start a self-reclamation project. In case you wonder where to begin, its 11 solid chapters on Internet marketing will help you channel the wellsprings of motivation that emerge as you read. Although you've heard some of this advice before from Dr. Phil and his ilk, Nixon's book will move you to take action, and for that, we recommend it to restless entrepreneurial souls. Have confidence.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anon on 13 May 2006
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The book itself is a fair read but frustratingly none of the accompanying online related resource materials are available so it leaves you feeling somewhat cheated and wondering how much is missing. I gave up sending complaint emails to their web site which now seems to have disappered altogether. Not therefore recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Green TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Sept. 2011
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This is a well executed update of a classic book which brings a modern setting to a legendary book. When you compare the price to the original, which has an air of the collectable about its price, then it offers good value in a large white papered format. Ok I hear the criticism that the online support in the form of the workbook is not available. There is a cheap solution, which is to buy the workbook which is also available on Amazon. Personally, I prefer to have the workbook anyway and what it offers is an upto date way of goal setting that blends the sub conscious will real world action. In the right hands this book is a powerful tool for making great plans. The book does not lean too heavily on the Joe Garbo book, which I suspect is heavily dated in its style but is a great tribute to an incredibly successful book, launched into a world hungry to understand the secrets of success. What original Joe Garbo text there is shows why Richard Nixon felt the need to update it. Richard Nixon then goes on to explain the internet and mail order. The internet advice is more why you should than how you should and the mail order business uses tired old formulas which purport to analyse by ratios what will and will not sell profitably. It offers a blinkered view which suggests that if it hasn't already been sold by mail order then it won't work. This is a book worth considering mainly if you want to sit down and map out your future.
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The original book was simple, straightforward and powerful. This is much more convoluted with notes all over the place, making it virtually unintelligible. I have read through it a couple of times and it is still vexing, the rewrite is just so frustrating in the way it dilutes and jargonises everything. Try, if you can, find the original.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Get the 1973 version by Joe Karbo instead! 25 Dec. 2004
By Book Hunter - Published on
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The Lazy Man's Way to Riches, by Joe Karbo, written in 1973, was outstanding. It revealed closely held and unusual information, some of which Joe learned in high priced business seminars in the 60's. Joe was way ahead of his time, and you will get tremendous value from the original book. But beware, the 20th anniversary revised edition from 1993 contained lots of extra information, written a decade after Joe's death, and some was in direct conflict with the original text. Before buying this 30th anniversary edition, get a used copy of the original, 1st edition by Joe Karbo from 1973 - there are plenty on Amazon right now.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Cumbersome, yet imcomplete 1 Jan. 2005
By Anthony's Mom - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought the Nixon updated version of The Lazy Man's Way in November 2004. The book is in two parts. First is the book you purchase. Then there's a "shadow" book, which apparently consists of workbook-type exercises, and is only available via online registration. The online registration promises all sorts of resources as of December 1, 2004. A month later, save for the first two chapters of the online book, nothing is available, and my emails to customer service have gone unanswered. I did just notice that the book has a 2005 copyright date. I've never heard of a post-dated copyright (have you?); but regardless, if you promise something in business, aren't you supposed to deliver? Or do you just make promises, collect the cash and go into hiding? I guess that's ONE lazy man's way to riches. I understand the original of this book is brilliant. If that's the case, I'd hate to see the title sullied by poor website management and customer service.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Disappointment (the letter to their supportline) 13 Dec. 2004
By Live Wire - Published on
Format: Paperback
Hi, this is the copy of the letter I sent to their support line today. I thought it fair for others to know also:


I purchased the Lazy Man's Way to Riches and thought, "Wow, this is really well-organized. I get all these on-line resources he keeps referring to in the book, plus the book, and so much more. This will help alot."

So I decided to purchase the book. And I've read ahead and started using the RSVP process for daily declarations and super suggestions EVEN though the promised references from the "Roadmap to Riches" online workbook are NOT present. As of today's date, 12/13/04 only 2 steps online are accessible when the book refers to at least 52 steps.

In fact, the way the book is written, it makes me feel as if something is missing or that I might be doing the processes wrong unless I had the appropriate steps. I've had the book less than a month, already I am being referred to Step #17 "The Turning Points" in the Roadmap to Riches workbook online.

I was completely ready to recommend this book to similar minded people interested in self-growth based on the yahoo groups I am a member of. That represents about 7,000 people. Unfortunately, until I see this issue resolved appropriately where the author will do what he says he will do, then I cannot.

I am sincerely disappointed that a book would be brought to market promising things, in particular the on-line resources, well before they were ready to be used by clients spending their money.

Until this issue is resolved, I cannot recommend the book to anyone. I strongly recommend that your access page start including the dates of the newly expected steps and when they shall appear.


Robert Gratitude
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Author Doesn't Support His Own Product ... neither does the publisher! 1 April 2006
By Keith I. Pascal - Published on
Format: Paperback
It's now 2006. I just bought this book, mainly because of all of the online bonuses and workbooks promised -- Oops. There aren't any online resources available.

I like the earlier version of the book, but this edition refers me to the workbook that I can('t) get online. Each time the book sends me to the elusive site, I feel cheated.

I contacted Wiley (The publishers). They said that the site was supported by the author, and that they had contacted the author long ago about the problem.

Then they told me to have a nice day.

Is there any way to "impeach" this author?

Keith Pascal, author of Wrist Locks: From Protecting Yourself to Becoming an Expert
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
What a let down 10 May 2006
By Mr. J. R. Cooke - Published on
Format: Paperback
Having read the original 1970s "Lazy Mans Way To Riches' I was excited to see a revised addition avaliable. However I was rapidly dissapointed when I tried to access the highly acclaimed website that the author frequently enthuses about....I was appalled that the website wasn't avalaible and it would seem from talking to others that it hasn't been for some time. I feel completley cheated by this and can't bring myself to read another page of this book. Joe Karbo must be turning in his grave.
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