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The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money Hardcover – 14 Apr 2011


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Felix Dennis was imprisoned in 1971 as co-editor of OZ magazine. After his acquittal on appeal, he founded his own magazine publishing company in 1973 and made millions with the sale of Personal Computer World and MacUser in the mid-eighties. Today, Dennis Publishing remains a privately owned company with headquarters in London and New York City. Titles include The Week, Auto Express, Computer Shopper and Maxim. The annual Sunday Times Rich List estimates that Felix Dennis is the 65th richest individual in the UK. Following a life-threatening illness, his first collection of poetry, A Glass Half Full was published by Hutchinson and the second, Lone Wolf, in 2004. His third collection, When Jack Sued Jill, was published by Ebury Press in November 2006. His other interests include planting trees and he divides his time between homes in Warwickshire, London, New York, Connecticut and the Caribbean island of Mustique.

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One of the world's most successful media moguls shares eighty-eight tips for starting a business and getting rich. In "How to Get Rich," British mogul Felix Dennis told the engaging story of how he started a media empire and became one of the wealthiest men in Britain-all without a college degree or any formal training. Now he shows readers exactly what it takes to start a business and make it successful. Dennis offers a pithy guide for those determined to attempt what he calls the getting of money-regardless of the consequences. His eighty-eight tips include: ? Do not fall in love with any project. You may believe in it wholeheartedly, but must remain prepared to abandon it should it show signs of failing. ? If you are unwilling to fail, sometimes publicly and even catastrophically, you will never be rich. ? You will never get rich working for your boss. No one knows better than Dennis what it takes to get rich, and his battle-tested advice-delivered with his signature wit-will surely appeal to serious entrepreneurs.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Just a rehash - why would Felix do this? 24 April 2011
By NM - Published on Amazon.com
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If you don't have the first book. This is great. If you already - it's almost 90% EXACTLY the same! I have no idea why Felix would put this out and mislead everyone. I'm confused. If you have the first book - look at the TOC. It's the same book as the first - save your money. Fortunately I got a refund on my kindle.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Narrow Road - Felix Dennis (Portfolio) 29 April 2011
By BlogOnBooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Americans know Felix Dennis as the publisher of the famed Maxim magazine. Brits know Dennis as the successful entrepreneur and media mogul behind a host of publications at his Dennis Media outpost. As the author of last year's best seller "How to be Rich," readers the world over know Dennis as a man who knows the path to financial success through the tried and true lessons of the school of hard knocks.

Such is the case with his latest volume, "The Narrow Road." In it, Dennis, much like the professor he resembles, gives a curriculum of lessons designed to educate the reader as to exactly what works and what doesn't in the "getting of money." Unlike a professor, Dennis's knowledge and examples are gleaned from actually having to raise money in the dod-eart-dog realities of the real world.

Geared towards startups, but with many lessons applicable to all small business, the author explains in a series of very short chapters, his well-hewn philosophies as to what is important and what is not in terms that are at times, shockingly unvarnished and straight to the point. Dennis suffers no fools when he talks about overarching concepts like equity dilution, and debt to revenue ratios, while also offering abundant pronouncements on the psychology of being successful (i.e. dealing with fear, the need for arrogance, handling management, etc.)

The narrow road Dennis refers to is, of course, the road to success and while Dennis has had it with those who pontificate without the benefit of experience, he is quick to offer advise based on the bruises he has presumably accumulated in the workplace himself. On one hand, it would be nice if he elucidated more details backing his theories, bit one senses that he purposely keeps things short and to the point to make his lesson (they are almost commandments) come across as pithy but punchy, as only an egotistical, supremely confident Brit can do. Because when you get right down to it, that's probably exactly what keeps him on the narrow road as well.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Disapointing 2 May 2011
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
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How To Get Rich was one of the best books on business and entrepreneurship I have read. This provided nothing more. I guess it was a try to milk a winner. Buy the first book and forget about this one.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Insightful read 3 Aug 2011
By Jean D - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was referred to me by a friend. It's an easy to read, intelligent book, and an extra bonus was being able to buy a good used copy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent!!! 24 May 2012
By Atypical Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is packed full of information. But most importantly it is very short and to the point! It can be read in a few hours! To those complaining that this book is a rehash of how to get rich...it says so in the front of the book and the author has stated many times that this is a more compact version of that book!
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