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1.0 out of 5 stars Wants you to pay $100 for a wealth dynamics test!, 19 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Screw Work, Let's Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it (Paperback)
Another get rich quick book written by another unknown author who doesn't seem to be rich.
Many of the real-life examples that were given weren't very inspiring. They seemed to be of people who were barely scratching a living.
The bits of the book that were helpful all seemed to be quotes from other people.

The one truly original thing that was in the book was the chapter on wealth dynamics. It seemed very odd and there doesn't seem to any evidence or research to back it up.
Incredibly the test costs $100!

I think that books on starting a business, being a consultant or on marketing would be much more useful.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2010 09:37:27 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 9 Feb 2011 14:10:11 GMT]

Posted on 17 Dec 2010 15:49:03 GMT
Jen Jam says:
Err. the author explicitly states in his book it's not a get-rich-quick thing ... have you actually read this book?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2010 16:07:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Dec 2010 16:15:42 GMT
The Emperor says:
Yes I have read this book. I doubt that many of the people giving 5 star reviews have done. Several of the glowing reviews are from people who are mentioned in the book or work with him!

It is clearly a get rich quick type of book. He knows it is, that is why he tries to claim that it isn't. Though he is the only one who is going to make any money not the people who can somehow be persuaded to pay $100 for an online test, or hundreds of pounds for a course.
There is virtually no content to it. It isn't a serious book on how to start a business. A few platitudes and that is about it. Why doesn't the author actually run a proper business? He offers no proof that he can do anything other than offer other people advice.
Have you done the wealth dynamics test? Is it worth the $100?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2010 18:12:16 GMT
Jen Jam says:
Gosh ... no I've not done a walth dynamics test. What would a serious book about starting a business be? have you got any recommendations? Do you run a business, perhaps you have some really good advice?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2010 19:06:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2011 20:41:17 BDT
The Emperor says:
I have set up a few companies and have written business plans and done accounts for several start-ups but I am in no way an expert.

The financial times Business start Up 2011 - a very comprehensive guide to all the basics.
The New Business Road Test - A good guide to evaluating your ideas for starting a business.
Starting an online business all-in-one for dummies - ok, a bit hit and miss and written for the US market.

There will be loads of other books as well. It is probably best to go to the library first.
There are plenty of websites. www.businesslink.gov.uk is useful.

Edit: why has this post got so many unhelpful votes? There is something strange going on when it comes to this book.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2011 23:43:39 GMT
Wealth Dynamics is nothing to do with the author of this book although he has clearly studied it. I would strongly recommend you check out Wealth Dynamics before slagging it off. I have and its had a huge impact on my career and business. I would perhaps suggest reading the book before doing a course. Roger Hamilton the creator of Wealth Dynamics is an extremely successful, global entrepreneur who has a lot of information worth listening to.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 09:00:54 GMT
The Emperor says:
I have checked it out. There is a chapter on it in this book and he sells it on his website.

Posted on 28 Apr 2011 10:58:35 BDT
The Emperor says:
There was another one-star review that had a huge number of votes.
I wonder where it has gone?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2011 20:35:02 BDT
The five star reviews have actually convinced me not to buy this book. Read them and you will see what I mean: grasping, transparent and more damaging that any one star review could ever be.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 15:04:58 BDT
flowergirl says:
I was one of the original 5 star reviewers of this book and accused in another comment that I had "fixed" it and knew the author. It didn't help that it was the first review I ever wrote on Amazon. In fact, my review was entirely authentic and I don't know the author at all - as far as I remember it was suggested by Amazon in one of their marketing e-mails and the title interested me. I stand by my original review - it is not a get rich quick book but it is very motivational.
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