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It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is tIt's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is the antidote.New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takes things right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time. Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge is not any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live." Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to think about what it means to live "the good life." And the answers found here, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and Stephen Hawking, will both surprise and delight you.Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the most important aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book is both a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed to ennoble, uplift and inspire....

Title : Beyond Wealth
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ISBN : 9781118027615
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Beyond Wealth Reviews

  • Stuart
    2018-10-27 20:01

    I thought this was a nice collection of essays and I enjoyed the parallels the suggestions the author made to live the "rich life".

  • Jenny
    2018-11-17 15:38

    Very good book, 65 very short essays about living your best life, and it wanders all over the place. Definitely worth reading.Here's what I want to remember:Core principles: honesty, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, perseverance, justice, humility, charity, and gratitude.From the Stoics: Negative VisualizationEverything we enjoy in life is "on loan" to us from Fortune. Any of it - all of it - can be recalled without a moment's notice.Positive visualization helps you get what you want. Negative visualization helps you want what you get.Perennialists believe:- everything worthwhile in life is created as the result of love and concern for others- humanity is one great family, our similarities are deep, our differences are superficial- The Golden Rule, expressed in some way in every society, is the cornerstone of human understanding- the giving of time, money, support, and encouragement can never be detrimental to the giver- character development, the path from self-absorption to caring and consciousness - is paramount- problems are life's way of getting the best out of us, they are opportunities to grow- it is important to nourish your mind with the thoughts of history's wisest thinkers- courage and self- awareness are required to live fully and follow your heart- you should develop the ability to reason accurately and independently rather than accepting ideas based solely on authority or tradition- our egos cause us to cherish opinions, judge others, and rationalize our beliefs, perennialists ask: would you rather be right or be happy?- we should exercise humility, not because others find it attractive (although they do) but because, if we are honest with ourselves, we have much to be humble about- we should practice forgiveness, when we forgive others, we find that others forgive us, and that we forgive ourselves- moral development comes from strengthening our impulse control, prioritizing personal relationships, and fostering social responsibility- our lives are immeasureably improved by expressing gratitude and generosity- development of the heart is essential, our actions are the mirrow of our inner selves- whenever we act, we are never just doing, we are always becoming, if we aren't growing, we are diminishing- integrity is everything- perennialists try to absorb as much as they can of our 3000-year heritage and take the occasional moment to ask "am I becoming the kind of person I want to be?"From the Tao Te Ching: the wisdom of inaction and accepting what you can't change:Those who know don't talkThose who talk don't knowCharities to consider: Grameen Foundation and the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • Latasha
    2018-11-09 17:42

    First of all, I'd like to kick the person who categorized this as "personal finance" and put it in that section in the library. This is not a personal finance/financial mentality book. I read the jacket cover. It says he touches on a variety of subjects, which I assumed (wrongly) would all relate back to money. I just spent a whole day reading about some rich white dude's preferences and life experiences. Name dropping like nobody's business the whole book, I might add. Sure, he has a lot to say. Some of it is good, but only the bits he takes from the greats (Whitman, Ghandi, Jefferson, Washington, etc.). He says to drink fine wine, listen to jazz, watch hummingbirds. Cool, dude. I made a mistake picking up this book- it's not really his fault. 2 stars instead of zero because he is a good writer.

  • Ryan Murdock
    2018-11-04 16:49

    Beyond Wealth is about creating a coherent philosophy of life. One focused around your own goals, beliefs and purpose. It’s about investing your life with meaning that YOU find significant.“The goal is to break out of your routine and ask, ‘What am I here for? Am I living so that I can die without regrets? How much of what I do is compromise?’”The author, Alexander Green, found financial freedom through the investment world. But it didn’t lead him to personal freedom. This book is about the things that did. “Freedom, after all, is not the absence of responsibility. It is the absence of restraints imposed by others.”If you're obsessed with “lifestyle design”—with creating the ideal life of your choice—then check this one out.

  • Donnell
    2018-10-28 19:48

    Not a bad book and makes good points. One of my favorites: notes that people can "use up" their location, drain it of what it can teach you. It seems if you stay too long in such a place you can begin to shrivel intellectually, emotionally, like people born of a too limited gene pool.Also, could not overlook the seeming obvious: that Alexander Green is the new Richard Carlson (of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff fame.)

  • Melissa
    2018-11-17 18:59

    These essays really make you stop and think about what's important in life. Accumulating things and making lots of money aren't at the top of the author's list. Instead he writes about enjoying nature, poetry, jazz, people, learning more about science to make informed decisions. The list goes on. I have many notes about things I want to do or learn more about.

  • Vhalros
    2018-10-26 16:37

    This book is mostly a bunch of platitudes and summaries of the authors personal preferences. Its well written, and some of the essays are enjoyable, but there is nothing particularly well thought out here.

  • Linda
    2018-11-13 12:40

    Enjoyed this book of essays about living a more meaningful life. Coworkers who judged this book by its cover thought it was a book about attaining more material wealth but this was more about spiritual wealth. Essays were complied from his column, Spiritual Wealth.

  • Sarah Stirton
    2018-11-11 13:44

    Loved this book SO much. I quickly ordered 2 more by same author & plan to read everything he has written. Read if you are interested in "the road map to a rich life". And spoiler, it's not about the money

  • Nathan
    2018-11-16 18:37

    Very thought provoking essays on the meaning and purpose of our lives.

  • Greg
    2018-11-07 13:59


  • Dianne Oliver
    2018-11-09 18:38

    The topics were interesting, but the author pompous beyond my tolerance level. His best thoughts were quotes. Just read them.

  • Casie
    2018-11-02 17:04

    This did not give me the investment advice I was seeking. Some chapters were less appealing and trite than others, but the good chapters were quite good and you can skip around in a book like this.

  • Allison
    2018-11-12 12:38

    Really good book. Everyone should read it.

  • Maggie
    2018-11-14 17:54

    Getting rich is not only in money term. But getting rich in life is meaningful and satisfying. Never think in this prespective. Back to basic. Enjoy this book. Need to reread it from time to time.

  • Katharine R
    2018-11-09 18:41

    I just could not get into this book. Maybe it was the series of short essays format, or maybe the nice but not particularly insightful content.