Something for Nothing

  • by Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by Brian Tracy
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rather than participate and innovate in the marketplace, generating goods and services that benefit society, people are increasingly vying for political advantage to live at the expense of others. Something for Nothing reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging grabbing match culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual's ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. More than exposing the dangers, however, Tracy helps readers set a personal and culture-wide agenda for change.


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Great plan for success, specially for the young

The book advocates a return to personal responsibility. If you are a conservative, he is preaching to the choir, you are not likely to find anything new. If you are a young person, say from 15 to 25, this could be a great blueprint for your life.
The book is written with a lot of simplicity, therefore is highly accessible, at the cost of being simplistic at times.
As a minus, the author is quantifying the entire human behavior regarding humans as very selfish, rational beings that act predictably at all times. I found this view a bit shallow. For example, he advocates that the crime will drop only when the punishment and enforcement increases. Sounds logical, but he avoids explaining countries like Sweden, where the crime is low, and the punishment a lot less severe than the US. He seems to attempt to create a responsible life plan for the readers and that’s great, but as a sociologist, he is a bit shallow.
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- Jean Le Lupi

Are you part of the problem?

This book is beyond words. It speaks to the most profound issues and troubles of our time. If you don't get it... you're part of the problem. The system of totally self serving government and believing you're entitled to something for nothing is a horrific evil that must be cleansed from the world. Brian's insight is priceless. This is a must hear for every human being on the face of the planet. It should be taught in a mandatory year long course in the school system. The truth can change the person at a time...
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- Ronnie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2006
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio