P.T. Barnum was an astute businessman and one of his principles for success was to treat each customer with respect and give him his money's worth. In this "mini-book", he gives practical rules that allowed him to stay out of debt and to acquire wealth. The "rules" are illustrated by homespun stories. While some of these of this may seem like common sense, it is the kind of common sense that Wall Street, the government and many ordinary people seem to have forgetten about in recent years. This is a small book but one that could have large consequences for your financial future.More
A beloved scam artist if ever there was one, P. T. Barnum regales listeners with his savvy secrets. More than mere hucksterism, however, The Art of Money Getting is perhaps the most enduring self-help guide in the genre’s history, offering sage business advice that remains applicable over a century after its publication. Barnum dispenses practical tips for staying out of debt, choosing one’s career path, and avoiding unnecessary expenditures. Without resorting to carnival barking, performer Jim Roberts captures Barnum’s showmanly quirks, as he entertains listeners with old-world anecdotes and humorous cautionary tales. For all the theatrics and spectacle associated with Barnum, The Art of Money Getting remains a sound, sensible dictum for modern-day working people.
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Yes! I have listened to it fives times already. It is a great book on life lessons.
The very first thing he brought up was that the man who earns 20 pounds per year and spends 20 pounds and 6 pence is miserable while the man who earns 20 pounds and spends but 19 pounds and 6 pence is among the happiest of men.
Spend less than you earn, don't borrow money for food or clothes, don't have dealings with an unlucky man. Tony Romo is a nice fellow but he is unlucky and the Cowboys need to let him move on.
This book needs to be listened to by every young man and woman setting out into the world. It should be taught in high school.
Most ALL the good sense my father never told me
- Phil O.