The Millionaire Mind

The Millionaire Mind

by Thomas J. Stanley


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"Readers with an entrepreneurial turn of mind will devour The Millionaire Mind because it provides road maps on how millionaires found their niches."After its first publication, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley's second best-seller The Millionaire Mind spent over four months on the New York Times best-seller list, rising to position #2, and has sold over half a million copies. Here is the first paperback edition of Stanley's second groundbreaking study of America's wealthy.

The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviors that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr. Stanley provides a fascinating look at who America's financial elite are and how they got there.

*What were their school days like?

*How did they respond to negative criticism?

*What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse?

*Is religion an important part of their lives?

The author uncovers the surprising answers to these and similar questions, showing readers through concrete examples just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper when others would turn away dejected or beaten.

The Millionaire Mind promises to be as transformational as Dr. Stanley's previous best-seller. This book answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable, and anecdotal style. The number of copies sold of this soon-to-be-classic will surely be in the millions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740718588
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2001
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 66,208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door, released in 1996, has sold 2,000,000 copies. Thomas followed his first book with Marketing to the Affluent, ranked among the ten outstanding business books by the editors of Best of Business Quarterly. In 1999, he published The Millionaire Mind, which explored America's financial elite and how they became so. The Millionaire Mind has sold 750,000 copies. The author lives in Atlanta, holds a doctorate of business administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University.

Table of Contents

1.An Introduction to the Millionaire Mind1
2.Success Factors31
3.School Days87
4.The Relationship Between Courage and Wealth133
5.Vocation Vocation Vocation181
6.Choice of Spouse233
7.The Economically Productive Household277
8.The Home305
9.The Lifestyles of Millionaires: Real vs. Imagined361
10.A Final Note About the Millionaire Mind387
Appendix 1In Search of the Balance Sheet Affluent395
Appendix 2Businesses Owned and Managed by Millionaires (National Geodemographically Based Sample)399
Appendix 3Businesses Owned and Managed by Millionaires (Ad Hoc Sample)403

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The Millionaire Mind 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely thorogh in telling how millionaires think and how they got to be millionaires. There are lots of details on just about every single thing about millionaires, so it is perfect for those who are truly interested, not for those who are just kind of curious. This book is especially great for young adults like high school students and college students. I would also recommend this book to people who have kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Millionaire Mind is so thorough in revealing how wealthy people truly think and how they really live, contrary to how most people think they think and live. If you are someone who thinks analytically, someone who loves things categorized and organized, things listed, measured, and numbered, facts, details, data, and statistics, then this book was written in your language especially for you. There are no assumptions, no speculations in this book- only facts. The Millionaire Mind is so enlightening it has changed my life forever. As for those people who gave less than 5 stars because they felt the author was bragging, it is unfortunate because more than likely they were caught up in their own egos and have completely missed the big picture. I would recommend The Millionaire Mind to everyone, especially parents with young children, so they can start their kids off on the right track to success. I like the audio-book unabridged version because I can listen while driving, knocking out two birds with one stone.
JustMe869 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty much a repeat of The Millionaire Next Door.
knipfty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the Millionaire Next Door more. Lots of useful information, a little drawn out at times.
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Depth and underlying dynamics about how millionaires reached that status. Several guidelines worth incorporating.
jmatson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Follow and apply the stats in this book and yes, even you can become a millionaire.Well written and interesting.
ElnEm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a difference maker for me in terms of how to grow wealth. This taught me that only the rare person gets rich by income alone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can understand how some readers would feel annoyed by the author's bragging. It was very difficult to overlook that. He does use many of his own personal experiences as examples to illustrate his points. In the examples of himself, he brags about so many things that seem like the examples didn't even really fit very well but he forced it anyway. Some of the things he writes about himself, for instance: He is very successful, he has sold more books than so-and-so, he has made the best seller list 'x' many times for 'x' long, he is so famous and so respected by so many, he's been invited to speak at so many seminars, he has been featured in so many magazines and newspaper articles, etc etc etc. He brags on and on, just shamelessly! Ok, even if it is true, it would be impossible to say that his guy is the least bit humble, ever since his success for co-writing the first book 'The Millionaire Next Door'. He has gotten so big headed since then. It's very obvious he has. The truth is there's no doubt you will learn a lot from this book, but you need to know that there will be a lot of bragging so just let it go and stay focused the point of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the GREATEST books I have ever read! Because of Dr. Stanley's insight and research, I learned that by following the success factors anyone can be a millionaire. I now have set my goals of being a multi-millionaire and plan on using all of the knowledge I have learned. Definitely a MUST-READ!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very inspirational, it put things in a sense that kinda make a person feel guilty for spending money for things thats so materialistic. Letting go of things that we don't need in life like coach purses, motorcycles, etc, would save a whole lot of money. The key element that a person needs to become a self-made millionaire is discipline. For some people they might feel as though this book is useless (only 15% of the know-it-alls), if they really knew-it-all they would be billionaires by now. I can really appreciate this book. It has changed my views on money, religion, and life overall. Thanks
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. A great must-read gift for anyone who wants to know a little more about the real qualities of millionaires in America. Perfect for people aspiring to create their own businesses or who just want to have suggestions on how to budget their resources.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed Mr. Stanley's articles on prudent living and the (sometimes surprising) lifestyle habits of millionaires, so I was extremely disappointed when I read beyond the first few chapters of this book. Although there are some worthwhile 'common sense' points, save a few hours of your life and read the summaries in the author's more popular published articles. (If you have any doubt where these have been published, randomly open to nearly any page in this book. The author does a lot of name-dropping from his bibliography.) The author is at his best when required to meet 1500 word limits. Then why the sub-par editing in this book? Perhaps his editor was reminded by 'Dr. Stanley' that he is a 'Best-Selling Author' and his infinite wisdom shouldn't be whittled down. And, dear readers, lest you forget that Stanley (excuse me--Doctor Stanley) is a credible author and PhD, we are reminded of his 'status' every few pages. Perhaps this could be a new drinking game for the ivy-league set--read the book aloud and take a drink each time he refers to himself as a 'Best-Selling author...' This book takes on a very condecending tone and is downright sexist and racist in some areas. Spend a day caddying at the local country club if you really want some priceless information on the 'millionaire mind.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'll keep it in my collection just because I got the hardcover at a deep discount, but this book is monotonous beyond the average Ph.D. dissertation. Perhaps Stanley is paid by the word, but one would hope a publisher would see through an attempt to get thrice (or more!) paid for the same material. The Millionaire Next Door was an excellent piece, with excellent writing. This book is an insomnia killer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whereas the author's last book, The Millionaire Next Door, explored the lifestyle of the millionaire, this book focuses on the mindset. You will see that you do not have to change drastically to develop the millionaire mindset. Read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings many little known facts about millionaires to light. Who knew that the average millionaire scored below 1200 on the SAT and had a 2.92 GPA throughout college. But this book also points out a lot of common sense about becoming a millionaire yourself. Many of those surveyed for this book were self-made millionaires. Very few had received any of their wealth as an inheritance. Many just had the slf-discipline, self-control, and determination to succeed in life even though they had gone through school being told they were failures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that the Millionaire Mind was a very motivational book for people who have been told that they are not good enough. This book explains and challenges them to succeed, even if they are not the smartest person. I liked how there were many outside influences, such as if you have a strong religion or not, or if you are married or not, those can determine your success.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author somehow was able to expand on information that could have been explained in fifty pages to over four hundred pages. He's mastered the talent of constantly repeating the same ideas in a slightly different way. You can be sure that I will never forget that the average millionaire was not a college genius and had a GPA of only 2.9. I suggest waiting for the abridged version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book, it was $4.99. I was curious what the book was about. I just turned twenty and already in a process of starting my business. This book so far only describes one kind of people and pretty much repeats itself every 3-5 pages. The author with all due respect only went out and surveyed the 'golfers' that have some money, what about the people that are younger then 30 years old and already made millions. To the author: Next time you want to write a book don't do it in the old upper middle class neighborhoods or just don't pick the same ones all the time.