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Instant Millionaires: The Secrets of Overnight Success by Max Gunther

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7. Right Place, Right Time

It’s among the oldest and best-loved of all business clichés: The way to get rich fast is to be in the right place at the right time with the right idea.

Well, yes. Sometimes it works that way. The old saying is axiomatic and true within its own frame of reference, but it isn’t actually an all-inclusive success formula. Some ideas would succeed in almost any place and at almost any time. Monopoly was born in a depression, but it was just as popular in the booming 1950s and indeed has enjoyed a revival in the doubt-filled years – neither bullish nor bearish – of the early 1970s. Montgomery Ward’s mail-order house would probably have succeeded at any time and in any country having an efficient postal system. Life Savers ...

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