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Instant Millionaires: The Secrets of Overnight Success by Max Gunther

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10. Not by Bread Alone

To most people, including most of those who piously deny it, “success” means “money.” It may mean other things too, but money is usually a key component of the definition. Economic well-being, after all – a secure place to live, a full belly – is the primary aim of every creature on earth, including man. There is no need to be ashamed of one’s wish for wealth. The wish is built into us, as into every other animal, at birth.

All the rapid risers we’ve studied thus far in this book have achieved respectable fortunes in a hurry. Nearly all their stories have ended in happy millionairehood. But now let’s look at another possible definition of success, a less materialistic one. Success means doing what you want to do, where ...

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