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The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way: The spectacular success stories of 15 men who made it to the very, very top by Max Gunther

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3. How to Get Rich Without Really Trying

It is not easy to become one of the very, very rich. We’ve noted and will note again that the process takes guts. It takes work. It takes self-assurance. It takes these and other attributes in almost superhuman measure. The ordinary unrich – you and I – may display such characteristics from time to time when we’re feeling good, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. What is required is that you step up the voltage and keep it stepped up all day, every day.

In our tour through this gallery we’re going to meet men of such outrageously high voltage that we will wonder why their fuses don’t blow. The average man’s energy output, compared with theirs, is a mere dribble. They perform prodigious amounts of work. ...

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