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The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
By: (1860-1911)

Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't.

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction." (Summary by Diana Majlinger and Wikipedia)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 27, 2013
Subject: Theoretically outdated
While this book provides useful instructions on how to condition the mind by instilling a sense of purpose, focus and direction through the practice of positive thinking, its premise is fundamentally flawed. Chaos mathematics clearly demonstrate that there are variables well beyond human control and that given sufficient time, even the most stable of systems fail - ie: the 1929 stock market crash or the even more recent housing collapse.
These theories were no doubt inspired by advancements in theoretical physics ( Mind over matter, Schrodinger’s Cat and the collapse of the wave function : reference the Copenhagen interpretation of Quantum Mechanics), the misapplication of Darwinism or in this case social Darwinism and misaligned Christian beliefs.
This is not to say that the book is void of merit however, as many of its lessons encourage the reader to think and act with single-mindedness and unrelenting purpose - qualities necessary for any successful venture. That not withstanding, will alone cannot guarantee wealth, nor can even the best of psychological strategies. To quote the sentiments of the immortal Robert Burns: "The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley".
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: Abundance
Excellent book
Reviewer: - February 17, 2013
Subject: Wealth
A great book....

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