4 out of 4 stars
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“If you intend to always do good, you will fare badly.”
Stereotypes think billionaires get to where they are by not following the rules. Surprisingly, billionaires write down rules to follow that will help them govern their pursuits.
I did not expect to find different ideas from what I thought the book portrays. Upon selecting the book, I thought the handbook would convey a singular experience about the author of how he made it to a billionaire, but that was not the case.
Capitalism and cynicism are terms describing the global relation and economic condition. Each has rules that affect the global economy and benefit not only the billionaires but also the friends of the billionaires. Notably, the rules can be re-written to boost or fix the gaps in the global economic condition. But why were the rules put in place? Grab a copy of the book and find out.
Andrew Stephenson’s book The Billionaires’ Handbook is a non-fiction narrative that explains theoretically and illustratively about the global economy and the rules that govern its stability.
The narrative is voiced from all the perspectives, that is, the first-person, the second-person, and the third-person perspective. But the dominant perspective is the second-person. Additionally, the tone used is both instructive and conversational. Remarkably, the author used simple language that can be easily understood by a broad audience. Commendably, there is a balanced use of both simple and complex sentences. Furthermore, there are no run-on, intricate, or wordy sentences in the narrative, thus boosting the quality of the writing.
I find the artwork essential because it helps the reader understand better the idea being explained. I’m sure visual readers will enjoy more reading this book. One of my favorite capitalism rules is rule number 4. It talks about leveraging your business with loans because they can boost your capital and maintain the financial stability of your business.
I beg to differ with capitalism rules number 1 and 11 that talks about taxes. The ideas expressed under those rules sound brilliant but are dangerous because when things turn south by accident, no savior can rescue you from the turmoil. None of the cynicism rules impressed me. (I don’t want to go into detail to avoid dropping spoilers.)
This is an interesting material that can be read in one sitting. After reading the book, I got the impression that billionaires are arrogant, non-empathetic, and look down upon poverty-stricken communities. I’m not sure if this applies to all billionaires or a few of them. The book is exceptionally edited. There were no grammatical errors. It contains a few non-borderline profanities. Therefore, sensitive readers are advised to skip the book. It wouldn’t be fair for me to deduct a mark due to personal disputes about the book. I, therefore, reward the book a 4 out of 4 stars.
Those aspiring to become billionaires may find the book useful.
The Billionaires’ Handbook
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