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- Jul 27, 2007
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Thanks, glad you enjoyed the book -- word of mouth is best advertising there is, so much appreciated.Thanks, MJ. I'll try to get a review up on Amazon soon, and if there is anything else you need promotional-wise, let me know.
lol...rabbit race"He continually repeats the cycle: Climb aboard some hot opportunity, run it dry, and move to the next. Last, I checked, he isn't rich, nor is he retired. He's not stuck in a rat race, but a rabbit race from one carrot to the next"
Thanks for the review Bilge much appreciated ... and as for your "con" -- I actually agree with you! If/When there is a 2nd edition, I agree that I need to do a little more cutting to remove some redundancy/repetition.I finished the book yesterday and would like to give as objective review as possible.
I have been on this forum since its founding and read many great things MJ has had to say. That said when I asked for the book for Christmas, I did not have extremely high hopes on its content. This is no slam to MJ or the forum. I have read dozens of entrepreneur, self help, motivational, business books this year alone. I have spent countless conversations with many of the true Fastlane folks on this forum, at two B&P's, and in other face to face interactions. I simply did not expect to many new concepts. Sure I hoped for a few tidbits here and there like all the books I have read. What I got simply knocked me clean out of my socks.
After just reading the intro alone, I knew this book would not hold back any punches and give me the dirt in its raw form. Much appreciated from this ol sea dog. The next thing that grabbed my attention was the intellectual writing style that came along with the open honesty(some call it abrasiveness). I was pleased to read something that didn't sound like it came from a person who's IQ rivals room temperature.
The sidewalk/slowlane intro was a good slap in the face. It put words to something I think we all have felt for some time. Certainly a new way to look at what we are doing that simply aint cutting it.
The fastlane concepts were certainly a complete learning experience for me. I can't even begin to explain the light that has been shed on the subject for me. We are all constantly learning, growing and evolving our idea. I am no different. My thought process has changed dramatically in the last three years. Yet I realize now how much I have plateaued with my wealth creation and business understanding. The final half of the book gave me the climbing gear I need to move on. To that, I want to thank you MJ. You certainly have one hell of a book on your hands.
Now to be fair, I will say I found one con repeated throughout the book. On several chapters I felt like the book repeated itself. Points were, made, remade and made again. While this can be a good thing, I felt like several chapters could have been cut thin a bit. In honesty I imagine the book could be trimmed by several dozen pages while still hitting home the points.
Not to leave on a sour note let me add my final point. Most books in this same genre are very basic. They have some quality ideas that should be used by all folks, but they are very 101. MJ's book is more like wealth 301. It takes theories taught in 101 and shoots several holes into each concept. The book then explores the new way to use those basic solid concepts with new (new to us) concepts. It then teaches you how to grow those new ideas. Why only wealth 301? Because 401 is reserved for your major. The concepts you must learn in your new field of business that will take the ideas learned in 301 and morph you into a graduate of wealth in your chosen field.
Via Amazon Review said:My cynical nature is rarely disappointed. And I was prepared for this book to be more self-published non-sense. I was wrong. This book is quite good - and I was pleasantly surprised. Think of it as similar to the 'Rich-Dad' series in tone, but with all the very best stuff there in spades - and with all the filler gone. The author is both an excellent writer (again, rare) and has a knack not only for telling it like it is, but for expressing himself with analytic accuracy and striking clarity. Essentially the book helps you re-think all you thought you knew about wealth creation. It's neither a how-to-guide (i.e., buy real estate) or the 'you can do it' feel-good treatise (a la Tony Robbins). Rather, it's critical thinking at its best. He works to debunk a number of wealth fantasies sold to the masses. In many ways, it's not althogether new, but it has rarely been delivered all in one package with such clarity and panache! I'm sure I could take a few critical stabs at it, but one fact remains: it's far superior to most out there in it's genre.
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