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The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  507 ratings  ·  43 reviews
One of the world's most successful media moguls shares eighty-eight tips for starting a business and getting rich.
In "How to Get Rich," British mogul Felix Dennis told the engaging story of how he started a media empire and became one of the wealthiest men in Britain-all without a college degree or any formal training.
Now he shows readers exactly what it takes to start
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ebook, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Portfolio (first published February 1st 2010)
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Ahmed Abdelhamid
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it

قرأت مؤخرا أحد الكتب "الطريق الضيق" لفيلكس دينيس وهو شاعر و كاتب إنجليزي و أعجبني فيه عدة أفكار. سآخذ منهم ثلاثة في عجالة:
1. عن الفكرة الرائعة
الفكرة الرائعة اسطورة ولا قيمة لها بدون التنفيذ. تذكر دائما أن حذاء Nike الشهير هو حذاء رياضي رائع, ولكن وحده العداء الجيد هو الذي يتمكن من الفوز بالسباق, الحذاء يساعده. في الأخير الفائز هو العداء وليس حذاء Nike
و عليه فإن أي فكرة تستمد قوتها من التنفيذ بالأساس.

2. فكرة الملكية
الإنسان وحده من دون المخلوقات أميل للامتلاك. الحيوانات تدافع عن مسكنها, عن كهوفها,
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johhh
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for all entrepreneurs! These are the words of someone who truly understands the arduous journey that entrepreneurs have to travel; and trust me, there are few people who do. Most people in the world only see the Forbes magazine covers and billion-dollar company valuations and think the journey is easy. It's hard as hell! Mr Dennis (RIP) doesn't sugarcoat anything. This book is the real deal and full of real & valuable advice/wisdom. For this book, my advice is "read and read again. A ...more
Graham Mumm
Apr 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This is basically the short version of his first book. Good, but a bit redundant.
Ted Alling
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am going to pull this one out from time to time. Felix drops a lot of truth bombs that other people are scared to say.
Devin
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wealth, nonfiction
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Andrew
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Felix Dennis owned the publishing company that did Maxim, Stuff Magazine, Mental Floss, and more. This book is his take on owning businesses, and the biggest piece of advice is just that: own them, and protect your ownership. He's also a poet, and his felicity and fluency with language makes this much more than a dry book on business...it contains sound advice for whatever your endeavor may be. One thing he makes clear: if your goal is something that takes an awful lot of work, make sure it's wh ...more
Mario Tomic
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
His book How to Get Rich is one of my favorite books on business and entrepreneurship. The Narrow Road doesn't disappoint. It's really well structured in 88 chapters so you could pick it up at any time and easily resume where you left off. The chapters are short and punchy. Some of these lessons took Felix Dennis millions of dollars and decades to learn so don't take them lightly. This is definitely a book that I will re-read a few times. ...more
Blog on Books
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Americans know Felix Dennis as the publisher of the famed Maxim magazine. Brits know Dennis as the successful entrepreneur and media mogul behind a host of publications at his Dennis Media outpost. As the author of last year’s best seller “How to be Rich,” readers the world over know Dennis as a man who knows the path to financial success through the tried and true lessons of the school of hard knocks.

Such is the case with his latest volume, “The Narrow Road.” In it, Dennis, much like the profes
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Tracy Nicole
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great book for the true entrepreneur... that wants to make some money!!
Enrico Moses
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is great! Felix brings you up close and personal with the thoughts and actions one needs to be a successful entrepreneur.
Simon Yoong
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good, honest and concise advice about getting rich. Should have read this 20 years ago.
Jason Braatz
Jun 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
If I could go back in time, I would have made my way over to meet the author, Felix Dennis. Here's another book, not too different from his first one How to Get Rich in terms of scope, but this particular one was written closer to his death, and he's a little more direct. Or cranky. I can't decide which, but both are excellent books no matter what.

He openly admits that his first book, How to Get Rich, was actually an attempt to talk people OUT of trying to do it, because for many it's simply not
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Russ
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wealth-creators
Must read for true entrepreneurs

This is a book for the real aspirational 1%. It is not for the self-employed, small business owners, freelancers or wage slaves. That said, it is the most informative book written for those who truly want to accumulate wealth through business. It our current world of wealth spenders and neo-socialists, we need people to heed a Dennis’ roadmap. Highlights include:
Dennis gives the best working definition of venture capital and/or private equity investors.
The indis
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Priscilla Reiss
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I generally eschew this genre on money and entrepreneurship because it tends to be cheap and redundant advice. Felix Dennis is the exception. (As a side note: if you've read Felix Dennis' "How to Get Rich", this may seem somewhat redundant - but this book is more practical business advice than the first, which is more about the psychology of entrepreneurship). I love his humor and he is very honest in a way that may sometimes be less than what you'd like to hear... even if you need it. All in al ...more
William
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the impression given by the title (which it should be noted to anyone who hasn’t yet read it, is intentionally sarcastic) this is a great read.

For any entrepreneurs or those with entrepreneurial ambitions, it frames the overall outlook and approach to life you need to have or develop to really achieve what you suggest you want.

Accompanied by a lot of great financial advice, applicable in any business situation.

Well worth a read.
Jvm
A Must Read For Any Aspiring Entrepreneur

I read ‘How to Get Rich’ about 10 years ago (2012) and have listened to the audio book many, many times.

The format of this book is different with each chapter being much more concise. Whilst it’s very easy to read cover to cover you can just as easily dip in and out of this book when you’ve got five minutes and need some motivation.

Highly recommended.

Good luck and Godspeed you toady to greed!

Obi
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was like the Tao Te Ching of books on "How to Get Rich". Not necessarily because of it's importance or endurance in the literary pantheon, but because of the short chapters and little nuggets of wisdom that you can think about for a while before moving on. It can be read in one sitting but I think it's best served in small doses over time. Recommended. ...more
Tiago Soares
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book with slices of advice for entrepreneurs who want to make money with their ventures.

I like how raw and honest he is, and would recommend it to people interested in making their own business flourish.
KnowledgeSpecter
I finished reading this book on the plane.

The book was short and to the point. It was a short version of the authors “How To Get Rich”.

I will definitely re-read this book in the future and I would recommend this to anyone who’s serious about being wealthy.
Stephanie
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Funny, interesting and brilliantly written. Nice short chapters that spark lots of thinking about your life and businesses as an entrepreneur.
Capitalismissexy
super inspiring
democracy is fascism
capitalism ended slavery
trump2020
John
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
He's an interesting dude. So are his views. ...more
Marcin Czarkowski
This book is summary of "How to Get Rich". Good to recall the most important concepts, but not that great as a standalone title. ...more
David
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Perennial Recommendation

It's full of priceless ideas and thoughts on very cherished beliefs and opinions about the road to vast riches. Recommended.
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Alain Van Rijn
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More concise and in my opinion a great complement to his preceding book
Colin Keeley
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Basically How to Get Rich (great book) distilled into lessons.
Tyler Yates
Jul 06, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book, but it could have been half as long.
BJ Min
Sep 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful lesson learned.

Thank you Mr. Felix Dennis. I really enjoyed your book and I hope it touches a lot of people's lives. Thank you & all the best.
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Benroy Yap
Jun 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
Quite good, practical insight into how business people think and operate. Realistic views of the world and the cost of wanting to becoming rich. Also has some practical entrepreneur best practices.
Tung
Aug 17, 2022 rated it did not like it
I love How to get rich, but this book is just an abridge version of it, nothing more.
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Felix Dennis (born 1947 in Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) was a British magazine publisher and philanthropist. His privately owned company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. In more recent times the company has added lifestyle titles such as its flagship brand The Week, which is published in Britain, the United States and Australia ...more

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