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

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  428 ratings  ·  32 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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Ana
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
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
Mohammad
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
خیلی از بخش‌های این کتاب قبلا توی کتاب «چگونه ثروتمند شویم» از همین نویسنده اومده بود. اما اینجا فقط مسائل عملی و کاربردی کارآفرینی و کسب ثروت بیان شده و چرایی و فلسفه خیلی از مسائل حذف شدن.
صداقت نویسنده در بیان مسائلی که واقعیت‌های نامطلوبی هستند و کسی تمایل به اشاره به اونها رو نداره، و همچنین زبان طنزش متن رو جذاب و خوندنی کرده.
کتاب کوتاه بود. شاید بیش از حد کوتاه.
Graham Mumm
Apr 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This is basically the short version of his first book. Good, but a bit redundant.
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!!
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.
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.
VITOR BRAGA Santos
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Muitos "patos" escrevem livros de como ficar rico sem ter nem um milhão na conta e nem terem escalado a dura montanha até o sucesso massivo.

Felix Dennis ao contrário já construiu um império no mercado de publicação de revistas antes de escrever seus livros sobre sucesso nos negócios e Ficar Rico.

Esse livro é acima de tudo, como construir riqueza atraves de um negócio que você é dono.

São 88 reflexões sobre obstaculos, princípios e desafios pessoais enfrentados por alguém que conseguiu sucesso e q
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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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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
Priya Rainelle
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
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.
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.
John
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
He's an interesting dude. So are his views.
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.
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.
Alain Van Rijn
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More concise and in my opinion a great complement to his preceding book
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.
Capitalismissexy
super inspiring
democracy is fascism
capitalism ended slavery
trump2020
Samuel
I learned a lot from the narrow road. It explained very briefly and simply how the big shots get to what they are. It explains which are the right choices and which are the left choices. The narrow road is a very easy read. I enjoyed that there were no character in the story. I found the narrows road chapters very well distributed. They were lessons that you could read very fast. Even tough they were easy to read fast they had great meaning in them. They explain how to invest different investion ...more
Thom
Sep 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting.
Michael Tarpinian
Brilliant and concise.
Loy Machedo
Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I loved it!"
Poo Man
He tells me how to get rich.
Nicole
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Not as in depth as I thought it would be. However he mentioned really specific things to do or look for when starting a business.
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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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