Tag: entrepreneurs

View Adversity as an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Resolve to Succeed

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jan 28th, 2014 in Mentor's Corner

Success is more akin to a marathon than a sprint.  In fact, for many, success only emerged after they were able to negotiate their way through a series of gauntlets of adversity.  I was once again reminded of this after reading a Wall Street Journal article appropriately titled, Entrepreneur Let No Impediment Stop Him: Out […]

Stocks: Not the Only Bull Market

By Thomas J. Stanley on Apr 23rd, 2013 in Mentor's Corner

A recent newspaper headline proposed that “the best way to get rich is the stock market.”  Building wealth via stocks or other investments is akin to growing trees.  You can’t grow oak trees if you don’t have enough money to buy acorns.  So, suggesting that the stock market leads to wealth is putting the cart […]

We Don’t Think of Ourselves as Wealthy

By Thomas J. Stanley on Apr 22nd, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

A Message from Bob:   Your books are great!  Eight years ago I was browsing in a bookstore and picked up The Millionaire Next Door.  I began skimming through it and quickly said to myself – this guy is writing about me! I was early-fifties, owned my own business, had no credit card debt, paid cash for […]