Tag: giving

Scholarships but No Rolls Royce!

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jun 8th, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

I recently selected my top ten millionaire next door types.  Mr. W.W. Allan, aka Aly, was the first one I chose.  He was also the first that I chose to include in The Millionaire Next Door, pp. 109-112..   Aly was part of a focus group interview that I conducted of very affluent entrepreneurs.  Even among […]

A Mentor with The Millionaire Mind

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jan 26th, 2010 in Mentor's Corner, Other

Last Sunday, a church in our neighborhood sponsored a sandwich drive. Members and their friends who volunteered made 12,000 bologna and cheese sandwiches for homeless people in the downtown area. About half of the people who participated included families with young children. This is a great learning experience for youngsters who are part of middle class America. It teaches them more […]

A Career In The Dirt

By Thomas J. Stanley on Nov 17th, 2009 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

In what types of careers do we find the balance sheet affluent, the millionaires next door? Many take an unconventional approach. Below is one of my favorite stories about careers, adapted from Millionaire Women Next Door. Marion was trained to be sensitive to opposing viewpoints and countertrends. Being different in thought and deed was something to be proud […]

A Most Extraordinary Sales Professional

By Thomas J. Stanley on Aug 17th, 2009 in Other

Peter Shorter is more than a top sales professional.  He is really outstanding when it comes to having empathy for the needs of others including the weak, the poor, the aged, the impaired.  Let me share this experience with you.  We were on a forty-seat commuter plane out of La Guardia a few minutes from […]