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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. T. Barnum Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Core Media Productions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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P. T. Barnum's lecture, The Art of Money-Getting, extolls his virtues for success in business. He warns people to not believe in false economy. The simplest pattern for success, he says, is to spend less than we make. Barnum weaves his lesson with proverbs from philosophers, rags-to-riches stories, and his personal experiences in the business world.

The guidelines are delivered through a series of maxims on which P. T. elaborates where he sees fit. He maintains that a true businessman rarely indulges in alcohol or tobacco.

The print edition of the lecture was published by Ward, Lock, & Co. Hints and Helps: How to Make a Fortune is an alternate title for this work. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roland Martinez | 2/17/2014

    " A good quick little read. The advice is pretty timeless. I loved how Barnum described economy. Don't be a cheapskate and give up stuff that would benefit you in order to spend money on crap you don't want. Choose a profession that suits you and choose a good location to practice it in. Don't smoke and don't get wasted at business meetings. That pretty much sums it up but it's written in the same grand early style that makes authors like Ben Franklin superstars even today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 1/20/2014

    " Still relevant but not that interesting. Glad it was free "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 12/23/2013

    " Moral discourse of sorts. About saving more than you earn, being honest in business, not borrowing money, woes of inherited wealth, importance of education, etc. Very prodestant work ethicy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 12/15/2013

    " THis book was excellent. It is really about how to treat people, and the GOlden Rules for making money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manohar | 12/4/2013

    " Very good book that illustrate some simple and clear lessons that if applied will certainly help. Some lessons are really basic and some could be summarized in just a sentence or two. If you find it I suggest a summary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 12/3/2013

    " Common sense advice, worth another read in today's economic atmosphere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 11/27/2013

    " Timeless advice from the 19th century. A glimpse of the past that is still relevant today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 6/24/2013

    " This is a great book! It's about living within your means as the real answer to becoming wealthy. Or at least avoiding becoming or staying poor. It's free for Amazon Kindle readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edy Gies | 5/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think his advise is practical. I was expecting something with more flair and flamboyance considering the author but it was very straightforward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anastasia | 1/11/2013

    " Eh. Kind of interesting, but more boring than anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 8/26/2012

    " This is fun to read, and the advice has held up pretty well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 6/9/2012

    " This book combines some basic good advice with nineteenth century charm. It lacked special cleverness or special insight, either of which I thought might appear from the famous Barnum. A nice, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seven Escobar | 4/26/2012

    " Oh wow, things ain't really changed in a hundred years or so- don't think this is just "another sucker is born every minute", it's still pretty goddamn relevant to money getting in the modern age! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 7/21/2011

    " A quick read but so delightful! This is a good book to read every 5 years just to reflect on how life is going for you and why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonny | 5/17/2011

    " I think Barnum should have stuck to showmanship. It contains a bunch of homespun-type advice that really has not got much substance. I guess I expected something a bit more engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty Monahan | 1/19/2011

    " A short but good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/12/2011

    " Surprisingly practical and engaging. I really enjoyed this book. I went into it thinking Barnum would be a bit heavy-handed with his advice but everything was very simply presented. I wonder if all of the quotations from various famous individuals are true? Either way, I liked their inclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 3/1/2010

    " This is a book that everyone should read, especially those who are going into business. It advises the reader to be a person of integrity, don't be greedy, advertise, sow and then you reap, and don't try quick methods of getting rich. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 10/28/2009

    " Timeless insights by one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American History. A must-read for anybody that is in business, interested in business, or conducts business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valentin Rozman | 1/21/2009

    " Nice collection of useful practical tips about how to get rich. Read translated to Slovenian language. Some infirmation outdated. "

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