Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Art of Money Getting - cover

The Art of Money Getting

P.T. Barnum

Publisher: Page2Page

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

P. T. Barnum, the great American showman of the 19th century, wrote this short book about making and keeping money. He certainly had life experiences that qualify him for the subject--he started a small newspaper in his twenties, bought and transformed a museum into a showplace for curiosities, built a circus empire that gave performances in America and Europe, promoted a performing tour of a singer, fell into debt in the 1850s and pulled himself out by lecture tours, was a mayor, and founded a hospital.

Excerpts:

"Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. ... True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go."

"Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation. Yet we see many who have mistaken their calling..."

His advice is indicated by the chapter titles:

DON'T MISTAKE YOUR VOCATION,

SELECT THE RIGHT LOCATION,

AVOID DEBT,

PERSEVERE,

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT,

USE THE BEST TOOLS,

DON'T GET ABOVE YOUR BUSINESS,

LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL,

LET HOPE PREDOMINATE, BUT BE NOT TOO VISIONARY,

DO NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS,

BE SYSTEMATIC,

READ THE NEWSPAPERS,

BEWARE OF "OUTSIDE OPERATIONS",

DON'T INDORSE WITHOUT SECURITY,

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS,

"DON'T READ THE OTHER SIDE",

BE POLITE AND KIND TO YOUR CUSTOMERS,

BE CHARITABLE,

DON'T BLAB,

PRESERVE YOUR INTEGRITY.
Available since: 07/19/2019.

Other books that might interest you

  • HP Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction - cover

    HP Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

    H. P. Lovecraft

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Fiction, Poetry, Essays and Letters from the Master of the Macabre, H.P. Lovecraft
    Read the complete collection of writings from H.P. Lovecraft. This edition includes a fully linked table of contents so you can find your favorites easily and return to Lovecraft's work again and again. The following stories (plus poems, letters and essays!) are included in this massive ebook: 
    The Tomb 
    Dagon 
    Polaris 
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep 
    Memory 
    Old Bugs 
    The Transition of Juan Romero 
    The White Ship 
    The Doom That Came to Sarnath 
    The Statement of Randolph Carter 
    The Terrible Old Man 
    The Tree 
    The Cats of Ulthar 
    The Temple 
    Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family 
    The Street 
    Celephaïs 
    From Beyond 
    Nyarlathotep 
    The Picture in the House 
    Ex Oblivione 
    The Nameless City 
    The Quest of Iranon 
    The Moon-Bog 
    The Outsider 
    The Other Gods 
    The Music of Erich Zann
    Herbert West — Reanimator 
    Hypnos 
    What the Moon Brings 
    Azathoth 
    The Hound 
    The Lurking Fear 
    The Rats in the Walls 
    The Unnamable 
    The Festival 
    The Shunned House 
    The Horror at Red Hook 
    He 
    In the Vault 
    The Descendant 
    Cool Air 
    The Call of Cthulhu 
    Pickman's Model 
    The Silver Key 
    The Strange High House in the Mist 
    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath 
    The Case of Charles Dexter Ward 
    The Colour Out of Space 
    The Very Old Folk 
    The Thing in the Moonlight 
    The History of the Necronomicon 
    Ibid 
    The Dunwich Horror 
    The Whisperer in Darkness 
    At the Mountains of Madness 
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth 
    The Dreams in the Witch House 
    The Thing on the Doorstep 
    The Evil Clergyman 
    The Book 
    The Shadow out of Time 
    The Haunter of the Dark 
    
    
    Keywords (max 15):
    hp lovecraft  xThe Complete H.P. Lovecraft Collection  xH.P. Lovecraft  xlovercraft  xhp lovecraft complete  xhp lovecraft collection
    Show book
  • Martial - cover

    Martial

    Robert Billy

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Rejuvenation of spiritual energy, prevalence of martial arts, and extraordinary awakening, Jiang He said that he didn't panic at all. With a farm system, farming can become stronger. What should I do if I practice too slowly? Don't panic, plant some cucumbers to eat. Cucumber effects: clearing away heat and detoxification (relieving hundreds of toxins), invigorating the brain and calming the nerves (increasing mental power), strengthening the body (increasing cultivation). What should I do if I practice without martial arts? Go to Baidu and copy a copy of Nine Suns' Magical Art, and by the way, let me give you some fattening feed.
    Show book