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Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
This books is honestly horrible. I can't believe the 4-5 star ratings. I guess there are a lot of people with near-zero financial literacy.

The worst part about the books is that it's trying to dissuade you from achieving great things. There are books that teach you how to accomplish things and motivate you. This book is exactly the opposite. It is de-motivational. Its message is "you don't need too much, you don't need to aim high, and don't feel bad if you didn't get far". It can make you feel better for your mediocre performance - but will not teach you how to be great.

There are several observation worth reading, the rest is a sea of cliches and everyday observations. The author is the guy that didn't make it - giving advice. He offers his opinion on investment bankers from the great experience of 4-weeks of internship (which he failed and didn't complete). He offers his great views on expensive cars - backed by his experience parking them as a valet. Basically things he knows nothing about - but it doesn't stop him from giving expert advise. Then he advocates saving (which is a good thing obviously) - but cannot even justify that meaningfully. He gives 2 examples where savings will help - being able to wait to get a great job rather than being forced to take the first thing that comes along (valid advice), or being able to work a low pay job that satisfies you while using you savings (invalid). I can't believe someone selling financial advice can advocate working a low paying job while depleting your savings - regardless of how happy you are working there.

Bottom line - if you want to be financially stable and independent - don't waste your time reading this. It will hurt more than help.
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