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- DescriptionArt of Money Getting by P. T. Barnum provides the Golden Rules for Making Money. These are the golden principles of success. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 - April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make thing else of me, and his personal aims were to put money in his own coffers. Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase There's a sucker born every minute. In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is t at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are t crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment. 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 doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, as plain as the road to the mill. It consists simply in expending less than we earn; that seems to be a very simple problem. Mr. Micawber, one of those happy creations of the genial Dickens, puts the case in a strong light when he says that to have annual income of twenty pounds per annum, and spend twenty pounds and sixpence, is to be the most miserable of men; whereas, to have an income of only twenty pounds, and spend but nineteen pounds and sixpence is to be the happiest of mortals. Many of my readers may say, we understand this: this is ecomy, and we kw ecomy is wealth; we kw we can't eat our cake and keep it also. Yet I beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from mistakes on this point than almost any other. The fact is, many people think they understand ecomy when they really do t. Ideal for anyone looking for business inspiration and setting out in the true entrepreneurial spirit and starting out in their own business. This book is as much a part of American history as it is a resource for future invators, you will be sure to find something new and interesting. The Art of Money Getting ranks right up there with books on finance and self help such as George S. Clason's the Richest Man in Babylon and Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Put these principles to work and earn cash and then some extra cash. Get your self into gear and and earn money, with this book you can rewire your brain with the tested principles, this is money software for your mind. Who kws you may be inspired to make money writing from scratch or you may decide to sell used textbooks or even produce books on audio, the sky is the limit as Barnum teaches, shoot for the sun and you may hit a star.
- Author BiographyPhineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 - April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me, and his personal aims were to put money in his own coffers.  Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase There's a sucker born every minute. Born in Bethel, Connecticut, Barnum became a small-business owner in his early twenties, and founded a weekly newspaper, before moving to New York City in 1834. He embarked on an entertainment career, first with a variety troupe called Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater, and soon after by purchasing Scudder's American Museum, which he renamed after himself. Barnum used the museum as a platform to promote hoaxes and human curiosities such as the ' Feejee mermaid' and General Tom Thumb. In 1850 he promoted the American tour of singer Jenny Lind, paying her an unprecedented $1,000 a night for 150 nights. After economic reversals due to bad investments in the 1850s, and years of litigation and public humiliation, he used a lecture tour, mostly as a temperance speaker, to emerge from debt. Barnum served two terms in the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as a Republican for Fairfield. With the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution over slavery and African-American suffrage, Barnum spoke before the legislature and said, A human soul, 'that God has created and Christ died for, ' is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab or a Hottentot - it is still an immortal spirit. As mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut he worked to improve the water supply, bring gas lighting to streets, and to enforce liquor and prostitution laws. Barnum was instrumental in starting Bridgeport Hospital, founded in 1878, and was its first president. He established P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome, a traveling circus, menagerie and museum of freaks, which adopted many names over the years. Barnum died in his sleep at home on April 7, 1891 and was buried in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- Author(s)MR Phineas Taylor Barnum
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication18/10/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight77 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine3 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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