Prosperity Classics

  1. James Allen The Path to Prosperity (1905)
  2. Robert G Allen Multiple Streams of Income (2000)
  3. David Bach The Automatic Millionaire (2003)
  4. PT Barnum The Art of Money Getting (1885)
  5. Genevieve Behrend Your Invisible Power (1921)
  6. John C Bogle The Little Book of Common Sense Investing (2007)
  7. Richard Branson Losing My Virginity (1998)
  8. Warren Buffett The Essays of Warren Buffett (2001)
  9. Rhonda Byrne The Secret (2006)
  10. Andrew Carnegie The Gospel of Wealth (1889)
  11. Felix Dennis How To Get Rich (2006)
  12. Peter Drucker Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985)
  13. T Harv Eker Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (2005)
  14. Charles Fillmore Prosperity (1912)
  15. Joel Fleishman The Foundation (2007)
  16. Milton Friedman Capitalism and Freedom (1966)
  17. Thomas Friedman The World Is Flat (2005)
  18. Bill Gates Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (by Bill Wallace & Jim Erickson) (1992)
  19. Michael E Gerber The E-Myth Revisited (1995, 2001)
  20. Benjamin Graham The Intelligent Investor (1949)
  21. Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G Allen The One Minute Millionaire (2002)
  22. Paul Hawken Natural Capitalism (2000)
  23. Esther & Jerry Hicks Ask and It Is Given: Leaning to Manifest Your Desires (2004)
  24. Napoleon Hill The Master Key to Riches (1964)
  25. Conrad Hilton Be My Guest (1964)
  26. Joe Karbo The Lazy Man's Way to Riches (1973)
  27. Guy Kawasaki The Art of the Start (2004)
  28. Robert Kiyosaki Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom (1998)
  29. Peter Lynch One Up On Wall Street (1989)
  30. Andrew McLean & Gary Eldred Investing in Real Estate (5th edition, 2005)
  31. Jerrold Mundis How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously (1990)
  32. William Nickerson How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million in Real Estate In My Spare Time (1969)
  33. Conor O'Clery The Billionaire That Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune (2007)
  34. Suze Orman Women and Money (2007)
  35. Paul Zane Pilzer God Wants You To Be Rich (1995)
  36. Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Prosperity (1982)
  37. John Randolph Price The Abundance Book (1987)
  38. Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Revisited (2005)
  39. Ayn Rand Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)
  40. Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer Creating Money (1988)
  41. Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez Your Money or Your Life (1999)
  42. Anita Roddick Business As Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey with Profits and Principles (2005)
  43. Howard Schultz Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Step At a Time (1998)
  44. Marsha Sinetar Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow (1987)
  45. Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations (1778)
  46. Thomas Stanley & William Danko The Millionaire Next Door (1996)
  47. Donald Trump The Art of The Deal (1987)
  48. Lynne Twist The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Life (2003)
  49. Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904)
  50. Muhammad Yunus Banker To the Poor: Microlending and the Battle Against World Poverty (2003)

Source: 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It by Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)

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Reviews and interviews for 50 Prosperity Classics:

  • Bruce Rosenstein review in USAToday, plus an interview I did for the newspaper.
  • An interview for the UK's Finance Daily website.
  • An article on 50 Prosperity Classics from a recent edition of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School student magazine.
  • A review on the personal finance blog, plus webmaster JD's posting of my 'In a nutshell' summaries of the 50 books covered.
  • See some reader reviews, or buy the book online here.

Finally, have a look at the Prosperity Principles as found in the rear of the book, presented here in full.

50 Prosperity Classics:

Insightful commentaries on 50 key books.
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Praise for 50 Prosperity Classics:

"Butler-Bowdon is so good at distilling the essence of these books that you may feel you don't have to read them. But his infectious enthusiasm makes a good case that reading one or more books in each category can help any reader — no matter your current financial circumstances — become worthy of wealth."

Bruce Rosenstein, USA Today

"A terrific compendium of the best books ever written on the sources of prosperity, from famous classics to off-beat unknowns, distilled to the point of joyous clarity."

Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle, The 80/20 Individual and Living the 80/20 Way

"Anyone interested in achieving an understanding of true prosperity and demonstrating a higher level of fulfillment should read this book...50 Prosperity Classics is a treasure chest of golden nuggets to use in realizing a life more abundant."

John Randolph Price, author of The 40 Day Prosperity Plan

"One of best books to read this summer on the sources of prosperity is 50 Prosperity Classics, an inspirational amalgamation of commentaries of the best books written on how to live an abundant life. It is a true jewel."

The Harbus - Harvard Business School Student Weekly

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