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Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-54171-5
384 pages
October 2009
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A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds

The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business.

  • Outlines ten fundamental "commandments" relating to business and money
  • Includes insights that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be
  • Blends contemporary business stories and Lapin's own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions

This Second Edition provides new examples, especially of Internet related business opportunities. In addition, each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.

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Foreword by Dave Ramsey.

Introduction to the New Edition.

The First Commandment.
Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business.

The Second Commandment.
Extend the Network of Your Connectedness to Many People.

The Third Commandment.
Get to Know Yourself.

The Fourth Commandment.
Do Not Pursue Perfection.

The Fifth Commandment.
Lead Consistently and Constantly.

The Sixth Commandment.
Constantly Change the Changeable, While Steadfastly Clinging to the Unchangeable.

The Seventh Commandment.
Learn to Foretell the Future.

The Eighth Commandment.
Know Your Money.

The Ninth Commandment.
Act Rich: Give Away 10 Percent of Your After-Tax Income.

The Tenth Commandment.
Never Retire.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Index.

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Rabbi Daniel Lapin is a radio talk-show host and author. He cofounded Pacific Jewish Center in Los Angeles with media personality Michael Medved and was named one of "The Top 50 Rabbis in America" by Newsweek. Rabbi Lapin is a headline speaker for hundreds of synagogues, churches, companies, and organizations. His Torah teaching programs reach over a hundred thousand followers worldwide. Rabbi Lapin lives with his family on an island near Seattle.
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