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

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

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

ISBN: 978-0-470-54171-5 October 2009 384 Pages




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.

Foreword by Dave Ramsey v

Introduction to the New Edition 1

The First Commandment
Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business 19

The Second Commandment
Extend the Network of Your Connectedness to Many People 57

The Third Commandment
Get to Know Yourself 91

The Fourth Commandment
Do Not Pursue Perfection 129

The Fifth Commandment
Lead Consistently and Constantly 171

The Sixth Commandment
Constantly Change the Changeable, While Steadfastly Clinging to the Unchangeable 205

The Seventh Commandment
Learn to Foretell the Future 239

The Eighth Commandment
Know Your Money 269

The Ninth Commandment
Act Rich: Give Away 10 Percent of Your After-Tax Income 297

The Tenth Commandment
Never Retire 319

Epilogue 341

Notes 345

Index 354