Jeff Bezo’s “The Science of Getting Rich” – A Review
When I first read a Jeff Bezo book about his experiences as an entrepreneur, I really got to thinking about what is the ‘New Age’ or ‘Lifestyle Planning’ for an entrepreneur in business. In a nutshell, I believe the book was not for entrepreneurs but rather for hippie biologists or those who seek some sort of spiritual enlightenment (this is actually a very good point). The book discusses topics such as: “The Anatomy of a Successful Outsourcing Company” (pp. ISBN 9780Rodney B. Winters), “The Psychology of Persuasion” (Rainer S. Deutsch), and “The Science of Getting Rich” (Transaction Publishers). These topics sound interesting indeed, but the one thing that struck me as being most interesting was a chapter called “The New Age”.
I’m not a psychologist but I’ve always been interested in spirituality and the human life force (what I call the “Covid mindfulness”). If you study religious psychology, you learn that when people have a strong sense of spirituality, their ability to have healthy relationships, to control their anger, stress, and desire for fame and material possessions is much greater. On the other hand, if you study the psychology of the mind, you learn that the person with poor coping skills, anger, and stress control has greater difficulties forming healthy relationships, developing meaningful and long-lasting intimacy, and achieving goals and objectives. Therefore, from a holistic perspective, the book makes sense; and it’s not just the spiritual life force but all aspects of a person’s life are interconnected and interdependent. The Amazon corporation and Jeff Bezos seem to be acknowledging this when they write, “We live in a community of souls” (The New Age, July/August, 2021).
I also believe there is a science to motivation and the ability to stick with your goals. For example, if you’re going to jog, you need to be motivated by an urge to run. Jogging may give you a good workout, build up your endurance, and help you lose weight. You might also experience a sense of wellbeing. However, unless you’re running because you love your job – in which case running wouldn’t be such a motivation) or you have financial motivation – in which case, you’re basically just chasing your tail.
As I mentioned in my prior articles, my goal is to help people create wealth. That’s how I derive my purpose and joy. I want to help you find your own passion, your own inner drive that will bring you to financial success.
I think this book is excellent and well-written. It was a fun read, especially “The Science of Getting Rich.” It may motivate you to do some more research on the power of the mind to manifest abundance into your life. Indeed, I hope so!
After reading this book, and others like it, I believe you will agree that the best strategy is to focus only on what you are passionate about. Find the good in every aspect of your life, and you will attract more good into your life. Look at the sales pages for books. They are usually right in the middle – on the left side. The right side is all about making money.