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Wealth Secrets of the 1%: The Truth About Money, Markets and Multi-Millionaires

Wealth Secrets of the 1%: The Truth About Money, Markets and Multi-Millionaires (Paperback)

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'Infuriating... Wilkin's main claim is that the super-rich have discovered 'secret' ways of both making and preserving their fortunes... like [Capital author Thomas] Piketty, Wilkin has a love-hate relationship with capitalism. He takes the view that most billionaires are rich because, one way or another, they have found ways to rig the market.' The Times



What does it take to make a fortune?



Hard work? Great ideas? Intelligence? Business acumen?



Or something else entirely?



Spanning centuries and continents, from the Ancient World to the 21st century, Wealth Secrets of the 1% uncovers the economic principles that enable a fortunate few to get really rich. Witty, provocative and immaculately researched, it is essential and revelatory reading at a time when 1% of the world's population owns half of its wealth.





'Clever [and] entertaining, with a distinctly satirical edge' Daily Mail



'Illuminating [and] eye-opening... sure to make libertarian heads explode' Kirkus Reviews



'What makes this book different is that Sam Wilkin is an inside man' Daily Telegraph



'No one gets really rich reading how-to-get-rich handbooks...Wilkin offers up the real scoop in Wealth Secrets of the One Percent, a delicious - and insight-packed - send-up of the genre.' Toomuch.com

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness strategyBusinessBusiness & managementEntrepreneurship & business livesBusinessFinance & accountingFinanceBusinessPersonal financeHealth & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of life Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 11/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781473604872  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sam Wilkin is a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, one of the world's foremost global forecasting and research consultancies, where he previously served as head of business research. He is also a senior advisor to Oxford Analytica, a strategic analysis and advisory firm that counts among its clients many global companies and over 25 world governments. Sam received his B.A. in economics from Eckerd College, where he was the 2004 alumni fellow, and his M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. He lives in New York and Oxford.

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