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Dusty Books

Updated on August 30, 2012

Only My Opinion Of The Book Nobody Gets Rich Working For Somebody Else by Roger Fritz

I am excited to pick up this book

It shows a Ben Franklin Winking with the words One hundred dollars written underneath

The book was printed in 1987 and I have the first edition

The inside front page that I love to read tells you why he wrote the book

To his mother and father who were never wealthy and every man and woman who started a venture and made it

This book with many others have faithfully sat on a shelf waiting for the right day

Today is the day

Even though it is now twenty five years later

Lets see if we can find good things to learn and share

The pages of the book are yellow and crisp

Lets see where we can go from here

In the preface he talks about how the failure rate to start a business venture is through the roof

His only hopes is that this book can change the odds more in your favor

I gambler who takes information and facts and takes on a risky venture I like him already

He mentions a few names like W.Clement Stone who invested $100 to a multibillion dollar firm

Now that is a profit

Joe Hrudka founded Mr. Gasket company with an outlay of $5.00 yes $5.00 dollars in 1965 then in 1971 sold it for $17 million dollars

Talk about a return

Then Joel Newman and two friends who escaped Castros regime went on to make the worlds largest manufacturer of digital clocks

In five years the company was worth $44 million

These are stories I love to read

That take my breath away

Where are the stories of today ?

Of men and woman with great desire

Who turn their life around

Are they only for old books

Like stories or fables to be told over and over

He sums it up by saying even becoming an expert in your field doesn't guarantee success

Isn't that true even today

Maybe he was right on the money

Good advice and more to come

He mentions leaving all this behind

Steady work,regular income,periodic bonus or raise,paid vacations,life and medical insurance and maybe profit sharing

That alone is enough to scare me half to death

Do you still want to know more or have you walked out the door

This is just a tidbit of a book I have and started to read

But maybe this is all I needed to get me off my butt and think Big

Dreams are for dreamers who can see beyond the four walls

For me it is to see into the future where anything is possible

I would love to add to this list if interested to anyone who comments

Maybe one book ripped to shreds piece by piece can still help those who want more out of life

I plan on dismantling this book like a factory takes its old machines apart

Finding hope where there is none

Loving books one by one


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Wheelinallover I believe everything you write is so true.But life is changing so rapidly that what the future holds is only a guess.I am thinking it is something bigger than any dream.GypsyRose Lee To hear those words makes me all warm inside.You are a true lover of books.I have so many books waiting to be shared.So with some good ingenuity and action they can reach a new destination one that was never thought of before.Joy56 Interesting choices and thanks for sharing.I will have to check them out.Thanx everyone for such wonderful comments.

    • Joy56 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like Jane Eyre, the Bronte Parsonage where the girls lived was only one hour from our home......... The Bronte sisters were indeed wonderful writers.

      I like Hub Pages because the hubs are small..... I never get through books i really dont.

      One holiday I read Catcher On The Rye...... I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. i also read Confessions of a shopaholic, it was funny. There is a film about it now.....

      Oh and P.S. i love you................ Everyone in Ireland has read that.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Still love books the old-fashioned way and the smell of libraries. You brought it all back with you wonderful words. Passing this on.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 

      6 years ago from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S.

      The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is action. Dreaming is an important part of life. The dream is what makes all things possible. Once the dream is firmly in your mind, for it to become real you must take action.

      The stories like these have not ended. For the most part now though they are not printed on paper. The internet has been quietly churning out multi-millionaires since its inception.

      The worlds largest repository of the written word is in front of me as I write this. There are those who believe the dusty tomes of the past will no longer matter. Hopefully it won't be in my lifetime.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus So much hidden behind the cover.I love when someones words can take me anywhere in the world.I travel for free.No bags to pack or jet lag.Just one sweet time after another.We again love the same things.So heres to many more gems to be enjoyed and shared.Joy56 There comes a time when even the important things in our life have to be set free to give us new experiences we never would see.Do you have any favorite books?I will make a great reader out of you yet.With so many wonderful poems I think the opposite .That you read often and remember what moves you and write about it.We are all different and see life in our own unique way.That's what makes us so special.Goodnight for now.

    • Joy56 profile image


      6 years ago

      If you thought something was important then it was.................

      commenting on comments instead of hub silly me.....

      Not a great reader myself........ does it show..... ha ha. Nice to have some fave books.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Love finding a dusty gem-especially when it comes in the form of a book!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force Old books bring back a different time and place.Not so quick to know and alot more thinking involved.No e-books or tablets.It is great to be part of something so simple and now it feels incredible to be part of a whole new world.Love your ideas and I have a few of my own I can't wait to share...???

    • kj force profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON..Loved the hub..I too love old books..many of the ideas can be applied today..Alternative Medicine is one, as many Physicians today are returning to natural cures and treatments of yesteryear..due to side effects from Pharmacuetical drugs.

      With this mindset..why not take what you learn frot m the "your make $ books" and write your will make $ just off the sale of the books..get it ? hehehehe

      have a great week-end

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Eiddwen Thanx for reading my version of one of my books that I have read.My books mean the world to me.I love so many things in life and to see writers tell their own story in words that I can relate to makes my world better.So I attempt to share as many as I can with an open heart , good thoughts and a few laughs.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful ;beautiful and all else.

      Enjoy your day.


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      nighthag I often wondered if what I thought was important was important or just my mood for the time being.Now I can return to the words in print and see if my view is the same.I know with technology comes improvements and better ideas and inventions.It is the way of the world.I just like to connect the past to the present and shake things up a bit.The best of both worlds.Thanx so much for reading and not hitting the delete button.Have a great day.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Deborah Brooks I bought many of my books when I was younger.My head filled with ideas and dreams that could fill a football stadium.The books became an extension of me.Holding onto my books for years hoping to read them again.Why not share why I liked the book in the beginning and pass on what I learned once again.Thanx for making my day and giving my books a breath of fresh air.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia

      A wonderful thought provoking poem, to find useful revelant information in a book rewritten so many years ago, is a true gem of a find.

      Sadly I fear that ability may become lost with the wonder of the ebook and the ease at which a delete button can be pushed.

      Voting up and sharing on :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is an awesome hub.. I love all my books.. sometimes. I pull out my dusty books.. and I love on them and feel them.. and look and read again.. thank you for this hub




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