What does it mean to be truly wealthy?
As a longtime financial writer and nationally acclaimed investment advisor, Alexander Green understands the importance of money. But in this insightful and inspiring new book, he looks beyond traditional measures of wealth to explore how a rich life is one of significance, not just financial success.
As Green observes, money creates wealth, but so do character, conscience, attitude, and wisdom. Only by incorporating each of these elements into your day–to–day existence can you experience what the ancients called "the good life."
A generous, wide–ranging inquiry into what matters most, Beyond Wealth is a road map to a rich life, to what the author calls "True Wealth."
The book contains more than sixty–five commentaries on topics ranging from love, health, leisure, honor, courage, trust, philosophy, history, science, and spirituality. And the author′s perspective on each subject is broadened and deepened by liberal quotations from Shakespeare, Thoreau, Emerson, Gandhi, Einstein, Tolstoy, and other great minds.
Beyond Wealth is full of practical wisdom. Yet it is also a book of contemplations, promoting both greater understanding and deep reflection. Each piece can be read alone and is characterized by brevity, wit, and a liveliness of mind that recalls the best of Montaigne and Swift.
Combining personal anecdotes with provocative insights and timeless truths, Beyond Wealth is a fascinating exploration of the unique intersection between money, personal fulfillment, and successful living.
Part One. Dollars and Sense.
Are the Rich Smarter than You?
Are You Losing Your Soul?
Impatient Optimism and Radical Generosity.
You Can t Google This.
The Only Thing that Really Matters.
The Principle Thing.
The One Thing that Changes Everything.
The Trouble with Happiness.
The Key to Personal Freedom.
Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life.
How Your World Will At Last Be Built.
The Most Important Job on Earth.
One of Life s Great Miracles.
The Power of Negative Visualization.
How to Reclaim Your Life.
Why It s One of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The Ruling Passion of the Noblest Minds.
Part Two. Wealth Beyond Measure.
Are You Uncurious?
The Road Not Taken.
They Make Us All Richer.
Are You Ready for the Grand Tour?
The Quintessence of Life.
What Women Really Want.
An Incandescent Drop of America File.
The Most Civilized Thing in the World.
How to Eat Like a Zen Master.
The Sublimest Activity of the Human Mind.
Drunken Monkey Ice Cream and the Wisdom of Thornton Wilder.
The Lost Art of Conversation.
What Success Really Means.
What Are Your Sins of Omission?
The Beauty of Slowing Down.
When Entertainment Becomes Art.
Do You Have a Secret?
Are You Amusing Yourself to Death?
In Praise of Idleness.
The Tyranny if the New.
Why You Should Know The Indispensable Man .
A Revelation at 4,500 Feet.
Part Three. Knowing and Believing.
Tolstoy s Forbidden Book.
A Shameless Veneration of Heroes.
A Path to Personal Freedom.
Your Greatest Risk.
Are You Part of The Great Conversation ?
A 2,600–Year–Old Manual for Living.
If You Knew What Jim Brown Knows.
The Noblest Expression of the Human Spirit.
The Art of Living Consciously.
How to Let Your Life Speak.
A Legacy of Inspiration.
The Only Thing New in the World.
The University of Your Shelf.
We Are All Greeks Now.
The Wisdom of Hillel.
Meditations of the Philosopher–King.
Part Four. Matters of Life and Death.
Discovering a New Sense of the Sacred.
The Highest of Arts.
Emerson: The Quintessential American.
The Life You Can Save.
Coming of Age in the Milky Way.
The Literature of Truth.
Your Connection to Everything.
The Difference between Knowing and Believing.
The Lessons of Haiti.
Your Trip to The Undiscovered Country .
The Beginning of Wisdom.
Of Lost Souls and Lucky Stiffs.
How to Pull the Universe Out of a Hat.
It Makes Everything Meaningful.
The Truth about Myths.
Your Place In The Great Story .
Seven Principles of Spirituality.
About the Author.
ALEXANDER GREEN is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club and the author of two national bestsellers: The Gone Fishin′ Portfolio and The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters. He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, Fox News, The O′Reilly Factor, CNBC, MSNBC, and C–SPAN and has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and many other publications. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Winter Springs, Florida, with his wife Karen and their children Hannah and David.