The Ten Roads to Riches (4 Stars)

Ken Fisher writes in an entertaining way, and gives practical advice on how to follow each road, including additional books to read, and techniques for getting started.  It is an ambitious and compact book weighing in at around 230 pages of text including the preface.  It is an easy, breezy read. As a bonus, in road 10, Ken Fisher shares basic investment advice for the retail investor.

If you want to buy the book, you can buy it here: The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) (Fisher Investments Press).

Rich Like Them (4 Stars)

The book is discursive, structuring the story around his journeys, and around the lessons that he learned.  The author could have summarized more, as many books on business do, but given the way he decided to write the book, beating people over the head with the conclusions would not have fit the author’s style.

I liked the book, and would particularly recommend it to those that want to work for themselves, but have little idea of how to pursue that goal.

You can buy it here if you like: Rich Like Them: My Door-to-Door Search for the Secrets of Wealth in America’s Richest Neighborhoods