Life and Business Lessons
Get Smarter by Seymour Schulich is a business book full of life and business lessons from business and non-business perspectives. Seymour Schulich is a self-made Canadian billionaire and a great philanthropist. So far, he has donated over $200 million dollar to various educational and non-educational organizations. This is a book you must read and its money well spent – if you are buying this book.
Schulich has taken a very laid-back approach to describe his thoughts and you will never be bored reading this book. I will list some of my favourite chapters here:
- Money’s Value Falls 90 Per Cent Every Thirty Years
There’s No Such Thing As Overnight Success
Never Envy the Rich Man or Any Person
Get Smarter has 49 chapters in total. In appendix, Schulich describes his top ten movies, his trip to the Arab World and a reading list. Let me end this post by describing a quote by author’s which basically spells out the essence of personal finance teaching – “I have a 12-year-old car, a 35-year-old house and the same wife,”
First Published: ADawnJournal.com Dec 13, 2007