Synopses & Reviews
Its no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals whove scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didnt learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to:
· Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits
· Commit to lifelong learning
· Craft goals that match your passion
· Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain
· Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself
"Kimbro (Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice) offers an inspirational, faith-driven guide to creating the mindset and opportunities for financial success. Though African-Americans have come a long way over recent decades, there's still a lot of ground to be made up as far as financial success is concerned. A disciple of Napoleon Hill, wealth-creation guru and Think and Grow Rich franchise creator, Kimbro wants to help his readers develop the thought processes and habits that will help them achieve success. Through stories of African-American millionaires, and studies of their demographics, the author describes the differences in the mindsets of the haves and have-nots, the importance of loving your work, making a conscious resolution not to be poor, having a strong work ethic, giving back to your community, and believing in yourself and your God-given potential. Kimbro's seven laws of wealth outlining the wealth-focused mindset encourage readers to focus on their goals and take control of their destinies through hard work, faith, and resolve. A thoughtful, encouraging guide to creating a life that welcomes wealth. Agent: Wendy Keller, Keller Media. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Kimbro aims to empower, encourage and educate readers to rethink their relationships with money. Filled with good advice, this faith-based primer will cheer readers up and on.”—Success Magazine
About the Author
Dennis Kimbro is the author of four books, including Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, and is a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach. Kimbros motivational lectures have influenced the boardrooms of General Motors, Walt Disney, Frito-Lay, and Wells Fargo. He has appeared on such shows as the Today show and Larry King Live, and has been featured in Success, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Kimbro is listed in Whos Who in Black America and is the former director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University.