Acres of Diamonds (Version 2)
One of the most requested motivational lectures of all time. "I say that you ought to get rich, and it is your duty to get rich ... The men who get rich may be the most honest men you find in the community. Let me say here clearly ... ninety-eight out of one hundred of the rich men of America are honest. That is why they are rich. That is why they are trusted with money. That is why they carry on great enterprises and find plenty of people to work with them. It is because they are honest men. ." The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community; look in your own backyard for those acres of diamonds. This theme is developed by an introductory anecdote, credited by Conwell to an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: "dig in your own backyard!". - Summary by the author (1 hr 40 min)
Must Read !
This should be a "must read" in schools today. It isn't, but it should be. It should be a prerequisite book for any interested in politics, public speaking, and/or a MBA. I wish, now, that I had read this 50+ years ago, it would possibly made great changes in several of my choices, or not as back then I understood life as a child. Now, I am more adult, and as such this makes even more sense !
A phenomenal compendium of workable wisdom for everyday living. Wished I had access to this about 20 years ago,it would have had less worries in life. Highly recommend this to young ones anyone who wants to live a meaningful and fulfilling rich life
Liked it better than the longer version. Also on LibriVox I like this voice narrator better than the original Acres of diamonds voice narrator
Jon E. Katt
This recording is messed up. It gets about 20 minutes into it and then starts over.
An incredible book ruined by (what I think) is overdone narrating .
like it! am looking forward to listen the full version
Calm, balanced voice. Excellent material. Thank you!