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The Secret of Shelter Island


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Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: A Rich Mind. Are You Suffering From Affluenza? Why Money Won't Get You to Level Three. The Great Mystery. The Decent Drapery of Life. The Difference Between Getting Rich and Being Rich. The Key to Perfect Freedom. The Secret of Inspirational Leadership. Are You One of the 4%. Finding Meaning In the Second Half of Life. The Value of Being Utterly, Gloriously Wrong. Advice From a 2000-Year Old Slave. The Hardest Victory. In Praise of Difficult Pleasures. The True Gentleman. Beyond Self-Actualization. The Last Lesson of Culture. Wealth That Can't Be Tallied. Stumbling On Happiness. The True Meaning of Success. Part II: What's Most Important. How to Calculate Your Real Net Worth. The Most Valuable Thing You Own. Good Answers to the Biggest Question. Dreams With Deadlines. What's On Your Bucket List. The Most Beautiful Place on Earth? How to Avoid "The Manana Syndrome". Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines! Enjoy Every Sandwich. The Best Spiritual Advice. Can a Mozart Violin Sonata Change Your Life? How to Transform your life. Six Steps to a More Relaxed Life. One of the Best Secrets of Life. Why I Hope Steve Jobs Is Wrong. A Resolution Worth Keeping. A Thorn with Every Rose. Part III: Attitudes of Gratitude. The Last Human Freedom. Why You Should Think Before You "Blink". The Most Stupid of Vices. The Psychology of Optimal Experience. The Courage of Randy Pausch. Are You Ready for the 21 Day Challenge? No Such Thing As a Bad Day. The Greatest Virtue...and the First. Who's your City. The Healing of Karen Armstrong. The Cheapest Medicine ... and the Best. The Science of Giving. The Antidote for Greed. Are You Keeping the Embers Alive. The Best Way Out. Part IV: The Search for Meaning...And True Wealth. Discovering the Laws of Life. The Sage of Monticello. The Wolf in Monk's Robes. From Grand Truths to Grand Caverns. The Great Disconnect. The Atheist and the Apologist. Guideposts on the Footpath to Peace. Two Great Thinkers on "The Good Life". The Formula for Re-Enchantment. In Praise of Lifelong Learning. The Mysterium Tremendum...and You. My Kind of Martyr. Finding Meaning in an Age of Doubt. Renewing a Forgotten Virtue. The Secret of Shelter Island. Afterword. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.

About the Author

Alexander Green is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club, Chairman of Investment U, Editor of Spiritual Wealth, and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise , Get Wealthy...and Get On With Your Life (Wiley). He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, CNBC, Fox News, and The O'Reilly Factor , and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal , BusinessWeek , Forbes , Kiplinger's Personal Finance , and many other publications. He currently lives near Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife Karen, and their children Hannah and David.

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