The Millionaire Mind

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Thomas J. Stanley
Narrator: Cotter Smith
Genres: Finance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: September 2000
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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Do you have the millionaire mind?
The runaway bestseller The Millionaire Next Door told us who America's wealthy really are. The Millionaire Mind tells how they got there, and how to become one of them. Inside, you'll discover the surprising answers to questions such as...
What success factors made them wealthy in one generation?
What part did luck and school play?
How do they find the courage to take financial risks?
How did they find their ideal vocations?
What are they spouses like and how did they choose them?
How do they run their households?
How do they buy and sell their homes?
What are their favorite leisure activities?

To become a millionaire, you have to think like one. The Millionaire Mind tells you how.

Reviews (24)

Written by Bart Gabriel on March 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I listened to the abridged 2 hour version. It's to the point with thought provoking insights and reminders (or re-assertors) points of view and behaviours that you know yourself are good for achieving a good balance sheet. Being only 2 hours long it is succinct enough not to drag on and make you switch off. Will listen to it again in time, gladly.

Written by Moetaz Soubjaki on February 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Its not an advance book, professionals will not benefit from it. Old one

Redundant and repetitive

Written by Anonymous on August 18th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

There is truly about 4 CD's worth of valuable and interesting information. Unfortunately, the book fills 12 CD's. How you could listen to this entire book and not find it repetitive is beyond me. I forced myself to listen to the entire thing, partially because I have a very long commute and my next selection was not here yet, but also to see if it brought any new insights. It did not. Houses in established neighborhoods, supportive spouse, no high SAT scores, tenacious, see I did that without notes because I have it memorized from listening to it once. Maybe that's why he did it??

Great information

Written by russds from Downey, CA on November 24th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thought this was a great book. Filled with details, statistics, stories, and encouragement. It shows a lot of research and devotion to the people who have amassed a million dollar net worth or higher. A definite read for anyone interested in what Millionaires think and do.

Don't listen to negative reviews!

Written by Josh Brill from Surprise, AZ on January 28th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Reviewers who didn't read the whole book are the ones with the narrow mind. As you read many of the negative reviews one can only think that these individuals by far had no real mind set for such a book. This is not a get rich and this is how to do it book. This is the real life story of "The Grasshopper and Ant" we learned as children. This book identifies the main qualities REAL millionaires have and tells many short stories about their successes and failures. It is not how much you make a year that defines a millionaire; it is ones net worth that defines such a title. This is an excellent book!!

Waste of Time

Written by Muriel Rand on May 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I can't believe this book was published. The author presents characteristics of millionaires and it is SO repetitive I sent it back after a couple of disks - the same points, over and over again. How many times does he need to tell us that SAT scores are not correlated with being a millionaire? I bet he said that 50 times in two disks. Enough already. There's nothing here that is not obvious - "you need tenacity and courage to be a millionaire". There- I've told you the whole book so you don't need to waste your time! One star is too much.

The Millionaire Mind

Written by Denise Dyck on January 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I thought this was an easy listen and interesting. It is not a how to book but would help clarify what is not important in building wealth. I had my 15 year old son listen to the profile of a millionaire from the book and I think he was very surprised. I hope it will help him realize how easy it could be to be a millionaire and how he probably wouldn't realize how many he might encounter and not even know it.

Millionaire Mind

Written by Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on September 12th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I found this to be way too repetitive. I couldn't get past the second CD before I decided to send it back. Pretty obvious information, but if you don't know I guess it could be helpful.


Written by Jennifer on September 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Although some of the reviews indicated the information in the tape was common knowledge, it provided several different ideas that can easily be incorporated. It really gives you some things to think about when you are making financial decisions and looking back at previous decisions you have made.

Nothing New

Written by Dave Paulson on August 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found myself mostly thinking "yeah, so." There are some points worth the listen, but overall, unless the reader is terribly naive or narrow minded, you won't find anything new here. The book is short and easy to listen to but don't expect any revelations.

Author Details

Author Details

J. Stanley, PH.D., Thomas

"Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, and researcher who has studied the affluent since 1973. His work is frequently cited in the national media. He is the author of Marketing to the Affluent, a bestselling book selected as one of ten outstanding business books in America by the editors of Best of Business Quarterly. Dr. Stanley was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University, where he was named Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Professor, and was on the faculty of the University at Albany, State University of New York. He lives in Atlanta."

Stanley, Thomas J.

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored best-selling book, "The Millionaire Next Door", released in 1996, has sold 2,000,000 copies. Thomas followed his first book with "Marketing to the Affluent", ranked among the ten outstanding business books by the editors of "Best of Business Quarterly". In 1999, he published "The Millionaire Mind", which explored America's financial elite and how they became so. "The Millionaire Mind" has sold 750,000 copies. The author lives in Atlanta, holds a doctorate of business administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University.