The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/30/2009
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Spielberg, Brin, Dell, Seinfeld' ;phenomenally successful . . . and Jewish. Why have Jews risen to the top of the business and professional world in numbers staggeringly out of proportion to their percentage of the American population? Steven Silbiger has the answer. Based on the author's synthesis of wide reading and research, The Jewish Phenomenon sets forth seven principles that form the bedrock of Jewish financial success. With startling statistics, a wealth of anecdotes, and the fascinating details behind some of America's biggest business success stories, Silbiger convincingly shows how these seven keys have helped the Jews historically and how they continue to ensure Jewish success today. More important, the author makes clear that these principles are equally at the disposal of Jews and non-Jews alike. The amazing success of the Jews simply proves that they work. The Jewish Phenomenon pays tribute not merely to the success of a people but to the commonsense wisdom and enduring values that can enrich us all.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Understand That Real Wealth Is Portable; It's Knowledgep. 21
Take Care of Your Own and They Will Take Care of Youp. 35
Successful People are Professionals and Entrepreneursp. 53
Develop Your Verbal Confidencep. 87
Be Selectively Extravagant but Prudently Frugalp. 107
Celebrate Individuality: Encourage Creativityp. 127
Have Something to Prove: A Drive to Succeedp. 157
Yiddish: "Can't Spell it, Can't Pronounce it, and Don't Get it"p. 175
Hebrew: Fifty Helpful Vocabulary Wordsp. 191
Ten Yiddish Proverbsp. 195
The Jewish Calendar and Jewish Holidaysp. 197
Notesp. 201
Humor Sourcesp. 209
Indexp. 211
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