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Growing a fortune : 12 investment secrets to financial prosperity
Bechtel, Stefan.
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Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2002]

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177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Guillaume Apollinaire, pseudonyme de Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apollinary de Waz-Kostrowicki (1880-1918), est un des principaux potes franais du dbut du XXe sicle, auteur notamment du Pont Mirabeau. Il pratique le calligramme (terme de son invention dsignant ses pomes crits en forme de dessins et non de forme classiques en vers et strophes). Il est le chantre de toutes les avant-gardes artistiques, notamment le cubisme, pote et thoricien de LEsprit Nouveau, et prcurseur du surralisme dont il a forg le nom. Entre 1902 et 1907, il travaille pour divers organismes boursiers et commence publier contes et pomes dans des revues. Autres titles de cet auteur sont: LHrsiarque et Cie (1910), Alcools (1913) et Les Trois Don Juan (1914).

Author Notes

Stefan Bechtel has been a successful investor, and a devoted gardener, for more than fifteen years. His favorite flowers are clematis, bearded iris and lilies of almost any kind. He is a founding editor of Men's Health magazine and president of the Dreaming Hand Foundation

Table of Contents

Springtime and Planting
1. Investing, like gardening, is all about mastering the mysteries of timep. 13
2. Spend a long, long time preparing the soil and selecting a viable seedp. 37
3. Choose an investing style that suits your own personal microclimate--your "psychological gardening zone."p. 67
4. You have to have a seed in the ground in order to catch the growth spurtsp. 77
5. Create a "Dow garden" and put a chair in itp. 89
6. Droughts are inevitable--but eventually, it always rainsp. 107
7. You're a gardener, not a farmer--so gardening should be a hobby, not a full-time pursuitp. 125
8. Prudent pruning makes plants prosperp. 133
Autumn and Harvest
9. There's a time for everything under heaven, including the harvestp. 145
10. Don't eat your seed cornp. 157
11. Since they are both essentially unknowable, the proper attitude toward the natural world, and the stock market, is one of humble awep. 163
12. Know thy garden, know thyselfp. 175