The Chinese invented paper notes so that traders would no longer have to carry large amounts of heavy coins. This made it easier for an individual to transport a large amount of money. They also invented the abacus, an early type of computer that is still in use today. Both inventions allowed them to more easily engage in large-scale trading. Ironically, some countries are again starting to use coins in the place of smaller denomination bills, proving that man actually learns very little from history.
All Roads Lead to Wealth: There are 360 minor Chinese formulas for making money. One of the most simple formulas, "The pawn kills the king," is based on Chinese military chess and is designed to help youngsters build a fortune from scratch. (Page 63)
There is Gold Everywhere: When it comes to detecting business opportunities, "People have eyes but cannot see" and do not know that gold can be found in a thousand places. The sea, for instance, provides a harvest to many who harvest what they did not sow. (Page 81)
The Seven Key Sources of Wealth: There are seven key sources of wealth: stealing, begging, politics, real estate, wisdom, banking, and trade. Each source is a method of making money.
Let us consider source #2: Begging. There are many types of beggars and they can be found in many echelons of society. Those who beg on the streets are usually people who have suddenly fallen on hard times. Smart beggars ask for donations from behind their desks. The principles of money state that "only the smart become rich, so the amount of money that a person has is directly proportional to his intelligence." (Page 28)
Food Before Diamonds: Human beings need food just as they need air, so it can be said that the world marches ahead on its stomach. Given this fact, anyone who wants to learn a trade or open a store should consider getting into the food business because it is recession-proof. People may tighten their belts and wallets during difficult times but they still have to eat. (Page 77)
Nobody is Born a Genius: In the eternal battle for wealth, the first casualties are always the poor and the minority groups... being poorly educated they are both consumers and a source of cheap labor. However, a person's degree of intelligence is increased by education and other methods and is not influenced by an individual's ethnic origins. If the poor are to improve their intellectual skills, they must have access to good teachers who can tell them how they can use their buying power to better their lives. (Page 85)
Chinese Metaphysics and Wealth: These days, money rituals from the Orient are tilting the balance of economic power from the West toward the East, and this explains why China has never accepted foreign gods: these gods do not give money. Wealthy individuals, especially those found in China, usually believe in metaphysics and Oriental businessmen are using money rituals to keep foreign investors from taking profits from Pacific Rim countries too soon. (Page 103)
Not All Thieves Look Vicious: Bankers want others to perceive them as being powerful individuals, so they dress well and establish their businesses in luxurious and imposing buildings. They know that by presenting themselves in this manner, people will not worry about the money that they have trustingly placed in their hands. However, bankers have been known to dip into their depositors' accounts and to drive their institutions into bankruptcy without worrying about the welfare of their customers. (Page 49)
By using Chinese sorcery, a country can force a richer one to provide economical or military aid, or to leave it alone... (Page 103)
Handle Your Own Money: A person who uses his money to open a business rather than letting it languish in the bank may not always make a great profit but his investment will produce more money than it would be sitting in a savings account...Home Page Back to previous Page