Wednesday, October 17, 2007

On The Science of Getting Rich

My friend Anna downloaded a copy of The Science of Getting Rich (SOGR) for me a few summers ago. Before I could print a copy, the PC crashed. The two incidents were not related:)

I didn't know what I was missing, so it didn't matter. Then in November 2005, I saw the SOGR e-book for sale at eBay Philippines for PhP0.01, that's US$0.0002266! I hit the "Buy Now!" button. Of course the seller didn't want the centavo. He just wanted to give copies away, but you can't do that on eBay. (Did I just rhyme!?)

What's the hype surrounding SOGR? The writer of The Secret, Rhonda Byrne has acknowledged this particular book as the one that started her on her path. Read the details here.

Wallace D. Wattles, SOGR author states:

This book is pragmatical, not philosophical--a practical manual, not a treatise upon histories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money, who which to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

A few months ago, I saw the book at one of the better bookstores. Much to my mortification, it was a Filipino who published it, passed it off as their work and SOLD it! It's FREE dammit and contrary to every law of SOGR plus a few more.

I obviously didn't need it. I was thinking of getting a copy just to check the contents and photograph it as evidence. But I didn't want the "sham publisher" to get any royalty from me. When I checked for the book again, this time armed with a camera, they couldn't find one but said the price was marked down. Well whatever the amount, it was still too much!

I've always been proud to be Filipino as you can see by my nick, but this incident thoroughly embarrassed me. Anna and I checked our mail and realized that we weren't getting our subscriptions anymore. Were all Filipinos banned from the SOGR Network? I gathered my courage, emailed the administrator of the site and asked. They replied that they didn't know about it. In a way, I still feel right about informing them. A few days later, my inbox started receiving email again.

I hope to make up for that horrific transgression by my fellow Filipino. Starting today, you may download your FREE copy at this site. I will not discuss the book here, but you may go to the Science of Getting Rich Network where there are downloads, forums and ezine subscriptions available.

To Ms. Rebecca Fine, thank you!

Blogger's Note: I wrote this piece September 22 and then saved it as a Draft. I was hoping to put in a picture of the "Book" but I was never able to get one. I will publish this anyway and will add the picture as soon as I get it. As Mr. Wattles says, "Act now. There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now."

1 comment:

  1. Finally, you've put out your thoughts regarding SOGR for sale. Maybe the author/publisher is not yet wealthy enough to give away the books for free to his fellow Filipinos but just want visibility of the book in a reputable bookstore. He just might want to recover his expenses for the paper and other materials spent for printing of the book. Lately, I know in my heart that I have to re-read the book so I bought one a couple of weeks ago so I can carry it easily, rather than carrying a folder where my original printed copy was. Guess what? The self-proclaimed author didn't really do much editing, although he said it in the foreword, I think, that he didn't add much. The paper used, though clear white, is not good for markings, which I love to do to good books like SOGR. If you highlight something, the next page will be smudged. If only for the contents I hope more Filipinos will read it.