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Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons Hardcover – Aug 1 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1 edition (Aug. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552639428
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552639429
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


SEYMOUR SCHULICH, is a Canadian, self-made billionaire whose career has spanned stock brokerage, investment counseling, mining and the oil industry. He is among Canada's greatest philanthropists having donated in excess of $200 million to universities. He has also endowed libraries, medical health centers, lecture, and music halls. Over 650 scholarships are awarded annually to students in Schulich schools. He holds degrees in Science (Chemistry), an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He holds Canada's highest civilian award: the Order of Canada.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Dyck on Jan. 15 2009
Format: Paperback
While some people complain the book merley scratched the surface of many interesting ideas it was exactly what it promised to be. Lessons on life and business explained clearly with no chance of confusion. The bredth of subject matter covered is in itself impressive. If you are looking for a book to tell you exactly what to do with all your life and money this isn't it. But, it will definatly help you 'Get Smarter'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NeroTulip1961 on March 19 2013
Format: Hardcover
Imagine that your rich uncle Seymour tells you that he will not leave you anything in his will but instead, he will pass on to you his life wisdom in the form of a book! Get Smarter is light reading but not fluff. The surprisingly modest Mr. Schulich has been both lucky and smart and he has a billion dollar net worth which proves the value of his opinions.

The best chapter summarizes how Schulich and Lassonde created and expanded Franco Nevada and Euro Nevada. I would recommend the book to any person interested in business.

I also agree with the author, Gladiator is the best movie ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt Baird on Feb. 6 2013
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This book is great because it's such an easy read. It's not highly technical but is a great introduction to business. I've read close to 50 business books and this one is by far my favourite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather on Feb. 3 2013
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I bought it for my daughter who is graduating this year and the book is brilliant. It is fast paced and easy to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce C. Bailey on April 2 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is a gem and has many life lessons for everyone and for all ages. Bruce Bailey
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Chevalier on Jan. 4 2008
Format: Hardcover
Schulich is a billionaire not by chance. This is a great book lacking the ponderous nature and pomposity of so many business books. The guidances are offered in short, quick to read chapters and many may seem simplistic. So simplistic that you don't do them. Give it a try, you'll see a difference.
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very practical lessons. I have finished the book and have given it to my son for his reading.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. haapala on Oct. 13 2007
Format: Hardcover
Very simplistic and had very little concrete information that you could use to improve your overall wealth. I was disappointed.
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