The Money Tree (Hardcover)

A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard

By Chris Guillebeau

Portfolio, 9780593188712, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 26.00*
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Description

From bestselling author of The $100 Startup and Side Hustle comes Chris Guillebeau's engaging story about the power you have to create your own financial destiny.

Like financial classics The Latte Factor and The Richest Man in Babylon, The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: you are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

Jake Aarons is in trouble. He's being evicted from his apartment in less than 30 days, the bill for his $50,000 in overdue student loans is almost due, and the digital marketing agency he works at just implemented a new military-style grading system that might cost him his job. To top it off, Jake's new relationship with Maya was going so well... but with everything else falling down around him, he might lose her, too.

In search of answers, Jake reluctantly attends a weekly group meeting at the invitation of a coworker. Everyone in the group is trying to create a lucrative side hustle with one key requirement: they can only spend up to $500 before earning a profit. Over the course of several weeks, Jake undertakes a series of challenges, first learning how to make $1,000 in a single weekend, and ultimately how to discover the untapped skills he needs to take control of his finances--and his life.


About the Author

Chris Guillebeau is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Born for This. He is creator and host of the annual World Domination Summit, a gathering of cultural creatives that attracts such speakers as Susan Cain, Brené Brown, and Gretchen Rubin. Guillebeau speaks at dozens of events, companies, and universities, including Google, Facebook, SXSW, Evernote, LeWeb, and more. He recently completed a personal goal of visiting every country in the world.


Praise For The Money Tree: A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard

“Not only will you tear through the pages of this well-told story, but it'll light a spark in your quest to build the free and prosperous life you've always dreamed of.”
--Derek Sivers, author of Anything You Want


"Chris Guillebeau has always been one of our most inspired business minds — teaching us about everything from traveling the world to building a side hustle. Now, with The Money Tree, he shows he’s also a terrific storyteller. If you’re hoping to make a living and make a life, this book is an essential read.
--Daniel H. Pink, author of When and To Sell Is Human
 

"Ever wondered why some people seem stuck, stalled, or unable to launch—while others have identified the unique gift they can share with the world? This book holds the answer."
--Marie Forleo, author of Everything is Figureoutable 


"A powerful and uplifting story about how a little hustle can go a long way."
--Daymond John, Shark Tank star and author of Rise and Grind


“The brilliant Chris Guillebeau has written multiple bestsellers about how we can re-imagine work to create more freedom, opportunity, and security in our lives. Here, however, he comes at this subject in a different way—through story.  By harnessing the irresistible power of story-telling, he makes s different approach to work seem exciting and possible in an entirely new way.”
--Gretchen Rubin, author of Outer Order, Inner Calm


"Feeling stuck? Broke? Chris's charming story will show you that there is a way to take control of your life and your future. You don't need lots of time and money. With Chris's smart strategies, and inspiration from his memorable characters, you can start right now."
--Laura Vanderkam, author of Juliet's School of Possibilities
 

"No matter your circumstances, the path to financial health is open to you. In The Money Tree, Chris Guillebeau points the way through a compelling story with delightful characters. Need financial help? Here it is.”
--Michael Hyatt, author of Free to Focus


“With lively, relatable characters and a story that will keep you captivated to the end, this book relates a powerful message: money-making opportunities are everywhere. We just have to learn to see them.”
--Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom