By Daniel Lapin
Combining pop psychology, snippets of Jewish lore, homilies and quotations from a variety of sources, Lapin, who is a rabbi and talk-show host, offers a manual on how to make money by succeeding in business.
The book is organized into 10 chapters, beginning with the notion that “business is moral, noble and worthy,” and ending with the admonition not to retire. Throughout, Lapin urges behavior that will produce more business and, thus, more money.
For example, he recommends attending synagogue or church services in order to make business contacts. He also encourages making charitable donations to organizations whose members who “are in the best position to advance your business objectives.”
Lapin justifies these actions by interpreting the fifth commandment (“Honor thy father and thy mother”) as a mandate to form relationships for business purposes. This book may appeal to readers who share his conservative political and economic views.
384 pages. Hardcover. 2009.