Book Category: Creative, Business, Motivational,

Rhinoceros Success : the Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity (book summary)

Author: Scott Alexander
Life Changing Principles
Quality of Writing
Overall Value
pros: Unique concept, short and potent
cons: Similar to other books in the genre
overall rating

Quick Summary
Scott Alexander’s Rhinoceros Success is an inspiring, short, and powerful read. Apparently, this is one of Bear Grylls’ favorites.

Key Insights

  • Become the rhino
  • Charge like a rhino
  • Have 2 inch skin like a rhino
  • Associate with doers, achievers, livewires, and animals with positive attitudes
  • Treat yourself special
  • You are the only thing holding yourself back
  • You can get more money, but not more time
  • Give to get
  • Problems pledge allegiance to no one
  • You can’t hack things alone

Practical Application

  • Collect rhino stuff as a reminder

Meaningful Quotes 

“A rhinoceros charges with singleness of purpose. All energy is directed toward the attainment of one burning desire.”

“Success is there for anyone who will get off their butt and charge it down!”

“We become the product of three things: the people we associate with, the books we read, and the media we listen to.”

“Charge with rhinos, fly with eagles, run with cheetahs, and eat with lions. Don’t hang around with cows or sheep.”

“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.” – Jim Rohn

“Money is not the root of all evil—love of money is.”

“Money can buy happiness, but it makes a poor savior.”

Interested? Buy the book here!