Nearly $2B per year in self-improvement

"Americans will spend $750 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers."

my initial reaction is to say, "wow, that is a lot", but is 0.02% of US GDP in the attempt to improve a ridiculous figure? if it was viewed as subset training and adult education, it would seem perfectly normal...

Posted on November 17, 2006 and filed under Education.