After applying some simple algebra to some common phrases and cliches, a new understanding can be reached to the secret of wealth and success.
Here it goes.
So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:
Now, do a few simple substitutions:
Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:
Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
What this MEANS is that:
Solving for Money, we get:
From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done. What THIS MEANS is:
Solving for Work, we get
From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0. What THIS MEANS is:
Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.