After applying some simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches, a new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success. Here it goes.

Time is Money and as everyone knows, Power is Work divided by Time.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

K = P

T = M

P = W/T

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

- Put W/T in for P in the first equation, which yields:
K = W/T

- Put M in for T into a new equation, which yields:
K = W/M

Now we’ve got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

What this MEANS is that:

- The More You Know, the More Work You Do,
and

- The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

M = W/K

From this last equation we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.

What THIS MEANS is:

Solving for Work, we get:

W = M x K

From this equation 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.