Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926.
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About the Author
George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7th, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. A successful businessman, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada. In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being "The Richest Man in Babylon," the parable from which the present volume takes its title. These "Babylonian parables" have become a modern inspirational classic.
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The Richest Man in Babylon: George S. Clason's Bestselling Guide to Financial Success: Saving Money and Putting it to Work for You based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
If I didn't read this book I wouldn't know how much to save from each of my paychecks. I have learned to be moral in lending and in times of debt. Not to mention I've learned a lot about ancient Babylon. I now know how to be protected while getting rich.
This is a fantastic financial book. It gives timeless advice that is just as relevant today as when it was first written. If you're the kind of person that likes practical advice and examples, this is definitely the book for you to help get your finances in order and make your work profitable. It's a classic for a reason. It's one of the best financial books ever written.
Finance books can get into a bunch of nonsense jargon very quickly. I consider myself to be a fairly well educated person, but I don't have the patience or the time to learn a bunch of unnecessary jargon when the same idea can be expressed in plain English. That's one of the great points of this book. It makes its points about finance in regular language. Besides its clear language, it also uses everyday examples to demonstrate the financial lesson in practice. It's much easier to remember an example than an abstract theory. It's easy to remember every time someone has taken advantage of you in the past, but it's harder to recall a disconnected theory in a textbook. Personal experience seems to be the best way to learn, but it's not a great idea to make a bunch of poor business choices just to learn from them. The next best thing is to learn from the experiences of others. This book is full of these priceless examples that the reader can experience without losing any of their own time or money. These stories do tend to stick in my head as good as personal experience. The advice is just as useful today as it was when it was first written. Finding safe investments was just as complicated back then as it is know. The same principals come into play when selecting and researching investment possibilities. The same skills are used to weigh whether the financial benefit is worth the time needed in any endeavor.