The Richest Man in Babylon By George S. Clason
- I feel remorse about not reading this book when I first started out earning. Note that this book does not include any information on how to make investments if that is what you are searching for, it instead focuses on the habits one should cultivate to have extra control over your finances. The book conveys this with the aid of short stories which are packed full of wisdom and are not boring to read through. Must Read for everyone who just started a job and is clueless about how to take care of his finances.
If you have a lean purse and you are looking for financial wisdom, you’ve picked the perfect book! “A PART OF ALL YOU EARN IS YOURS TO KEEP”. From the importance of savings to the essentials on how to become wealthy, this collection of famous Babylonian parables imparts timeless financial wisdom. It offers insights on how to become wealthy and how to attract good luck and discusses the five laws of gold. A perfect guide to understanding finances and a powerhouse of time-tested principles to gain and retain personal wealth, The Richest Man in Babylon has been inspiring readers for generations. It continues to remain a classic bestseller.Great book! The writer writes about the wisdom of wealth possessed with the aid of historic Babylonians. All historians agree with the reality that Babylon was once the richest of all of the historic kingdoms, though it was once placed in the centre of a dry, arid desert. The records contained in this book are obtained using the careful transliteration of the historical clay tablets discovered by archaeologists over the many years after the discovery of the ruins of this once great kingdom in historical Mesopotamia. The first part offers recommendations on money-making using a very prosperous & an effective man named Arkad. He is most likely the richest man in Babylon for he even lends gold to the emperor in the instances of crisis. The later 1/2 describes stories which are directly taken from the historic tablets, all containing profound economic recommendation on the art of wealth-increment.150 odd pages, took me about 5 hours to finish it. Go for it, it is an accurate book unlike all those other books on the same subject that promise to supply a lot but is full of pseudoscience and BS.
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing (1 August 2018)
Package Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 1 cm
Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars5,887 customer ratings
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62 in Books
About the Author
George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Beginning a long career in publishing, 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.