|George S Clason - Richest Man In Babylon (1993) - Used - Mass Market (Paper|
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|Author||George S. Clason|
|Number Of Pages||160 pages|
|Publisher||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
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I brought this title because I have read it previously. I also use the book as a tool for financial workshops.
It is a wonderful tool for everyone to have in their possession. If people would apply the simple principals mentioned, this society would not be the debt ridden society it has become.
The money principals cited in this book was true years ago when the book was first written, and still holds true today.
The phrases/language used may be a bit of a challenge for some readers. However, the story is about ancient times.
This is the best book I know of about money management. I first came across a hard back gift copy of it in 1962 when I was 22 years old. I reread it often. In its entirity or in parts. Once a year would be good. Around New Year's Day or my Birthday or some significant time or maybe just when I have time on my hands to spend well.
I have purchased additional copies for gifts to the young from time to time when I see one available cheap. Usually paper back used, but nice looking. I got this copy delivered to my home in a couple of days for about five dollars. This is a book of fiction for a purpose and lesson. It has been reprinted many times over about seventy years.
The Richest Man in Babylon is a classic. It is a good read and entertaining as well as having "how to" rules for accumulating wealth. Such as the first and main rule being make of your home an investment. If you don't like this sort of thing, don't buy it. If you do, buy it and maybe pass it on.
This book, and a second fine one, The Millionaire Next Door, together make a fine gift to the young at turning points in their lives. The richest man is better than the millionaire next door, it being a research book and not entertaining, but it is a good one too. Give them at Graduation. Marriage. Birth of a child. Divorce. Lost Job. Likely they will not like it, will think that you are excentric and will not read it. Better put in some cash with the gift, maybe a sack of quarters or a stack of one dollar bills with a note that and say something like don't take any wooden nickels and don't spend all of your money in one place.
This is a pleasant to read reference book. The best I know. Ebay is the only place I know of to buy it cheap, since you are not going to find it at a yard sale. People who own it are not going to let it get away. A fine investment which I recommend getting at the cheapest used price. A used gift drives home the point even more than a fresh new copy.
Books should be read at the library, borrowed and returned or bought cheap used in my opinion. Just don't you put any marks in it and pass an extra copy along to a young person who just might read it and learn something about a very difficult life chapter. Money Management.
The school of hard knocks has difficult classrooms and terrible homework assignments. Perhaps this book could help before a young one does real and lasting damage.
I think this book would be useful at all stages of life.
I bought this book when I was a teenager on the advice of an accountant friend. I later lost the book, after reading it. I liked it so much I bought it a second time. I love this book for many reasons. My favorite thing is that it is told like a fictional story - an interesting novel to read. So I was never bored at any point during the story, which is so often the case on books about money or finance. This book is excellent because it is not fluff. It is not a bunch of lies or get rich quick way out schemes. It is solid business and personal finance advice. It does not take long to read it. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to get some good basic advice about the handling of money. This book falls more into the general advice category. This is a good addition to anyone's library. Advanced business people might find it too general, too, "yes I already know all that stuff"... I highly recommend this book.
An interesting style of informing you of some of the TRUE basics of becoming wealthy,the 'hero' decides to ask a childhood acquaintance how he became the richest man in babylon and is told 'the secrets' to success.I belive this little book should be required reading at about age 10,so that every child has a guide post for financial success that tells them it can be done and these are the ways to go about it.Would also like to see this book in the hands of everyone no matter what age.Find a copy and read it,you will be glad you did.
This book will inspire you to think differently about money and wealth! This book isn't a guide to making money, but reveals concepts that practically every person uses to obtain wealth! And it's not just about money. This book will literally change your thinking about life. The book's themes are "ageless". The examples aren't modern-day, yet the book shows you the concepts that were around in Babylon thousands of years ago, and still exist today! I would recommend this book to anyone!