The richest man in Babylon
Title: The richest man in Babylon
Author: George S. Clason
Editor: Best Success Books
Year of first edition: 1926
Rating: 5 / 5
Main topic: Financial advice through a collection of parables.
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 documents 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 book takes its title.
A timeless classic that all people who approach to personal finance should read and that all parents should give to their children.
In his book, George Samuel Clason explains the principles of financial success in a simple, wise and inspiring way. The first edition of the book was published in 1926 in the United States. Since then its principles have not lost their relevance and the book has been read by millions of people.
Babylon was the most prosperous city of antiquity because its people appreciated the value of money and followed strong rules for creating wealth.
In ten engaging chapters, George Samuel Clason tells success stories, set in this ancient city, that communicate these basic rules and impress modern readers with their simplicity and clarity.
Thanks to this book, the reader will be able to:
learn to manage your money in a balanced way,
avoid mistakes that could lead to bankruptcy,
achieve financial independence.
This is not a technical book, but a light story to read in one night.
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