Richest Man in Babylon

Richest Man in Babylon (English, Paperback, George S. Clason)

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Richest Man in Babylon  (English, Paperback, George S. Clason)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
    • Genre: Self-Help
    • ISBN: 9789381753200, 9381753202
    • Edition: 2018
    • Pages: 152
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    The Richest Man In Babylon, by George S. Clason, is a must-read book for all those who want to reach the pinnacle of financial success. The book teaches readers more than a thing or two about being thrifty, saving and investing wisely through timeless Babylonian parables.

    Summary Of The Book

    In Babylon, Arkad, Bansir and Kobbi happen to meet and discuss their respective financial standings. The latter two then ask Arkad his secret to wealth, the answer to which Arkad gives by relating his past experiences. At the end of Arkad’s story, which involves Algamish, an extremely rich man and his advice to this Babylonian, Bansir and Kobbi learn about the road to richness. Algamish in particular, advises Arkad that every man must save at least one tenth of his income and if possible more to become richer.

    The Richest Man in Babylon is essentially a compilation of parables that dispenses advice on financial matters to one and all. The characters created by Clason are relatable to readers as just like the common man, they too go about managing their business and personal finances. It is this relevance of the book to ordinary householders that makes it an uplifting classic to people even in the modern era, although the stories are all set in ancient Babylon.

    This timeless read very effectively puts across the crucial message that one must learn to live within their means. Saving and investing have also been given their due importance in the book as a means to becoming richer. What additionally makes The Richest Man In Babylon a compelling read is the fact that it has been written in such a well-written language that there probably is no one who has read the book that has not understood what they exactly need to do to improve their financial standing.

    Originally written by Clason as individual pamphlets to be circulated by insurance firms and banks, the notes were bound in a book form first in 1926. So far, the book has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and is regarded as the best book for all ages for those seeking financial advice.

    About George S. Clason

    George S. Clason was a writer, a businessman and a soldier.

    Other much-read publications of Clason include Gold Ahead: A Book of Financial Insight for Those Who Desire Personal Financial Success.

    Clason began his working years as a soldier when he served the US Army. Later, he established two companies, Clason Publishing Company and Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado. Clason married twice in his lifetime.

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    Old is Gold

    Babylon is considered to be one of the wealthiest cities of the ancient world. Its amazing to think that the people who lived in a city that existed more than 4,000 years ago created a set of wealth management principles that hold their ground even to this day.

    The book is collection of short stories mostly centered on one man considered to be the richest man in Babylon (hence the title). The writing is old style (thou, thy, cometh, ...) which can be challenging to read at times. The princi...
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    Karthikeyan C

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    14 Oct, 2014

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    5

    If you want to know Money Management-Then this book is for you

    I have always been confused about where the hell does my money go! And i am not a lavish spender. I don't really buy luxury things or hang out every Saturday. But ultimately I could not save single money in last 5 years.
    This book, yes this very book has very easily taught me simple and practical ways of managing my money. And guess what! i have been saving since last month. I know how to track my expenditure, rather control it well. I am conscious about spending and have started looking at ...
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    Swapnil Desale

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    9 Jan, 2015

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    5

    Excellent Book - A must read for anyone in the middle class who wish to become rich

    The book contains sequence of short stories which will change your perspective towards money. Each story has something to teach and the moral is priceless. The language used is from classic english with words like thee, thou, thy etc and would be a little difficult to grasp for people who are not familiar with those terms, overall an awesome book! Read this as many times as you can and also share them with your kids.
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    Muthukrishnan

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    23 Apr, 2014

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    5

    The book was received in fine quality.

    This book provides the best introduction on how to get money and what to do with it.
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    Ashish Thakur

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    11 Nov, 2018

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    Delightful

    Good book
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    TARUSH KUMAR

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    2 Jun, 2018

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    Decent product

    Worth a read. We can gain some basics about finance in this book. Largely the words differ from normal English
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    Adhithya Govindasamy

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    2 Mar, 2018

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    5

    The one book young people should read!

    A must-read book, especially for young people. That's not to say that older people should not read it of course, it is useful and enjoyable for everybody. The book teaches a few crucial lessons about attitude, hard-work, managing finances, etc. Highly recommended for the content.
    If you are looking to gift a young person, please consider gifting this book.
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    Kunal Kothari

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    30 Dec, 2015

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    5

    Wonderful

    Thanx
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    Harendra singh Bhullar

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    10 Nov, 2018

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    5

    Simply awesome

    nice book for those who want to work for there dreams not for those who are busy in accomplishing someones dream
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    BHAVIK PATEL

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    19 Sep, 2018

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    5

    Wonderful

    super
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:very hard english
    A:not very hard but very old and out of fashion english. the english used in works of shakespeare have been used here like thou, thy, doth etc
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    Q:does it have all pages as compared to the original book?
    A:yes it has all the pages
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    Q:Is this is easy to read ?
    A:its not so easy to read
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    Q:how many pages?
    A:155
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    Q:is it simple English?
    A:no, it's Shakespearean English.
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