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      About the Author

      George S. Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on 7 November 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.

      From the Publisher

      Dimensions 1.02 × 19.8 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ Rupa Publications India (10 October 2021); Rupa Publications India

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 160 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 9355200552

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-9355200556

      Reading age ‏

      ‎ Customer suggested age

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 191 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 12.9 x 1.02 x 19.8 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ India

      Net Quantity ‏

      ‎ 1 Piece

      Importer ‏

      ‎ Rupa Publications India

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      ‎ Rupa Publications India

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      ‎ Book


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      13 reviews for THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON [Original Edition (Complete), PREMIUM PAPERBACK]

      1. Amazon Customer

        The book is simple, yet so effective. Although it was first published in 1926, but even today it remains so relevant. No surprise, it is a bestseller! The book has everything that a person needs to know and implement to be financially stable. Glad that I read it early in my life. :)

      2. Deep Maan

        Best for Beginners 👍🏻 Must read

      3. Raghu Nandan

        Unless you’re not ready to implement, don’t buy .If you feel you’re really in need of money management – there can be no book better than this for a beginner

      4. NANDINI P

        Good book

      5. Santosh

        Good one

      6. Chethan ..

        Book is good and worth buying it

      7. Koshy

        In my view, the concept is old fashioned and it is difficult to adopt in present day situations. Except few elements such as creating a wealth management program of saving 1/10th for personal use.

      8. Sunshine999

        This classic is a good read. The points are basic and stand the test of time. The Babylonian setting makes it interesting. Unfortunately, Rupa Publishing did not bother to proof read and it’s got a lot of typos. They should have done better. But the book is short and readable.

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      10. Ernest Angelo Mariano

        Simple money making formulaStill following all the advice in this book since I completed reading it. Re-read it again for few times and each time with different realizations

      11. MKN

        however it wasn’t always like that. The city of Babylon is a clear …The richest man in BabylonWhen we speak of history, Babylon is a city that we associate with much wealth and prosperity, however it wasn’t always like that. The city of Babylon is a clear example of mans ability to achieve much even though they had little at their disposal.Babylon had only two natural resources, fertile soil and river water , through this and the wisdom they possessed, they were able to build one of the greatest cities ever. They engineered dams which allowed the water to flow onto the fertile soil, encouraging the growth of crops in abundance. It is believed the trading of these crops was the stepping stone for their wealth and splendor.Unlike other well known cities in history, Babylon was that which did not require the use of raiding to increase their profits, though it happened it wasn’t incidental to their success as many of their battles were on the defense against opposing forces who aimed to overcome this great city. Their defenses, the sky scraping walls they built, also considered as great as the pyramids of Egypt, were crucial in their survival, and is claimed as one of the seven wonders of the world.It is believed that the Babylonians were ahead of their time, they were skilled arts man, painters, weavers, jewelers etc, they were clever financiers and traders.Babylon though constantly besieged was never overthrown or entered by outside forces until 540 years before Christ’s birth. However it wasn’t because the opposing army penetrated the impregnable walls.The king at the time was advised to go forth to meet the oncoming army, in doing so, he was unfortunately defeated leaving the city open and unguarded.The city never achieved the greatness it once possessed and over time it became a desolate waste.Nonetheless though the city is no more. the wisdom of the Babylonians lives on, and we all can learn a great deal from the great city of Babylon.The book starts off with a man who desired gold, like every other human being we all want to be better and live better, to accumulate items we like and to bless ourselves with gifts. Bansir a chariot builder was discouraged at his lack of fortune, every day he did the same thing and barely got by, while others were living life ecstatically. He wanted more, and he observed the only way to increase his monetary value was to ask his good friend who done what he wanted to achieve and go where he wanted to go.”It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend””Thou makes me to realize the reason why we never found any measure of wealth. We never sought it.”The book continues to the advice of the good friend and how he achieved his wealth and greatness and how he became the richest man in Babylon. Likewise, The richest man in Babylon, wasn’t handed a silver spoon neither was he a prince with an inheritance. He as well, had to ask one more well off than him how to obtain richest and gold for himself. The grand advice he received was “a part of all you earn is yours to keep.”From this the richest man in Babylon understood that he must pay himself first. From everything that he earned, one tenth was his to save, or more based on what he could afford. For “wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed.”The rich man than went on to include what else he had learned from his mentor, the seven cures for a lean purse. (Empty purse)They are:1.) Start they purse to fattening: which is to put aside a tenth of what you earned, over time it will accumulate.2.) Control thy expenditures: carefully consider what is necessary and what isn’t. Don’t throw your coin to what which isn’t required.3.) Make they gold multiply: look for ways to get your gold to work for you, investments.4.) Guard thy treasure from loss: this ties in with number 2, to be careful with where we spend our money. We shouldn’t be rash with spending or intrigued by get rich quick schemes.5.) Own they own home, Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment: invest in obtaining thine own land. You can’t fully enjoy life unless you have something you can call your own.6.) Insure a future income: “save for a rainy day” comes to mind with this. We don’t know what the future holds, therefore we must save accordingly for a day that comes upon us unexpectedly.7.) Increase thy ability to earn: “the more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn.” Increase your knowledge to better hell yourself. “The man who seeks to learn more of his craft shall be richly rewarded.” The more you learn the more you earn.These methods for creating wealth were in the first half of the book. The author continues to include key knowledgeable concepts within the pages, from topics to “good luck” and “working for others”, there’s so much one can learn. The points are fundamental and simple but without a doubt are crucial. I’ve begun to adapt some methods and can see the effect it will have in the future.This book isn’t complicated or brain wrecking, it’s simplified tremendously but the impact regardless is grand. It also goes into detail concerning the seven cures for a lean purse and many other economical situations. Most would do universities courses in economics but this read i feel is a basis for any monetary exchanges and management. This isn’t just advice for the well off but for those who have little to nothing. Like the chariot builder, and the richest man in Babylon, these individuals had nothing but they made it into something.

      12. Vincent Miller

        A great start to a fundamental understanding of finance!This book explains basic financial concepts such as saving money, utilizing your strengths to increase your earning power, and the power of smart investing in unique and powerful stories. Each chapter is a unique story where multiple lessons can be learned from characters living in a world unfathomable to us today, yet financially similar in so many regards.

      13. Alex

        Timeless Financial Wisdom: Exploring ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’The Richest Man in Babylon” is an absolute gem of a book that imparts timeless financial wisdom in a captivating and relatable manner. George S. Clason’s storytelling takes you on a journey to the ancient city of Babylon, where simple yet profound financial principles come to life.This book is a masterpiece in teaching the art of managing money, showcasing principles like saving a portion of your income, investing wisely, and living within your means. Through relatable parables and anecdotes, Clason delivers valuable lessons that remain as relevant today as they were when the book was written.What sets this book apart is its ability to simplify complex financial concepts. The storytelling format makes it engaging and easy to understand, even for those who are new to financial literacy. As you follow the characters’ journeys to financial success, you’ll find yourself not only entertained but also inspired to apply the lessons to your own life.”The Richest Man in Babylon” doesn’t just provide financial advice; it presents a philosophy for building wealth and achieving financial security. It encourages a mindset shift towards responsibility and disciplined financial habits, making it an essential read for anyone looking to take control of their finances and build a prosperous future. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or someone just starting to explore personal finance, this book offers a treasure trove of wisdom that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

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