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Title:
The richest man in Babylon
ISBN:
9781788285315
Edition:
The original classic ed.
Physical Description:
143 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
A timeless inspirational classic, The Richest Man in Babylon is a triumph of storytelling that has been deftly relating the tenets of financial wisdom to readers for more than 90 years. Covering economic tips on investment, savings, and managing income these fascinating parables set in ancient Babylon feature characters learning simple lessons in wealth management. Originally a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were first bound together and published as a book in 1926. One of the word's most beloved guides to wealth management,Has been continually reprinted for more than 90 years. Features a collection of simple lessons illustrated by clever and timeless parables.
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A timeless inspirational classic, The Richest Man in Babylon is a triumph of storytelling that has been deftly relating the tenets of financial wisdom to readers for more than 90 years.

Covering economic tips on investment, savings, and managing income, these fascinating parables set in ancient Babylon feature characters learning simple lessons in wealth management. Originally a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were first bound together and published as a book in 1926.


Author Notes

George Samuel Clason was born in 1874 in Louisiana, Missouri. He was an American author, most famous for his book The Richest Man in Babylon (1926). He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Clason started two companies, the Clason Publishing Company and the Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado which was the first company to publish a road atlas of the United States and Canada. He is best known for writing a series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty and how to achieve financial success.


Table of Contents

About the authorp. 8
Forewordp. 9
An Historical Sketch of Babylonp. 11
The Man Who Desired Goldp. 18
The Richest Man in Babylonp. 25
Seven Cures for a Lean Pursep. 37
The First Cure: Start thy purse to fatteningp. 41
The Second Cure: Control thy expendituresp. 43
The Third Cure: Make thy gold multiplyp. 45
The Fourth Cure: Guard thy treasures from lossp. 47
Tele Fifth Cure: Make of thy dwelling a profitable investmentp. 49
The Sixth Cure: Insure a future incomep. 51
The Seventh Cure: Increase thy ability to earnp. 53
Meet the Goddess of Good Luckp. 56
The Five Laws of Goldp. 70
The First Law of Goldp. 80
The Second Law of Goldp. 80
The Third Law of Goldp. 81
The Fourth Law of Goldp. 81
The Fifth Law of Goldp. 81
The Gold Lender of Babylonp. 84
The Walls of Babylonp. 98
The Camel Trader of Babylonp. 103
The Clay Tablets from Babylonp. 114
Tablet No. Ip. 116
Tablet No. IIp. 117
Tablet No. IIIp. 118
Tablet No. IVp. 119
Tablet No. Vp. 120
The Luckiest Man in Babylonp. 126