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The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients | [George S. Clason]

The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.
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Publisher's Summary

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

Unlike most financial self-help books, The Richest Man in Babylon does not present the latest fashionable idea for fattening bank accounts. Instead, it offers time-tested techniques, wittily illuminated through amusing fables, that clearly and concisely illustrate the path toward establishing a stabler budget and building greater savings.

If you are combatting debt, struggling to secure your retirement, or fighting to stretch every dollar you earn, you need look no further than the common sense ideas of this indispensable volume.

©1955 George S. Clason; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money." (Los Angeles Times)

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    harry 03-19-12
    harry 03-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to The Richest Man in Babylon the most enjoyable?

    I've listened to this more than a dozen times and it is still as exciting and informative as the first time. I even bought the print book and ebook.


    What other book might you compare The Richest Man in Babylon to and why?

    Though Shall Prosper by Rabbit Daniel Lapin


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    He keeps me interested.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Make Money the old Fashion Way! The way of Babylon! The Riches country of its time and it's richest man....Arcad.


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    Amazon Customer Carol Stream, IL 03-03-12
    Amazon Customer Carol Stream, IL 03-03-12

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    This book is a very entertaining collection of short stories that will teach financial wisdom. The stories are about how the ancients created wealth. The surprising part is that it all makes sense. I recommend listening to this with paper and pen so that you can write down these lessons. they will not be hard to find. In fact, they are in several places. A few of them are common sense but when they are woven into such an interesting story such as this, the lesson sticks better.

    The second time I listened to this, I had pen and paper and I wrote down the lessons. I applied them to the way I handled my money. They work.. and they work well. I had initially listened to this recording several years from another source. I downloaded it to have my own copy and I am glad I did.

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    patricia kew garden hills, ny, United States 01-09-12
    patricia kew garden hills, ny, United States 01-09-12
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    "Motivating, simple, profound."

    I highly recomend. Life changing. Motivating. Everyone should listen to it and pass on to your children.

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    Hunter Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-20-11
    Hunter Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-20-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun Listen"

    This book is very fun to listen to, with all the parable's they give you. It makes a lot of sense and I have enjoyed listening to it more than once. Worth the money.

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    Mondez Durden Atlanta, GA, United States 06-03-11
    Mondez Durden Atlanta, GA, United States 06-03-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful For Basics Of Personal Finance"

    I've heard of this book before and finally got around to hearing it and I have to say I was impressed. Though the book lingers in the corners of novice level personal finance, it provides time tested financial advice in parables that allows you to not think of the lessons but simply absorb them. I enjoyed the reader who read with conviction and was very clear in his words. I would only suggest that now in todays economy, the lesson of saving 10 percent of your income should be updated to 15, but besides that it was very very helpful in helping me teach my son some BASICS on personal finance and getting him to see the advantages of building personal wealth as oppose to living a high consumer life style.

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    Erika New Market, AL, United States 05-19-11
    Erika New Market, AL, United States 05-19-11
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    "A MUST READ!!"

    This book should be required reading for schools. I wish I had read it 15 years ago!

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    chris 02-09-11
    chris 02-09-11
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    "Useful stuff"

    All makes perfect sense...book was suggested to me by a successful business person who abides by many of the simple principles of building wealth or at least increasing your financial stability.

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    greg SCHILLER PARK, ILLINOIS, United States 01-17-11
    greg SCHILLER PARK, ILLINOIS, United States 01-17-11 Member Since 2010
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    "If only people would do it !!"

    Is teaching you a very simple way to live your life in prosperity , which is very helpful in today’s age of complicated financial calculations !

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    Dustin Phillispsburg, KS, United States 12-31-10
    Dustin Phillispsburg, KS, United States 12-31-10 Member Since 2012
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    "This Audio Book CHANGED MY LIFE!"

    I really thought that I had a pretty strong understanding of finance and how the worlod worked and interest and well everything. Actually, as it turned out, I knew NOTHING. And what I thought I knew, I only knew wrong. This book should be required reading (or listening) at least once a year from the time you start highschool until you retire from working (at least working for money:)Thank you Alcahad, Banzar, and all the other ghost from old Babylon. Your truth is told.
    Dustin Cheney, Kansas

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    Pamela Orlando, FL, United States 12-03-10
    Pamela Orlando, FL, United States 12-03-10
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    "Hard to listen to"

    The general message is good, but the language is hard to listen to. I couldn't make it through the whole thing. There were lots of thees and thous and the stories reflect ancient times. I would have preferred a modern version.

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