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Publisher's Summary

A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds. The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture.

In Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the 10 permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business. This book:

  • Outlines 10 fundamental "commandments" relating to business and money
  • Includes insights that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be
  • Blends contemporary business stories and Lapin's own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions

This Second Edition provides new examples, especially of Internet-related business opportunities. In addition, each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.

©2009 Daniel Lapin (P)2010 Audible, Inc

Critic Reviews

"Rabbi Daniel Lapin's wisdom has helped untold numbers of people, including me, grow in our business, family, and spiritual lives. In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin has done it again. This book tells it like it is in a helpful, honest, hopeful, informative way. He offers valid, useful information based on ancient wisdom and modern experience." (Zig Ziglar, author and motivational teacher)

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  • Zachary
  • Keizer, OR, United States
  • 11-03-11

I knew buisness and money were good, heres why

The Rabi is very detailed in covering what seems like every aspect of life and buisness. What a unique perspective on life. I find that the Jewish community has discovered something in life that others have missed, or at least were not taugt to me. It was a great read, only a dusting of religion, (so don't be scared off by the "Rabi" part, very good info that applies to the religious and unreligious alike) and allot of really good information about most aspects of life.

If you want a unique look at life, money, buisness, selling, buying.....LIFE!?

This is the book for you. I mean anyone. Everyone.

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  • Doug
  • Austin, TX
  • 07-09-13

One of the Best Books I've Yet Read

This book is disguised as a low budget 'get rich' read. It's NOT.

Personally, I eschew how-to-make-money books because they are too much like how-to-write-the-next-great-American-novel type books. You read several hundred pages, you think it all makes sense, then BAM, the book is over and nothing much changes. In this comparison, Thou Shall Prosper is akin to the timeless Elements of Style. The real deal.

This book is not truly about getting rich or even just money. This is about PROSPERITY. The book addresses human nature in a grounded and genuine way. How we relate to each other, to money, to our jobs, to ourselves, and to our community all play a part. Each one of these relationships is profound, distinct, and interrelated. Gaining wealth is less about the physical money and more about knowing how to be valuable to other people.

Get the book! Allow yourself to revisit your view of money...not as an evil or mysterious object....but as a intellectual and abstract tool for human beings to use in our pursuit of serving each other and ourselves in a symmetrical way. Value, after all, is rooted in human belief. Therefore, creating value, recognizing value, sharing value, and measuring value are all part of a fundamental self expression. Others will grow with you. Prosperity is simply the net result.

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While reading the book, I was struck with a rare clarity. I sensed that I was truly reading something worth reading, something that would allow me to construct the exact life I had always envisioned. No other book has quite had that impact. All of my life experiences reinforced what the author discusses.


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Awesome Book!

Where does Thou Shall Prosper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the most powerful books I have ever listened to (or read). I wish it would have been around when I was in my 20s. It ties together and presents Money, Capitalism and God in away we all need to understand.

What other book might you compare Thou Shall Prosper to and why?

The Richest Man in Babylon, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People combined.

What about A. C. Feliner’s performance did you like?

Easy to listen to and understand.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, just a little.

Any additional comments?

Every young person should read and or listen to this book.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Amazing!

Immensely powerful information! Who would have that that religious teaching could offer so much to the business professional? I highly recommend this book to everyone. This is basic information that everyone should know but few do. If I could only read one book on business this would probably be the one.

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  • Reid
  • United States
  • 11-22-11

Helps you to do the right thing

Great insight on building a fruitful and lasting business career. Helps you to do the right thing.

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Awesome book on business and money.

This is a must read for me and my kids to learn about the truth of money, business, and value.

This is a long book, that I have finished it twice and love it still.

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  • Jeremy
  • Easton, Pa, United States
  • 07-24-11

Great book, changes the way you think of money

Great book if you are at least inclined to think that money and profits are not evil. If you think that trying to earn more and accumulate wealth is exploitation you'll hate how this book challenges your erroneous mindset.

Author does a great job of discussing the purpose of business and money as helping others via volumtary exchange. His insight and interpretation of ancient biblical stories was fascinating to someone who was raised Christian and had heard many of them before but never with this level of historical analysis and
linguistic study.

The reader was good but SLOW! I ended up listening to half the book at 1.5 or even 2x speed. He does "gulp" air in the beginning as one reviewer said but either he stopped or I stopped hearing it.

The negatives are the minor issues with narration and the author would go on fairly long tangents but he would ultimately tie it back into the story.

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What the Torah and Talmud say about business

Fascinating exploration of how religious Jews see business. It's both very practical - humility means holding your tongue - and philosophical- God made work to be good, so don't ever retire (just adjust the way you work). It's longer than necessary, with side lessons in every chapter - so I give it four stars rather than five. But it's very well written.

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  • Arthur
  • Simi Valley, CA, United States
  • 07-08-14

Life changer

One of the better listens from my Audible library. Lots of great life tips - life changers if one applies the learnings.

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  • Sean
  • KNOXVILLE, TN, United States
  • 03-30-13

Better Than the Title

If you could sum up Thou Shall Prosper in three words, what would they be?

Thou Shall Prosper may sound like a religious book, but it's not. It's a book about value - your value in the market place.Once you get past the title and the fact that this book was written by a Rabbi, you'll see how the principles and ideas he talks about can help you do more with money. You'll see money differently.You'll also begin to see wealth and prosperity not as evil but as an ultimate benchmark of the good you are offering to the world. Despite the subtitle, this book is less about how to make money and more about how people - including you - view money. Get your views and beliefs about money right and the how to make it will take care of itself.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Olivia
  • 05-07-15

Must read

Thought-provoking and very informative! I thoroughly recommend this book for anyone taking a long-term view of their money.

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  • J. Simmons
  • 02-15-18

Great read

wisdom that's applicable. would recommend highly to anyone seeking benefit others in addition to themselves

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  • JR
  • 08-29-18

10 Commandments of how to live a Fulfilled Life

Fascinating insight into Jewish wisdom.
I thought this book was about how to be successful in business, but it’s much more than that: It’s about how to be successful in life.
It’s a manual that I expect to read again and again.
I thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Ewel
  • 08-12-18

Who knew?<br />

Thanks Rabbi Lapin for taking the time to pen these words down. It has been a very rewarding read for me.
I am definitely implementing all that has been written.

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  • sharpiesayswhat?
  • 06-06-18

great listen

really enjoyed the content and how it was narrated. alot of practical wisdom and some great food for thought.

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  • Darnell Smith
  • 05-16-18

Okay book nothing spectacular

This book didn’t have many useful tips. This book is more of a book you read if you want to find a balance to life and money it is not really a book loaded with wealth tips.

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  • Harbir
  • 02-12-18

best book on money ever written<br />

I've read dozens of business books over the years but this is hands down the best. It changes the ways you think about money and has immediately bled through to my life and improved my results (cash flow)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-17

A very good book

The book is full of inspiration. I have learn't a lot about the Jews. very good.

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  • Natasha
  • 04-16-17

Read. This. Book.

I am so thankful I chose to read this book. It has challenged my goals, changed my mindset about selling, wealth and money. Most strikingly, it has revealed Gods plan of working, wealth building and serving others.

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  • Tolu
  • 09-30-16

3000 years of research! Delivered in hours!

Practical. Eye opening! Already seeing/getting results! Must read! Highly recommended for everyone I know! Wow

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  • Sitiveni
  • 11-24-17

Very good book

This was a good book with some outstanding thought provoking ideas. A lot of wisdom can be found in this book. Rabbi Lapin certainly knows how to tell a story and the book does seem to drag on a little, this would be my only criticism and not sold on the narrator but overall the wisdom especially the story of Grandpa Lapin and the Havdalah ceremony is Gold!

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  • Kimberley
  • 06-20-17

philosophy that should be required reading

The Wisdom from the words will change the way you view money forever, and will give you a whole new perspective on life.

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  • Andrew
  • 05-29-15

Enormous help in understanding wealth in a more healthy way

This is a really good listen for anyone who wants a fresh (nevertheless ancient) perspective on wealth creation that is others centred and life giving