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Richest Man in Babylon - The Success Secrets of the Ancients Audio CD – June 15, 2005
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Million of readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian Parables" --Luther Warner
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Mr. Rohn talked about his early mentor, a man named Earl Schoff and went on to tell us how Mr. Schoff turned him on to personal development and pointed him to the right books to read. One of the most important books, said Rohn was The Richest Man in Bablyon.
Rohn had made and lost a fortune but came back and made another fortune and gave credit to the principles in The Richest Man in Bablyon for helping him accomplish that feat.
I read The Richest Man in Bablyon and have to admit, I hated it! I thought it was stupid, like feel good stuff that has no substance. When ever friends came over, I hid the book. I felt so ridiculous.
But Mr. Rohns words of wisdom kept echeoing in my mind. So I read it over and over untill the principles were imbedded into my conscious and subconsious mind.
Soon, after the fifth reading, the the principles became habits for me. My wealth esculated at a very rapid rate. I was no longer wasting money. I was now investing the first 10% of my income, tithing 10% and investing another 10% in capital like no load mutuals, real estate, discounted mortgages, tax liens and my own business.
The Richest Man in Bablyon has 7 basic principles:
1) Start thy purse to fattening - save/invest
2) Control thy expenditures - watch out for self serving brokers
3) Make thy gold mutiply - use powerful investments
4) Guard thy treasures from loss - watch out for brokers with
their hot tips.
5) Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment - rental properties, your own home---but stay within your means.
6) Insure a future income - do work that you love to do.Read more ›
I took the advice of firstname.lastname@example.org who recommended 'The Millionaire next Door" and "More Weath without Risk" and bought and have read both. Both of these books are in the same status as "The Richest Man in Bablyon" and should also be required reading by anyone who is serious about their financial future. I am now giving "Richest Man in Bablyon" as a accessory gift to a cash gift at weddings and graduations.
The book is a series of parables about money written in the 1920s by George Clason. They were written as individual essays of a few thousand words, but the theme throughout them is consistent -- save 10% of your money, give 10% away, use 10% to reduce your debt load, and live on the remaining 70%.
The stories in the book are entertaining; they are reminiscent of some of the parables in the Bible, such as the Prodigal Son or the story of the Workers in the Vineyard. I think this is intentional on the part of the author; certainly readers in the 1920s had an appreciation for "old fashioned stories with a moral" that people today seem to have lost. I enjoy the book greatly, though, and any thoughtful person who reads the book should find it interesting, especially if they are trying to get their finances in order.
It should be read and reread, over and over.
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I actually stumbled on this book while reviewing the excellent book Power Healing: EFT: The Healing Power of EFT (Healing Power : EFT Book 1). Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Amazon top 500 Reviewer
Its the unfamiliar elements that really made the message shine through for me. Because its set in ancient Babylon, dialect and all, I found the (somewhat common) message not only... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Pamela D Cowley
The book was in the condition stated on the posting. I'm a happy customer!Published 1 day ago by Elizabeth K
great read. amazing philosophies worded worded in a way that makes the reader immerse himself into the stories told in the book.Published 3 days ago by >>Maso17<<
This book is deserving of its well-regarded status of one of the classics of personal finance. It teaches the values of saving, overcoming poor habits, such as procrastination, and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by tech_books_movies