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The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon
Author: George S. Clason
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ISBN-13: 9780451205360
ISBN-10: 0451205367
Publication Date: 1/1/2002
Pages: 160
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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14 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Exceptional financial information given in a parable form
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Great starter book!
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A timeless classic widely hailed as THE inspirational work on the subject of money. "This is the book that holds the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money to earn more money."
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This is an awesome book on how to build wealth and become financially independent. It is so good I read it out loud to my entire family. The principles are sound...if you have the discipline to follow them you can reach your financial dreams. I highly recommend everyone read this book.
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Great book. I have read dozens on personal wealth but this one really does a good job of putting it into commen sense terms. Amazing how advice from the Babylonian days is still relevant today.
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This book gives some basic financial information in a storytelling fashion. The principles it teaches are sound. It tends to be on the conservative side as to investments, but is a good book for someone who wants to learn principles of personal finance.
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Millions have been helped by the famous \"Babylonian parables,\" hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as the Bible\'s, this modern classic shows the way to the road to riches.
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A quick read. Good basic financial principles. Considered a personal finance classic.
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Not sure why this is rated so high. Most is common sense and guess the story is an easy way to get it across. Also perhaps considering when it was written gives it a higher rating, who knows. I'd say look to get it from the library since you won't want to keep it. Just my opinion again.
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This book was on a recommended book list so I added it to my paperbackswap.com wish list. I received the book a year or so ago. Several months back I decided to read it. The book is written in parable form with the language straight out of the King James' Bible. I believe I quit reading in the second chapter. A few weeks back I decided to try again. This time I made it all the way through the book, which is only 194 pages in my version. The first couple chapters were repetitive. The information was basically common sense about how one should handle money.

There is one page at the end of the book about the author. These parables were written as pamphlets on thrift and financial success for insurance companies and financial institutions to distribute to their customers. At some point, the pamphlets were put together as a book. So, that explains why some things are repetitive.

If half stars were permitted, I'd give this 2.5 stars. Since half stars aren't allowed, I'm bumping this up to three stars.
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This is one of the best books I've ever read on finance. It contains practical tips on living a financially sound life--without boring you to death. Written as parables from ancient Babylon, the lessons are easily read and understood, and yet they are inspirational.
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good good book
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Beloved by Millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish.......
rcketman avatar reviewed The Richest Man in Babylon on + 38 more book reviews
must read for all. Should be required reading for all students.
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