Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

The Book ‘Richest Man in Babylon’ ,written by George S Clason, was first published around 90 years back in 1926.

The beginning of the Book goes like this:

“Money is the medium by which earthly success is measured.

Money makes possible the enjoyment of the best the earth affords.

Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition.

Money is governed today by the same laws which controlled it when prosperous men thronged the streets of Babylon six thousand years ago.”

Then the Book attempts to explains these laws in a story-like manner.

These “laws” per se are fairly basic: Earn more,spend less,save more (at least 10%), invest more, invest wisely etc

There is one chapter on the importance of working hard which I really liked.

One memorable line in the book is “I like to work and I like to do good work, for work is the best friend I’ve ever known.It has brought me all the good things I’ve had.”

Do Buy this Book only if interested in reading classics on Money.

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