The Richest Man in Babylon, George Clason

Property Tribes: Book of the Month November 2013

The Richest Man in BabylonProperty Tribes Book of the Month, November 2013It has taken me a long time to get around to reading this book, and now that I have, it is going on the essentials list. Consider this, if you like, a precursor to Rich Dad Poor Dad and other more recent wealth development titles.

This is as much about common sense around money as it is about wealth development. The book comprises a series of stories, or parables, based in ancient Babylon. In so doing, the author George Clason has stripped away much of the modern complexity about money management and about the financial world, going right back to the basics of how to earn our gold, how to keep it, and how to grow it. Even more important today, how to guard it against unwise investments, and how to spot a person who brings a genuine investment from a fool or a fraud.

It may take a while to get used to the archaic-style language, but even so, The Richest Man in Babylon is a book you can read in a couple of days. It is a little book of financial wisdom that would do well to sit on everyone’s shelf.

It is also Richard Brown’s #2 book in the Property Tribes Essential Property Book List: “simply explains the keys to long-term wealth creation“.

Other Richard Brown Favourites

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

How to Get Rich – Not Quick by Norb Janis

Richard Brown: Essential Property Book List on Property Tribes

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