The Richest Man in Babylon
|Author:||George S. Clason; Margaret Drabble (Foreword by)|
Beloved by millions, George S. Clason's classic business book reveals the financial principles that hold the key to personal wealth. THE SUCCESS SECRETS OF THE ANCIENTS--AN ASSURED ROAD TO HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY Countless readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of--and a solution to--your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the business book that holds the secrets to keeping your money--and making more. May they prove for you, as they have proven for millions of others, a sure key to gratifying financial progress.
George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7th, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. A successful businessman, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada. In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being The Richest Man in Babylon, the parable from which the present volume takes its title. These Babylonian parables have become a modern inspirational classic.