I recently read this book and found wonderful. This book is a must read for anyone trying to understand money & create wealth. The book has been written by George Samuel Clason born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Beginning a long career in publishing, 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,”. It has later been published in a book form under the same name and has become a modern inspirational classic.
The preface of the book says, “Ahead of you stretches your future like a road leading into the distance. Along that road are ambitions you wish to accomplish… desires you wish to gratify. To bring your ambitions and desires to fulfillment, you must be successful with money. Use the financial principles made clear in the pages which follow. Let them guide you away from the stringencies of a lean purse to that fuller, happier life a full purse makes possible. Like the law of gravity, they are universal and unchanging. May they prove for you, as they have proven to so many others, a sure key to a fat purse, larger bank balances and gratifying financial progress”.
The language used in the book to describe the content is ancient English. Therefore, at time it may become difficult to understand the meaning in totality. However, flow of the subject brings in the clarity.
According to the book, money is plentiful for those who understand the simple rules of its acquisition and they are .
- start thy purse to fattening.
- Control thy expenditures.
- Make thy gold multiply
- Guard thy treasures from loss.
- Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment.
- Insure a future income.
- Increase thy ability to earn.
If you want to acquire wealth read this book, learn the above rules and apply them in your life thoroughly. This book is available in amazon at a reasonable price.
The power of your subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D, D.D was first published in
year 1963. Dr. Murphy is a native of Ireland and widely admired New Thought Minister and
Writer. You can well imagine the popularity of this book published 57 years back. Thereafter, it
has been republished number of times. It has been read by millions of people across the globe
and continues to be best seller till date. You will find this book in all stores – be it at airport,
railways stations, online or neighborhood bookstores. The primary reason of popularity of this
book is its content and relevance to one’s life.
The book says, if you are suffering for any reasons in any sphere of life – be it health, wealth,
relationship, personal life, it all because of adverse mental picture or thought that you carry. All
human are born as gems. Each one of us is unique and brilliant. But we start losing that reality
as we grow up and start interacting with society. Many of our life experience give us a pattern
of thinking, which leads to our action and consequence of its outcome. Good news is that, you
can reverse your thought process. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can always go
back, work on your thought process and get the desired result.
Dr. Murphy has explained each sphere of human life, which are important for well-being and
gave a solution to rectify the anomalies, if any. Over 20 chapters of the book he has explained
how mind works, what were the traditional approach and what are the modern approach. He
has explained ‘How’ subconscious minds helps to be happy, get sleep, get success, remove
mental block, remove fear, become wealthy, become rich. Each chapter is value packed. It
helps you to understand yourself than adopt the suggested principles to improve your life.
There are 2 additional chapter on how to attract money and they are superb.
Overall, I highly recommend this book. A must read for any adult. It will help you to deal with
vagaries of modern life and succeed to live a balanced life.